Tech Lead

Tech Lead

Employment Type 



Minimum 6 years of relevant software development experience.


The work is remote with quarterly co-located team events, usually at our offices in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Job Specification 

Join our creative team of software engineers, product managers, UX designers & researchers, software architects, software developers and QA analysts & engineers dedicated to delivering software that delivers value to our clients and engaging experiences to users.

Python / Django
Graph QL
Python / Django
Graph QL

About Polymorph

Polymorph builds software that grows our clients’ businesses. Our work covers a variety of industries and a range of apps and software projects. Our clients include startups, scale-ups and enterprises that need brand new cloud software or upgrade or replace existing software.


Join our team as a Tech Lead.
It will be your job to develop software-based on architectural and UX design specifications and other acceptance criteria. This will often include leading the team from a technical perspective.

We believe that as a software engineer, you add the most value when you are empowered to provide input into the business case for the software as well as the UX and UI designs in order to get to the most optimal solution. Your job is not just to deliver code.

Soft Skills Required

#Communication skills
#Work well in a team
#Work well individually
#Pushing technical limits
#Excited about learning


Development and Implementation
  • Programming
  • Software design
  • Systems & software life cycle engineering
  • Systems development management
  • Software configuration
    Delivery and Operation
  • Change control
  • Systems installation and removal
  • Release and deployment
    People and Skills:Help individuals to make high performance and individual growth real, within the context of a project team.
    Stakeholder relationship management: Help the team build and maintain great relationships with client stakeholders
    Methods and tools
  • Help the project team select appropriate methods and tools
  • Contribute to organisational policies, standards and guidelines
  • Skills

    Firstly, you need the skills to take on the responsibilities specified above. Our teams generally use the following technologies – you will need to have some depth of experience in at least some of them:
  • Angular. Other web frameworks (ReactJS etc) may also be applicable
  • Flutter and Dart for mobile development. Android and iOS native development are also appropriate
  • API integration through HTTP. REST and REST-like interfaces
  • GraphQL integration
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • NoSQL databases (time series, graph, document, key-value etc)
  • Use cloud based infrastructure (AWS and Google). This includes compute and data storage elements.
  • Automated deployment infrastructure (Azure DevOps, CodeDeploy etc.)

    And these equally important skills; the better you can match these, the easier it will be for you to add value at Polymorph:
  • Communication skills that allow you to collaborate and explain your process, approach and motivation to various stakeholders, including technical and non-technical people
  • Able to work well in a team as well as individually
  • Excited about learning, pushing technical limits and finding new solutions
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A propensity to fail fast ad learn fast and share both failure and learning with others
  • Prioritising learning over being right. Understanding others rather than becoming defensive
  • Understanding the value of the client as part of the team rather than “us & them”
  • Qualifications 

    Relevant B.Sc. or B.Eng. university degree. Good academic performance, exceptional in software development/programming courses AND Minimum 6 years of relevant software development experience

    Nice to have  

    If you tick all the required boxes, the following things will give you an edge:
    • If you’ve started your own business before (it does not matter whether it worked out or not)
    • If you’ve built and released something of your own
    • Active contributions to open source projects
    • A preference for a variety of work and ‘horizontal’ training over deep specialist skills.
    • Aspirations to mentor and coach other developers

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