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  • Embedded Software Engineer

    Sydney
    Embedded Software Engineer / Linux / Python / C++ / C   We are working with a global software house that is now looking for an Embedded Linux Software Engineer to join their development team in Sydney. You will get to work with a dedicated embedded team on a range of innovative product development projects used globally. They have recently won a number of multi-million dollar contracts and are going through a huge period of growth.     Responsibilities Design, code and implementation of new software for a Linux target Improve and maintain existing software platform Implement new software features from concept to delivery Assist with product testing and validation Work with the engineering team to ensure reliable and robust end to end system operations Troubleshooting and testing Roles could include: Linux Embedded System integration of Microcontrollers as supervisory to hardware architecture Boot loaders Regression testing Test environment development Essential Knowledge ARM Processors Linux Driver Development Linux kernel compiling   Qualifications, Experience, and Skills BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience. Particularly interested in Electronic and Communications Systems with emphasis on embedded Linux. Software development experience in one or more of the following; Python, C++ or C Minimum of 3 years experience in related roles This is an amazing opportunity to work with and influence a range of global industry-leading, next-generation products whilst also working on a wide variety of cutting-edge projects, a highly collaborative team with real career progression.
  • Data Analyst - Contract

    Sydney
    Data Analyst / Python / SQL / Contract We have an immediate need for a Data Analyst to join a high-performance analytics team. This is an initial 6-month contract with a view to extending and working remotely, there is an option to work a couple of days in the office if you wish. Your role will be to support and develop risk models in Python and SQL using Pycharm and Git Hub, transitioning existing risk models to Python, using Azure Databricks for Python. Responsibilities Conduct end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering and requirements specification, processing, analysis, ongoing deliverables, and presentations Build well-managed data solutions, tools, and capabilities to enable self-service frameworks for internal/external stakeholders Collaborating with the internal teams to fully understand business requirements and desired business outcomes Contribute to design, implementation, and use of database/cloud storage platforms and visualisation tools for customer data, statistics, and other information for reporting, trending, and troubleshooting Perform thorough testing and support User Acceptance Testing. E.g. No code released into production without code review and sign-off.  Clearly articulate potential design solutions, engage with stakeholders, and clearly present pros and cons Clearly present design documentation. Implement robust version control practices. Key Skills Good communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex analytical concepts to people from non-technical teams 3yrs + Python, SQL, Excel, VBA, Git Hub, Pycharm Software engineering degree or similar. Quantitative finance knowledge  In return, you will  Learn from an established team where you will work collaboratively to find solutions and provide optimal results for the business. Develop your risk literacy Flexible working/ work from home arrangements This is an immediate need and they offer a quick interview process. You must be based in Sydney and have full working rights. --
  • Technical Lead

    Sydney
    This is a rare opportunity for a Tech Lead to join an established tech company that already has a global reach!     Due to success, they are growing their tech team here in Sydney and require you to join them to help scale and grow their products to the next level!    We are looking for a passionate and team-focused developer with a few years of Golang or Node and Microservices under their belt. You can be backend focused dev or a lover of full-stack development. If you use AWS, GCP, React.js, or TypeScript that would be very beneficial.    What they can offer:    Join one of the fastest-growing tech companies in AU! Exposure to global and successful large-scale products! New Machine Learning & (ML) Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects in the pipeline! Well-established and very well-funded business with a start-up vibe! Work closely with a very high-performance team! New modern CBD offices fully kitted out! Tech-driven culture with a fun/flexible work environment! Plenty of team days out and social events! New tech, tools, equipment, etc! Great opportunity to get stuck into Golang all day! + More! The list goes on!    The Stack / Ideal Skills / What You Will Work With:    Back End: Node or Golang Microservices Architecture NoSQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL    Front End: JavaScript, TypeScript HTML5, CSS3 (Sass), Webpack ReactJS, Redux, GraphQL    Other / Practices: AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, Docker Agile, Jira, Bitbucket, Github RESTful Web Services, SOA, Distributed Systems Scalability, Performance Unit Testing    Extra Points For: Machine Learning (ML) Artificial Intelligence (AI)    We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team and global company, and define the next steps of the product whilst working in a business that has funding to invest in significant growth, innovation and R&D!    This is a role signed off and ready to start ASAP.    We are really looking for someone who lives and breathes tech and wants to learn, grow, develop, and build great things with great people!    It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are an aspiring Tech Lead who is driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things, and want to help solve interesting problems - get in touch today!    Follow Us On Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Senior Front End JavaScript Developer | React.js / TypeScript

    Sydney
    We are looking for a Senior Front End Engineer who wants to work with the latest tools and tech. To be considered you must have significant hands-on experience developing web applications with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and ReactJS. You will be given the opportunity to join a new team within a global tech company and help build several new products from the group up. You will take on an almost blank canvas and lead a build on a new project end to end so experience working on greenfield projects from scratch with ReactJS is crucial! Interviews will take place via ZOOM immediately. You can start remotely but need to live in Sydney as everyone will return to the Sydney CBD offices in the coming months. The Stack / Skills We Are Looking For: ReactJS JavaScript / ES6+ Typescript GraphQL HTML5 CSS3 (SASS) Webpack GIT Agile / Scrum TDD / Unit Testing Perfect Communication Skills Team Player Ability to build from scratch and lead new projects Bonus Skills: Cloud Platforms - AWS Any exposure to backend tech such as Python, Node or Java Follow Us On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Python Engineers - Mid/Senior/Lead

    Sydney
    Are you an inquisitive and technology-driven Python Developer looking to work on complex and challenging products? Do you enjoy collaborating with like-minded Engineers to solve problems and contribute to architectural decisions? Due to continued success, we are looking for Mid, Senior and Lead Python Engineers to join us and continue to help build out our growing platform.  We're lucky enough to already be one of the top applications in our industry but we are still growing rapidly and we are looking for Engineers who think big and outside the box. Your ideas will be heard and you will help shape the outcome of a product that is used by millions every month. We enjoy having open conversations about tech and want to hear your opinions so you'll be able to suggest and implement and make decisions to make a real impact on what we use and how we use it.  As our product grows, the team and engineers will grow and develop so you will be given plenty of funding for training and learning resources. We love to attend meetups together (virtual at the moment) and will be running hackathons on a regular basis.  We are open to Engineers at various levels as long as you have a solid grasp and commercial experience with Python and you're hungry to learn. Our Stack: Python Django JavaScript React GraphQL AWS PostgreSQL   Ideally, you have experience with some of the above but we are happy for you to learn on the job. Benefits: A high-level team, we only hire Engineers who share our vision so you'll work with like-minded people.  We hire based on attitude and learning and development is at the forefront of our values so you'll be given an education budget for you to learn and grow. Bonus/Equity scheme + attractive salary.  Opportunity to progress - move into leadership - people or technical  Please apply with your CV and our team will be in touch with you for a confidential discussion about the opportunities on offer.
  • Lead / Senior Golang Developer | Global Tech Product

    Sydney
    This is a rare opportunity for a Golang Software Engineer to join an established tech company who already has global reach!  Due to multiple successful rounds of funding and heavy investment from some top stakeholders they are looking to double their Sydney team over the next 12 months and require a Senior Golang Engineer to join the team as the next new hire! Ideally, we are looking for a very strong Senior or Lead Golang Developer. However, Mid Level Developers are encouraged to also apply as we have more roles coming up soon! This is a key position and we need someone who has the technical experience, drive, and leadership acumen to help steer product development and technical delivery successfully through a lean/agile product development process.   What they can offer: Work on a cutting-edge global product! Unique work that you won't find anywhere else! Well established and very well funded business with a start-up vibe! Working closely with one of the best Golang teams in AU! Modern CBD offices next to a train station! Plenty of team days out and social events! New tech, tools, equipment etc! HUGE salary package on offer! The Stack / Ideal Skills: Golang JavaScript React.js Kubernetes Docker Cloud Platforms - AWS or GCP Agile We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team, and define the next steps of the product whilst working in a business that has funding to invest in significant growth. This is a role signed off and ready to go with a flexible start date. On offer are a highly competitive salary and plenty of training. support and career growth. It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are a Golang Developer who is driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things and wants to help solve interesting problems - please get in touch today!
  • 2x Senior Front End JavaScript Developer | Angular 10

