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Software Development Team Lead

Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaLume

Job description

The Lume Game Engine Studio is looking for a Software Development Team Lead to lead the software development team, coordinate the entire product development process and ensure the timely delivery of products.


Facilitated Continuous Improvement

  • Ensures that all team processes and procedures are clearly documented, according to GGL documentation standards.
  • Identifies and ensures that the necessary processes and procedures are in place to meet business objectives.
  • Effectively communicates and implements processes and procedures in the team and with stakeholders.
  • Integrates the team and department processes and procedures effectively with companywide processes and procedures.
  • Effectively allocates appropriate resources to projects, in conjunction with the Product Manager, to ensure that project deadlines and requirements are met.
  • Participates in the recruitment of new staff, when necessary.
  • Ensures effective and prompt communication of company issues, policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates effective communication within the team and with other teams.
  • Facilitates team training and development through the implementation of training and development plans.
  • Ensures that the team members are equipped with the requisite skill set required for both current and future projects.
  • Conducts performance reviews of team members, on a regular basis.
  • Ensures that the team is aligned with the company strategy and working towards achieving the strategy.
  • Monitors performance of team members on an ongoing basis.
  • Provides feedback to the SDM, on a regular basis, regarding team performance and project progress.
  • Oversees all aspects of the team by facilitating and resolving issues, through effective problem solving and communication skills.

Building Strategic Working Relationships

  • Establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping people feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions (enhances self-esteem, emphathizes, involves, discloses, supports).
  • Facilitates agreement and uses sound rationale to explain value of actions.
  • Places higher priority on team or organizational goals than own goals.
  • Seeks and expands on original ideas, enhances other's ideas, and contributes own ideas about issues at hand.
  • Probes for and provides information to clarify situations.
  • Proactively tries to build effective working relationships with other people and resolves conflict actively with peers.
  • Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Communicates with third parties to ensure the successful delivery of game artifacts for monthly deliverables

Display Company Values

  • Takes independent action by suggesting new ideas or potential solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrates passion by taking immediate action when confronted by a problem or made aware of a situation.
  • Accepts responsibility for outcomes, whether positive or negative, and is willing to admit mistakes and refocus efforts.
  • Takes ownership for quality by dedicating the required time and energy to assignments and making sure no aspect of the work is neglected.
  • Remains open to ideas, listens to others and objectively considers others' ideas and opinions even when they may conflict with their own.
  • Supports others by treating them with dignity, respect and fairness.
  • Operates with integrity, through honesty and keeping of commitments, to demonstrate care
Contributing to Team Success
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the team.
  • Adheres to the team's expectations and guidelines.
  • Shares important or relevant information with the team.
  • Values and uses individual differences and talents.
  • Listens and fully involves others in team decisions and actions.
  • Facilitates team goal accomplishment.
  • Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of team goals.

Aligning Performance for Success

  • Evaluates performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Tracks performance against set goals through the Games Global performance management system
  • Collaboratively establishes development plans with staff members as required.
  • Creates a learning environment by helping to secure resources required to support development initiatives as identified in learning pathways and other sources.
  • Collaboratively works with direct reports to identify the behavior's, knowledge and skills required to achieve goals.
  • Collaboratively works with direct reports to set meaningful and specific performance goals on a quarterly basis.
  • Focuses and guides others in accomplishing work objectives.

Quality Orientation

  • Takes action to correct quality problems or ensures that others are aware of and correct quality problems.
  • Ensures that software is of a high quality.
  • Ensures that software development standards are met.
  • Ensures that established procedures and processes are accurately and carefully followed.

Job requirements

• Formal qualification (Diploma/ Degree) 
• Minimum 5 - 8 years software development experience