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Chief Technology Officer

Full Time, Permanent — Sydney, NSW

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Chief Technology Officer

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. 
We are looking for an amazing CTO to join us on our journey at Brighte. Reporting to the Founder and CEO the CTO will be responsible for leading and driving an exciting green energy future.
Brighte has product-market fit and has developed a point of sale finance platform focused on residential solar. Our next stage of growth sees us helping households access batteries and to do this we are building a new type of energy retail business that reimagines the way households will buy and pay for energy. The CTO is an essential role in building out the vision and strategy to enable this next stage of our growth and unlocking household energy storage.
As the most senior technologist in the organisation you will play a critical part in setting the vision and strategy whilst determining the impact this has on the overall organisation. We are seeking an agile and entrepreneurial leader that will bring a vision for the technology function that can drive and scale the organisation. This will be someone with strong people leadership, commercial acumen, and technical capability who has a track record of building and scaling high-performing technology organisations whilst building culturally diverse teams. The Engineering, IT Operations, Security, and Data functions will all report into this role. 

What you'll do

  • Work hand in hand with the Founder and executive team to drive and execute Brighte’s vision and strategy.
  • Raise the bar and set the tone for the future through high-impact decisions that the technology function has on the business, customers, and partners.
  • Build a world-class technology capability that attracts top talent and allows the team to look back on Brighte as the best years of their career where they executed their most impactful work.
  • Build the engine by helping to scale up our recruiting activities and implementing a scalable organisational structure.
  • Execute safely but quickly balancing market needs with security, risk (fraud), quality, and people considerations.
  • Build a world-class security capability and the underlying infrastructure to enable safe scaling.
  • Plan for scale as you execute considering impediments and accelerators including; people, structure, process, systems, and Architecture.
  • Connect with the customer problem and business model, ideate and problem-solve to unlock unrealised value technology can provide.
  • Working closely with your leaders in; Engineering, IT Operations, and Data to lead manage and scale the team as well as build a strong, high-performing, and diverse culture.

  • Who you are

  • Minimum 5+ years experience in a CTO or VP Engineering role within a company that has 500+ staff
  • Entrepreneurial approach and experience in building and scaling software teams in a start-up environment
  • Proven strategic and people leadership capability with an ability to set and communicate an inspiring vision to your team and the company
  • Strong functional expertise in Engineering, IT Operations, Infrastructure, and Data Science and Analytics.
  • Highly motivated and capable to grow and expand in the role in accordance with business growth and expansion
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Pragmatic and analytical - able to understand, integrate and assess information relating to technical issues and opportunities within a complex and multifaceted environment
  • Why Brighte?

  • Employee Share Options. We want to build a successful company which means sharing the potential upside together.
  • Flexible working. It's all about balance so feel free to work from home when you need to.
  • Generous Parental Leave Policy. We couldn't get where we are today without our families.
  • Diversity and Inclusion. Winning Best Workplace Diversity award at the 2020 Finnies.
  • Employee Assistance Program. For confidential financial, work, relationship, or wellbeing support.
  • Recognition and Reward Brighte Stars program. We drive a culture of recognition and celebration by shining a light on our accomplishments and everyday victories.
  • Nutritious food. A well-stocked pantry including free breakfast, daily fresh fruit, espresso coffee, yoghurt, Tim Tams and many more snacks to make work feel a little more like home. We've also got kombucha, beer, and wine on tap.
  • End-of-Trip Facilities. Cycle in to work, lock up your wheels and have a shower in our end-of-trip facilities with towel service and hair dryers.
  • 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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    “Simply the best place. you wont regret here. Lot of stuff to do and learn and you're free to do so.”

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    “Good working environment and work-life balance.”

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