    Sydney
    We are looking for a 2x Senior Front End JavaScript Developer to join an enterprise-level team in Sydney! The 2 Roles: 1x Perm - $140-165k + Bonus 1x 6+ Month Contract - $800-900pd    They work heavily with the latest versions of Angular on some very cool and complex projects!    The company is a well-known enterprise-level company with multiple high profile products. Their products are large, scalable, and used by millions! And their team is probably one of the best tech teams in Australia!    We are looking for 2x hands-on Front End Engineers who can help lead and deliver complex greenfield projects end-to-end!    They are 100% Agile and extremely profitable and have plenty of budget for innovation, new projects, training and development - so working here will add a huge amount of value to your skillset and resume!    To be considered, hopefully, you can tick off most of the below skills/experience: Angular 8+ (currently using Angular 10) JavaScript & TypeScript HTML5 & CSS3 (SASS or LESS) Source Control - eg GIT Unit Testing Frameworks CI / CD Agile RESTful Web Services UI / UX (Bonus) Exposure to backend tech such as .NET or Node.js (Bonus) Cloud Platforms - Azure or AWS (Bonus)    Start dates are flexible - but ideally looking for people who can start in the next month or two.    Interviews are via video and the team is 100% remote right now but moving back to 1-2 days per week soon.    This is a unique and rare opportunity to join one of the best tech teams in Sydney so get in quickly to secure an interview.
  • Lead Operations Engineer

    Sydney
    On behalf of our well-known Sydney Based client, we are looking for a Lead Infrastructure Support Engineer to assist the Microsoft .Net development team to keep up with the huge number of awesome features, they wish to build into their main management platform. You will be responsible for leveraging automation whilst maximising service delivery. Identify risks & recurring problems & provide root cause analysis & solutions to drive continual improvements About you; - Proven experience managing 24/7 hour on and offshore teams 24/7 - Azure experience - .Net C# - Strong SQL skills - Extensive monitoring tools such as Appdynamics - Experience across delivery, Agile and ITIL framework, Jira, ServiceNow & Azure DevOps If you are interested please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au or give me a call on 0498 163 605
  • Back End Engineers/Developers - NodeJS/Typescript

    Sydney
    We are looking for Back End/Full Stack NodeJS Engineers to join a Sydney based product team! You'll come on board to help design, develop, architect, and scale multiple new projects while also developing new features on their existing platform!    We’re looking for Engineers who have a natural preference and curiosity for Back End and have at least 1 years of commercial experience with NodeJS. You'll work in a Microservices and Integrations heavy environment but as time goes on, you'll also have the opportunity to work on Front End and become a well rounded Full Stack Engineer! You'll work with other like-minded Engineers and be supported by a wider team of talented Seniors and Tech Leads who will guide and mentor you. We’re looking for Engineers that want to work on a product that makes an impact. You'll enjoy discussing ideas with your team and you'll work for a company that values curiosity, open-mindedness and teamwork!    Their Stack/What you’ll work with: JavaScript & Typescript NodeJS & ReactJS GraphQL/REST Microservices Serverless AWS Source Control, Git Agile / JIRA If this sounds like you, please apply and we will be in touch!    Interviews are taking place immediately and start dates are flexible so please apply and we will be in touch! To apply for these roles you MUST be in Sydney with AU PR or AU Citizenship.  Follow Us On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • 1 x Senior & 1 x Lead Front End React Developer

    Sydney
    We're looking for a Lead and Senior Front End Engineer to join an Australian tech company who are taking the market by storm! To be considered, you must have significant hands-on experience developing web applications with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and ReactJS. Experience with NodeJS is also highly beneficial! The next 12 months will involve you taking on an almost blank canvas and building a product end to end that will disrupt and tackle a huge booming market here in Australia. If you're considering a Lead role, then you'll also mentor more Junior Engineers and have autonomy making technical decisions! Experience working in a start-up or scaling product company is a huge plus but if you're an Engineer who is sick of red tape and wants a role where you can truly make an impact, then we'd love to hear from you! The Stack / Skills We Are Looking For: ReactJS JavaScript/Typescript GraphQL/REST HTML5 CSS3 (SASS) TDD / Unit Testing Bonus Skills: Cloud Platforms - AWS NodeJS  Interviews are taking place immediately and start dates are flexible so please apply and we will be in touch! To apply for these roles you MUST be in Sydney with AU PR or AU Citizenship.  Follow Us On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    On behalf of our Australian founded, Sydney based business we are on the lookout for a very Senior DevOps Engineer from an AWS or a GCP background to lead from the front. You will be working with teams dotted across the globe and be responsible for planning and building infrastructure to support scaling the business in the future. Your background; - Opensource exp, preferable terraform - Logging tools - Very strong CI/CD  - DevSecOps mindsetDeep knowledge in GCP or AWS - Strong Database experience  - Strong Ansible experience - Kubernetes or Docker (EKS/GKE) - Strong scripting experience in Python, Bash, GO or similar  Your role; - Manage pipelines - Monitor emerging tech to aid and assist the development teams - Be the conduit between engineering  - Ensure systems are ALWAYS available to customers - Drive development pipelines and manage code to support applications - Automate code to reduce risk and but also improve efficiency  You will be able to work from home or in the office, the choice is yours! The team consists of like-minded high-level engineers working in a relaxed environment. Please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au or give me a call - 0498 163 605
  • AWS Senior DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    We are on the lookout for Senior DevOps Engineers with deep practical experience in a live production environment across Ansible and Terraform. The role will give you the opportunity to work across a broad range of projects, facing major challenges on security, resource isolation, deployment automation, redundancy and high-availability. The perfect candidate; Deep Ansible & Terraform experience (Live production environment) AWS ECS, EKS & Kubernetes Helm + K8's  Ability to script in any language; Shell, Python, Java, Ruby etc. Broad infrastructure knowledge including networking and database technologies (MySQL, MongoDB or ElasticSearch would be great) Exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS), automation tools such as Chef, Puppet or Ansible  Containerization & Orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes) Methodologies (TDD, BDD, Agile, Lean, DevOps) Previous experience of automation tools, e.g. Salt, Ansible, Puppet, Ruby Code Pipeline / Continuous Deployment using Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo You will be working with a very switched on CTO not to mention the role is FULLY REMOTE! If you are interested please get in touch on 0498 163 605 or send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Site Reliability Engineer | Automation

    Sydney
    We are on the lookout for an SRE to join a global business with a start-up feel! Responsibilities; Ensure the quality of software being deployed will meet SLO through established testing practices Gain a deep understanding of the Ops needs of the business by providing daily support and being the key contact point between Ops + Tech Establish and implement service level indicators (SLI) and objectives (SLO) Work with our Tech Team and minimize all errors (track with data) Either build or work with the Tech Team to build any tooling necessary to meet SLOs.  About you; At least 4 years experience supporting web and mobile applications in a Cloud infrastructure environment. Have supported infrastructure to aid in monitoring and diagnosing problems in the production environment. Held a previous role as an SRE Azure-based web APIs & Functions written in C#, .Net core. Cordova-based mobile application & web apps, written in TypeScript/React. Cosmos DB (through Mongo) and SQL Server. A passion for ensuring operational efficiency and the best experience for our customers. Prior experience in the FMCG industry would be beneficial! Given it will assist in understanding the Ops needs is a bonus! This is role is for someone that is keen to make a difference and also work on a product that makes a real difference in the world. Please click apply and one of the team will be in touch. Please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Platform Engineer - AWS

