Head of Engineering

Easy Agile Career Description - Head of Engineering

Wollongong, Australia  ·  Engineering  ·  Full time
$140 - $180k   (plus 12% superannuation)

Easy Agile is looking for the person to lead our engineering group. We support agile teams at over 2,500 global companies like Netflix, NFL, Disney, Lego, EA, Mercedes, Dell and Twitter. We live our values and want someone to help us continue to punch above our weight as we scale. Is this the role for you?

As our first-ever Engineering Manager hire, your responsibility will be leading and growing the capability and size of our engineering group. Our Product and Engineering teams doubled in size in the last year and we see that growth continuing as we strive to meet customer demand.

You will have a huge impact in this role, not only as our engineering leader, reporting into our co-founder/CEO, but also the first Engineering hire into our leadership team. Your team has 11 incredible Engineers today and you will have the opportunity to own how we build and grow the team.

Easy Agile is based in Wollongong, NSW. We are happy to offer a relocation package and assistance for this role.

About the Role

  • Ensuring our engineering teams are working effectively and delivering value to our customers.
  • People leadership, mentoring and continuous improvement of a diverse team of engineers.
  • Strengthening our culture of lean principles and agile practices.
  • Collaborate across the Marketing, Partnerships, Product, Engineering & People pillars of our business to deliver key results.
  • Providing full people leadership, mentoring, coaching and direction to our diverse team of engineers.
  • Working with our People & Culture Business Partner on how we sustainably scale our engineering teams. Including setting deliberate strategies for how we source, recruit, onboard and retain A player Engineers at all levels.
  • Proactively identify and remove blockers, and minimise interdependencies.

About you

You’ve consciously chosen the people management track vs the technical path for your career and are driven by enabling others through your leadership. You’re experienced at building a strong engineering culture grounded in lean principles and agile practices where you communicate with radical candour and call out ruinous empathy.

With a growth mindset, you lead by example - consistently improving how you work and sharing your methods with the team. You protect the team from red tape and legacy systems by ensuring they never exist. And you collaborate with other business pillars to create an effective company.

You are genuinely passionate about mentoring, coaching and empowering your team members to do their best work and enabling them to punch above their weight. And you provide empathetic and effective leadership of the engineering function.

Finally, you understand that our customers' success is our success.

Your day one qualities..

  • Have strong emotional intelligence, empathy and communication skills.
  • Strong software engineering fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude: you identify and action items regardless of area of responsibility.
  • A belief that there are always new techniques to experiment with and a hunger to always find better ways to work.
  • Warm, authentic style and an ability to build great relationships with candidates and team members with different DiSC profiles.
  • A growth mindset in line with Easy Agile’s values: Give back; Engage system two; Commit, as a team; Be the customer; Better with balance; Punch above our weight.

We'll be excited if you..

  • Have experience with the lean principles and an agile environment.
  • Can demonstrate how you have guided engineers and got them to deliver their best.
  • Have a versatile communication style, tailoring language to how each team member best communicates.
  • Have some scar tissue from a life lived well.

Working at Easy Agile

  • Learn from an amazingly talented group of professionals
  • Attend conferences around the world
  • Give back to the local community (we're Pledge 1% members)
  • Hone your craft with your $5000 Learning and Development package
  • Enjoy coffee with the team every morning
  • Go home after lunch on Fridays in Summer

Hear from the team

Hi. I'm Teagan. Product Manager at Easy Agile. I know what it's like to read a job description. You're asking how much of this is real, and what will it really be like if I get the job? I had no idea what working at Easy Agile would be like when I started, but I was only one month in and I was on a plane to San Francisco! You can read all about it in my blog post about my first two years at Easy Agile.

Teagan Harbridge

Head of Product

How to Apply

Please send an application that speaks directly to this position. There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. Show us your role in Easy Agile’s future and Easy Agile’s role in yours. Address some of the work we do. Introduce yourself as a colleague. Give it a deep think and take this at your speed. We’re giving you our full attention.

All documents should be in PDF format. There’s no benefit to writing a novel. Keep it sharp, short, and get across what matters to you.

We know this is a lot of work and there’s a lot on the line. It’s a significant career move to consider. We appreciate the generosity and courage that go into giving us that consideration. Our conversation starts with this post. We look forward to hearing from you.