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Job: Head of Engineering

Active since 19-07-2016 Job category IT - Services & support
Location Cape Town Level Senior Management
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 45 - 0 Salary Market Related
Senior Engineering Manager

RSAWEB is on the hunt for a dynamic technical leader. This person will manage and grow the engineering teams which span software development; cloud engineering and network engineering. A strong technical background is required but more importantly- a passion for all things web related. A hunger for knowledge which can never be quenched will help you fit right into the ethos at RSAWEB.

The role will report directly into the Technical Director. In the spirit of complete disclosure, this role will be challenging on many levels- both from a technical or operational perspective- but also on a personal level.

The entepreneural nature of RSAWEB will constantly challenge the person in this role to treat the business as if it were their own. As a recognised innovator, RSAWEB enjoys an enviable position as one of the first cloud computing providers in South Africa. The quality of both our products and our team has set us apart from our competition. RSAWEB is taking its cloud product to the next level by moving aggressively into the virtual data centre space. RSAWEB aims to ensure their clients get online firstly, but most importantly- we strive to help them succeed online. Herein lies the answer to why we do what we do.

We have enjoyed exponential growth over the last few years, and are continually growing the team to ensure we can meet the needs of our ever-growing client base. This growth speaks not only to the physical growth of the team, but also to the personal and technical development too. Due to this growth we need a leader to step in and effectively structure and develop the engineering organisation.

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record in leading a technical team. They will have successes they can brag of that speak to both people development and technological advances in the industry. They will have knowledge and experience in one or more of the engineering spheres, and have succeeded in an environment which is ever-changing and priorities shift daily. Experience in developing engineering processes is a necessity.


Whilst we cannot give a comprehensive breakdown of what is required the following should help you gain an understanding of the expectations:

• Manage and lead the engineering team by developing the team and defining a strategy for the product lines.
• Responsible for the over-all product life cycle
• Delivery of solutions that meet clients needs.
• Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments
• Management of departmental budgets, resources, and ensuring the engineering team remain world class engineers.
• Evolution of the engineering practice within the organization
• Work closely with the solution architects and sales teams to develop the best technical design and approach for product development
• Translation of complex technical requirements into detailed project plans and schedules.
• Ensure technical knowledge remains relevant and up-to-date.
• Work with HR on making high performance hires
• Create and execute appropriate quality plans, project plans
• Represent the engineering team in strategic management meetings • Effectively run and maintain all products with minimised risk across products
• Effective reporting on issues experienced and resolutions detailed in plans.

Basic Qualifications

• 5-10 years experience in an engineering space, with 2-3 years managerial experience.
• BS in Computer Science or equivalent
• Experience with PHP, Java or Python
• Customer Centricity
• Strong desire to build
• Entrepreneural spirirt
• Proven results oriented person with a delivery focus and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating.
• Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities.
• Strong technical vision.

Besides phenomenal experience and exposure at an innovative company that is disrupting the IT industry in South Africa- there are other benefits which are pretty good too. There is a competitive basic, medical Aid contribution, a great location, fantastic office, free coffee and the best yet- colleagues which will become family. Did we mention we have panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean?
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This listing is a full-time job

Job category IT - Services & support
Industry / Industries IT
Region South Africa

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Name Wendy-Anne Bailey