    Sydney
    We're looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to join a well known Fintech business based in the CBD You will have access to the latest tools and technologies with a view to build and maintain their digital platform. You will be an AWS and Kube SME unifying the engineering and development teams. About You Extensive AWS services and operations SME across the Kubernetes ecosystem  IaC expert Linux background Experience with Kafka Solid understanding of networking and security Monitoring and alerts CI, TeamCity, Octopus, Gitlab and bitbucket Expert knowledge of at least one programming language You will; Leverage expertise in platform tools to support developers and SRE engineers Recommend and assist with architectural changes to improve performance, reliability and security across the organisation Implement monitoring and alerting covering infrastructure and services Identify gaps and drive roadmaps for various platform systems Spearhead implementation of major projects by guiding the architecture and implementation details Contribute infrastructure code, automation tools and CICD pipelines for the platform team Be proactive by identifying gaps, prioritizing and making suggestions Explore new technologies and share your findings with the engineering team Perform effective code reviews and help in coaching and mentoring junior engineers You will be a key member of the team so genuine stakeholder management is key to the successful candidate. The salary package is very attractive with a balanced WFH on offer. Please send an updated copy of your resume to Ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Azure DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    On behalf of our award-winning global client, we are on the hunt for a Senior Azure DevOps Engineer to help with a large cloud-native migration. You will have extensive experience with Azure Cloud and in particular, Arm Templates. The expectation for the desired candidate is to hit the ground running assisting with the development and engineering teams. Must have experience; CI/CD Infrastructure pipeline experience IAC Arm templates Data migration HA/DR failover testing Web APPS Web Jobs Virus scanning Datadog monitoring and alterting, Sumo logging, APIM Frontdoor Azure Functions Azure SQL Key Vaults Service Bus Message Queues Cosmo Db Data migration This role is remote and the expectation is that you will be required in the office one or two days a month. This is a mission-critical role with an immediate start and just one stage interview process. Please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Digital Project Manager

    Sydney
    We are looking for a passionate digital project manager who has experience taking projects from ideation to implementation, running teams of expert designers and developers and ensures that products are out on time and meet their full potential.      You will have; Experience in a similar Digital Project role managing multiple website solutions, within an Agile framework; Experienced with the end-to-end process of product & service design and delivery, Projects from $50k to $300K The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales; Proven success project managing solutions to a high standard; Good Technical Understanding. Ability to gather and write business requirements. Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Manage stakeholder expectations across all projects ensuring the scope of work is fully understood. Self-starter who is proactive in nature Experience with eCommerce CMS i.e Magento / Shopify / WooCommerce / BigCommerce / Salesforce Commerce Working with developers and designers on feedback and changes based on internal/client expectations Previous experience working with onshore and offshore teams BA experience would be desirable. If you have experience on large website builds and fit the experience criteria, please send your CV to kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • eCommerce Project Manager

    Sydney
    I'm currently looking for an energetic self-starter who knows how to drive awareness and create attention online this will be working for a well known Australian brand that has a customer focus on everything that they do.    The role is looking for someone who can advise and help grow the direct sales via the website and enable successful direct marketing, as well as maintain the website and ensure the resilience of the website for new product launches.               Duties; Daily management and optimisation of their eCommerce websites Monitoring the brand websites sales and optimising online merchandising, website functionality and user experience in conjunction with their tech team Working with the marketing team to plan and execute marketing campaigns that generate revenue growth and build their brand in line with the eCommerce strategy Collaboration with the marketing and creative teams to create a seamless brand experience across their sales channels Utilise web analytics to identify actionable improvements to further convert visitors and drive those changes end-to-end Reporting on KPIs and results    Key Skills; CMS experience  -  WORDPRESS eCommerce CMS exp ideally with BigCommerce / Salesforce Commerce EDM -  Campaign Monitor Ability to drive the business and catapult sales growth. Good Technical understanding to liaise with developers. Knowledge of attribution modelling, website speed optimisation, A/B testing, conversion management, sales journey optimisation, traffic analysis and reporting tools If you are interested in hearing more, please send your CV to Kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Mid - Senior Level Data Engineer | Data & Cloud Platforms

    Sydney
    Our client is an iconic, Australian business currently going through a huge digital transformation. They are looking to add Mid-Senior Level Data Engineers with excellent hands-on technical skills to join their growing team based near the Sydney CBD. Multiple roles from Mid - Senior Levels These are 6-month contract position with likely extensions. About the role: As a Data Engineer, you will work across digital transformation and big data projects You will build data assets, integrations and solutions to support digital transformation projects In the role, you will work closely with multiple stakeholders across the business to understand problems and required outcomes You will solve problems and build scalable solutions across the Data Lake, Data Warehouse, Data Pipelines, and all other facets of the Big Data Platform About you: You will have roughly 4+ years' experience working as a Data Engineer, with hands on experience developing and maintaining a Big Data Platform Solid experience with SQL is a must, with development skills in at least one of Python, Scala, or .Net also required You will have proven experience working with Big Data tools such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka etc. Experience working on Data Lakes, Marts, Warehouses and other data platforms with either Azure or GCP will be required Any experience with CI/CD tools, technologies or techniques will be highly advantageous Previous experience with PowerBI or Tableau will be highly regarded Our client is conducting interviews immediately, so if you wish to be considered, get your application in ASAP! Follow Us On Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee
  • Senior Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am working with a large financial institution that is seeking multiple Senior Business Analysts to join them on the technology side of the business to work with the team to release brand new features and products. These are Millennial features and a really exciting time to be part of the bank. They are looking for Business Analysts with the following experience: Senior Business Analyst Credit Risk  Visionplus experience is essential Credit Cards/ Personal Loans Strong Documentation Requirement gathering Driven Workshops Senior Stakeholder Management This role will be ongoing with an initial 12-month engagement to start with that will keep going and a really exciting time to be part of an innovative team. If you want to be part of a great, smart, forward-thinking team then please HIT APPLY.
  • QA Lead

    Sydney
    We are currently looking for a QA Lead to join a global tech startup here in Sydney. This company is looking for a solid QA Engineer who has led QA teams to come on board and implement their automation framework whilst mentoring their current QA's along the journey. They are currently using an end-to-end testing solution but they want you to come in, help evaluate and set them up to use the very best tools to test their suite of Mobile and Web Apps. This is a great opportunity for someone to implement automation and the latest tech and tools and help take an already established company to the next level. You will have the opportunity to really add value here and make the role your own from day 1. To be successful you should have experience with most of the following: QA Lead Experience Automation Implmentation Mobile App Testing Web Testing Test Planning Test Execution Bonus: Startup Environments Exposure to JavaScript, React.js or Golang This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work closely with a high-level CTO of a very successful tech company that has scaled globally and build out a new testing practice. They have a very supportive leadership team and plenty of company perks and benefits. If this sounds like something you have the skills to take on then please HIT APPLY and we will be in touch to discuss.
  • Digital Project Manager

    Sydney
    We are looking for a passionate digital project manager who has experience taking projects from ideation to implementation, running teams of expert designers and developers and ensures that products are out on time and meet their full potential.      You will have; Experience in a similar Digital Project role managing large website solutions, within an Agile framework; Experienced with the end-to-end process of product & service design and delivery, Projects from $500k to $2m The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales; Proven success project managing solutions to a high standard; Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Manage stakeholder expectations across all projects ensuring the scope of work is fully understood. Self-starter who is proactive in nature Experience with Various Modern Web Technologies Working with developers and designers on feedback and changes based on internal/client expectations Previous experience working with onshore and offshore teams If you have experience on large website builds and fit the experience criteria, please send your CV to projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Senior Data Scientist

    Sydney
    Senior Data Scientist / Data Analyst This is an amazing opportunity to join an Australian owned Software Engineering company with a global reach that builds cutting-edge big data products for companies for analytics and consumer insights.  You will be joining a passionate team of high-performance big data engineers, data scientists, product managers, and software engineers giving you the opportunity to develop your skills and have exposure to multiple technologies and methodologies helping you become an expert in your area. As Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the Software Engineer team and provide valuable insights during the process. You will be dealing with large Datasets on a regular basis, meaning you will need to have experience with some leading Big Data technologies (Scala being one of the leading technologies that we work with). You will also work with Spark and Redshift, and we want you to be adaptable to learning new technologies that will be implemented in the future through our technical roadmap. The role will also involve working with our NoSQL Databases (MongoDB), as you will be working with Petabyte datasets. You will also have the opportunity to visit clients sites and gain valuable insights into the whole process of the development of new products getting and end to end picture. The visits will involve engaging the clients wants and needs, and they will set deliverables for the projects they want completed. Other visits will involve updates, issues and successes of the project(s) you are working on. Key Skills Required   Commercial experience as Data Scientist  Experience with Machine Learning  Big Data - Scala (preferred), Spark, Kafka, Redshift Experience with R, Python or Scala is Desirable   Strong Business Awareness Positive Approach Extremely passionate about solving problem Experience writing Algorithms Deep Learning Stakeholder Engagement Strong Communication skills IT'S NICE TO HAVE Statistical Analysis Master's or PhD in relevant subjects Culture & Benefits: Opportunity to develop a career in Data Science Real Career Progression & Certifications Exposure to senior stakeholders at all levels of the business This is an amazing opportunity for an aspiring Junior Data Scientist to join a team who are working on high profile projects with the latest technology. You will have constant training and development as you progress through the ranks to becoming a Senior Data Scientist. This is an immediate need and they offer a quick interview process.
  • ETL / Database Developer

