VP of Engineering

Product Development · Surry Hills, New South Wales
Department Product Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Head of Software Engineering

Who are we?

Drive Yello helps businesses efficiently manage last mile delivery and connects them to gig economy drivers so they can meet the ever-increasing demand for convenience. We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for an inspiring Engineering Leader to drive the scaling of our application architecture and tech teams. We work with some of the largest retail clients here in Australia which include Woolworths, BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Coles, Terry White Chemmart just to name a few.

The Yello Platform provides retailers unprecedented access to data and control of last mile delivery and has proven to help businesses not only improve their delivery service but also enable them to provide a delivery on demand. Retailers are attracted to Drive Yello as they not only get access to innovative technology but a marketplace of couriers to help them provide the convenience customers are demanding.

The Role:

The Head of Software Engineering is responsible for building, leading, and empowering a software development team focused on crafting beautifully innovative and functional software users can't live without.

The Head of Software Engineering is all about technical leadership, management, internal communication, and delivery — getting the product out the door, while ensuring the team is hitting their mark. A Head of Software Engineering is a great manager and a great team builder. Your job is to make everyone in the engineering organization successful and he or she needs to fix the issues that are getting in the way of success.

As part of the Executive Team, working closely with the Founding CEO and CTO, you will set the tone and cadence for delivery; working cross-functionally with the leadership team (Product, Design, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Member Experience, etc.) to further scale the Yello Technology Platform, build new product offerings and help Yello become a global industry leader.

The ideal candidate has proven success in building and delivering enterprise-class software/systems, managing large global teams with multiple products & technology platforms, with strong communication, change management, and leadership skills. Background knowledge in SaaS, Mobile Solutions, and Cloud deployments are essential.

What we are looking for:

  • A minimum of 5-10 years of experience at a senior level in an Agile development environment and Micro service Architecture in a product centric organisation
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing 10 to 20 developers, front & backend, across multiple scrum teams; creating technical roadmaps and planning resources; hiring and onboarding
  • Experience scaling a cloud-based enterprise SaaS product and or marketplace businesses
  • Familiarity to translate between technical and commercial aspects and experience with managing trade-offs in the creation of products from MVP to productisation
  • Experience developing apps for gig economy management and tracking

To be successful you will have Proven expertise with the following:

  • JavaScript/Node, PHP, Python, React
  • Docker containers and Microservices
  • Restful API and Web service development
  • MySQL, MongoDB, Redis and database cluster management
  • AWS and Google Cloud


 If this sounds like the role for you, apply now because we can’t wait to meet you!


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  • Location
    Surry Hills, New South Wales
  • Department
    Product Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor