Development Team Lead at Compass Education

Computer Software, Engineering, Full-time, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia engineering full-time
Posted a month ago

Come shape the future of education with us.

We are Compass - smart school management in one connected platform. We believe that time spent in the classroom should be for learning and teaching.

Our two co-founders John and Lucas met over a team lunch and while chowing down on their cafeteria sandwiches they bonded over their unapologetically nerdy love for education technology. After months of white-boarding and long days spent writing thousands of lines of code, Compass 1.0 came to life in 2009 in Lucas’ parents' garage.

Fast forward a decade - it’s no longer just John and Lucas eating sandwiches at the lunch table. Our school management ecosystem is now used in more than 2,000 schools across Australia and beyond. We’re joined by over 200 members of the Compass team, delivering smart school management solutions around the world.

About the Role & Team

We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us as a Development Team Lead in our Product team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading a team that designs, engineers and maintains secure, scalable software that's used by thousands of customers all over the world.

We are looking for someone with a combination of passion for software development, people leadership, and stakeholder engagement. This role will focus on creating a high quality product that is maintainable and ever evolving.

What you’ll do:

  • Evolve your team’s technical capabilities by ensuring they are up to date with modern engineering practices.
  • Inspire quality and best practices by championing software craftsmanship, clean code and pair programming.
  • Build great relationships with your team, be generous with your thoughts and feedback and be open about receiving it also.
  • Meet regularly with your team members to provide performance feedback, career development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Manage the capacity and velocity of your team, assisting with recruitment tasks when needed.
  • Own the teams’ responsibility to ensure customers receive an uninterrupted service and an overall positive experience using the software.
  • Foster a culture of openness and engagement to ensure that all team members are heard equally, feel appreciated and are committed to driving the success of your software.
  • Talk to and understand our customers, collaborating with Product Owners and Designers to shape our products to help solve their problems.
  • Work closely with the Chief Product Officer to ensure your team has the capacity to reach their goals and support our architectural vision.
  • Contribute to our diverse and inclusive culture and taking pride in doing work that is truly impactful and makes a real difference.


What you'll bring:

  • A passion for coaching, mentoring and growing a team of talented people.
  • Real-world experience working with C# and .NET.
  • Real-world experience with in frontend javascript, libraries and frameworks (e.g. Javascript, HTML, CSS, React, Vue, Typescript).
  • Previous experience working with SQL/NoSQL databases and knowledge in designing and implementing database solutions.
  • Experience in engineering and delivering software using Agile methodologies.
  • A keen interest in software development and actively keeping up to date with new tech.


What's in it for you?

  • Meaningful work in a rewarding industry that allows you to contribute to a mission that you believe in.
  • Flexible working culture - hybrid working environment.
  • Learning & Development opportunities - we want you to grow and get the most out of your role!
  • Parental Leave Program for both primary and secondary carers.
  • 24/7 access to our Employment Assistance Program (EAP) through the means of face-to-face, livechat and phone support.

It is a really exciting time to join Compass. We are growing and need people who want to grow with us. Compass is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Prior To Commencing Employment, You Require:

  • a valid Employee Working With Children Check
  • a satisfactory National Police Check
  • verification of unrestricted work rights in Australia, eg citizenship, passport, or birth certificate