    Sydney
    ETL Developer / Database Developer / BI Developer / Long term Contract  We are looking for an experienced ETL Database Developer to join a global tech/data company scaling up their Sydney team for several new projects in 2021. You will bring deep specialist knowledge and expertise in the design, build, and maintenance of ETL/Data/BI systems. Key Skills Strong experience in BI, reporting, data, and databases Strong experience in Bash and Python scripting in Linux/Unix environment Experience in Hive/Spark/Hadoop (ETL development) Strong experience in SQL scripting; T-SQL or similar (SQL Server), and PostgreSQL, stored procedure experience and/or other BI and reporting development environments Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Power BI) Excellent data cleansing, quality, profiling, modeling, integration skills. Development of new and existing data models (using Kimball methodologies (Star Schema, Snowflake) SCM/CI experience – SVN/Git & Jenkins preferable A good understanding of database architecture and database design Ability to collaborate on a team with infrastructure, development, business analyst and other resources, and clearly communicate solutions to both technical and non-technical team members Able to work to tight deadlines and changing priorities Excellent troubleshooting, debugging, and critical thinking skills Highly Desirable Exposure to .NET (C#) development Apache Airflow Knowledge of the FMCG business domain Any exposure or capability with big data tools is highly desirable - Hive, Hadoop etc This is an immediate need offering a quick interview process, competitive rates, and an April start. Please click apply to submit your resume and a consultant will be in touch with suitable candidates to talk through the opportunity in more detail.
  • ETL / Database Developer

    Sydney
    ETL Developer / Database Developer / BI Developer / Long term Contracts / Start in January 2021 We are looking for 4 x ETL Database Developers to join a global tech/data company scaling up their Sydney team for several new projects in 2021. You will bring deep specialist knowledge and expertise in the design, build, and maintenance of ETL/Data/BI systems. They are looking for developers who are very strong with Bash/ Python / Linux  / SQL- any exposure or capability with big data tools is highly desirable - Hive, Hadoop etc Key Skills Strong experience in BI, reporting, data, and databases Strong experience in Bash and Python scripting in Linux/Unix environment Experience in Hive/Spark/Hadoop (ETL development) Strong experience in SQL scripting; T-SQL or similar (SQL Server), and PostgreSQL, stored procedure experience and/or other BI and reporting development environments Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Power BI) Excellent data cleansing, quality, profiling, modeling, integration skills. Development of new and existing data models (using Kimball methodologies (Star Schema, Snowflake) SCM/CI experience – SVN/Git & Jenkins preferable A good understanding of database architecture and database design Ability to collaborate on a team with infrastructure, development, business analyst and other resources, and clearly communicate solutions to both technical and non-technical team members Able to work to tight deadlines and changing priorities Excellent troubleshooting, debugging, and critical thinking skills Highly Desirable Exposure to .NET (C#) development Apache Airflow Knowledge of the FMCG business domain These are immediate needs offering a quick interview process, and competitive rates. Please click apply to submit your resume and a consultant will be in touch with suitable candidates to talk through the opportunity in more detail.
  • Product Manager

    Sydney
    We're looking for a Product Manager to join a national award-winning workplace!!    OUR CLIENT: A company... … With high growth and innovation run by industry leaders; … Consisting of a high-performing team that is scaling GLOBALLY; … Advocating transparency and inclusion in an inspiring culture incorporating digital innovation and ownership.  … Where everyone is on the same page and working towards one mission, vision and product roadmap    THE ROLE  As a Product Manager, you will... Be responsible for driving internal and external product strategy and roadmap.  Gather and document robust product requirements to guide design and engineering to make data-driven product decisions.  Engage with and channel the points-of-view of internal and external stakeholders to build and groom product backlogs.   Work closely with the PMO and other departments like Technology, Business Development and Product Marketing, for the successful launch of product releases and the creation of new data solutions. Ensure ongoing satisfaction of product across internal and external users and stakeholders  Liaise with product managers in Europe and North America on new capabilities and international roadmaps. YOU You're not just a product guru and advocate of quality but… you thrive in an environment where you can use your knowledge and expertise to make a difference for your customers. You have an agile mindset and want to impact real customers.     Within a collaborative team of high-performing experts, you will... be able to drive the product roadmap and strategy for the product within a high-energy, customer-focused environment. You enjoy analytic thinking processes and have a desire to share your learnings with your stunning team.     Following best practices you... will be curious about current product trends, strategies and innovation. You will be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have a commitment to high product quality and executional excellence.    On top of that your profile/experience may look like this:  5+ years of experience in product management  Prior experience in managing product backlog and requirements in an agile environment. Experience working with Big Data.      You’ll get bonus points if you have prior experience  Working in Retail, FMCG, Consumer Products Across supply chain platforms; With retail transactions; With mentoring junior product people    What's in it for you? Flexibility & Work-life balance: A company that is committed to providing growth, well-being and meaningful experiences that fit your life. Inclusion & Ownership: A team that respects and embraces your ideas and expertise, where you can take ownership of your work and  High-quality environment: Coworkers that are motivated by pursuing excellence, rather than the prospect of personal gain. Leading Change: A workplace dedicated to making a real difference for their customers.  This role is based in Sydney but you'll have the choice of WFH, from their office, or a combination of both! Interviews are taking place immediately so if this sounds like you, please apply and we will be in touch!
  • eCommerce Project Manager

    Sydney
    Our Client is a well-known retailer who is looking for an eCommerce Project Manager who has experience with Web Replatforming, they are working on various medium to large key projects to enhance their eCommerce Stack, working in the biggest growth area of the company! This role is a great opportunity to work on an ERP project in the retail industry with a well-known and iconic Australian Brand. Duties: Ensure delivery of all projects within the allocated budget and timeline. Gather business requirements, interpreting business objectives and help team translate these into scoping documents, functional and technical requirements. Recommend best practice update to eCommerce stack with an emphasis on compliance and security. Ownership of tech/dev execution during sale and campaign launches, alongside development and digital agencies. Develops timely project status reports to be communicated with the project leadership team and wider business. Provide professional reporting and insightful documentation to stakeholders as required.    Key Skills; Being Collaborative and a team player! Experience in Web Replatforming and migrating. Magento Experience essential. Retail background is beneficial. Tech Savvy, experience of working with development team translating requirements to business needs. Solid eCommerce experience, including an excellent understanding of omnichannel strategy. Experience understanding Agile practices. Excellent understanding of User Experience (UX) Design and Customer Experience (CX)  Experience with RDS Tagging is beneficial. Ideally have exposure to Google Analytics & Tag Manager, Adobe Suite, AdWords. If you are looking for your next role, and have the desired experience, please send your CV to projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
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  • Senior Tech Recruitment Consultant

