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Director of Engineering



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
At SafetyCulture, we help businesses get better everyday. As the operational heartbeat of working teams, our technology gives workers a voice and leaders the visibility to make smart decisions. We’re constantly evolving our platform, expanding into sensors/IoT, Scalable and Event-Driven Architecture to name a few, but we believe there’s more to be done.
Recently valued at AU$2.2Bn, we’re investing our resources into creating and shaping a better workplace for all.
SafetyCulture is looking for a seasoned engineering leader who is passionate about building high performance engineering teams to join SafetyCulture as a Director of Engineering. We’re looking for a strategic thinker who drives technical excellence and fosters innovation, who’ll lead our engineering team to deliver high-quality products that support the company’s vision and mission.

Reporting directly to our Chief Information Officer, you will:

  • Provide direct leadership to engineering managers, and some engineers;
  • Partner with our People team to attract and engage top talent;
  • Foster a collaborative, ambitious, and outcome-driven culture;
  • Provide continuous feedback, address underperformance, and recognize the individual strengths and contributions of your team members;
  • Be responsible for high quality and high velocity execution of the engineering org;
  • Identify, evaluate, and optimize processes to maximize efficiency;
  • Unblock and push the team to hit deadlines;
  • Anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges and collaborate with the team to find the best scalable solution;
  • Collaborate successfully with cross functional partners including product, support and GTM
  • Assist the GTM org in landing and serving our biggest customers;
  • Partner with Product org on delivering solutions to our customers that keep SafetyCulture competitive.

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is a proven leader, who has successfully taken high-performance engineering teams through the scaling period;
  • Has a strong record of hiring and developing great, diverse talent;
  • Has 10+ years of engineering leadership experience, including experience overseeing an engineering org of 20+;
  • Is comfortable operating in an environment where you need to motivate teams by working both with managers and directly with engineers;Has successfully managed hybrid and remote teams working;Has 5+ years experience overseeing development of AI/ML products;
  • Has experience delivering and maintaining B2B web apps, with some consumer-facing product experience preferred;
  • Has a strong sense of urgency to deliver results and inspire the team to achieve beyond what they think is possible;
  • Has a strong sense of ownership and accountability;
  • Is enthusiastic about diving into the code and getting your hands dirty when needed;
  • Has strong technical mastery in software engineering but remains curious and committed to learning and improving their craft.

What Do I Get Access To When Working at SafetyCulture?

  • Hybrid working; we encourage you to create the best work blend while working from your home and the local SafetyCulture office.
  • Access to professional and personal training and development opportunities.
  • Participation in hackathons, workshops, and lunch & learn sessions.
  • Community involvement, open source work, attending talks and events, and experimenting with new technologies.
We’re committed to building inclusive teams and cultivating a sense of belonging so our people can bring their whole authentic selves to work each day. We seek to make reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process to create an even playing field for all candidates. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the entire SafetyCulture team, we’ve built an incredible culture which has seen us recognized as a Best Place to Work in Australia, the US, and the UK.
Even if you don't meet every requirement listed in the ad, please consider applying for this role. We prioritize inclusion and value individuals with potential over a checklist of qualifications. Don't rule yourself out—hit that apply button if this job resonates with you.
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