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Tech Lead Manager at Airtasker

Sydney, NSW

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Our mission at Airtasker is to empower people to realise the full value of their skills. We create jobs and help people get more done all around the world. We are inspired every day by the people who make their livelihood on the Airtasker platform.

Airtasker is a global marketplace for local services. We’re building a platform that allows people to post jobs and allows taskers to earn a living through these jobs.

We’ve spent the last year on a journey of growth and transformation - planting our flag in the UK and Ireland and progressing on our vision for the local services economy. We are 4 million users strong, with over $300M of job opportunities created this year in Australia and overseas. We’re making huge strides and we need your help as we accelerate to our mission! 

We are looking for a leader who will be excited about our mission, who is passionate about their craft and about adding to an awesome engineering culture. Our teams work collaboratively to solve interesting real world problems that improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who use our marketplace. 

You’ll be joining a diverse team. We come from all around the world, from all walks of life. We celebrate speaking up, solving fascinating problems, taking ownership and constantly honing our craft. We look for people who believe that getting your fundamentals tight and adopting a ‘first principles’ approach is a good way to tackle a problem. We also believe that it is important to be pragmatic in execution and work on projects with a ‘right fit’ mentality. 

Our mission fuels how we work - you’d be part of an environment that truly values and welcomes your sense of inquisitiveness, ambition, and capacity to innovate. We’re small enough that your voice will be heard and big enough to deliver on these ideas at scale. We come together to meaningfully improve the lives of millions of people.

What you'll do

  • The Tech Lead Manager has oversight over engineering across one of our feature teams.
  • They also have formal people management responsibility for all engineers in that Team.
  • Providing a senior engineering review function.
  • Supporting their Teams in hitting their quarterly OKRs, removing roadblocks.
  • Ensuring career growth and personal development for all engineers on their team.
  • Working closely with the engineers to ensure their teams are running effectively.
  • Supporting and mentoring should be an area of special focus.
  • Working with engineering leads to drive and coordinate major initiatives across the organisation. 
  • Sharing relevant information with their teams.
  • Fostering a high-performance Engineering culture.
  • Working cross-functionally to ensure that initiatives that impact other parts of the company are smoothly and efficiently run.
  • Communicating accomplishments, issues and obstacles faced by their teams to other stakeholders within the company.

The Tech Lead Manager is expected to keep their “hand in the game” in terms of direct coding contributions. However, direct development output is not a high priority; rather the aim should be to do work that keeps the person connected with the codebase and technical environment in which their team operates.

What you'll love

  • Competitive salaries and equity options.
  • Visa, PR sponsorship and relocation support.
  • Learning and development budget to support your personal learning and development.
  • A culture of flexibility -- we know it’s important to have flexibility in your life.
  • Relax, recharge, unplug - our Friday ‘Ask Me Anything’ session’s are legendary and we have regular, company-wide social events (fancy a boat ride by the Opera House?).
  • We provide support and resources to really bond with the people you are working closely with - teams regularly go on fun offsites.
  • Dog friendly office - say hello to Harvey, Bruce, and Nico!

About Airtasker

Office address

  • 17-19 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Company size

201-500 people

Founded in

2012

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