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup: Driven by Technology, Powered by People.    We are a young and ambitious specialist technology solutions consultancy, focused on mutual partnerships and long-term relationships.    Due to high demand, we are expanding the business and growing our teams in Sydney & Melbourne!    We have multiple openings for: Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Experience across areas/desks such as .NET, JavaScript, DevOps, Cloud, Data/BI, SAP, Cyber, Infra, QA, UI/UX or Salesforce will be highly regarded!     The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful growing company whilst we are still young and operating as a startup!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration and work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path & option to work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director level roles Freedom to work your own hours & work from home Casual Fridays every day! Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Tuxedo - it's up to you! Cool Surry Hills offices surrounded by the best bars, pubs & cafes in Sydney Pet-friendly office - bring your dog to work! Choose your own equipment - Stand Up Desks, New Apple Mac, curved screens, wireless headsets etc Never-ending drinks fridge - Redbull, beer, wine etc Extra paid days off including your Birthday Monthly Lunch Club, Quarterly Individual and Team Bonuses Annual competition/team trip! (eg Skiing or Las Vegas) And our favourite - UNLIMITED Holiday!!    With a combination of high commission and company incentives, there is never a dull day.    Worried about what area you will work in - don't worry. We have not broken down the market into small areas where you will be limited to a desk such as ".Net Contract" or "DevOps Perm" - you will be given a good chunk of the pie, able to work across multiple markets and dual desk if you wish.    Oh ye, we also have NO KPI's. So don't worry about someone watching over your shoulder checking on your calls and how many interviews you have locked in for the week. Everyone runs their own business here and we all work as a team on the same mission!    About You / what we are looking for:    You should be comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, love solving problems, you can juggle 10 tasks at once, you can thrive in a startup culture - but most of all - you genuinely enjoy helping others and want to change lives!    And you have experience working in a recruitment-focused role in the Technology Sector.    Simple as that!    We hire people who are determined and we favour ability over experience.    Unrivalled ambition and razor-sharp focus are what makes our service so distinctive and our consultants all share one distinguishing quality which is - Drive!    We are driven by delivery, success and focus on engaging in long-term relationships, not just transactions.    Our team also like to stay pretty fit and active, attend the gym/workout at lunchtime and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink and have fun every now and then :)    If you like the sound of what we do, how we work and think you would fit in well here - let's chat!       How to apply / next steps: Shoot through a resume or the link to your Linkedin profile A cover letter is optional Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or eligibility to work full-time in Australia is required (Visa transfers available for the right person). Nobody likes "interviews" so if you look like you have what it takes then we will give you a call or grab a coffee. If you haven't moved companies or updated your resume for a while, feel free to just drop us an email and tell us a bit about yourself instead. Contact James on: jsullivan@thedrivegroup.com.au Unfortunately, due to the high amount of applications we receive, we can only contact successful applicants. Good luck! :)       Some of the areas/roles we have successfully recruited for recently: Front End Developer, Java Developer, .Net Developer, JavaScript Developer, NodeJS Developer, MEAN Stack Developer, MERN Stack Developer, Full Stack JavaScript Developer, iOS Developer, Android Developer, PHP Developer, UX Developer, UX/UI Designer, Ruby on Rails, Python, Golang Engineer, Scala Engineer, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, React, Vue, Business Analyst, Test Analyst, QA Engineer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, CTO, Development Manager, IT Manager, Tech Director, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, DevOps, Data Scientist, Technical Lead, Cloud & Solution Architect.
  • Senior Data Scientist

    Sydney
    Senior Data Scientist / Data Analyst This is an amazing opportunity to join an Australian owned Software Engineering company with a global reach that builds cutting-edge big data products for companies for analytics and consumer insights.  You will be joining a passionate team of high-performance big data engineers, data scientists, product managers, and software engineers giving you the opportunity to develop your skills and have exposure to multiple technologies and methodologies helping you become an expert in your area. As Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the Software Engineer team and provide valuable insights during the process. You will be dealing with large Datasets on a regular basis, meaning you will need to have experience with some leading Big Data technologies (Scala being one of the leading technologies that we work with). You will also work with Spark and Redshift, and we want you to be adaptable to learning new technologies that will be implemented in the future through our technical roadmap. The role will also involve working with our NoSQL Databases (MongoDB), as you will be working with Petabyte datasets. You will also have the opportunity to visit clients sites and gain valuable insights into the whole process of the development of new products getting and end to end picture. The visits will involve engaging the clients wants and needs, and they will set deliverables for the projects they want completed. Other visits will involve updates, issues and successes of the project(s) you are working on. Key Skills Required   Commercial experience as Data Scientist  Experience with Machine Learning  Big Data - Scala (preferred), Spark, Kafka, Redshift Experience with R, Python or Scala is Desirable   Strong Business Awareness Positive Approach Extremely passionate about solving problem Experience writing Algorithms Deep Learning Stakeholder Engagement Strong Communication skills IT'S NICE TO HAVE Statistical Analysis Master's or PhD in relevant subjects Culture & Benefits: Opportunity to develop a career in Data Science Real Career Progression & Certifications Exposure to senior stakeholders at all levels of the business This is an amazing opportunity for an aspiring Junior Data Scientist to join a team who are working on high profile projects with the latest technology. You will have constant training and development as you progress through the ranks to becoming a Senior Data Scientist. This is an immediate need and they offer a quick interview process.
  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    On behalf of our Australian founded, Sydney based business we are on the lookout for a very Senior DevOps Engineer from an AWS or a GCP background to lead from the front. You will be working with teams dotted across the globe and be responsible for planning and building infrastructure to support scaling the business in the future. Your background; - Opensource exp, preferable terraform - Logging tools - Very strong CI/CD  - DevSecOps mindsetDeep knowledge in GCP or AWS - Strong Database experience  - Strong Ansible experience - Kubernetes or Docker (EKS/GKE) - Strong scripting experience in Python, Bash, GO or similar  Your role; - Manage pipelines - Monitor emerging tech to aid and assist the development teams - Be the conduit between engineering  - Ensure systems are ALWAYS available to customers - Drive development pipelines and manage code to support applications - Automate code to reduce risk and but also improve efficiency  You will be able to work from home or in the office, the choice is yours! The team consists of like-minded high-level engineers working in a relaxed environment. Please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au or give me a call - 0498 163 605
  • AWS Senior DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    We are on the lookout for Senior DevOps Engineers with deep practical experience in a live production environment across Ansible and Terraform. The role will give you the opportunity to work across a broad range of projects, facing major challenges on security, resource isolation, deployment automation, redundancy and high-availability. The perfect candidate; Deep Ansible & Terraform experience (Live production environment) AWS ECS, EKS & Kubernetes Helm + K8's  Ability to script in any language; Shell, Python, Java, Ruby etc. Broad infrastructure knowledge including networking and database technologies (MySQL, MongoDB or ElasticSearch would be great) Exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS), automation tools such as Chef, Puppet or Ansible  Containerization & Orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes) Methodologies (TDD, BDD, Agile, Lean, DevOps) Previous experience of automation tools, e.g. Salt, Ansible, Puppet, Ruby Code Pipeline / Continuous Deployment using Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo You will be working with a very switched on CTO not to mention the role is FULLY REMOTE! If you are interested please get in touch on 0498 163 605 or send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Embedded Software Engineer

    Sydney
    Embedded Software Engineer / Linux / Python / C++ / C   We are working with a global software house that is now looking for an Embedded Linux Software Engineer to join their development team in Sydney. You will get to work with a dedicated embedded team on a range of innovative product development projects used globally. They have recently won a number of multi-million dollar contracts and are going through a huge period of growth.     Responsibilities Design, code and implementation of new software for a Linux target Improve and maintain existing software platform Implement new software features from concept to delivery Assist with product testing and validation Work with the engineering team to ensure reliable and robust end to end system operations Troubleshooting and testing Roles could include: Linux Embedded System integration of Microcontrollers as supervisory to hardware architecture Boot loaders Regression testing Test environment development Essential Knowledge ARM Processors Linux Driver Development Linux kernel compiling   Qualifications, Experience, and Skills BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience. Particularly interested in Electronic and Communications Systems with emphasis on embedded Linux. Software development experience in one or more of the following; Python, C++ or C Minimum of 3 years experience in related roles This is an amazing opportunity to work with and influence a range of global industry-leading, next-generation products whilst also working on a wide variety of cutting-edge projects, a highly collaborative team with real career progression.
  • ETL / Database Developer

