Team Lead

Our client, known as legends in the gaming industry, are seen as one of the top tech employers in South Africa. Always expanding, they are currently on a recruitment drive to find highly talented Team Lead to join their Cape Town operation.

Job description

Take on this role as Team Lead and lead a talented team and execute the product objectives. You will  need to align product strategy with the portfolio objectives and will be responsible for the vision, value realisation and ROI of product as well as management of a cross functional team. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:


Own product life cycle, end to end

Accountable for and reports on competitor analysis and market research to identify areas of opportunity / Risk 

Maintain in depth product(s) and technical understanding as well as general product group knowledge 

Prioritisation and planning of backlogs / demand pipelines & product roadmaps 

Ensure that established procedures and processes are accurately and carefully followed 

Facilitate change management due to changing situational/ organizational/ market requirements 

Create, agree and execute product, technical and operational strategy for products/markets/customers/services 

Alignment with formalised Guilds and/or boards and standards across our clients’ platform 

Define, track and budget for all costs associated with the product

Accountable for the creation, reporting and analysis of product/market/customer/service performance metrics

Stakeholder management and engagement for all aspects of product

People Management

Manage cross functional direct reports (overall performance, career development, training, upskilling, work load)

Set and achieves efficiency objectives of their teams

Accountable for providing mentoring and coaching, as required




Our client is invested in employing (and retaining) the best talent in South Africa and ensuring that their developers continually grow and evolve.  

If successful, you will form an integral part of the company’s core, where your unique ideas are highly valued and put into development.  You will be inspired by working some of the top IT talent in South Africa and feel the sheer energy of being a crucial element of one of the most intense, exciting, and fastest growing industry pioneers in the world.

Not only will your employment here add an incredible enhancement to your existing portfolio of work, you will also enjoy incredible perks (which are updated on a continual basis )but currently include an indoor gym, free and accessible parking, flexible working hours, free meals, and a fast track to learning new tech, and growth and development. 


• Ability to understand and effectively communicate (verbal and written) with multiple business areas and levels (business, design, development, testing, operations, BI, marketing, regulations)
• Ability to effectively engage with customers at executive and senior management levels
• Proactive and strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Good people management skills
• Flexible and adaptable to business and team changes
• Ability to give and receive product direction
• Ability to see the ‘bigger picture’ and take an objective approach to product decision making
• 5+ years’ experience in software development industry in complex, high performance software environments
• 1+ years Leadership experience within software development industry
• 2+ years’ experience in gaming industry
• Proven track record of results, both technical and leadership
• Analysis, ROI, Budgeting experience
• Proven results engaging customers at executive level and senior management levels



Woodstock, Cape Town