Chief Technology Officer at Airtasker

Team, Full-time, Sydney, Australia sydney full-time
Posted a month ago

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. We’re Airtasker, the tech company that connects people who need to get things done with those who have the skills to do it.

Our mission is to empower people to realise the full value of their skills. This doesn’t just apply to those who use our product. It’s also for our whooooooole team of go-getters who bring the product to life and deliver impact to our community on a daily basis. Because we believe work (and life) is always better when you truly know and appreciate your strengths and skills.

So, with that in mind, we are looking for a new Chief Technology Officer to join our team of go-getters and realise the full value of their skills!

What you'll do:

  • Develop a strategy and framework for allocating resources effectively in line with vision, in a way that motivates and inspires team members while delivering on objectives of the business
  • Ensure existing, and new, technologies are used efficiently, profitably, and securely
  • Foster a strong Engineering culture by providing guidance and leadership around norms for high-quality engineering at Airtasker
  • Provide high-quality coaching and people management to direct reports (Engineering Directors) and draw on the strengths of team managers to be responsive to the organisation’s needs
  • Form a clear vision for Engineering at Airtasker and communicate this strategy internally, including the board, and externally where appropriate
  • Oversee budget management and statutory obligations of the Engineering function, including security, data protection and compliance reporting
  • Ensure strategic staffing needs are met with budget efficiency
  • Maintain high levels of motivation by clearly tying the work of Engineering teams to the company’s mission and strategy
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional peers to ensure that there is alignment and harmonisation in how the functions work together and define goals
  • Collaborate with People Operations on the end to end people experience
  • What it takes to be successful in the role:

  • Deep knowledge of modern software engineering, and product development, best practices
  • Knowledge of Cloud and distributed software architecture principles, and expertise on security and technical risk management 
  • Exceptional understanding on the technical operational requirements for a publicly listed digital product organisation
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present a Engineering vision confidently in a way that motivates others both internally and externally
  • Skill with organisational leadership (managing managers, designing an org chart) and growing talent at senior and leadership levels
  • Experience with building software at scale (both technically and organisationally)
  • Conversant with principles of modern people management and HR practices
  • Excellent collaboration skills with Product, Design, Data functions (including a level of understanding of the purpose and practices of those functions)
  • Effective problem solver with a customer centric mindset and a strategic thinker to align Engineering efforts to commercial company objectives 
  • Commercial understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Deriving of satisfaction from investing in the growth and development of others
  • Pragmatic and outcome-oriented to Engineering planning
  • What you'll love:

    Competitive compensation packages

    Flexible workplace environment - we embrace flexible working to support different life stages and lifestyle preferences. 

    Airtime Fridays! - no meetings and no slack on Fridays to allow you to find your flow in deep focus work, invest in your personal growth and increase your productivity.

    Connection and celebration - we celebrate connecting as people through regular rituals such as weekly AMAs, annual AirCon and Tuesday lunches. These moments are designed to bring us all together, whether you are local or remote!

    A culture of context, not control - we believe that empowering people through Airtasker starts with empowered people within Airtasker.

    We are agile and innovative in the way we work and how we grow - we believe in a growth mindset and trying new things.

    Learning and development - as humans, we never stop growing - we believe feedback is a gift, and provide allowances to empower you to identify learning that is right for you.

    Progressive parental leave policies - we believe that feeling supported to stay connected to both your professional and personal self when raising a family is vital in bringing your best self to work. 

    Celebration swap benefit - the option to swap national, state or territory public holidays for those that are more aligned to your beliefs and background.

    Access to wellbeing support - we want to ensure that you have all the support you need to prioritise your mental health and wellbeing, so that you can bring your best self to work. To this end, you'll be given full access, via our EAP, to regular 1:1 counselling with mental health and wellbeing specialists.

    Airtasker credits - whether it’s help around the home or planning your next date night, use your Airtasker credits every year to help you get more done.

    Dog friendly office - say hello to Harvey and Frank! 

    At Airtasker we believe in culture add - that each person is different and has their own background, learnings and unique experiences that can add to the Airtasker cultural tapestry. We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture, and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

    To all recruitment agencies and talent suppliers: Airtasker does not accept unsolicited resumes. Airtasker is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job postings or directly to our managers. If you are on our supplier list and have terms in place, ensure you work alongside our internal TA team and do not send resumes directly to managers.