    Sydney
    ETL Developer / Database Developer / BI Developer / Long term Contract  We are looking for an experienced ETL Database Developer to join a global tech/data company scaling up their Sydney team for several new projects in 2021. You will bring deep specialist knowledge and expertise in the design, build, and maintenance of ETL/Data/BI systems. Key Skills Strong experience in BI, reporting, data, and databases Strong experience in Bash and Python scripting in Linux/Unix environment Experience in Hive/Spark/Hadoop (ETL development) Strong experience in SQL scripting; T-SQL or similar (SQL Server), and PostgreSQL, stored procedure experience and/or other BI and reporting development environments Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Power BI) Excellent data cleansing, quality, profiling, modeling, integration skills. Development of new and existing data models (using Kimball methodologies (Star Schema, Snowflake) SCM/CI experience – SVN/Git & Jenkins preferable A good understanding of database architecture and database design Ability to collaborate on a team with infrastructure, development, business analyst and other resources, and clearly communicate solutions to both technical and non-technical team members Able to work to tight deadlines and changing priorities Excellent troubleshooting, debugging, and critical thinking skills Highly Desirable Exposure to .NET (C#) development Apache Airflow Knowledge of the FMCG business domain Any exposure or capability with big data tools is highly desirable - Hive, Hadoop etc This is an immediate need offering a quick interview process, competitive rates, and an April start. Please click apply to submit your resume and a consultant will be in touch with suitable candidates to talk through the opportunity in more detail.
  • Data Analyst - Contract

    Sydney
    Data Analyst / Python / SQL / Contract We have an immediate need for a Data Analyst to join a high-performance analytics team. This is an initial 6-month contract with a view to extending and working remotely, there is an option to work a couple of days in the office if you wish. Your role will be to support and develop risk models in Python and SQL using Pycharm and Git Hub, transitioning existing risk models to Python, using Azure Databricks for Python. Responsibilities Conduct end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering and requirements specification, processing, analysis, ongoing deliverables, and presentations Build well-managed data solutions, tools, and capabilities to enable self-service frameworks for internal/external stakeholders Collaborating with the internal teams to fully understand business requirements and desired business outcomes Contribute to design, implementation, and use of database/cloud storage platforms and visualisation tools for customer data, statistics, and other information for reporting, trending, and troubleshooting Perform thorough testing and support User Acceptance Testing. E.g. No code released into production without code review and sign-off.  Clearly articulate potential design solutions, engage with stakeholders, and clearly present pros and cons Clearly present design documentation. Implement robust version control practices. Key Skills Good communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex analytical concepts to people from non-technical teams 3yrs + Python, SQL, Excel, VBA, Git Hub, Pycharm Software engineering degree or similar. Quantitative finance knowledge  In return, you will  Learn from an established team where you will work collaboratively to find solutions and provide optimal results for the business. Develop your risk literacy Flexible working/ work from home arrangements This is an immediate need and they offer a quick interview process. You must be based in Sydney and have full working rights. --
  • Digital Project Manager

    Sydney
    We are looking for a passionate digital project manager who has experience taking projects from ideation to implementation, running teams of expert designers and developers and ensures that products are out on time and meet their full potential.      You will have; Experience in a similar Digital Project role managing multiple website solutions, within an Agile framework; Experienced with the end-to-end process of product & service design and delivery, Projects from $50k to $300K The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales; Proven success project managing solutions to a high standard; Good Technical Understanding. Ability to gather and write business requirements. Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Manage stakeholder expectations across all projects ensuring the scope of work is fully understood. Self-starter who is proactive in nature Experience with eCommerce CMS i.e Magento / Shopify / WooCommerce / BigCommerce / Salesforce Commerce Working with developers and designers on feedback and changes based on internal/client expectations Previous experience working with onshore and offshore teams BA experience would be desirable. If you have experience on large website builds and fit the experience criteria, please send your CV to kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • eCommerce Project Manager

    Sydney
    I'm currently looking for an energetic self-starter who knows how to drive awareness and create attention online this will be working for a well known Australian brand that has a customer focus on everything that they do.    The role is looking for someone who can advise and help grow the direct sales via the website and enable successful direct marketing, as well as maintain the website and ensure the resilience of the website for new product launches.               Duties; Daily management and optimisation of their eCommerce websites Monitoring the brand websites sales and optimising online merchandising, website functionality and user experience in conjunction with their tech team Working with the marketing team to plan and execute marketing campaigns that generate revenue growth and build their brand in line with the eCommerce strategy Collaboration with the marketing and creative teams to create a seamless brand experience across their sales channels Utilise web analytics to identify actionable improvements to further convert visitors and drive those changes end-to-end Reporting on KPIs and results    Key Skills; CMS experience  -  WORDPRESS eCommerce CMS exp ideally with BigCommerce / Salesforce Commerce EDM -  Campaign Monitor Ability to drive the business and catapult sales growth. Good Technical understanding to liaise with developers. Knowledge of attribution modelling, website speed optimisation, A/B testing, conversion management, sales journey optimisation, traffic analysis and reporting tools If you are interested in hearing more, please send your CV to Kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Technical Lead

    Sydney
    This is a rare opportunity for a Tech Lead to join an established tech company that already has a global reach!     Due to success, they are growing their tech team here in Sydney and require you to join them to help scale and grow their products to the next level!    We are looking for a passionate and team-focused developer with a few years of Golang or Node and Microservices under their belt. You can be backend focused dev or a lover of full-stack development. If you use AWS, GCP, React.js, or TypeScript that would be very beneficial.    What they can offer:    Join one of the fastest-growing tech companies in AU! Exposure to global and successful large-scale products! New Machine Learning & (ML) Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects in the pipeline! Well-established and very well-funded business with a start-up vibe! Work closely with a very high-performance team! New modern CBD offices fully kitted out! Tech-driven culture with a fun/flexible work environment! Plenty of team days out and social events! New tech, tools, equipment, etc! Great opportunity to get stuck into Golang all day! + More! The list goes on!    The Stack / Ideal Skills / What You Will Work With:    Back End: Node or Golang Microservices Architecture NoSQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL    Front End: JavaScript, TypeScript HTML5, CSS3 (Sass), Webpack ReactJS, Redux, GraphQL    Other / Practices: AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, Docker Agile, Jira, Bitbucket, Github RESTful Web Services, SOA, Distributed Systems Scalability, Performance Unit Testing    Extra Points For: Machine Learning (ML) Artificial Intelligence (AI)    We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team and global company, and define the next steps of the product whilst working in a business that has funding to invest in significant growth, innovation and R&D!    This is a role signed off and ready to start ASAP.    We are really looking for someone who lives and breathes tech and wants to learn, grow, develop, and build great things with great people!    It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are an aspiring Tech Lead who is driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things, and want to help solve interesting problems - get in touch today!    Follow Us On Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Senior Front End JavaScript Developer | React.js / TypeScript

    Sydney
    We are looking for a Senior Front End Engineer who wants to work with the latest tools and tech. To be considered you must have significant hands-on experience developing web applications with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and ReactJS. You will be given the opportunity to join a new team within a global tech company and help build several new products from the group up. You will take on an almost blank canvas and lead a build on a new project end to end so experience working on greenfield projects from scratch with ReactJS is crucial! Interviews will take place via ZOOM immediately. You can start remotely but need to live in Sydney as everyone will return to the Sydney CBD offices in the coming months. The Stack / Skills We Are Looking For: ReactJS JavaScript / ES6+ Typescript GraphQL HTML5 CSS3 (SASS) Webpack GIT Agile / Scrum TDD / Unit Testing Perfect Communication Skills Team Player Ability to build from scratch and lead new projects Bonus Skills: Cloud Platforms - AWS Any exposure to backend tech such as Python, Node or Java Follow Us On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Python Engineers - Mid/Senior/Lead

