Digital Technical Lead



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Full Time


Information & Communication Technology


$130,000 - $140,000 Base + Super

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Wes Elsayed

An Australian IT Services company, obsessed with solving the most complex challenges of modern organizations with intelligent technology that differentiates and enables our Customers to compete in the hyperconnected IoT world.

As a Digital Technical Lead, you will thrive on being an enabler to each and every member of the Digital teams while also using your hands-on skills to the max by pushing the technical boundaries in delivering truly amazing Digital experiences.  This role puts 'extra' to the 'ordinary'. 

Daily Tasks 
  • Providing technical and team leadership to an Agile team or teams within Digital.
  • Providing input and expertise into the architecture, design and technical governance of various Digital applications.
  • Working with presales on developing proof-of-concept applications to amaze and delight customers
  • Driving the organisations DNA through leadership and collaboration.
Main Activities:
Stakeholders (15%)
  • Build trusted relationships with customer stakeholders, using data to align and validate creative outcomes
  • Build effective relationships with business stakeholders (Sales, Delivery, and Support)
Process (15%)
  • Collaborate with Head of Digital and peers to drive best practices throughout the delivery lifecycle
  • Practice this organizations delivery processes to enable repeatable, consistent delivery and customer experience delivery within the SDLC
Strategy (10%)
  • Work with the Head of Digital to continually refine Digital companies strategy
People (30%)
  • Directing, motivating and mentoring team members and those working in delivery capacities with customers
  • Clarifies roles and responsibilities and works with HR to document position descriptions for all direct reports
  • Coach, motivate and empower team to work towards team KPI's and company objectives
  • Arrange cross-training of roles within team, to ensure operational coverage in times of leave & knowledge gaps remain low
  • Assess and review team processes and progress regularly, ensuring best practice & streamlined processes applies
  • Completes Performance Planning process in timely manner
  • Motivates and recognizes the contribution of direct reports
  • Manages annual leave balances
  • Demonstrates Work Health Safety leadership and compliance
Delivery (30%)
  • Provide technical and team leadership, driving software development best-practice through mentoring and example
  • Maintain team Jira board, ensuring team maintains up-to-date tickets
  • Resolve team member project blockers
  • Work closely with other developers, both internal and external, to deliver high-quality working software on a regular cadence in accordance with company standards and methodologies.
  • Work closely with other developers to continually improve processes and provide internal process automation
  • Participate in the definition and adherence to the organsiations Digital development standards
  • Participate in peer code-reviews
  • Create automated unit-tests
  • Create automated acceptance tests when required
  • Participate in production deployment activities as required
  • Provide mentoring to team members and the wider business as practical
  • Provide analytical and problem-solving support to the development team and the wider business
  • Assist in the production of systems design artefacts such as integration plans, wireframes, process or workflow designs, and functional design documents
  • Produce working prototypes to demonstrate solution efficacy and suitability to developers and stakeholders
  • Work in a hybrid Waterfall/Agile environment
  • Identify development risks and issues as necessary
  • Evaluate tools and technologies with a view to delivering efficient, cost-effective quality solutions.
  • Author and maintain documentation including design, tool use, and development processes, as required.
  • Analyse software requirements and translate these into epics and user stories, as required
  • Undertake assigned integration planning and software build definition tasks.
  • Assist in short or long-term technology planning, making recommendations on technical policies within an overall program.
  • Assist in the preparation of project proposals and with estimations.
Technical (Essential)
  • Sound and in-depth understanding of OOP, functional programming, MVC and design patterns
  • Expertise in API design/delivery using one or more of RESTful, SOAP, or GraphQL interfaces
  • API-first design using SwaggerHub, Restlet, or similar
  • Expertise in responsive web development
  • Expertise in modern front-end web technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES5/ES6
  • Expertise in modern web preprocessors: Webpack, SASS
  • Expertise in React
  • Exposure to Angular
  • Expertise in NodeJS
  • Exposure to Java, PHP
  • Proficiency in RDBMS design and use: Postgres, MySQL, or similar
  • Proficiency in schemaless DB design and use: MongoDB, Postgres, or similar
  • Proficiency in front-end unit testing eg. Jasmine, Mocha, or Jest
  • Proficiency in back-end unit testing eg. JUnit
  • Expertise in AWS services including EC2, ECS, EFS, SNS, SQS, RDS
  • Proficiency in web accessibility standards including local applicability and the impacts on the development process
  • Proficiency in VCS: Git
  • Proficiency in build tools: grunt, gulp, or WebPack
  • Proficiency in agile tools: Jira, Rally, VersionOne
  • Exposure to Agile Development methods
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving ability and work well under pressure
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery using: Jenkins, CircleCI, Octopus, or similar
  • Experience with DevOps tools: Docker, Kubernetes
Technical (Bonus)
  • LINUX (RedHat, Ubuntu)
  • Shell scripting (Bash/Zsh)
  • Terraform / Ansible / Puppet / Openshift
  • Apache/Nginx
  • Microsoft Azure services
  • OWASP Top 10 tools such as ZAP, Vega
  • SVG, canvas, Web3D, GIS, data visualisation using D3 or similar
  • AI/ML libraries and their application and tuning eg. Keras, Tensorflow, Scikit, Numpy
  • Augmented Reality application development
  • React Native
  • Native application development
Work effectively with team or those outside formal line of authority (e.g. peers, senior managers) to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Build effective relationships.
  • Contribute to team/ organizational success:
  • Exchange information freely.
  • Volunteer ideas and help.
  • Build on others' ideas.
  • Support group decisions - Put group goals ahead of individual/own goals.
  • Shows basic awareness of how he/she is received and perceived by others
Demonstrates an understanding of how different people interact, or are likely to interact, has the ability to read situations quickly and build rapport.
Previous Experience:
  • 5+ years of full-stack software development experience
  • 2+ years Agile Scrum Master experience
  • 2+ years Team Lead experience
  • Blockchain development
  • AI/ML development
  • Tertiary qualifications in computer science and/or information technology OR equivalent industry experience
  • AWS qualification
  • Analytics qualification
  • AI/ML qualification
  • Agile qualification
If you've come from a telco background, that's a big bonus as my client is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

For further information feel free to contact Wessam Elsayed on (03) 9602 7766  for a confidential discussion.

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