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What will you do in the role?
This role is perfect for an experienced Software Engineer, who as a Technology Team Lead will be balancing their role as a senior engineer on an Agile development team and line managing team members within a culture of servant leadership. You will help to build a product which makes a very real difference in the world. The sense of impact and reward will be huge.
Roles and responsibilities
Lead, coach and mentor other team members, as well as perform cross-training and facilitate information sharing among team members
Line management of team members and performance reviews
Assist with development of functional designs and resolve complex design issues.
Adopt an influential role guiding other functions on implementation, scale, learning and delivering software
Encourage and facilitate the establishment of new software development, testing and documentation standards
Resolve or assist with escalated software application issues as needed
Lead and coordinate activities to develop and execute plans to mitigate occurrence and recurrence of production issues
Oversee and contribute to the documentation of production support processes
Facilitate root cause analysis within the team to identify resolutions to software or business process issues.
Own and champion engineering and operational excellence
Set clear, measurable quality goals in a data-driven way
Interface with a diverse stakeholder base - business leaders, product development counterparts and partner technology organizations
Represent the technology perspective for a specific team in various forums
What would the ideal candidate be great at?
A forward-thinking approach to dealing with current and emerging bottlenecks
You’re always researching ways to educate the engineering team in new methods and techniques
You recognise and develop talent, and you have the ability to optimise the engineering team for effectiveness and productivity
You value skills development. You’re a great mentor and teacher that exhibits patience and thoughtfulness in understanding the needs of others and helping them to achieve their goals. You work with your team members to understand mistakes made and how to learn from them.
You foster a culture of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics
Take responsibility for coding core-feature implementation projects and Greenfield projects. Make an impactful contribution, ask great questions, and execute high quality work
Optimise the business value added by the team given the constraints of code quality, priority and team skills.
Take part in the peer review of colleagues’ pull requests
Desire and willingness to work in an agile, collaborative, innovative, flexible and team-oriented environment
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor and coach fellow team members
Capacity and inclination to learn, and you must be passionate about building scalable systems
Display good judgement and decision-making under pressure to ensure delivery against goals
Improvement focused; is alert to opportunities to improve ways of working in an effort to create a more effective, enjoyable and efficient work environment
Contributes to creating a positive and collaborative team environment
Qualifications and experience
8+ years’ experience in programming
4+ years’ experience in a scripting language such as Python, Rails or PHP
Demonstrable track record of working with a relational database, for example PostgreSQL
Professional fluency in open source tools, including GitHub, Jenkins, and others
Experience working within an agile environment using test-driven development (TDD)
Comfortable with cloud platforms such as AWS
Experience with development of microservices
Comfortable with development of RESTful API backends
Strong foundation on modern DevOps culture
Experience that would be nice to have (but we’ll trade off if everything else fits)
Solid DevOps skills including monitoring, testing, automation and integration
A track record leading a high performance team as a line manager or team lead
Comfortable with Async Message Brokers such as RabbitMQ
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