Head of Engineering

Jobleads (Surry Hills NSW, Australia) 10 hours ago

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Hold yourself to a high standard of code quality and expect the same of your team. Bugs in production code are inevitable—but how do we minimize these? How do we measure the success and code quality across our engineering teams? This is where you come in- we want to encourage a mindset of continuous improvement in all employees.
  • Improve planning, goal setting, retrospectives and accountability across all our engineering teams. The team has grown and many of our processes to ensure smooth, high quality work need to be upgraded.
  • Measure/report/improve system uptime and product load time, and reduce incidents. Our software platform is feature rich but needs help behaving like other world class SaaS products.
  • Velocity
  • Be creative with our engineers to build processes that support high-velocity teams and drive team engagement.
  • Create a team structure that will allow for speed, quality and cross-team engagement.
  • Facilitate collaboration across the smaller specialist teams within engineering. Enable multiple teams to work together effectively without things falling between the cracks.
  • Ensure our teams are building and iterating quickly—and we’re integrating the customer into everything we do.
  • People
  • Develop our future leaders by partnering closely with the engineering team leads reporting directly to you.
  • Ensure every person in engineering is being developed and challenged. You must be comfortable providing regular feedback, both formal and informal. Establish a structure within the team where feedback is encouraged among peers as well.
  • Grow an engaged team with a strong sense of purpose; they know what they are here to do and they enjoy celebrating wins as a team.
  • Recruit, onboard, and retain a team of empowered individuals who buy into the company vision and are dedicated to achieving it.

  • You are a highly credible engineer, and can hold our talented team to high standards.
  • 8-plus years working in fast-paced, rapidly growing SaaS companies in leadership roles. You have seen what success looks like and know how to lead a team there.
  • Our tech stack consists of Node.js, Reactjs, Python, Django, Pytorch, fast.ai, AWS, Terraform, WebGL, Docker, Kubernetes. You don’t need to be an expert in all of them, but should be comfortable leading a team of experts using these.
  • Evidence of strong collaboration and negotiation skills. Our team is widespread, we are looking for someone who won’t let being in a different country get in the way of brilliant execution.
  • You are comfortable cutting through ambiguity and interpreting imperfect information.
  • You have made mistakes and learned from them. You can speak openly and humbly about what happened and how the problem was solved.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Nice to have: Experience working with integrated hardware and software teams.

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