Startup Web Development Manager

  • Carter
  • Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Nov 18, 2016
Full time Automotive Business Development Design General Business Information Technology

Job Description

Carter is looking for a hands-on Web Development Manager to join their start up team. As the business is in its infancy, we require an individual with management and technical coding skills. Someone who is happy to roll up their sleeves and get involved.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the coding, innovative design and layout of our applications, website, databases, backend and CRM systems. This would involve closely interfacing with designers, developers, senior management and users.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our applications, website, backend and CRM systems
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Cooperate with designers to match visual design intent
  • Ensure thorough and structured beta testing and User testing where relevant

Minimum Requirements


  • General
    • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
    • Strong organisational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of  timelines and budgets with business acumen
    • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.
  • Project Management
    • Managing the interface between designers, operations and technical developers
    • Stakeholder management to achieve release deadlines
    • Release planning and Prioritisation
    • AGILE knowledge and experience
  • Managerial skills
    • Understanding business requirements
    • Staff management, development and training
    • Managing SLA’s and external providers where applicable
  • Coding / Technical skills
    • Proven working experience in web programming
    • Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS
    • Strong knowledge of Javascript and C#
    • Commitment to good source control
    • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
    • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
      • MS SQL query and update databases
      • Database management
  • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation process an advantage
  • Knowledge of campaign and user behaviour tracking an advantage

Qualifications, experience and profile

  • Only South African citizens and residents need apply
  • B.Sc in computer science or a similar qualification a distinct advantage
  • Experience in management roles an advantage
  • Start up / early stage business experience a distinct advantage
  • An action-oriented individual
  • A structured communicator at senior management level