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Lead Software Engineer

MyPass Global

MyPass Global

Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024
MyPass Global is on a mission to empower safe, agile & connected communities.
Our workforce onboarding and compliance management software is centered around a digital Skills Passport, designed to help organisations reduce their risk and cost of operations. Our vision is to become the trusted industry ‘source of truth’ for organisations and people. We don't limit ourselves to a single sector or location; rather, we strive to establish a global standard.
Our company values set the standard for the behaviours and mindset we expect from every “MyPasser”. Our values include:
BRING OUT THE BEST
We connect and empower people to build a safer future. We strive to create a positive and enduring impact, no matter how small.
CHALLENGE THE NORM
We pursue innovation by practising curiosity and always asking ‘why’. We challenge assumptions by seeking opportunities for growth and improvement.
TREAT PEOPLE WELL
We treat our customers, employees and partners as equals. We foster meaningful relationships through trust, compassion and respect.
WALK THE WALK
We are accountable for our goals, actions and collective vision. We work with integrity and are true to our word, fostering a culture of open communication.
Position Purpose Statement
The key purpose of this role is to lead a software engineering squad to design, develop and maintain software applications and systems. This role requires the ability to write clean, efficient and well-documented code and to collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and implement solutions. This role conducts code reviews and ensures code quality and adherence to best practices. The role is required to participate in the full software development lifecycle, from planning and design to deployment, operation and maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing strong technical leadership and coaching to your team and the department.
  • Working in an agile software engineering environment to deliver awesome features that will delight our customers.
  • Writing software in an iterative environment using continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • Working in a collaborative environment to design, prove, document, engineer, test, deploy, scale and operate software.
  • Contributing technically to ensure design feasibility; approach; usability; architecture; code quality; testability; scalability; and performance.
  • Suggesting appropriate technologies, techniques and standards to help deliver our goals.
  • Participating in scrum ceremonies to help provide visibility and accountability towards delivery of projects you’re working on.
  • Pairing with other team members.
  • Supporting and developing other software engineers by providing advice, coaching, mentoring and educational opportunities
  • Working to help ensure homogeneous code contributions from everyone on your team.
  • Working with a geographically distributed software engineering team.
  • Assisting with driving the adoption of good practices across the department.
  • Updating job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and technologies; participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organisations.

Key Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience leading a full-stack software engineering team.
  • Strong design and documentation skills.
  • Software engineering fundamentals.
  • Test-driven development.
  • Experience writing tested, maintainable code.
  • Experience with software testing.
  • Well practised in software development lifecycle stages including backlog refinement, estimation, implementation, testing, CI/CD, DevOps, release, operating / monitoring and rolling back.
  • Experience with full stack development. Ideally experience of Neo4j and / or SQL.

Measures of Success:

  • Team DORA metrics:
  • Pace:
  • Lead time for change
  • Deployment frequency
  • Quality:
  • Change Failure Rate (CFR)
  • Mean Time To Restore (MTTR)
  • Team delivery metrics:
  • Planning accuracy (defined as the amount of planned work completed as a percentage of the amount of planned work)
  • Roadmap accuracy (defined as the amount of work completed from the roadmap as a percentage of work completed)
Information Security Accountabilities
Senior Leaders:
- Ensure direct reports receive instructions that adequately describe the responsibilities for information security related to their job role
- Ensure direct reports receive training to maintain appropriate information security skills and knowledge required for their job role
- Ensure direct reports demonstrate the information security skills and knowledge required for their job role
- Ensure induction and training focus on the most relevant information security aspects for each job role