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Head of Engineering at Simply Wall St

Surry Hills, NSW

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We transform the way everyday people around the world invest, through empowering them to understand complicated financial data and make better, non-emotional decisions.

You will be building a world-class product revolutionary in many ways – unique data visualisations, making complex and complicated things simple, and replacing work previously done by humans. We are solving a very interesting problem in a very underserved space. The average retail investor massively underperforms the market,  but they really don’t have to.

This is an opportunity to work at a well-funded Fintech startup with a global impact that is still in its early stage. We are growing really fast but the team is still very small and you will have a big impact on how our product works and feels. Importantly we are highly profitable, with significant room to grow. Join us and make an impact.
 
What you'll do

  • Lead in the engineering vision and best practices for our platform
  • Lead commercial decisions across engineering
  • Define, communicate and lead engineering standards
  • Mentor, grow, and empower your team by giving them the skills, confidence, and motivation to make decisions independently that lead to their personal and professional success, and enable them to become technical leaders.
  • Part of the leadership team with the CEO and COO in leading the business
  • Setting up an environment that engineers have ownership and understanding of business goals
  • Hiring and identifying learning gaps for the engineering team
  • Develop a strong engineering culture that achieves longer-term business outcomes
  • Be comfortably leading by example through architectural discussions, code reviews, etc
  • Managing data science, data engineering, and software engineering
 
Technologies we use

  • IBM Cloud and AWS
  • Javascript, NodeJS, Typescript, PHP, Python
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • Microsoft SQL, Postgres, Amazon Redshift
  • Kafka, Redis
  • DataDog, Sentry

Though, this shouldn’t really matter. :D We are looking for a leader who will lead a strong engineering culture agnostic of technology stack.
 
About you

  • A pragmatic approach to software development 
  • Experience, working in a strong engineering culture
  • Preferred that you have had experience in a startup or scale-up
  • A clear opinion on what a strong engineering culture looks like
  • Entrepreneurial spirit - someone who can simultaneously think big, but also stay grounded in the immediate, practical, get-stuff-done mindset of a startup.
  • Strategic vision - passion for what we can do at scale, and how it will change the way in which people invest for the better
  • Language agnostic engineering leader 
  • Demonstrably strong software engineering skills 
  • Leadership experience, managing engineers in achieving business outcomes
  • Experience with hiring and retaining software engineers
  • Passion for building world-class data platforms that support a global customer base
  • Growth mindset, bring creative problem solving to align the company’s technology development plan with the company’s business goals.
 
Our offer

  • Highly competitive salary and equity package;
  • Lead a team that can iterate fast without roadblocks and bureaucracy;
  • Be included in key decision-making and making a difference to the business from day one;
  • Have a direct feedback loop with the team (we push code multiple times a day and an excellent analytics stack);
  • Learn to invest like a professional and become a fundamental analysis machine.
  • Flexible working hours - work when you are most productive
  • Social events - when we can all hang out again!
  • Be part of a business that is highly profitable, a clear mission and with significant opportunity to grow

About Simply Wall St

Office address

  • 24 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Company size

11-50 people

Founded in

2014

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