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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

About Karbon

Karbon is the global leader in practice management software for growth-minded accounting firms. We provide an award-winning, highly collaborative cloud platform that streamlines work and communication, enabling the average accounting firm using Karbon to save 16 hours per week, per employee.

We have customers in 34 countries and have grown into a globally distributed team, with our people based throughout the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines. We are well-funded, ranked #1 on G2, have a fantastic team culture built on our values, are growing rapidly, and making a global impact.

Karbon is seeking Engineer Managers passionate about growing highly impactful teams by balancing efficiency and excellence. Ideal candidates thrive in teamwork, drive innovation, and ensure product integrity while valuing autonomy and creativity. We promote ownership and impact, embracing diversity, passion, and authenticity in a collaborative, sincere environment. This is a Hybrid role at our new office on Pitt Street.

Key Responsibilities

  • Balance Impact and Growth—As an engineering manager, you balance rapid delivery with team growth, prioritizing efficient product delivery. You adeptly manage both your personal and team development alongside project advancement.
  • Foster Teamwork and Collaboration—You cultivate a collaborative environment, promoting teamwork, communication, and support to achieve collective goals in both remote and in-office settings.
  • Lead Operational Excellence—Overseeing daily operations, you lead release trains, manage incidents, and conduct postmortems, ensuring efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Drive Technical Excellence and Innovation—Responsible for your team’s excellence, you balance innovation with enhancing existing products to maintain high standards.
  • Lead with Autonomy and Vision—Valuing autonomy, you inspire creative problem-solving, providing direction and support for innovative solutions.
  • Champion Quality and Accountability—Upholding quality standards, you instill a sense of shared responsibility and educate on best practices, adept at issue resolution and quality advocacy.
  • Cultivate Passion and Drive for Excellence—Building dynamic teams, you foster a culture of passion, excellence, openness, and innovation, collaborating with stakeholders to ensure exceptional customer value.
  • Empower Career Advancement—Focused on professional growth, you lead by example, supporting career enhancement to make each team member feel valued and positioned for success.


  • We are looking for someone who was at least a senior engineer prior to becoming an engineering manager.
  • We are looking for a leader that can plan and execute a sprint, negotiating with the Product Manager and the Technical Lead to get the best balance of new product, product enhancement, bug fixes and maintenance work.
  • We are looking for someone who can lead a release train. Working with stakeholders to get the required input, plan effectively, and manage a production release.
  • We are primarily a .NET-focused team, any experience with C#, SQL Server, and .NET technologies (MVC, Web API, .NET Core) is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills are essential for our international, multi-locational team dynamics.
  • Familiarity with the full software development life cycle and engineering best practices is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is needed.

Karbon embraces diversity and inclusion, aligning with our values as a business. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. If you've made it this far in the job description but your past experience doesn't perfectly align, we do encourage you to still apply. You could still be the right person for the role!

When we look for talent to join our team, we want unique, creative, and amazing people that align with values, and help us build a world-class product and company.

We recruit and reward people based on capability and performance. We don’t discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, physical or cognitive ability, and other diversity dimensions that may hinder inclusion in the organization.

Generally, if you are a good person, we want to talk to you. 😛

If there are any adjustments or accommodations that we can make to assist you during the recruitment process, and your journey at Karbon, contact us at for a confidential discussion.

At this time, we request that agency referrals are not submitted for this position. We appreciate your understanding and encourage direct applications from interested candidates. Thank you!