Stealth Venture - Head of Engineering

June 07

BCG Digital Ventures


About the role

CG Digital Ventures in partnership with one of the largest businesses in Australia is building a communication and collaboration tool for field force workers.

BCG Digital Ventures is an ever-growing global team of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, venture architects, product experts and investors. We invent, launch, scale and invest in game-changing businesses with the world’s most influential companies. The ventures we build create strategic advantages and financial returns for some of the most important global companies and help them own the next horizon of innovation.

This venture is backed by one of the largest businesses in Australia with a field force of more than 5000 workers. With a strong first customer, this venture is well-positioned to change the way workers collaborate in the field. 

The venture is currently in stealth mode as we get ready to launch in the market later this year. 

We are looking for an outstanding Head of Technology for the new company we are launching with demonstrable experience of both front and back end technologies, as well as leading and scaling engineering teams. This person will have a passion for product and an inherent entrepreneurial spirit.

As Head of Engineering, you will

  • Build, guide and manage a highly motivated engineering team across both front end and back end technologies
  • Define and manage the technology landscape and blueprint for entire solution stack
  • Guide and contribute to interdisciplinary teams, and work closely with lead engineers and architects to own the architecture and drive component strategy
  • Establish the company’s technology vision and lead all aspects of the company’s technological development, including for high-scale user acquisition
  • Make executive technology decisions on behalf of the company
  • Management of product/software release lifecycle
  • Management of technology budget
  • Oversee the design, build, scale and maintenance of software solutions (must have experience working in GoLang, Postgres, Docker, Azure, Flutter, React, React Native, AWS cloud services, Kubernetes and other commonly used tools)
  • Work closely and partner with Product and Company leadership to develop product constantly further
  • Foster a culture of continuous delivery and test-driven development
  • Champion good agile practices that provide a foundation for iterative product development
  • Staying up-to-date with current technologies and trends, and how they apply to a commercial environment
  • Coding and executing alongside the team if needed

Desired background

  • 15+ years of experience in software engineering – ideally both with frontend as well as backend related topics and technologies
  • Expertise in technologies such as GoLang, Postgres, Docker, Azure, Flutter, React, React Native, AWS cloud services, Kubernetes and other commonly used tools
  • Hands-on experience with architectural design, development and delivery with a broad mix of languages and technologies
  • A consistent record of rolling out digital products following Agile methodologies and different investment models
  • Experience building cloud-native software architectures
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps and cloud infrastructure services (AWS preferred)
  • The ability to set a technical vision and building the technical product roadmap from launch to scale
  • Proven track record of scaling engineering teams to drive rapid growth with minimal downtime
  • Experience working with Agile, Lean, test-driven and continuous delivery approaches
  • The ability to set a technical vision and building the technical product roadmap from launch to scale
  • The ability to be decisive and excited to lead their team forward
  • Experience in communicating technical vision to a variety of team members
  • Passion for solving customer frictions through simple and effective software
  • Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills - including requirements analysis, debugging and risk assessment
  • Strong people skills that contribute to an open and collaborative environment
Interviews will take place after resumes have been screened for minimum requirements. Please note that this position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above and that the job scope and responsibilities are subject to change.
BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.