    Sydney
    Are you an inquisitive and technology-driven Python Developer looking to work on complex and challenging products? Do you enjoy collaborating with like-minded Engineers to solve problems and contribute to architectural decisions? Due to continued success, we are looking for Mid, Senior and Lead Python Engineers to join us and continue to help build out our growing platform.  We're lucky enough to already be one of the top applications in our industry but we are still growing rapidly and we are looking for Engineers who think big and outside the box. Your ideas will be heard and you will help shape the outcome of a product that is used by millions every month. We enjoy having open conversations about tech and want to hear your opinions so you'll be able to suggest and implement and make decisions to make a real impact on what we use and how we use it.  As our product grows, the team and engineers will grow and develop so you will be given plenty of funding for training and learning resources. We love to attend meetups together (virtual at the moment) and will be running hackathons on a regular basis.  We are open to Engineers at various levels as long as you have a solid grasp and commercial experience with Python and you're hungry to learn. Our Stack: Python Django JavaScript React GraphQL AWS PostgreSQL   Ideally, you have experience with some of the above but we are happy for you to learn on the job. Benefits: A high-level team, we only hire Engineers who share our vision so you'll work with like-minded people.  We hire based on attitude and learning and development is at the forefront of our values so you'll be given an education budget for you to learn and grow. Bonus/Equity scheme + attractive salary.  Opportunity to progress - move into leadership - people or technical  Please apply with your CV and our team will be in touch with you for a confidential discussion about the opportunities on offer.
  • Lead / Senior Golang Developer | Global Tech Product

    Sydney
    This is a rare opportunity for a Golang Software Engineer to join an established tech company who already has global reach!  Due to multiple successful rounds of funding and heavy investment from some top stakeholders they are looking to double their Sydney team over the next 12 months and require a Senior Golang Engineer to join the team as the next new hire! Ideally, we are looking for a very strong Senior or Lead Golang Developer. However, Mid Level Developers are encouraged to also apply as we have more roles coming up soon! This is a key position and we need someone who has the technical experience, drive, and leadership acumen to help steer product development and technical delivery successfully through a lean/agile product development process.   What they can offer: Work on a cutting-edge global product! Unique work that you won't find anywhere else! Well established and very well funded business with a start-up vibe! Working closely with one of the best Golang teams in AU! Modern CBD offices next to a train station! Plenty of team days out and social events! New tech, tools, equipment etc! HUGE salary package on offer! The Stack / Ideal Skills: Golang JavaScript React.js Kubernetes Docker Cloud Platforms - AWS or GCP Agile We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team, and define the next steps of the product whilst working in a business that has funding to invest in significant growth. This is a role signed off and ready to go with a flexible start date. On offer are a highly competitive salary and plenty of training. support and career growth. It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are a Golang Developer who is driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things and wants to help solve interesting problems - please get in touch today!
  • 2x Senior Front End JavaScript Developer | Angular 10

    Sydney
    We are looking for a 2x Senior Front End JavaScript Developer to join an enterprise-level team in Sydney! The 2 Roles: 1x Perm - $140-165k + Bonus 1x 6+ Month Contract - $800-900pd    They work heavily with the latest versions of Angular on some very cool and complex projects!    The company is a well-known enterprise-level company with multiple high profile products. Their products are large, scalable, and used by millions! And their team is probably one of the best tech teams in Australia!    We are looking for 2x hands-on Front End Engineers who can help lead and deliver complex greenfield projects end-to-end!    They are 100% Agile and extremely profitable and have plenty of budget for innovation, new projects, training and development - so working here will add a huge amount of value to your skillset and resume!    To be considered, hopefully, you can tick off most of the below skills/experience: Angular 8+ (currently using Angular 10) JavaScript & TypeScript HTML5 & CSS3 (SASS or LESS) Source Control - eg GIT Unit Testing Frameworks CI / CD Agile RESTful Web Services UI / UX (Bonus) Exposure to backend tech such as .NET or Node.js (Bonus) Cloud Platforms - Azure or AWS (Bonus)    Start dates are flexible - but ideally looking for people who can start in the next month or two.    Interviews are via video and the team is 100% remote right now but moving back to 1-2 days per week soon.    This is a unique and rare opportunity to join one of the best tech teams in Sydney so get in quickly to secure an interview.
  • Senior Tech Recruitment Consultant

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup: Driven by Technology, Powered by People.    We are a young and ambitious specialist technology solutions consultancy, focused on mutual partnerships and long-term relationships.    Due to high demand, we are expanding the business and growing our teams in Sydney & Melbourne!    We have multiple openings for: Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Experience across areas/desks such as .NET, JavaScript, DevOps, Cloud, Data/BI, SAP, Cyber, Infra, QA, UI/UX or Salesforce will be highly regarded!     The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful growing company whilst we are still young and operating as a startup!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration and work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path & option to work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director level roles Freedom to work your own hours & work from home Casual Fridays every day! Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Tuxedo - it's up to you! Cool Surry Hills offices surrounded by the best bars, pubs & cafes in Sydney Pet-friendly office - bring your dog to work! Choose your own equipment - Stand Up Desks, New Apple Mac, curved screens, wireless headsets etc Never-ending drinks fridge - Redbull, beer, wine etc Extra paid days off including your Birthday Monthly Lunch Club, Quarterly Individual and Team Bonuses Annual competition/team trip! (eg Skiing or Las Vegas) And our favourite - UNLIMITED Holiday!!    With a combination of high commission and company incentives, there is never a dull day.    Worried about what area you will work in - don't worry. We have not broken down the market into small areas where you will be limited to a desk such as ".Net Contract" or "DevOps Perm" - you will be given a good chunk of the pie, able to work across multiple markets and dual desk if you wish.    Oh ye, we also have NO KPI's. So don't worry about someone watching over your shoulder checking on your calls and how many interviews you have locked in for the week. Everyone runs their own business here and we all work as a team on the same mission!    About You / what we are looking for:    You should be comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, love solving problems, you can juggle 10 tasks at once, you can thrive in a startup culture - but most of all - you genuinely enjoy helping others and want to change lives!    And you have experience working in a recruitment-focused role in the Technology Sector.    Simple as that!    We hire people who are determined and we favour ability over experience.    Unrivalled ambition and razor-sharp focus are what makes our service so distinctive and our consultants all share one distinguishing quality which is - Drive!    We are driven by delivery, success and focus on engaging in long-term relationships, not just transactions.    Our team also like to stay pretty fit and active, attend the gym/workout at lunchtime and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink and have fun every now and then :)    If you like the sound of what we do, how we work and think you would fit in well here - let's chat!       How to apply / next steps: Shoot through a resume or the link to your Linkedin profile A cover letter is optional Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or eligibility to work full-time in Australia is required (Visa transfers available for the right person). Nobody likes "interviews" so if you look like you have what it takes then we will give you a call or grab a coffee. If you haven't moved companies or updated your resume for a while, feel free to just drop us an email and tell us a bit about yourself instead. Contact James on: jsullivan@thedrivegroup.com.au Unfortunately, due to the high amount of applications we receive, we can only contact successful applicants. Good luck! :)       Some of the areas/roles we have successfully recruited for recently: Front End Developer, Java Developer, .Net Developer, JavaScript Developer, NodeJS Developer, MEAN Stack Developer, MERN Stack Developer, Full Stack JavaScript Developer, iOS Developer, Android Developer, PHP Developer, UX Developer, UX/UI Designer, Ruby on Rails, Python, Golang Engineer, Scala Engineer, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, React, Vue, Business Analyst, Test Analyst, QA Engineer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, CTO, Development Manager, IT Manager, Tech Director, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, DevOps, Data Scientist, Technical Lead, Cloud & Solution Architect.
  • Lead Operations Engineer

    Sydney
    On behalf of our well-known Sydney Based client, we are looking for a Lead Infrastructure Support Engineer to assist the Microsoft .Net development team to keep up with the huge number of awesome features, they wish to build into their main management platform. You will be responsible for leveraging automation whilst maximising service delivery. Identify risks & recurring problems & provide root cause analysis & solutions to drive continual improvements About you; - Proven experience managing 24/7 hour on and offshore teams 24/7 - Azure experience - .Net C# - Strong SQL skills - Extensive monitoring tools such as Appdynamics - Experience across delivery, Agile and ITIL framework, Jira, ServiceNow & Azure DevOps If you are interested please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au or give me a call on 0498 163 605
  • Mid - Senior Level Data Engineer | Data & Cloud Platforms

