Software Engineering Manager - Platform, Application Architecture at Deputy

Engineering, Full Time, Sydney sydney engineering full-time
Posted 2 months ago

At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world of hourly work “works”. Businesses that use Deputy unlock thriving workplaces – one where staff are engaged and empowered, customers are served well, businesses are legally compliant, and companies profits thrive. For decades, software has primarily driven innovation in knowledge work businesses (Slack, Zoom, Asana, Notion), rather than hourly work businesses (think cafes, retail, manufacturing, medical clinics) – we are here to change that!

Deputy is a global cloud SaaS workforce management software company, HQ'd in Sydney (AU), San Francisco, and London (UK). We’ve helped 10s of millions of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, run thriving businesses.

We have crossed $100m ARR, with strong financial stability and backed by leading US/Global investors. Our Target Market is about 60% of the world’s workforce, an ambitious vision, matched with an incredible values-led culture. Come join us!

About your role

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, your key responsibilities will be to direct a team of dedicated engineers of varied experience levels. 

The platform team looks after various system services, golden paths, cloud infrastructure and design patterns used by the wider product & engineering teams within Deputy. Your role will be to ensure the continuity, delivery and business alignment of the team’s roadmap.

Enabling your team as an inspiring Technical Manager, co-create the technical vision, strategy and technical roadmap planning and product definition for your team, alongside your technical leads and product managers/product designer.

You are a player coach who can roll up your sleeves and be hands on to help the team achieve their goals.

What you'll do:

  • Work with stakeholders to provide technical solutions to problems or issues
  • Act as a enabler, removing roadblocks to progress as needed
  • Maintain high quality standards for yourself and software engineering practices of your team
  • Work with team members to guide solutions towards business and technology goals
  • Drive the continuous improvement of processes and ways of work to improve team capacity and capability
  • Assist the team in a hands-on capacity as required, running agile ceremonies, helping people with self-organising skills, facilitating workshops
  • Work with your peers to improve the platform organisation and generate value to the rest of the company.
  • Work closely with account and technical teams of our core vendors like AWS, Datadog, etc
  • Drive high performance:

  • Bias towards value creation: guide the team to building innovative, elegant solutions by balancing trade-offs with the best interests of the company. Guide the team on important architectural and long-term engineering decisions, as well as shorter-term tradeoffs. Stay technical to provide meaningful guidance on engineering decisions.
  • Provide one on one feedback, career advice and coaching for your team members
  • Communicate openly and be the voice of the business within your team, keeping them informed of and working towards the business vision & goals
  • Lead the recruiting of new engineers within your team as we grow and build a world-class, sustainable and diverse engineering team.
  • Mentor team members to create a highly motivated, coherent, and cohesive culture which rewards high performance
  • Own the Engineering Team Engagement score (quarterly measure of team engagement), by building upon our interactive, learning-oriented engineering community
  • Technical leadership:

  • Become intimately familiar with our product, systems, and our tech stack to drive decisions about frameworks, architecture and decisions
  • Drive adoption of best practices and best in class technology, design best practices, enforce principles of work
  • Remove single point of failures by cross-skilling staff and making sensible, strategic resourcing decisions
  • Experience with working on legacy codebase and migrating to newer architecture including data migration
  • Developing subject matter technical expert in the domain you own
  • Responsible for the technical decision making and architecture across portfolio of squads
  • Accountability for 2-3 OKRs aligned to Company goals
  • Can clearly design and communicate a technical roadmap to the organisation with proof of value.
  • Who you are:

  • 2+ years of engineering management experience building highly performing, self-managing autonomous teams
  • Bias to action and effecting organisational change
  • Influential with engineering leadership and the engineer community
  • Ability to handle competing priorities
  • Growth mindset. We are an early stage company that hasn’t figured it all out yet!
  • Humbitious. We are ambitious to aim to make a significant global impact, and build a generational company, while humble enough to know it’ll take lots of hard work, learning from mistakes, and great people
  • High agency mindset. High Agency is about finding a way to get what you want, without waiting for conditions to be perfect or otherwise blaming the circumstances. High Agency people either “find a way” in the face of adverse conditions or navigate to reverse the adverse conditions to achieve goals.
  • Passion for technology. A nerd at heart, you know the massive leverage and exponential ability innovative technical solutions can have in making an impact in the world.
  • Techie in you:

  • Experience building distributed web based cloud native applications and services.
  • Experience in various cloud computing/architecture - AWS with Multi-region, multi-tenant experience
  • Experience in deploying highly scalable systems with various techniques and design patterns
  • Experience in the operations of large multi tenant storage deployments (we use MySQL & various no-SQL)
  • Experience in system architecture patterns like SOA, micro services, EDA (event driven architecture)
  • Experience in key cloud native technologies like Kubernetes (EKS), containerisation, Kafka, etc
  • Programming Languages - PHP, Golang, Terraform, Python
  • Employee Perks
    - Share Options
    - Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
    - Flexible Work Policy
    - Company wide Development & Coaching
    - Hackathons
    - Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
    - Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
    - Mental Health Support
    - Munch & Learns

    Learn More About Deputy
    Deputy Linkedin Page 
    Deputy Instagram
    The Bay Area's Top Workplaces
    Open the Pod Bay Doors Podcast - E165: Silvija Martincevic, CEO & Board Director, Deputy 
    International Shift Worker Sunday
    Customer Story - Honest Burgers: from inflexible all-in-one to Deputy’s best of breed flexibility
    Best Employee Scheduling Software 2023 (Forbes Advisor)
    Silvija Martincevic: Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A CEO
    Customer Reviews - GetApp and G2Crowd

    Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills.