Java Team Lead


Join us as a Team Lead where you will have the opportunity to shape the projects you work on. You will be hands-on, designing and building software daily alongside your team, involved and invested in the outcome. This is the perfect role if you are someone who still loves your craft, but also wants exposure to the management and leadership space. We believe in a tribe of tribes’ model, so with your team, you’ll have the autonomy to structure your own ways of working, supported by leadership. You will be part of a community of highly skilled professionals, all dedicated to innovation and excellence. This is your chance to elevate your career and make a significant impact in a dynamic environment.



  • Using your knowledge and experience to develop world-class, high-quality web and mobile applications for some of the country’s leading organisations
  • Leading your team in implementing best practices and processes
  • Ensuring successful high-quality delivery of your project that adds value to your customer’s business


  • Influencing change within the team
  • Building relationships and driving a collaborative team culture
  • Working with teams to solve complex business problems, and make an impact, while pushing yourself and others to become more
  • Creating environments that will ensure that everyone on your team is mentored, coached and able to grow
  • Receiving support by company leadership in your professional and personal growth so that you thrive on your chosen career path
  • Carrying out regular team and individual feedback through involvement in monthly one-on-ones and twice-yearly performance reviews
  • Mentoring and growing others
  • Holding others accountable to a standard of excellence
  • Galvanising team members


  • Building strong relationships and understanding customer business needs
  • Managing customer expectations
  • Identifying opportunities for service improvements and strategic alignment
  • Ensuring compliance with data security and industry regulations
  • Building on Entelect’s reputation within the customers environment



  • A bachelor’s degree in IT, Engineering or other Sciences
  • Minimum 6 years' experience working as a software engineer within an enterprise environment
  • Experience working in a delivery team together with other disciplines to deliver a product
  • A solid understanding of software engineering fundamentals
  • Experience driving a development team towards successful delivery
  • A passion for delivering well-crafted solutions, systems and services that make an impact for your customer
  • A hunger to continually improve those around you through mentorship, guidance and awareness of what drives those on your team
  • An ambition to continually improve your skills, embrace challenges and be driven by excellence



  • A competitive package, twice yearly salary increases and guaranteed bonuses
  • Medical aid, provident fund and insurance benefits with competitively low premiums
  • Access to our employee wellness programme, with professional support resources for all aspects of wellness
  • Inclusion in our Entelect Rewards programme, where you’ll receive rewards for attending training events, social functions or for doing a good job
  • Commission incentives for successful business development leads and employee referrals
  • Hands-on support from leadership
  • Exposure to popular enterprise technologies and large-scale projects
  • Exposure to Entelect’s in-house continuous development programmes, offering training in everything from leadership to deep technical skills
  • Continuous feedback and biannual performance reviews



*Popular but not limited to

  • Languages: Java, Kotlin, SQL
  • Frameworks: Spring, Spring Boot, JEE
  • ORM Tools: JPA, Spring Data, Entity Framework, Hibernate
  • Relational Databases: Oracle, MSSql, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Non-relational Databases: MongoDB, Cosmos DB
  • Cloud Environments: Azure, AWS