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VP Engineering at Airtasker

Sydney, NSW

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Here at Airtasker, we’re searching for our new VP of Engineering. 

You will be responsible for the engineering function of 50 employees. Made up of Australia’s most talented Software Engineers. You will own how engineering is done at Airtasker, design a high performance and inclusive culture, whilst scaling our global marketplace ready for international expansion.  

Who we are

Airtasker is a global marketplace for local services. We’re a trusted community platform that connects people who need work done with people who can share their skills to earn money. 

Our mission at Airtasker is to empower people to realise the full value of their skills. 

In 2019, we planted our flag in the UK and Ireland. In 2021 we’ll be landing in Singapore and New Zealand. 

We currently have 4 million users, we created $300M of job opportunities in 2019. We’re contributing to the economic rebuild post-COVID-19. We need your help as we accelerate our mission! 

You’ll be leading a diverse team from all walks of life. We celebrate speaking up, solving fascinating problems, taking ownership and constantly honing our craft. 

If you love the idea of leading ex-Googlers. If you dream of scaling a platform to world domination. If you get goosebumps making hard engineering tasks easy. We’re excited to learn more about you! 

Who you are

You are a visionary Engineering leader with the ability to rally our business around a shared goal. You have a passion for technology. A clear view of what a high-quality engineering team looks like. You get inspiration from solving problems that change the way people work and positively impact the world. 

How you can make an impact

Be the custodian of the engineering team’s organisational health and effectiveness.

Collaborate with Product, Design, Marketing and Data functions to deliver a strategy that drives scalable products, user impact and customer acquisition.

You will be responsible for

  • Build and lead a world-class engineering culture at Airtasker 
  • Take ownership of scaling our platform’s architecture
  • Provide high-quality coaching to direct reports (Tribe Engineering Leads and Lead Architect). Collaborate with coaches and peers across Product, Design, Data functions.
  • Own and maintain the integrity, process and high standards of Engineering hiring. 

You will have the following experience

  • A skilled coach with experience of growing talent at senior and leadership levels.
  • Experience with building software at scale (both technically and organisationally).
  • Deep knowledge of modern software engineering best practices
  • Proficient with Computer Science fundamentals
  • Knowledge of cloud & distributed software architecture principles
  • Conversant with principles of modern people management and HR practices 

What you’ll love at Airtasker

  • Competitive salaries and equity options
  • Visa, PR sponsorship and relocation support
  • Learning and development budget
  • Relax, recharge, unplug - our Friday ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions are legendary.
  • Regular company-wide social events (fancy a boat ride by the Opera House?)
  • Dog-friendly office - say hello to Harvey, Bruce, and Nico!

About Airtasker

Office address

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

Company size

201-500 people

Founded in

2012

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