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Software Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024


We're Lula. We build innovative fintech products to help SMEs make cash flow. From instant access to funding to all-in-one business banking accounts and cutting-edge financial analysis tools, we're on it!

Our purpose is to help SMEs manage their business better, faster, simpler, Lula, so they can spend more time doing what they love.

Speaking of love, we’re looking for Lulas who love to make a difference to join our team and change the game.


Collaborative - we’re a clan and work together as a team, always towards a common goal

Committed - we’re accountable and follow through no matter the challenge

Curious - we look for better ways to do things and make a positive difference

Connected - we stay close to, learn from and look to understand each other and our customers

Compassionate - we go out of our way to care about our colleagues, our customers and our community


We are looking for a confident Software Engineering Manager to oversee multiple front end delivery teams in our Engineering Department. You will lead and manage a group of software engineers to design, develop and maintain software applications. You will be responsible for ensuring the successful completion of projects, the high quality of software development, and the continuous growth and development of the engineering teams.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and manage multiple teams of software engineers and provide technical leadership, mentoring and coaching
  • Work closely with our Head of Engineering to develop and implement software engineering best practices and ensure they are consistently applied across all teams
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as product management and quality assurance, to ensure effective communication and coordination
  • Work with technical leads to define project scope, objectives, and timelines and track progress against those objectives
  • Manage project priorities, allocate resources, and ensure timely delivery of projects across multiple teams
  • Identify and address project risks and issues and take corrective actions to keep projects on track
  • Oversee the hiring process for new team members and ensure teams are staffed with the appropriate level of resources
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the engineering teams, encouraging experimentation and new ideas


  • Strong technical background in software development. You should be knowledgeable about C#, software development methodologies, and best practices.
  • Lead and motivate teams of developers to work together effectively and achieve project goals. You should be able to provide direction, set priorities, and provide feedback to team members.
  • Effective communicator, able to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders and team members. You should be able to communicate project progress, status, and issues to the team and management.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to develop project plans, manage schedules, identify and mitigate risks, and ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Build and maintain strong, cohesive teams. You should be able to identify and address team members' strengths and weaknesses, provide feedback, and create a supportive work environment.
  • Think strategically, with a focus on long-term goals and objectives. You should be able to identify trends and emerging technologies and develop plans to leverage them.
  • Adaptable, begin able to adjust plans and strategies in response to changing circumstances or new information.
  • Identify and solve problems as they arise. You should be able to analyse complex issues and develop solutions that are feasible, effective, and cost-efficient.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Proven experience managing multiple software engineering teams and delivering high-quality software products
  • Experience with software development methodologies, such as agile, and software engineering best practices, such as code reviews, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • Strong technical skills and ability to lead teams working with multiple programming languages and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritise tasks effectively
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate and mentor team members
  • Experience with project management tools, such as JIRA, and version control systems, such as Git
  • Experience with integrating with third party providers and managing provider relationships
  • Proven experience of full stack software development including front end frameworks or libraries such as React, Vue or Angular.
  • Strong technical skills across Azure cloud, Infrastructure, .NET Core, C#, SQL Server, MVC, Microservices, Serverless components, Distributed systems, CI/CD pipelines, messaging, EDA, scripting, Durable functions


Please note that all appointments are subject to our background checking process, which may include Credit, Criminal and any other job inherent checks