Software Engineering Manager


  • Location
    • Sydney
  • Date Posted
  • 18 Mar 2020
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

We’re looking for experienced software engineering managers to lead teams working on IoT, API, Analytics, Task Engine, and Core Experience. We’re developing a product not only used by hundreds of thousands of people every day but also having a positive impact on their lives, and facing interesting technical challenges as we scale the platform.

The tech stack

React.js (front end); Go/node.js (back end); Swift/Kotlin/C++ (mobile); Docker/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. There is a strong focus on innovation and keeping up-to-date with modern cutting-edge technology: Internet of things, machine learning, event-driven architecture, Kubernetes, Go, React, etc

How you can 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.

The teams

In Sydney we have 7 teams developing and supporting our SaaS platform, working on extending the functionality and longer term strategic bets, including real-time incident reporting, analytics, sensors and IoT. Each team has a co-located manager, product manager, designer, QA, and customer representative. Check out some of the things we’ve been doing in our blog.


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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

The Company

SafetyCulture is a customer and product-driven company with an ambitious mission: to empower front line workers to improve safety and quality in the workplace. The company started in Townsville, our HQ is in Sydney, and we have offices in Kansas City, Manchester and Manila.

Our first product, iAuditor, is a mobile platform that helps teams around the world can carry out inspections and spot issues quickly and easily. The knock-on effects are huge: by surfacing exactly what matters, people in teams can act to improve their business, raising their game, again and again. From boutique hotels to space exploration companies, millions are discovering the positive impact iAuditor can have on their teams and performance everyday. Today there are 25,000 companies that pay for our products, carrying out millions of inspections per month.