Chief Technology Officer - AU at Zip Co

Executive, Permanent, Sydney sydney full-time
Posted a month ago

Before we dive into the role, let’s talk about flexibility. Our Zipsters can choose where and when they work by taking full advantage of our hybrid-work environment. So whether you’re mostly remote, mostly in the office or a mix of the two, you’ll be empowered to do whatever brings out your best.

About us

We are Zip, a global Buy Now, Pay Later company providing fair and seamless solutions that simplify how millions of people pay. Our journey began in Australia, has taken us to 13 countries (so far) - and we’re just getting started.

We exist to create a world where people can live fearlessly today, knowing they’re in control of tomorrow. Focused on product innovation that puts people at the centre, we put the financial well-being of our customers and merchant partners at the heart of everything that we do.

As we continue to rapidly scale, develop new products and services, and enter new geographies our technology environment and teams continue to play a critical role in our success and remain a core competitive advantage.

To help continue this success we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, agile and entrepreneurial leader that will bring a vision for the local technology organisation that can lead and scale the organisation. This will be someone with exceptional people leadership, commercial acumen, strategic intent and visionary technical capability who has a track record of building and scaling high performing engineering & product led organisations whilst building engaged, diverse and high performance teams. 

Sitting on both the ANZ & Global Tech leadership teams this role will be critical to us achieving our mission of being the first payment choice, everywhere and every day. 

About the role

  • Playing a key strategic and leadership role across both the ANZ LT and the Global Technology teams you will be a true partner contributing to the strategy, product and operational aspects of the ANZ business  
  • Developing, executing, and continuously improving our local technology strategy and roadmap to achieve our ambitious goals whilst building product capabilities which align closely with our global teams 
  • Building and leading a high-performing technology organisation that collaborates effectively with global teams across geographies - fostering a culture of collaboration, ‘Engineering excellence’ and an ownership mindset
  • Transform, inspire and evolve our people and leadership capabilities while creating an engineering and learning culture 
  • Identifying new and emerging technologies, monitoring industry trends, and bringing ideas on how Zip can innovate and change the game
  • Collaborating with cyber security on strategy and driving security aware behaviors across the AU organisation
  • Collaborate with & influence cross functional peers to ensure we are championing and delivering scalable and customer centric solutions & experiences in line with objectives, emerging customer trends and the competitive landscape
  • Preparing and managing budgets and day to day management of P&L
  • To help us level up, you’ll bring:

  • Deep technology experience in building global products and platforms. Understand the principles of build once, rollout everywhere
  • Proven track record as a builder and leader. Significant engineering and people leadership experience including in microservices-based, API-driven architectures, agile software delivery and single thread ownership models
  • Experience in public and private cloud, Docker/containerization technology, software-defined infrastructure, site reliability/chaos engineering principles, etc. Demonstrate a strong understanding of CI/CD pipelines, test automation and domain driven design
  • Experience with .Net, React, Kotlin, PostGres, AWS or Azure public cloud environments would be helpful. Experience in modern technology design paradigms and tech stacks is highly desirable 
  • Strong experience in building highly scalable, highly available, low latency products with high resiliency preferably in the payments or consumer domain
  • Experience in a high growth, fast-paced environment where you have lead, developed and inspired large teams of diverse employees with the ability to pivot and adapt with a sense of urgency
  • High accountability mindset, low ego, team player, the best answer always wins. Our values in your DNA: Customer First, Own It, Stronger Together and Change the Game
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field required; master’s degree preferred with computer science preferred
  • We’re proud to be a values-led business. They guide us in everything we do - how we work together and create game-changing experiences for our customers and fellow Zipsters.

    If you only meet some of the requirements for this role, that's okay. We value a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas and believe this is fundamental for our future success. So, if you have the curiosity to learn and the willingness to teach what you know, we'd love to hear from you.

    We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive workplace that provides equal opportunities to all persons regardless of their age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or anything else.

    What’s in it for you?

    We offer a variety of perks and benefits to support you at both work and home. Here’s a taste of what you can expect!

    ●     Flexible working culture
    ●     Share incentive programs
    ●     Generous paid parental leave
    ●     Leading family support policies
    ●     Paid birthday and volunteering leave
    ●     Mental health and wellbeing program
    ●     Virtual yoga and meditation classes
    ●     Epic office with a casual dress code
    ●     Fun team with high-growth hustle
    ●     Remote working allowance
    ●     Heaps of social events

    Join us on our mission to be the first payment choice, everywhere and every day.