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Engineering Manager

Waddle

Technology

Sydney / Melbourne

The Opportunity

Our Purpose

Waddle helps Australian businesses unlock cash tied up in unpaid invoices, enabled via a digital platform powered by real time data. Our mission is to build a world class invoice finance platform to support Australian businesses with their working capital needs.

Waddle is a cloud based invoice finance platform which connects to accounting software in real time, powering CBA’s digital cash flow product, Stream Working Capital. The Waddle team is in an exciting period of accelerated growth following a recent acquisition by x15 ventures. We are looking to build a team of talented technologists  who are passionate about supporting Australian businesses access innovative working capital solutions.

How you’ll make an impact

You will play a key leadership role in supporting, developing and coaching a team of enthusiastic engineers who run the Waddle platform in addition to liaising with key stakeholders across the value chain. 

This role sits on the Waddle leadership team and reports directly to the Waddle Managing Director and requires excellent collaboration with the Senior Engineer Manager. 

What you will do day-to-day

Support, coach and develop a team of engineers in running the Waddle platform including maintaining a resilient and scalable platform. This includes playing a proactive leadership role in transitioning the Waddle team into x15ventures. 

Ensure the team maintains exceptional incident and support management in line with predefined service agreements. 

Participate in product proposition sessions to provide insights, ballpark estimates and guidance to product and always have an appropriately sized and relevant backlog for the team 

Maintain a close relationship with Product on their roadmap and strategy 

Help to maintain solution architecture and highlight any areas that require input from other specialists 

Use your knowledge and lived experience of best practices to ensure that accessibility, performance, and other engineering concerns are of the highest standard 

Provide continuous feedback to team members and be a contributor to continuous improvement for Waddle and our stakeholders 

Identify and correct operational bottlenecks  

What you will need to be successful in this role:  

Prior experience in leading high performing software engineering teams 

Hands-on experience operating in a high-availability and automated technical environment.  

Experience defining and building secure solutions and architecture using Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot and React.js 

Hands-on experience with release processes and CI/CD pipelines  

Exposure to infrastructure as code tools like CloudFormation or Terraform  

Exposure to containerisation technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes being used in production environments. 

Experience in managing internal and external stakeholder expectations.  

Experience with monitoring and alerting tools  

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a bias towards action.  

Passionate about designing and operating highly available systems in AWS environments for robustness and automation.  

Positive team player that can work collaboratively.  

Able to connect in a meaningful way with technical staff and non-technical stakeholders.  

Desired Experience:  

Experience with Financial Services  

Experience working in an Agile environment.  

What's in it for you?

We offer flexible work options to support your well-being and life stuff 

We pay generous equal parental leave because family is hugely important  

We celebrate an authentic team culture and promote collaboration, innovation, and general mucking in 

You can choose your own adventure with access to communities of practice and development opportunities where you can learn from and grow with others   

We support hybrid working and have a beautiful base at South Eveleigh - a state-of-the-art precinct that’s part of Sydney’s wider technology community 

About x15

What is x15ventures?

We're a venture scaler powered by CommBank. We build, buy and invest in startups that will benefit the bank's 15 million customers and beyond.

We're navigating the space between corporate and startup worlds and harnessing the collision of careers, ideas and expertise to help build and scale the next generation of digital businesses.

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© 2023 CBA New Digital Businesses Pty Ltd ABN 38 633 072 830 and Australian Credit Licence 516487, trading as x15ventures. x15ventures is a trade mark of CBA New Digital Businesses Pty Ltd. CBA New Digital Businesses Pty Ltd is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124. CBA New Digital Businesses Pty Ltd is not an Authorised Deposit-taking Institution for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959 and its obligations do not represent deposits or other liabilities of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Please refer to the venture websites for specific venture-related disclosures and other important information. Read our Privacy Policy.

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