We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineering Team Lead!

In this role, you will lead, develop, and support a team of software engineers to deliver scalable and maintainable solutions. You'll work closely with the Domain Head, Product Owner, and Architect of the Remittances & Payments domain to ensure the team understands their priorities and deliverables.

If you're passionate about guiding a talented team and driving technical excellence, we'd love to hear from you!

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • You love working with people, and seeing them grow and succeed
  • You have experience in a people leadership role, coaching, mentoring and developing teams, with a proven track record of delivering results through others
  • Experience working with agile methodologies – a true believer
  • You have at least 8 years' experience as a software engineer and 2-3 years leading a team or people.
  • You take control and exercise leadership to lead change by initiating action, giving direction and taking responsibility to ensure delivery of outcomes
  • You are great at prioritising, planning and organising your day and can manage your time efficiently
  • Working as a team comes naturally to you – it's all about driving collaboration and teamwork to deliver results
  • Adept at problem solving, especially in relation to getting individuals and teams to be the best version of themselves
  • Creative and critical thinking abilities

Duties and Responsibilities (includes but is not limited to):

  • Build and maintain a high performing development team
  • Support and develop the careers of members of the team
  • Be an advocate for agile processes within the team
  • Provide technical guidance to team members
  • Liaise with the Product Owner regarding team priorities and collaboratively maintain the backlog
  • Ensure the overall quality of development and delivery
  • Remove roadblocks and interruptions to help the team perform
  • Ensures that security forms an integral part of solutions
  • Present practical input for strategic technology decisions
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, and standards
  • Liaise with the relevant stakeholders regarding the development and delivery of projects
  • Perform general management functions to ensure the smooth running of the development team
  • Provide team with clear performance standards
  • Monitor staff compliance to HR policies and procedures
  • Conduct the recruitment and promotion of staff in line with HR policies and procedures
  • Effectively motivate and identify ways to develop the development team

Key Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)
  • Formal programming qualification (Desirable)
  • +2 years’ in a leadership role (Essential)
  • +8 years’ experience as a software developer (Essential)
  • Experience using PHP (Desirable)
  • Experience in architecting, developing, testing, deploying systems (Essential)
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies
  • Knowledge of caching, version control, message queues, issue tracking, monitoring, database transactions and testing methodologies

I am sure you are reading this job description and meet majority of the criteria BUT you may also still not be 100% comfortable in applying. We believe that there is a place for everyone under the Mukuru sun and we want YOU to contribute to our diverse tapestry of talent. So come on, take a leap of faith, and send your application if you meet majority of our requirements. Remember to include a snippet of how you will bring value and help us build a future of success that will help us determine where and how you may best be suited” Maybe you are just the future Mukurian we need!!


Should you be appointed in a remote/work from home role at Mukuru, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have uninterrupted internet connectivity and a ‘work-like’ environment at your home location, in order to deliver your best in terms of performance, productivity and service to our customers.

If you do not receive any response after two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.


NB: ALL STAFF APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE WITH DUE CONSIDERATION OF THE COMPANY’S DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PLANS