Head of Engineering

Australia - Melbourne

Significant disruptor of traditional industry | Technical leadership | Drive technology roadmap and scale engineering team

  • Melbourne-based high-growth startup recognised as industry global leader
  • Lead technical vision, architecture and ongoing delivery of SaaS platform
  • Scale the engineering team and shape an awesome culture

The Company and team:

Our client is a Melbourne-based high-growth startup, profiled by international press as a significant disruptor of a traditional industry. Their platform is adopted by many of the World's leading brands and supports over 50% of Australia's top 100 companies. With its rapid growth and international expansion, they are now looking for a Head of Engineering to lead their technology roadmap, scale the engineering team and shape a culture that will ensure operational success of the business.

What's your role?

  • Lead technical vision, architecture and ongoing delivery of SaaS platform
  • Operational backbone of technology products at a global enterprise level
  • Integral leader in the rapid expansion of the engineering team

Exciting challenges you'll be tackling:

  • Owning the technical and operational roadmap of the infrastructure, security, development and delivery of the business' products
  • Working closely with product team and executive management, translating strategic thinking into actionable goals
  • Scale the engineering team, to double headcount in 12 months
  • Drive and implement engineering best practices e.g. CI/CD, automated testing
  • Creating an engineering culture based on empowerment, collaboration, quality and speed of delivery

Who we're looking for:

  • Strong executive stakeholder management and senior leadership skills, able to communicate the ideas of engineering team in the right way
  • Experience working for a product-focused business with a customer centric approach, ideally serving a function within an enterprise environment
  • Strong technical background and understanding of software development practices
  • Experience scaling, coaching and managing a high performing team, including managing managers
  • Demonstrated success in delivery of well-architected and scalable infrastructure, with a focus on security
  • Experience across mobile and web technologies

Your impact

  • Developing pioneering technology that will be biggest disruption of a traditional industry, shaping how businesses engage each other on a global scale
  • Autonomous role, opportunity to shape the business and culture from the ground up

About us | MitchelLake Group

MitchelLake Group has been advising early stage and mature organisations experiencing rapid growth and transformation for over a decade. We believe innovation is at the heart of our future. That is why we provide specialist talent for start-ups and companies in the high-tech space.

MitchelLake Consulting are working on a retained basis and are responsible for all pre-screening of candidates. If this role seems of interest and you believe you have the right skill set, please apply today.

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