Job Description

  • Innovative start-up enabling cloud technology for all businesses – big and small
  • Dynamic culture based on creativity to explore possibilities and devise solutions
  • Expanding team with so many growth opportunities!

Versent is an award-winning digital tech company, changing the landscape of the digital economy by bringing speed and agility to digital infrastructure projects. Founded by Australian cloud experts, Versent has grown to over 350 people in Australia, Singapore and the US in less than five years.

With some of the best cloud artisans in Australia, we are passionate about the quality outcomes we deliver. The Versent Group consists of several product houses and initiatives. Our next adventure is expanding on our product portfolio, focusing at a global scale. This will be unlike anything delivered before. A true pioneer in AWS creation. We call it Stax.

As we head into our next stage of growth, the Stax family are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead, shape and grow the product. This role will bring together product, engineering and delivery teams to build out the vision and deliver a product that will delight our customers.


What you'll do:

In this role you’ll report to the Product Manager and have the following areas of focus:

  • Lead multiple development teams
    • Mentor and coach the teams, empowering them to build well-rounded, considered solutions
    • Foster collaboration, attend team rituals and facilitate passionate and productive conversations
    • Inspire teams to trial and evolve new learning scenarios and ways of working
  • Design the product direction
    • Provide thought leadership in product vision
    • Articulate and document architectural patterns and design decisions
    • Develop software release processes
    • Work cross-functionally within the broader business to share knowledge and better manage dependency
    • Share industry best practice patterns and frameworks, identifying when they should be adopted
  • Investigate and communicate
    • Know your audience to guide conversation with technical fluency and flair
    • Develop software release processes
    • Work cross-functionally within the broader business to share knowledge and better manage dependencies
    • Share industry best practice patterns and frameworks, initiating tech spikes and continuously assessing opportunities for architecture uplift

What you’ve got

This role is ideal for an experienced manager who can win the hearts and minds of the team, roll up their sleeves and get hands on with the tech when needed. With a history of building and maintaining long running projects, you know that fine balance between strategic and tactical implementation.

You’ll also need:

  • Extensive experience managing and developing engineers
  • Engineering experience:
    • Implementing and maintaining distributed systems within the AWS ecosystem (both hands on and running teams that use it)
    • Developing and operating a product as a service
    • Python, TypeScript, GoLang
    • Multi region production environments
  • A knack for presenting ideas and thoughts to colleagues and peers
  • A direct, authentic and respectful communication approach


Why we're different

You know, work doesn't have to feel like work. In fact, we don't want it to. That's why we've cultivated an environment based on creativity. Because when people who care about their craft are given the freedom to explore possibilities without restriction, amazing things can happen.

Our culture

No cool cliques, just hard-working humans generating ideas and devising solutions in a creative, collaborative workspace. Our values reflect the way we work. We’re a casual bunch with a positive family feel, at home in t-shirts and hoodies, probably with food and drinks in hand. We create remarkable experiences for our customers and treat everyone how they would like to be treated. We believe in caring for our craft, leading change through continuous improvement. We’re reliable, transparent and most of all, we give back and assist as much as possible, whenever possible. That’s just the kind of people we are.

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