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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2020
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    CoGrammar is an edtech startup that is dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap. We achieve this by integrating human mentorship and code review into the world's leading tech education brands. CoGrammar has also built and scaled its own coding education product - HyperionDev - which supports learners from over 40 countries in changing into fulf...
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    Lead Software Engineer

    About The Role

    As the lead software engineer you will be responsible for leading our engineering team and, initiating and executing on all aspects of our bespoke software platforms, including but not limited to:

    • Our student portal
    • Our mentor portals
    • Our placements portal
    • Our website and payment gateways
    • Our sign up flows
    • Our data analysis platforms

    Our tech stack consists primarily of Python, Django, AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, Lambda, SQS, SNS, CloudWatch, Route53), Postgres, and a little bit of Ubuntu. To excel in this role, you should be a creative problem solver, have advanced technical skills, high standards and the ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders.


    • Lead the engineering team in initiating and executing all aspects of our software platforms
    • Lead the technical implementation of projects while effectively delegating and collaborating with other members of the engineering team
    • Coach and mentor developer teams
    • Plan sprint cycles and timelines within any framework that works for you and the specific team you're working with
    • Communicate with technical people through clear and readable code and documentation as well as communicate with non-technical people and translate their requirements into implementable milestones and smaller goals


    • Minimum 5 years of experience in software development, as a developer
    • At least 1 year of management experience leading or co-leading a team of software developers
    • Experience with Python, Django, Postgres and AWS
    • Experience leading a cross functional team of engineers
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and be able to adapt in line with or ahead of external changes


    • 2+ years of managing or supervising a developer team
    • Prior tech startup experience in a high-growth and ambitious environment

    Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.
    Generous annual leave and medical benefits: We provide up to 20 annual leave days as part of our leave policy, as well as health insurance or medical aid benefits for our staff.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to CoGrammar on to apply

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