Engineering Lead
IQbusiness South Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 07 September 2020 - Closing Date 30 October 2020

Job Details

Job Description

Job Purpose

To envision, lead and develop fit for purpose, integrated end- to end technical solutions across multiple technologies for the organisation, through inspirational technical leadership and visionary long-term thinking.  Provide leadership across multiple initiatives guiding engineering lead practitioners to achieve product / programme alignment.


  • Analyse problems and formulate solution based on organisations boundaries, architectures and constraints: Needs to be achievable and operational, must push boundaries when required and continuously push for improvements.
  • Design detail solution architecture using new technologies in consultation using the patterns approved by Enterprise Architecture and technology domain SME’s. Design with a holistic, robust and sustainable mindset. Apply a product management mindset (long term thinking)
  • Collaborate with the Architecture team to identify the right technologies to be used in the applications.
  • Work with technology domain SME’s to shape, contribute and to integrate a solution across the technology stack, from database and DevOps infrastructure that supports continuous deployment.
  • Take proposed solutions through relevant governance forums and obtain acceptance for solutions from relevant specialists (domain or technology).
  • Collaborate and communicate and obtain buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Decomposition of the solution and assisting with the scheduling/sequencing work and identification of resourcing needs.
  • Flesh out designs and contribute to functional and non-functional requirements
  • Assist software designers with lower level designs.
  • Troubleshoot issues relating to technical delivery.
  • Keep abreast of the technical landscape on how it fits together.
  • Understand constraints and risk and make the necessary trade-offs.
  • Influence and negotiate with key stakeholders.
  • Craft the end to end solution taking into consideration: people, technology, systems and data.
  • Future proof end to end solutions as far as possible within the organisation constraints.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in development and design (Application, Infrastructure, etc.).
  • Bachelor Degree in either Information Systems, Informatics or Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent work experience).
  • Information Technology Architect Certification (ITAC) (Open Group).
  • Togaf Certification, ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) or equivalen


  • Solid practical software engineering, programming and design experience
  • Experience with the solution engineering of Banking applications in an integrated Banking environment
  • Strong technical acumen on how the technical landscape fits together: Broad understanding of end to end landscape, specialisation in one domain. Hands on experience with following technology stack: CICS, Cobol, JCL, MQ, JSON, REST, DB2
  • Experience in end to end system, security, integration and infrastructure design.
  • Architectural thinking.
  • Strong financial background either fintech banking start-up or financial e-commerce.
  • Technical leadership: mentoring, coaching and developing a talent pipeline.
  • A proven track record in decision making.
  • Troubleshooting in software solution development.
  • DevOps experience and exposure to agile methodologies.
  • Experience in technical design modelling and methods.
  • Require a broad understanding of end to end landscape and specialisation in one or more domains.
  • Exposure to Support and Maintenance