Engineering Enablement Manager (L&D) at Employment Hero

Information Technology and Services, Engineering, Full-time, Remote, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney remote engineering full-time
Posted a month ago

Employment Hero is an Australian tech unicorn - valued at over $1 billion. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small to medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits. We've grown 100% year on year since inception, and expanded globally in late 2020. We now service over 80,000 businesses and we will continue to grow rapidly in 2022 and beyond.

We believe in distributed employment and take a ‘Remote First' approach with our team. We can hire across the globe, assuming that candidates have eligible working rights and are in a suitable timezone. If you've got the skills for the role and the passion for our mission then we want to hear from you!

*This role is fully remote and can be performed from anywhere within Australia or New Zealand for those with full working rights.

About the Engineering Enablement Manager job:

This is a truly unique opportunity for an experienced Learning and Development (L&D) professional to dive into the world of engineering and partner with our engineering leadership. This role focuses on the learning/development and enablement of individuals, as well as organisational development, for a rapidly scaling global engineering team.

As our Engineering Enablement Manager, you’ll use your collaboration and influencing skills to gain the confidence of our Engineering Managers and their squads, where you’ll dive deeper into the pain points and challenges of each of our teams, where you’ll look to uncover opportunities; including:

  • Creating engaging, consistent, informative and delightful onboarding experience for technical hires.
  • capabilities/skills matrix, curriculum and learning pathways,
  • working with our P&C team in developing career pathways for our growing tech team, including robust and practical performance measurement tools, and clear pathways to promotion
  • creation of training programs, including facilitation of technical training, which may include courses on code development, testing, security etc
  • our approach to the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including our ways of working and helping our team anticipate the challenges of scale, and how we can best arm our people and their managers as we grow, pivot and evolve.
  • measuring our current state, gathering key metrics and analytics to understand progress, and showcasing opportunities to our leadership team and board.
  • working with a variety of cross-functional teams and people, you’ll know how to influence and effect diplomacy to achieve goals.

This role reports to the Head of Engineering and will work alongside Engineering Managers. You’ll work closely with our Learning and Development (L&D) team, including our Head of L&D.

A bit more of what you’ll be responsible for:

  • Own the development, tracking and maintenance of Engineering knowledge and skill standards
  • Curate and develop tailored training programs for each discipline, technology and experience level of the Engineering Team
  • Measure and monitor key competencies of training participants and the ongoing development and assessment of Engineering Team members
  • Set the baseline expectation of developer capabilities, build a mentoring and onboarding program for new starters meeting this expectation, including acceleration of the time-to-productivity of new starters
  • Work closely with Engineering Subject Matter Experts, and our Learning and Development team to deliver a comprehensive and consistent training experience
  • Define and drive key metrics, actively demonstrate improvements and how these positively impact the day-to-day deliverables of the team and the value to the business
  • Build documentation and complementary assets of key system concepts and components that aid the wider Engineering team
  • Drive internal continuous improvement programs within the Engineering Team

Your experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Deep experience in a similar position, such as Learning and Development Manager - particularly working with technical teams, and/or fast scaling tech start-ups.
  • Experience in an individual contributor role, where you need to use your influence and experience to make large organisational changes
  • Experience in rolling out technical training programs
  • An understanding and exposure to the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Developer empathy, understanding of what drives Engineering team members and ability to identify areas for improvement
  • Very strong communication skills, particularly in presenting/facilitating, including with non-native English speakers
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field

Nice to have/bonus:

  • Bachelor’s or Masters in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • Coding/scripting experience in languages such as Ruby, JavaScript, C#
  • Experience working in a fast-paced SaaS environment

Some of our benefits:

  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Share Option Program: be an owner of Employment Hero!
  • Self, health, wealth and happiness programs
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech + a generous budget to spend on setting up your home office (if you need a desk, chair, screen? You name it!)
  • Continuing education / post-graduate assistance program
  • Virtual yoga classes
  • Weekly virtual happy-hour and social events to get to know your new colleagues, + quarterly & yearly team celebrations
  • Access to the EH Employee Benefits Program and Hero Rewards Shop (of course!)
  • Our Sydney office is dog friendly and remains open for team meetings, collaboration days and those who need a day away from their home office (we are a COVID-safe workspace for those who choose to use it)

Why join Employment Hero?

* Raised $181M achieving unicorn status in February 2022

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2021, ranked #2 in Australia

* The Australian Top 100 Innovators List 2021

* Raised $140M Series E round led by Insight Partners July 2021

* Raised $45M Series D round led by Seek 2021

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2020, ranked #42 in Australia

* LinkedIn Top 10 Startups 2020

* Raised $22M Series C Round led by Seek July 2019

* Raised $8 mill series B round led by Seek and OneVentures

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019, ranked #20 in Australia

* GetApp Category Leader Q1 2019

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018, ranked #12 in Australia

* HRD Gold Medalist - Human Capital Management Systems 2018

* HRD Gold Medalist - Rewards and Recognition Service Provider 2018

* HRD Rewards and Recognition Employer of Choice 2018

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2018

* EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist 2018