Engineering Manager (IoT / Wearable Tech) at Catapult Sports

Technology, Melbourne, Australia melbourne engineering
Posted 9 days ago

The growth and evolving maturity of Catapult has resulted in the need for strengthened leadership in the hardware and firmware engineering team. In the last 12 months our engineering team in Melbourne has doubled in size, but has also taken on many more disciplines than before, spanning electronics, firmware, biomedical engineering, garment design, and Internet of Things (IoT) cloud software engineering.

As part of our expansion and an internal promotion, we now have an opening for an Engineering Manager for our hardware and firmware engineering team in Melbourne. We are quickly becoming a global team and need to get ready for what that means! We are looking for a passionate technology leader that loves building products and is excited by the idea of leading a true cross functional team.

We are eager to add this leadership to our already hard-working, creative and super smart team to unleash the potential of every athlete and team on earth!


  • Recruit, manage and grow a cross functional software, firmware and hardware engineering team with a passion for building truly great products
  • Manage product delivery in an agile environment including running planning sessions and continuously evolving an agile delivery roadmap across the full product lifecycle
  • Work closely with product and technical leaders to deliver great outcomes for our customers and internal stakeholders
  • Providing technology input to product ideas, prioritizing and making resource delivery tradeoffs
  • Works with the team to make, track, report, and fulfill planning commitments
  • Facilitate continuous learning for self and your team, and drive continuous improvement and technical excellence


  • Formal qualifications in electronic engineering, software engineering or industrial design
  • 8+ years’ industry experience in teams delivering highly technical products, preferably with a strong foundation in engineering principles and hands-on hardware or software development
  • 3+ years’ experience in a leadership capacity of technology teams, using a variety of approaches
  • Experience developing products, scaling them and supporting them throughout the entire lifecycle
  • A solid understanding of what high performance looks like, and how to drive it
  • A strong work-ethic and willingness to promote accountability across the team


Our mission is to improve the performance of athletes and teams, which we do by engineering the premier technology platform for sport. We've been at the forefront of sports technology and science since 2006 - we don't just work in the sporting industry, we are actively changing its future.  Our solutions are designed to help athletes and coaches “play smart” in a world where 1% can literally mean the difference between winning and losing.

We work with over 3,000 teams around the world, empowering coaches, managers and trainers in premier teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, EPL, AFL, NRL, NCAA and more. We provide the information they need to optimise athletes’ health, game-day readiness, and performance, as well as in-game tactics.  Our solutions include wearable technology, video analytics, and athlete monitoring solutions, and we are passionate about helping sports organizations at all levels to better scout, recruit, teach, and win.

  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the most ambitious and intelligent people in an exciting industry, and you will do some of the best work of your life.
  • We encourage our people to have constructive, open and honest communication in order to make Catapult extraordinary; innovate and create smart solutions; establish a collaborative, yet challenging, environment to develop our performance and the performance of our customers.
  • Our workforce spans more than 20 countries, you'll have the opportunity to work across multiple nationalities and cultures, and build your global awareness and capability 
  • We value improvement and development. We are challenging ourselves to continuously grow and become a high-performance company. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do, and our people are always looking for ways to do things better.  There is unlimited opportunity to grow, do more, and do better.

Whether you’re interested in sports or not, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your work is supporting some of the most successful teams and athletes on the planet! 

Research shows that while men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised groups tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job ad, please still get in touch! We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. We are building the future of sports performance, our priority is to find the brightest talent that can add to our team culture, those who actively contribute and who are excited about what they do.