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Head of Development

at Creative Spark in Cape Town

Creative Spark is looking for a Web Development Project Manager for its Cape Town office.

Creative Spark is an award-winning, full service digital agency with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, servicing high-profile local and internationally-listed clients. The company is part of the world-wide M&C Saatchi agency network, and specialises in Digital Strategy, Creative & Design, Content Marketing and Development. The agency also runs five award-winning, internationally reputed online brands, including, and

We are unashamedly digital-first, and are a fast-paced company that employs ambitious and committed people that want to go places, grow with the company and make an impact on the world. We are technology and innovation obsessed, and continually search for creative ways to leverage emerging technology to help solve business and marketing challenges for our clients.

We require a Cape Town based Head of Development who wants to be part of a continued growth story, is happy multi-tasking, is pro-active, entrepreneurial, and a problem-solver. A solid understanding of the digital landscape, and creative ways of leveraging digital platforms to support campaign objectives, is required.

Job Description

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Management of the web-development team
  • Maintain servers and hosting
  • Set up and maintain systems and processes in the dev department
  • Assist with Project Planning
  • Heads up product development for clients and agency
  • Ensures staff are meeting PDP objectives
  • Develop custom web applications that drive business processes
  • Setting up e-commerce applications
  • Collaborates with and guides studio technically in best practice for web
  • Participating in regular company-wide and team meetings
  • Contributing to CSI’s best practices; recommending, exploring and implementing better ways to deliver
  • Assist with QA of projects
  • Assist with release management
  • Assist with Deployment
  • Admin functions where required (hosting@ and operations@)
  • Assist with hiring of new team members
  • Maintenance of company assets (Sparkplug)
  • Technical lead on all company coding assets.
  • Technical lead on software and code stacks.

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • An excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Detail-oriented in context of a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of hitting daily deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Keen ability to multi-task; self-starter
  • Capable planner
  • Teachable spirit
  • Sense of humour


  • Web Project Planning 70%
  • Strategy/New Technologies/New Products 10%
  • Web Development and Implementation 10%
  • Server Management/Maintenance 5%
  • Technical Support 5%

Please submit your CV and covering letter to

Only applicants with relevant industry, role and language skills need apply

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