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Head Of Engineering

Zanui - Sydney, NSW

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Head of Engineering

Zanui is Australia’s online destination for the latest trends in home living, style and design. Due to tremendous growth of the company over the last few years and with a strong performance despite the Covid-19 pandemic, this newly created opportunity will report to our Head of Engineering to provide high level technical expertise and lead development projects. We have a great company culture, with a strong emphasis on autonomy, and responsibility. Our team is comprised of inspired individuals who are passionate about their work, the company, and the people they work with. 

Reporting to the CEO and COO, this role encompasses the end to end delivery of the Software Engineering function. We are looking for a Head of Engineering with 5+ years' leadership experience in building capable and high performance teams consisting of onshore/offshore developers, DevOps engineers, and QA test analysts. You will be working on our eCommerce system building scalable tools to support the growth for various departments.

You will be an enthusiastic, compassionate, commercially astute technical visionary who thrives in exploring new web technologies with a proven track record of successfully recommending and applying relevant future-proof solutions. This role is an equal mix hands-on development and management/growth

Your Responsibilities

  • Consultation, coordination and provision of high level engineering expertise in order to facilitate the function’s enterprise aligned software deliverables, lead development of key solution architecture and project timelines.
  • Manage business and parent entity’s stakeholder expectations.
  • Manage the Agile product delivery roadmap within the development process.
  • Develop an intimate understanding of Zanui’s customers and their journey in order to design innovative and engaging product solutions.
  • Researching and prototyping new web, software and server technologies.
  • Coaching and mentoring team towards a high performance culture: through technical challenges, deliverables, as well as continuous learning and evolution in line with company’s needs and strategic vision.
  • Ownership and development of system metrics and software engineering performance metrics.
  • Implement and test well written code, technical documentation maintenance, and maintenance of version control.

Ideal Candidate

  • A leader in the field of software engineering of web technologies, ideally in the eCommerce space with demonstrated experience working with Agile methodologies.
  • An energetic manager of high performance teams who naturally uses a mix of visionary and coaching/mentoring leadership styles. 
  • Strong planning skills to drive concurrent initiatives while identifying technical risks, security risks to data infrastructure and implementation hurdles which may impact deadlines.
  • Demonstrable strategic thinking with the ability to conceptualize and communicate high level ideas and product strategies.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computing science.
  • 5+ years' experience in both back-end PHP5 skills and front-end HTML/CSS/JS development
  • 5+ years' experience with Amazon AWS (CloudFormation, EC2, ECS, S3) and experience with cloud infrastructure management and automation technologies
  • Working knowledge of MySQL, LAMP stack within online web and mobile environments
  • Expertise with OOP PHP5 and PHP MVC frameworks (e.g. Symfony 2, Laravel, Zend)

Why we should be your first choice

  • Play a vital role in shaping Zanui in a work environment with flexible structures, flat hierarchies and with motivated colleagues
  • A great potential for seeing the difference your contribution makes

Date advertised: 12 January 2021

Date close: 8 February 2021

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