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Software Engineering Manager, Energy

Full Time, Permanent — Sydney, NSW

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Brighter Together
At Brighte, we believe every Australian deserves access to a sustainable and comfortable home. How do we help Australian’s achieve this? We build innovative mobile and web platforms, responsible and seamless financial solutions, and relationships with customers and vendors that last. Our addressable market is massive and rooted in a positive mission that empowers Australian’s and the growing and critically important sustainability market.
We have been recognised for our incredible work in diversity and inclusion and have a leadership team that is passionate about building a high-performing culture where people feel a sense of belonging. If you’re keen to work for a mission-driven company, with smart people who live and breathe Brighte’s values, have a read below.
The role
This is your opportunity to fight climate change and contribute to renewable green energy as we disrupt the energy retail market on Brighte’s mission to make every home sustainable.
This role exists within Brighte’s emerging energy retail business to create capabilities that manage energy across tens of thousands of households as we accelerate the shift to electrification and renewables in the Australian home.
With strong people leadership, technical background and practical experience you'll encourage and empower engineering creativity and innovative solutions.
You will drive communication of the product roadmap, ensuring a cohesive team understanding of the overall business objectives.
We'll support and enable you to foster an environment where teams can deliver high quality software rapidly to the user as well as promoting a strong culture of collaboration and quality feedback.
Who you will work with
You will be the pivotal communication bridge between the engineering team to the rest of the business driving curiosity and meaningful conversations around energy.
You will work in collaboration with the Product Owner, ensuring critical information is available and understood within the team.
Who you are
You are a huge fan and supporter of team collaboration, within your own team but also across the business.
A conceptual, critical and analytical thinker, who loves to provide outside-of-the-box problem solving skills.
You are comfortable in an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions.
Your strong sense of emotional intelligence has helped you build high performing teams, understand how to recruit for amazing talent and can develop individuals to help them achieve professional growth.
Your values resonate with Brighte's values: Deserve the Customer, Brighter Together, Be Human, Call the Ball & Think Big Stay Green.
What you will do
You will lead a team of outstanding engineers, providing mentorship and investing in the teams personal and professional development.
You'll champion Agile methodologies and Lean practices, new technologies and grow a culture of incremental continuous improvement and change.
We have an environment of honest open communication within the team, across Engineering and beyond to the rest of the business which you will continue to foster.
You will lead hiring of Engineers for your team and be an impactful advocate and promote the importance/value of diversity within Engineering.
You love a Data Driven approach for transparency on team’s progress and quality ensuring critical work relating to the health and quality of our codebase is discussed and prioritised.
What you will bring
· Relevant software engineering experience in Architecture, Software Design and System Design
· Technical depth, adaptability and an ability to keep up with the rapid changes
· Strong experience in leading, mentoring and coaching engineers to build productive, high functioning teams
· Highly experienced with Agile or Lean delivery practices
We’re a high performing team and proud to be backed by investors who believe in our mission and the opportunity we have ahead of us. Airtree Ventures, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Investments, Kim Jackson and Scott Farquhar’s Skip Capital as well as Qualgro Partners continue to help us scale our teams and products.
We’re recognised as one of Australia’s leading fintech companies, having been ranked the 6th fastest growing Technology Business in Australia in the Deloitte Fast 50/500 (2020) and winning the inaugural Finder Green Award (2020). We’ve also been recognised as a leading FinTech by the Australian Financial Review, Fintech Business Awards and KPMG.
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Acknowledgement of Country

Brighte acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land - Australia. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the elders past, present and emerging. The Gadigal of the Eora Nation are the traditional custodians of the land on which Brighte’s office stands.