Software Engineering Manager

SafetyCulture

  • Location
    • Sydney
  • Date Posted
  • 26 Nov 2020
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

At SafetyCulture, we’re solving problems that fundamentally change the way people work. Recently valued at AU$1.3Bn, we’re expanding into sensors/IoT and telematics and evolving into a communication and collaboration platform. With an ambitious goal to have 100 million workers using our products every day, we’re facing interesting technical challenges and looking for talented people to join our team.

The tech stack

We use a modern technology stack including Swift/Kotlin/C++ (mobile); React.js (front end); Go/node.js (back end); AWS/Kafka/Kubernetes (infrastructure)

The role

You’ll manage and grow a team of software engineers, while contributing to evolving engineering practices and impacting positively on team health and culture. You’ll manage overall strategy, planning, and execution of complex technical projects, and lead your team to meet delivery expectations.

You’ll face exciting technical challenges as we scale, and be an integral part of the engineering management team. High-performing teams own their services, and you’re trusted to build and run a system that serves hundreds of thousands of users while transforming it into a system that will serve millions of users in the near future. We empower engineers to learn new skills and use technology to solve customer problems, including initiatives in IoT, machine learning, and event-driven architecture.

How you can have an impact

As an engineering leader, you’ll have influence over the direction of the team and function, and a strategic impact on the overall business strategy. You’ll impact significantly on evolving engineering practices and culture to build a world class engineering team. Improving others’ ability to deliver great work, suggesting and bringing innovations, and driving initiatives focused on release-safety, repeatability, and improving the way we do things. Experimenting with ways to become more efficient and productive, and bringing these learnings to the senior leadership team. We encourage involvement in the community, open source work, attending talks and events, and experimenting with new technologies.

The teams

In Sydney we have teams developing and supporting our SaaS platform, working on extending the functionality and longer term strategic bets, including real-time incident reporting, analytics, and IoT. Each team has a co-located manager, product manager, designer, direct access to customers, and support from specialists in quality, SRE and specific technologies. Check out some of the things we’ve been doing in our blog.

Essential

  • Experience managing and growing a team of software engineers
  • Experience driving engineering excellence and best practice
  • Ability to set and drive the big picture strategy for the team
  • Able to demonstrate SafetyCulture values (Think Customer, Open Honest Always, Better as a Team, Be Bold Bring Action)

Requirements

Successfully developed engineering teams in a product/SaaS business

Strong background in delivery

Excellent listener and communicator

  • Technical background to better relate to Engineers
  • Experience driving Engineering excellence and best practice

Agile Delivery experience

Customer focused

Desireable

Building and running SaaS or cloud services at scale

Agile delivery experience

  • Breadth of knowledge of a variety of platforms and approaches
  • Experience forecasting requirements for the team and capacity planning
  • A technical background relevant to one of our teams: IoT, API, Analytics, Task Engine, or Core Experience

Benefits

  • Equity with high growth potential, and a competitive salary
  • In-house chef that cooks a delicious lunch each day, plus unlimited snacks
  • Cafe and barista, bar, pool table, rock climbing wall and pet-friendly office
  • Fun and quirky celebrations, including the annual ShipIt global offsite
  • Great location in Surry Hills, close to Central Station and Crown Street