Team Leader

Ref: TLDEV16 – Q3, 2016

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Location: Alexandria

Responsibilities

  • Communicating with the client and product owner to discuss the details of the Sprint and each story included.
  • Preparing functional and technical specifications/estimations to be handed to the product owner to discuss the details of the Sprint and each story included.
  • Communicating new product developments to prospective clients.Protecting the team and keeping them focused on the tasks in hand and making sure they do not over-commit themselves to what they can achieve during the Sprint.
  • Coaching the team, helping team members work together in the most effective manner possible, guiding them through planning games, pair programming and peer reviews.
  • Conducting daily meetings (SCRUM meeting) with team and Sprint planning and retrospective meetings with product owner and/or client to discuss the details of the Sprint and each story included.
  • Transparent planning and module development - let everyone know who is accountable for what and by when.
  • Directing the day-to-day activities of the team members and ensuring they follow the standard processes and procedures.
  • Ensuring that tasks are being done with a high quality (design patterns, coding standards, test coverage, type of bugs, etc.).
  • Preparing the Sprint backlog and how team will accomplish it including deployments and testing.
  • Mitigating, monitoring and managing risks (risk analysis) at every stage/sprint with commitment.
  • Conducting frequent stakeholder/client meetings to monitor progress.
  • Conducting periodic meetings with product owner and SCRUM master.
  • Communicating with the product owner to discuss requirements priorities, conflicts, business constraints, legal issues, etc.
  • Cancelling or rescheduling Sprint milestone if needed.
  • Ensuring that the team spirit and moral is kept and improving members confidence, enthusiasm, motivation, ego and focus.
  • Responsible to make sound technical decisions.
  • Challenging other team members to develop as leaders while serving as a role model.
  • Acknowledging and appreciating each team member's contributions.
  • Encouraging team members to innovate in the solutions being devised.
  • Conducting assessment of team members on both technical and managerial levels.
  • Contributing in the hiring process by conducting technical interviews of candidate team members.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Over six years previous experience in industry.
  • History of commercial web application design and development and exposure to the full project life cycle.
  • Strong knowledge of software design patterns, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Clear understanding of web and system security issues and designing for best application performance.

Skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong sense of accuracy and attention to details.
  • Self motivated, organized, and highly initiative.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills in both Arabic and English.
  • Up-to-date with current internet trends with specific interest in social networking.
  • Highly innovative and always seeking ways to impress others.
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