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Head of Product & Software Engineering – Gaming, Betting, & Gambling job – Market related salary – Johannesburg, South Africa

We have an amazing career opportunity for a Head of Product & Software Engineering to join a leading PAN-African sports betting platform in Johannesburg. You will build and manage world class engineering and refine and execute against the product roadmap. If you have a strong technical background with 5+ years of experience in engineering leadership, this job is perfect for you!

Your key job responsibilities as the Head of Product & Software Engineering in Johannesburg will include:

  • Build and manage a world class engineering
  • Refine and execute against the product roadmap, deciding trade-offs between business priorities and technical needs
  • Collaborate with the CTO and other stakeholders on technical strategy and supervise a team of stellar engineers
  • Provide leadership to Application development teams and ensuring the team meets all service level agreements and team objectives
  • Drive improvements around customer experiences by providing visionary leadership to the team regarding product
  • Drive continuous improvements projects around change/release management to minimize customer impact due to changes. Do deep dive analysis around incidents and derive Root Cause Analysis that would result in driving incidents count down
  • Understand and build the product roadmap and apply the thought process to build the Observability product for future
  • Establish standards for the design, architecture and scalable disaster recovery plans across multiple services

Requirements for this Head of Product & Software Engineering job in Johannesburg:

  • Have a strong technical background with 5+ years of experience in engineering leadership
  • Have served as the technical lead and defined a roadmap for complex projects with stringent SLA goal and 24×7 global delivery model
  • Significant experience with application development organization working with global teams, driving high availability
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a strong automation mindset
  • Strong Software Engineering background is required with a good understanding in multi-tier enterprise architecture
  • Strong Understanding of Infrastructure components like Systems, Virtual Machines, Database, Middleware, Storage etc.
  • Hands-on experience with application development/application support/performance tuning in Java, Javascript, Go, Python with practical exposure to full stack frameworks – React/React mobile/VueJS applications on UNIX platforms
  • Experience implementing scalable solutions for one or more of the following:
  • Event Monitoring, Time Series Analytics. Ability to understand systems from all levels: from the “big picture” enterprise-level view to the low level technical view.
  • Strong familiarity with event monitoring frameworks
  • Experience working with a variety of Applications Servers and big data stack, containerization, dockers etc.
  • Experience working with K8s, Openshift and Cloud (GCP)
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools, alert escalation, customer management etc.
  • Experience leading projects from development through implementation

If you meet the above requirements for this Head of Product & Software Engineering job in Johannesburg, we would like to hear from you! Please send your CV through to If you do not receive any feedback within 7 days of your application, please be advised that you were not successful in making the shortlist.

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