Team Lead, Software Development at Interswitch


Company Info

Large organization

1 to 50 Employees

Interswitch Financial services company

Interswitch is an integrated digital payments and commerce enterprise with a focus on Africa that enables the quick and reliable exchange of value between individuals and organizations, as well as the electronic movement of money. As a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company when we first began operating in 2002, we have gradually grown into an integrated payment services provider, creating and managing payment infrastructure in addition to offering cutting-edge payment services and transactional products across the African continent. We at Interswitch provide special job chances for people who can fill important tasks and contribute to a creative and enjoyable workplace.

Title: Team Lead, Software Development

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Permanent

Department: PayToken – Payment Cards & Tokens

Job Purpose

  • To drive the efficient accurate development of the code required to produce the designed software solutions through the supervision and coordination of a team of developers and other stakeholders within the Engineering department to ensure that solutions are delivered on time and on specification.
  • To oversee software development and programming activities across project phases and deploy programming facilitation tools.
  • To leverage technical feedback from Testing team and incorporate improvements in software code. To provide guidance and mentorship sessions to software development team.

Application Software Development:

  • Develop existing applications and contribute to development of new applications by analysing and identifying areas for modification and improvement.
  • Develop new routine applications to meet customer requirements.
  • Oversee software development and testing, and deploy, within budgetary margins, programming tools that facilitate software development and coding.

Application Software Roadmap:

  • Maintain roadmap to facilitate application software development and ensure the development work is prioritised in line with business requirements.

Software Testing and Performance Outputs:

  • Collaborate with Team Lead, Software Testing in designing testing scenarios, and leverage testing scripts to optimise software development processes.
  • Engage with Team Lead, Software Testing to communicate software development progress and hindrances, and incorporate provided technical feedback in development activities.
  • Conduct meetings with Team Lead, Software Testing and Lead, DevOps, to share client requirements with junior-level team members, and align on improvement opportunities.

Project Management:

  • Design project plan in alignment with Lead Software Architect; share Software
  • Development project plan with Software Development team, and assign roles and responsibilities according to background and specialisation.
  • Monitor Software Development team progress against respective project timeline, and anticipate potential challenges and software development hindrances; suggest relevant mitigation measures.
  • Align with fellow Team Leads, Software Development on project progress, and share bi-weekly progress reports with respective Lead Software Architect.

Performance Management:

  • Manage and report on Software Development team members’ performance.
  • Set appropriate performance objectives for direct reports or project / account team members, hold them accountable for achieving these and take appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of team / personal objectives.
  • Act as mentor and coach to Software Development team members while fostering an environment of mutual respect and trust among senior-level team members.

Horizon Scanning:

  • Explore and develop a basic understanding of external developments or emerging issues and contribute to the evaluation of their potential impact on, or usefulness to, Interswitch.

General Education:

  • University First Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field.

General Experience:

  • At least 6 years’ comprehensive experience in Software Engineering and Software Testing, including writing code, application engineering and Software Architecture
  • This experience will enable the job holder to deal with the majority of situations and to advise others.

Managerial Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience of supervising and directing people and other resources to achieve specific end results within limited timeframes and a software testing project management environment.

Technical Competencies
Project Management:

  • Works without supervision while providing technical guidance when required on managing projects within desired cost, time and quality parameters.
  • Project Change Log / Register; Project Change Management Plan; Project Charter; Project Management Plan; Project Requirements Management Plan;
  • Project Requirements Verification Plan; Project Resource Management Plan; Project Schedule; Project Schedule Baseline; Project Scope Statement.

Compiling and Decompiling Code

  • Works with full competence to compile and decompile programming code.
  • Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.

Application Development

  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on developing software using programming languages.


  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analysing data from multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.

IT Testing

  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on ensuring that IT applications meet required specifications by designing, executing and reporting on tests of systems and services.

Service Level Management:

  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance as needed on delivering required services that meet quality standards.

Planning and Organising:

  • Works with full competence to estimate and manage the effort and finances to complete the work within budget.
  • Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.
  • Budgeting; Estimating; Project cost baseline.

Web Development:

  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on the development and implementation of website structure and content.

Project Tracking and Reporting:

  • Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on measuring and reporting progress toward intermediate targets to make sure a project stays on track to achieve its ultimate goals.
  • Project Performance Report; Schedule Reporting; Status Reporting; Status Reports.

Deadline: 23rd June, 2023

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online

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