Development Manager


Join Entelect as a Development Manager with a strong interest in personal coaching, mentoring, and supporting individuals in complex delivery environments. Cultivating the right culture, upholding our values, and inspiring our teams to reach their full potential are all crucial aspects of this position. You'll essentially be the guardian of these vital aspects within our company. You’ll also be very hands-on. This means you'll be fully engaged in all the different delivery streams, acting as a delivery champion, managing expectations, clearing obstacles, negotiating terms and contracts, and essentially being the go-to person for our corporate clients. This is a management role with reporting responsibilities to a Delivery Manager. 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.



  • Forming and norming software delivery teams including taking responsibility for the onboarding, offboarding, and rotations
  • Closely coaching our software teams on practice, communication, and culture and identifying opportunities for personal growth for team members
  • Coaching and mentoring staff including one-on-ones, performance reviews, and personal career mapping
  • Team-building, cohesion, and identity management
  • Client account management – build relationships and present a professional, engaged front for Entelect, as well as managing commercials, financials, and administration
  • Status tracking of project tasks, milestones, deliverables, or key dates
  • Risk and expectation management – resourcing, deliverables, requirements, and at times budgets
  • Taking high-level responsibility (planning and leading) for software project delivery management
  • These projects are not SAP v4 to v5 upgrades, they are custom builds with a fair bit of tact and problem solving required. They are also not 3 years, typically projects will be 6 to 18 months
  • High degree of client communication – will often be point contact to a client for a project
  • Composition, delivery, and tracking of client status reports
  • Working closely with 5 or more teams operationally
  • Facilitating client feedback at all touchpoints (demos, meetings, calls, etc), and management thereof
  • Perform business analysis/problem solving on the fly, and ability to context switch rapidly



  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in the IT industry as an Analyst/PM/Software developer in client-facing roles
  • Non-negotiable is a BSc, BIS, BCom, or BEng degree in Computer, Software, Information or electronic related Sciences from a reputable university
  • Leadership qualities required
  • A hunger to continually improve those around you through mentorship, guidance and awareness of what drives those on your team
  • A desire to embrace a challenge and be driven by excellence
  • A passion to build strong relationships and a great career
  • A friendly outlook



  • 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