Tech lead

BBD is looking for a tech lead to guide development teams and assist with designing solutions that fit client requirements

The company

BBD is an international software firm that solves real-world problems with innovative solutions and modern technology stacks. Our experience spans the education, financial services, gaming, insurance, telecoms and public sectors. We maintain our track record by using our vast business domain knowledge and world-class skills to successfully deliver digital solutions into client organisations.

Our relaxed yet professional work environment extends to our flat management structure. Being a part of BBD means working on dynamic project teams, while pursuing your own career growth through our Continuous Learning Programme.

The role

BBD is looking for a tech lead to assist with:

  • Leading development teams
  • Assisting with designing solutions to fit the client’s requirements
  • Client relationship management
  • Assisting teams: front-end, back-end, DevOps
  • DB design and implementation

You will ensure quality through:

  • The design of microservices, libraries and RESTful APIs
  • Performing detailed code reviews and feedback to team members in order to continuously grow their abilities
  • Drafting of documentation (architectural diagrams, sequence diagrams, presentations etc.)
  • Ensuring that best coding practices are followed: SOLID, Code Smells
  • Participating in PI planning, backlog grooming, Sprint planning sessions
  • Facilitating Agile ceremonies
  • Guiding developers in Java (Spring), JavaScript, ExpressJS, Angular, TypeScript, Postgres
  • Ensuring good security practices are implemented
  • Designing of infrastructure based on AWS
  • Assist with DevOps
  • Engaging in solution planning sessions with key client stakeholders
  • Reporting back to the customer and BBD account executive(s)
  • Performing root cause analysis
  • Designing solutions that will adhere to business policies and legislation
  • Ensuring good security principles are implemented
  • Coordinating team leave schedules
  • Participating in performance reviews and upskilling strategies
  • Researching new technologies


  • Proficient in: Java (Spring), JavaScript, Express, Angular, TypeScript, Postgres
  • Experience with AWS:
    • VPC
    • IAM
    • Cognito
    • Step functions
    • S3
    • LAMBDA
    • EC2
    • RDS
  • Understanding of Git with GitFlow (Features, Releases, HotFixes)
  • Understanding of SQL concepts and design patterns: normalisation, stored procedures, transitive closure tables, EAV, views, indexing
  • Good understanding of the various design patterns: Facade, Observer, Singleton
  • SOLID principles implementation
  • Understanding of DevOps tooling, such as Jenkins
  • Knowledge in breaking down problems into microservices and libraries
  • A good understanding around business processes such as: provisioning, POPIA, invoicing, procurement, auditing
  • Familiar with RESTful APIs and best practices
  • Knowledge on how automated pipelines stitch together
  • Good understanding of core technology concepts, such as OAuth, OOP, Networking
  • Good negotiation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Beneficial: Kubernetes, IBM Gateway, telecoms experience

BBD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, family, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, race, religion or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations or ordinances.

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