Senior Developer - Team Lead

Rosebank, Gauteng, South Africa · Systems and Technology


About SPARK Schools:

SPARK Schools is a social impact disruptor and is leading change in the education space through its network of affordable private schools. The SPARK Schools network provide transformational education innovation through Africa’s first blended learning model, which elevates student achievement and provides the tools teachers need to serve their students effectively.

The blended learning model, which combines classroom teaching and online instruction, allows teachers to anticipate student needs and equips schools to provide personalized education at an affordable cost. SPARK Schools is pioneering this transformative education model to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.

SPARK Schools is a high growth, mission and values-driven entrepreneurial organisation, operating 20 primary schools and one high school and serving over 10,500 families. We are looking for dynamic people to join our team.

Reports To: Systems and Technology Manager:

Purpose of Role:

SPARK Schools is looking for a Senior Developer with broad and deep technical knowledge across technologies, best practices and products. You will need to use your expertise and leadership skills primarily focused within cloud computing to design scalable solutions using cloud platforms, as well as lead a team of developers using best development practices and operating procedures to deliver against business needs. The successful applicant will also be required to give input to new system selection processes as well as implementation methodologies and frameworks.

Technologies of focus are the Google Cloud Platform (and other cloud platforms if needed), Salesforce, SQL databases, client / server application support and networking at this point, however the role will require input into the technology architecture of SPARK Schools as the network grows and the needs of business become more complex.

SPARK Schools is currently rolling out a core enterprise system strategy and needs the candidate to lead the technical implementation of this. We are looking for someone who is eager to experiment and innovate in the education technology field and is looking to use new technologies in exciting ways to benefit our network.


Skills and Mindsets:



BSc / BEng degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field, or equivalent practical work experience in a software / systems engineering position.


4 years of experience in all aspects of cloud computing (infrastructure, storage, platforms and data) and working with a variety of technology systems, designing solutions, or developing business applications.

Advantageous Technical Experience:


Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Position Type: Full Time

Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa

SPARK Schools may expire the posting of this advertisement at their own discretion.

Kindly note that should you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.

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