Software Engineering Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Collage Recruitment

About the job

Join Our Client as a Software Engineering Manager!

3-Year Contract with Extension Potential

Ready to Elevate Your Career?

Our client is on the hunt for a passionate Software Engineering Manager to lead and inspire our software engineering teams. If you have a knack for delivering top-notch systems on time and a love for mentoring and coaching, we want to hear from you!

You’ll play a pivotal role in steering our clients’ software engineering teams towards excellence. Using your expertise, you’ll manage projects, foster a culture of delivery, and ensure their systems are of the highest quality. You’ll work closely with development teams and leadership, inspiring them to reach their goals and continuously improve our clients’ processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in all stages of the SDLC: design, coding, code reviews, and demos.
  • Manage and lead software development teams, setting and tracking goals to ensure timely project delivery.
  • Oversee project timelines and support teams in estimation and handling unexpected issues.
  • Implement a shift-left approach to ensure software quality with rigorous testing.
  • Champion Agile methodologies and facilitate ceremonies for system build and delivery.
  • Monitor team performance and health using Agile tools and techniques.
  • Drive strategy for the technology department by tracking OKRs and KPIs.
  • Build strong relationships with Data and SecOps teams to enhance delivery speed and inclusiveness.
  • Assist lead engineers and development teams by removing blockers and impediments.
  • Maintain regular communication with lead engineers through catchups and Scrum of Scrums.
  • Foster a culture of autonomy, enabling teams to operate with minimal dependencies.
  • Organize teams to promptly address critical issues and support activities.
  • Continuously seek and implement opportunities for innovation, automation, and process improvement.

Who You Are:

You’re a strategic thinker with a humble attitude and a solid technical background. You’re an advocate for change, always looking for ways to learn and grow. Your ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams, combined with your strong interpersonal and communication skills, makes you a natural leader. You’re highly organized, detail-oriented, and excel in problem-solving. Your commitment to continuous improvement fosters a culture of excellence and innovation.


  • 8+ years of experience in engineering or engineering management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills.
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies.
  • Proven experience in engineering leadership, preferably across multiple product teams.
  • Multi-cloud experience.
  • Knowledge of design and security standards.
  • Experience in the iGaming industry is a plus.
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