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Engineering Team Lead - Design System

Culture Amp

Culture Amp

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Join us on our mission to make a better world of work.

Culture Amp revolutionizes how millions of employees across more than 6,600 companies create a better world of work. As the global leader in employee experience, Culture Amp empowers businesses to transform employee engagement, develop high-performing teams, and retain talent via cutting-edge research, powerful technology, and the largest employee dataset in the world. The most innovative companies across the globe depend on Culture Amp every day.

Culture Amp is backed by 12 years of innovation, leading capital venture funds, and offices in the U.S, U.K, Germany and Australia. Culture Amp is recognized as one of the world’s top private cloud companies by Forbes and most innovative companies by Fast Company.

Learn more about how Culture Amp can help you create a better world of work at

How you can help make a better world of work

Culture Amp is a rapidly growing company empowering our customers to build Culture First companies. Our market-leading, category-defining Engagement product has been the engine of our success. In 2019 we added an award winning performance management solution to our portfolio. These two products together enable us to deliver highly differentiated, powerful and industry-leading capabilities to our customers.

We are looking for an experienced Team Lead to lead our Design System team, a cross-functional team responsible for our design system in house tooling. In this high impact role, you will guide a team of engineers and designers in delivering high priority outcomes to all our internal product teams.

Our Team Lead role consists of three key areas: People Leadership, Technical Leadership and Delivery. You will lead your engineers by helping to solve complex problems and remove blockers so they can do their best work! You will lead change management across the organization with your product manger and ensure communication at scale is on point!

Software Engineering at Culture Amp is an inclusive practice distributed across cross-functional, lightweight Agile teams, which are remote-friendly, and all of which embrace flexible work arrangements. You will be surrounded by talented engineers, and a cross-functional team including product management, design and delivery. You have great senior leadership support to make some large changes to all our in-house product teams.

In part of this team of amazing humans,

You will

  • Improve the overall delivery system your team works in and others work in using the tooling your team is accountable for
  • Design innovative technical solutions which balance tradeoffs to deliver on business needs
  • Clearly communicate technical solutions with your team, peers, and other stakeholders
  • Mentor and develop a team of engineers, fostering their growth into future technical leaders
  • Prioritize the product roadmap, sequence initiatives, and share timelines with stakeholders
  • Collaborate across a cross-functional team to work out and achieve technical and product vision goals

You have

  • Solid understanding of systems architecture and programming
  • Experience building React component library reused by multiple teams with high quality standards (accessibility, responsiveness, strong types, …)
  • Experience managing stakeholders and leading engineers, complemented by strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive experience in change management and communication of change at scale

You are

  • A technical leader who can balance hands on technical skills whilst empowering and coaching engineers.
  • A full-stack engineer who is comfortable contributing to both the front-end and back-end codebases.
  • Focused on outcome and biased towards action
  • Open to receiving feedback and giving feedback to help others grow

We believe that inclusive businesses are better, not just for “company results”, but for the world. We have a strong commitment to Anti-Racism, and endeavor to lead by example. Every step we make as a business towards anti-racism is another step we can take to support our customers in making a better world (of work). You can see our current commitments to Anti-Racism here /

We ensure you have the tools you need to thrive both in and out of work.

  • MacBooks for you to do your best work
  • Share Options - it’s important to us that everyone is an owner and can share in our success
  • Medical insurance - for you and your family so you can feel safe in these uncertain times
  • Excellent parental leave and in work support programme, - for those families to be
  • Flexible working schedule - where we can, let’s make work, work for you
  • Fun and inclusive digital, and in-person events

Most importantly, an opportunity to really make a difference in people’s lives.

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Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements.

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we'd love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!


Thank you for taking the time to read this advert. If you decide to apply, as part of your application, we will ask you to complete voluntary diversity questions (excluding Germany). Please watch this video from our amazing DEI Leader, Aubrey Blanche to share more on why we collect the data and how we will use it.