Lead Software Engineer


Support and develop a rapidly expanding team of diverse engineers to help them be highly effective contributors and collaborators!

  • Join one of Australia's fastest growing tech companies
  • An engineering team working on a product creating real impact
  • Manage a dynamic team of highly passionate and motivated engineers of all levels
Founded in early 2015 and based in Sydney, Hireup is a trusted online platform and community for people with disability and their families to find, hire and manage support workers that fit their needs and share their interests. Whether it’s support with getting to work, catching a local footy game or taking the scenic route, Hireup gives people the tools needed to live the most flexible, seamless and supported life possible. With over 100,000 registered users in communities all across Australia, Hireup is a national network of local supports. As a purpose-led organisation, we promote a culture defined by its humanity, curiosity and creativity, and allow this to infuse our services, product and people.

At Hireup, we understand the important role technology, and specifically, digital product plays in connecting people. For the Product team at Hireup, it’s not only about creating the most elegant, intuitive, accessible and powerful peer-to-peer platform in Australia, but to ensure we are building an efficient and lean model that maximises choice and control for both Australians living with a disability and their support workers.

As a Lead Software Engineer, your primary focus will be to lead a team of passionate engineers to discover, design and implement product features that will deliver significant business and user value. From developing new features in our core application, to guiding the architectural direction of our platform or helping design a technical education program for our cohort of junior engineers, the work will be as varied as it is challenging.

The big picture
  • Join one of Australia's fastest growing tech companies - winner of the 2018 Google.org Impact Challenge and 2017 Deloitte Tech Fast 50
  • Make meaningful social impact through your work whilst being a part of a driven, specialist product team with the potential to become leaders in the disability tech space
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in a highly inclusive and collaborative team
 Priorities - the work
  • Lead and coach a team contributing to our re-platforming efforts as we migrate from a monolithic Angular 1.6 & Node app to an API-first, multi-service backend architecture with Vue.JS frontends
  • Support and grow team members to help them unlock their full potential
  • Maintain a strong focus on architecture, design, quality, process and team health
  • Collaborate closely with the other Leads, Architects, CTO, Product Managers, Agile Coaches and Engineering Manager to ensure the team has the support they need, are upholding our agreed upon standards and are building towards our architectural and Product vision
  • Interact with other teams including Community Support, Marketing and Data to take a cross-functional approach to building features for our community of users
  • Design and build efficient and reusable abstractions and systems; engineering for performance and maintainability
  • Grow our development capabilities and help build a culture of innovation and technical excellence 
Skills - the person
  • Solid experience leading a team of engineers, supporting and growing people
  • A strong track record of delivering web based Products, ideally in a high-scale environment, with skills in all the related technologies including HTML/CSS, JavaScript, frontend frameworks/libraries such as React or Vue.JS
  • Experience with various database technologies such as SQL and/or document-based will be highly regarded
  • Knowledge of Design Systems and related processes beneficial
  • Collaborative approach with experience working in an Agile team environment
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Great eye for detail and strong sense of responsibility
  • Strong connection to, or interest in building an understanding of the Australian disability sector and community
  • Approach work with high-energy, drive and internal motivation
  • Exhibit adaptability, resilience, transparency, trustworthiness, passion and innate curiosity
What you’ll get from us
  • The chance to be part of a meaningful challenge and witness the positive social impact of your work
  • Exciting and challenging projects that will push both your technical and non-technical skills and provide ample opportunity for personal and professional growth
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An open culture that thrives on new initiatives and ideas
  • Your choice of laptop and tools to get the job done
Apply now

People with lived experience of disability strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is full-time and the salary will be dependent on experience. For more information about the role and how it fits within Hireup, contact our Talent Acquisition Lead, Ria Coutinho via careers@hireup.com.au