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Platform Engineering Lead at Finder

Sydney, NSW

Global success requires a like-minded community of people working together. Our team of energetic, savvy and passionate Finders is committed to guiding our audience through complex decisions. Every day, we help people save money, get better rewards and learn something new.

Finder is equally committed to helping our team grow, thrive and remain inspired to learn.

We have expanded around the globe and our crew of 300+ is now operating in offices across Sydney, New York, London, Toronto, Manila and Wroclaw. Finder continues to forge a global presence with a vision to become the world’s go-to destination for comparing – helping people to find better.

Achieving our mission of changing the way the world makes decisions requires a diverse mix of creative, passionate and innovative people. We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and continually striving to create a diverse and inclusive environment where all of our people feel a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic selves to work.

Role overview

Working closely with the Finder product and engineering and Finder Ventures leadership teams, as an Engineering Lead -platform, you are the people-leader responsible for the flawless execution and delivery of new technology, components, capabilities and products built by your team to grow Finder’s capabilities. You will be responsible for the working health, wellbeing, happiness of the colleagues on your team. 

You drive bias for action in your team, showing that their work spearheads the growth of the commercial interests of the company. You will work closely with other Engineering Leads, Principal Engineers, People and Community staff, Product Managers and the CPTO in order to achieve this. 

Technical requirements

  • Software and Systems Architecture and solution design experience
  • Deep knowledge of container orchestration engines (Kubernetes, ECS)
  • Experience managing and scaling DevOps/infrastructure across multiple regions and cloud providers
  • Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery practices

Main responsibilities

The following is a list of the type of work you will perform:

  • Manage and scale the global Finder platform which currently receives 150 million server requests per month
  • Improve the performance, speed, reliability, and scalability of the Finder platform
  • Champion the launch of new services across multiple regions and cloud providers 
  • Own people leadership and performance management of the Platform team 
  • Collaborate with Engineering Leaders to drive strategic goals to improve the overall technical direction at Finder
  • Ability to manage risk, escalate where appropriate and to deliver options and improvements to other people leaders
  • Embody, demonstrate and reinforce Finder company values
  • Quality and timely delivery of projects along with coordination with other teams
  • Identify and improve processes and workflows at Finder

Who you are

  • You have extensive software engineering/ DevOps experience, building amazing things on the web that speak for themselves
  • You’re a people person and have 2+ years leadership experience
  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative team, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have no problem working with stakeholders across multiple timezones
  • You’re not biased towards using a specific technology or solution, you’re open to finding the right tools to solve the problem
  • You consider yourself well versed in Agile development methodologies

Nice to have

  • Demonstrable security, regulation, compliance and auditing expertise
  • Effective branching and merging techniques such as GitFlow and Trunk-Based Development
  • High performance, low latency computing 
  • Massive Use, Global Scale platforms
  • Financial Regulation in Australia, the USA and/or Europe
  • Security concepts and certification experience including SOC-2, PCI or ISO27001

How to apply

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you've been looking for, select the 'Apply Now' button below to submit your cover letter and resume. Use your cover letter to introduce us to you; we want to know who you are, what you've worked on and why you think you'd be a great addition to the team at Finder.

Finder is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

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Job Type

Full Time

About Finder

Office address

  • 99 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Company size

201-500 people

Founded in

2006

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