Software Engineering Team Lead at Versent

Development, Full Time, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 1 months ago

Stax is a home-grown start-up revolutionising the AWS cloud experience. Our aim is to provide a platform that automates and streamlines critical tasks to provide a secure and efficient developer experience. Founded by the cloud experts at Versent, Stax has grown to a team of 40 cloud artisans passionate about the quality outcomes we deliver. With over 200 active customers across 3 continents, our customers range from fast food, to luxury, to ASX top 20.

We've cultivated an environment based on creativity. When people who care about their craft are given the freedom to explore possibilities without restriction, amazing things can happen. There are no cool cliques, just a hard-working team generating ideas and devising solutions in a creative, collaborative workspace.

We're going through a period of massive growth and we're not slowing down. To help us grow we are seeking a Team Tech Lead to join our engineering team on a permanent basis.
The Team Tech Lead will fill a critical role in our engineering team. The role is responsible for driving key technical decisions, mentoring and coaching our engineers, and working with Product Owners to define priorities as we build customer value. We are looking for an excellent software engineer that can bring their wealth of knowledge to deliver on our product goals while enhancing the internal people and process capability in our team.

We are building Stax's core product that makes AWS environments secure by default, automated, and integrated with customer's AWS services. Customers build on top of our platform for their production applications; a successful candidate will bring a strong software engineering practise to the team to continually reduce the impact of changes. This is a great opportunity for someone that loves to coach and collaboratively solve complex problems with the team for our customers.

Stax has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. We have team members working from home all over Australia, so feel free to apply regardless of your location

As part of the team, you would be:

  • Helping shape our team’s architectural decision
  • Working with the product owner to help prioritise and deliver on product goals
  • Collaborating with other engineering leads and engineering teams to build our culture.
  • Taking ownership of the development rituals and improving our processes.
  • Mentoring other team members on engineering practises and culture.
  • Committing to code to help us deliver on team objectives.
  • Taking part in a rotation responding to incidents and outages.
  • We're looking for someone who:

  • Has 5+ years’ experience in developing applications to the highest standard. 
  • Has a bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent work experience.  
  • Has experience developing, monitoring, and maintaining AWS data pipelines and data solutions. 
  • Has a strong software development pedigree to ensure we are shipping high quality software. 
  • Has experience making an impact in a short-term contract. 
  • Has excellent communication within the team and across teams. 
  • Takes a coaching mentality towards developing capabilities within the team 
  • Has a DevOps/SRE mindset (i.e. you build it, you run it) 
  • Builds resilient distributed systems and appreciates the importance of observability. 
  • Has a strong understanding of Golang/Python
  • As part of our culture, we place a lot of trust in our engineers to make the right decisions, but that means everyone must be excellent communicators. Not the fluffy kind you put on a resume but actually effective at communicating within and across teams. We are looking for passionate people that are willing to go the extra mile – there is no “other team” to solve the problem for you. We are looking for people to exist in our blameless engineering culture but also to take accountability for their decisions. A strong engineer will be thinking about implementing for today but building for tomorrow. Most importantly an engineer that goes by “you build it you run it mindset”.

    Our values reflect the way we work. We’re a casual, inclusive bunch, with team members from a variety of backgrounds collaborating as a team to overcome challenges. Everyone is given space to learn and develop their skills and knowledge. We support each other in all ventures, whether attaining a new AWS certification or trying their hand at baking sourdough or brewing beer. We create remarkable experiences for our customers and we treat others the way we would like to be treated.