Stellenbosch, South Africa

Software Development Manager

The ideal candidate should have a proven track record in managing development teams. It is important that you have written and supported code in a production environment because you will need to relate to the challenges our software engineers face. A firm understanding of Scrum and the ability to connect with people is a also a must.

The role

Entersekt’s software engineering department requires the skills of a competent manager to take responsibility for several software teams. In your role, you will ensure that the development teams function optimally, and adhere to the development principles and practices set forth by the VP: Engineering. We are a young company, and so we expect you to drive out continuous improvements in the process and the underlying SDLC.


  • Plan, manage, and measure your various development teams at Entersekt, so we can be confident that our SDLC process is industry-leading
  • Ensure that there is a visible, optimal balance between quality and delivery
  • Continuously review processes, and drive further efficiencies and improvements in line with Entersekt’s principles and practices
  • Champion the values and benefits of Scrum and Agile to the teams
  • Maintain your personal relevance in the industry by following trends, reviewing their applicability to Entersekt, and making improvement recommendations to the VP: Engineering

Skills & Experience

Successful candidates will generally possess the following skills and experience:

  • 7+ years’ experience in application development (experience in mobile, web and cloud development will be advantageous)
  • 3+ years’ experience in managing software development teams
  • A software/engineering qualification is preferred (for example, a Computer Science or Engineering degree)
  • Troubleshooting and integration skills
  • Java, Objective C, and GO knowledge will be beneficial
  • A solid understanding of, and experience in, OO and architectural design patterns
  • Experience with Agile development frameworks like Scrum
  • Experience in creating unique SDLC environments and systems
  • Good working knowledge of security and cryptography concepts (we do build security solutions, after all)

Personality attributes

  • Hungry and eager to make a difference at a technical and operational level
  • A healthy self-esteem – you will be challenged by some bright minds on a regular basis
  • Good communication skills – you will need to explain your ideas to your team mates
  • The ability to get things done – we don’t like to micromanage, but we expect you to do the right thing
  • A tendency to think outside the box – innovation is valued highly at Entersekt
  • A preference to working in a team rather than by yourself
  • An attitude of being proud of your code and taking ownership

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Entersekt is an international software development company based just outside of Cape Town, South Africa.

We are leaders in authentication, app security, and payments enablement technology, offering a highly scalable solution set with a track record of success across multiple continents.