    Sydney
    Our client is an iconic, Australian business currently going through a huge digital transformation. They are looking to add Mid-Senior Level Data Engineers with excellent hands-on technical skills to join their growing team based near the Sydney CBD. Multiple roles from Mid - Senior Levels These are 6-month contract position with likely extensions. About the role: As a Data Engineer, you will work across digital transformation and big data projects You will build data assets, integrations and solutions to support digital transformation projects In the role, you will work closely with multiple stakeholders across the business to understand problems and required outcomes You will solve problems and build scalable solutions across the Data Lake, Data Warehouse, Data Pipelines, and all other facets of the Big Data Platform About you: You will have roughly 4+ years' experience working as a Data Engineer, with hands on experience developing and maintaining a Big Data Platform Solid experience with SQL is a must, with development skills in at least one of Python, Scala, or .Net also required You will have proven experience working with Big Data tools such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka etc. Experience working on Data Lakes, Marts, Warehouses and other data platforms with either Azure or GCP will be required Any experience with CI/CD tools, technologies or techniques will be highly advantageous Previous experience with PowerBI or Tableau will be highly regarded Our client is conducting interviews immediately, so if you wish to be considered, get your application in ASAP! Follow Us On Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee
  • Site Reliability Engineer | Automation

    Sydney
    We are on the lookout for an SRE to join a global business with a start-up feel! Responsibilities; Ensure the quality of software being deployed will meet SLO through established testing practices Gain a deep understanding of the Ops needs of the business by providing daily support and being the key contact point between Ops + Tech Establish and implement service level indicators (SLI) and objectives (SLO) Work with our Tech Team and minimize all errors (track with data) Either build or work with the Tech Team to build any tooling necessary to meet SLOs.  About you; At least 4 years experience supporting web and mobile applications in a Cloud infrastructure environment. Have supported infrastructure to aid in monitoring and diagnosing problems in the production environment. Held a previous role as an SRE Azure-based web APIs & Functions written in C#, .Net core. Cordova-based mobile application & web apps, written in TypeScript/React. Cosmos DB (through Mongo) and SQL Server. A passion for ensuring operational efficiency and the best experience for our customers. Prior experience in the FMCG industry would be beneficial! Given it will assist in understanding the Ops needs is a bonus! This is role is for someone that is keen to make a difference and also work on a product that makes a real difference in the world. Please click apply and one of the team will be in touch. Please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Back End Engineers/Developers - NodeJS/Typescript

    Sydney
    We are looking for Back End/Full Stack NodeJS Engineers to join a Sydney based product team! You'll come on board to help design, develop, architect, and scale multiple new projects while also developing new features on their existing platform!    We’re looking for Engineers who have a natural preference and curiosity for Back End and have at least 1 years of commercial experience with NodeJS. You'll work in a Microservices and Integrations heavy environment but as time goes on, you'll also have the opportunity to work on Front End and become a well rounded Full Stack Engineer! You'll work with other like-minded Engineers and be supported by a wider team of talented Seniors and Tech Leads who will guide and mentor you. We’re looking for Engineers that want to work on a product that makes an impact. You'll enjoy discussing ideas with your team and you'll work for a company that values curiosity, open-mindedness and teamwork!    Their Stack/What you’ll work with: JavaScript & Typescript NodeJS & ReactJS GraphQL/REST Microservices Serverless AWS Source Control, Git Agile / JIRA If this sounds like you, please apply and we will be in touch!    Interviews are taking place immediately and start dates are flexible so please apply and we will be in touch! To apply for these roles you MUST be in Sydney with AU PR or AU Citizenship.  Follow Us On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • 1 x Senior & 1 x Lead Front End React Developer

    Sydney
    We're looking for a Lead and Senior Front End Engineer to join an Australian tech company who are taking the market by storm! To be considered, you must have significant hands-on experience developing web applications with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and ReactJS. Experience with NodeJS is also highly beneficial! The next 12 months will involve you taking on an almost blank canvas and building a product end to end that will disrupt and tackle a huge booming market here in Australia. If you're considering a Lead role, then you'll also mentor more Junior Engineers and have autonomy making technical decisions! Experience working in a start-up or scaling product company is a huge plus but if you're an Engineer who is sick of red tape and wants a role where you can truly make an impact, then we'd love to hear from you! The Stack / Skills We Are Looking For: ReactJS JavaScript/Typescript GraphQL/REST HTML5 CSS3 (SASS) TDD / Unit Testing Bonus Skills: Cloud Platforms - AWS NodeJS  Interviews are taking place immediately and start dates are flexible so please apply and we will be in touch! To apply for these roles you MUST be in Sydney with AU PR or AU Citizenship.  Follow Us On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Senior Full Stack .Net Developer (Angular and Azure)

    Sydney
    The Role/Company: Due to growth and a new project our client is looking for a Senior Full Stack .Net Developer to join their Sydney HQ. Interviews will take place immediately (quick turnaround) and start dates are ASAP!  There is a lot of work in the pipeline and plenty of funding so all roles here will extend, there is also conversion to perm available. To be successful you should have experience working across the full stack with .NET Core, SQL, JavaScript, Angular and Azure experience! Skills Required / Must Haves: .Net / .Net Core Web API / Entity Framework SQL Server JavaScript Modern Angular  TDD CI/CD Microservices Azure DevOps Agile  SOLID Principles Perfect Communication Skills Team Player About: High Profile Name Enterprise Level Work Web & Mobile Projects Top Tech Team Agile / DevOps Culture Relaxed / Fun Team Flexible Hours Work From Home Quick Interview Process Plenty Of Social / Team Events + More This will start as a fully remote role then you will be based in their office in their Sydney HQ - with flexible hours and option to WFH. The start date is ASAP but we can wait if you have a notice period (ideally 1-2 weeks). Interviews taking place via Video Call (2 Stages). Please note to apply for these roles you MUST be in Australia with a valid work visa, PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered. Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Product Manager

    Sydney
    We're looking for a Product Manager to join a national award-winning workplace!!    OUR CLIENT: A company... … With high growth and innovation run by industry leaders; … Consisting of a high-performing team that is scaling GLOBALLY; … Advocating transparency and inclusion in an inspiring culture incorporating digital innovation and ownership.  … Where everyone is on the same page and working towards one mission, vision and product roadmap    THE ROLE  As a Product Manager, you will... Be responsible for driving internal and external product strategy and roadmap.  Gather and document robust product requirements to guide design and engineering to make data-driven product decisions.  Engage with and channel the points-of-view of internal and external stakeholders to build and groom product backlogs.   Work closely with the PMO and other departments like Technology, Business Development and Product Marketing, for the successful launch of product releases and the creation of new data solutions. Ensure ongoing satisfaction of product across internal and external users and stakeholders  Liaise with product managers in Europe and North America on new capabilities and international roadmaps. YOU You're not just a product guru and advocate of quality but… you thrive in an environment where you can use your knowledge and expertise to make a difference for your customers. You have an agile mindset and want to impact real customers.     Within a collaborative team of high-performing experts, you will... be able to drive the product roadmap and strategy for the product within a high-energy, customer-focused environment. You enjoy analytic thinking processes and have a desire to share your learnings with your stunning team.     Following best practices you... will be curious about current product trends, strategies and innovation. You will be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have a commitment to high product quality and executional excellence.    On top of that your profile/experience may look like this:  5+ years of experience in product management  Prior experience in managing product backlog and requirements in an agile environment. Experience working with Big Data.      You’ll get bonus points if you have prior experience  Working in Retail, FMCG, Consumer Products Across supply chain platforms; With retail transactions; With mentoring junior product people    What's in it for you? Flexibility & Work-life balance: A company that is committed to providing growth, well-being and meaningful experiences that fit your life. Inclusion & Ownership: A team that respects and embraces your ideas and expertise, where you can take ownership of your work and  High-quality environment: Coworkers that are motivated by pursuing excellence, rather than the prospect of personal gain. Leading Change: A workplace dedicated to making a real difference for their customers.  This role is based in Sydney but you'll have the choice of WFH, from their office, or a combination of both! Interviews are taking place immediately so if this sounds like you, please apply and we will be in touch!
  • Senior Android Engineer

    Sydney
    We are looking for passionate Senior Android Engineers to join an established and growing technology company based in Sydney. Due to their recent success and planned expansion, the business is looking to build a brand new mobile team. You will have the rare opportunity to work with a team of talented engineers to build a brand new native Android app completely from scratch! Requirements: Proven commercial Android development experience Fluency in Kotlin Experience across the full development lifecycle of native Android apps Ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications Non-technical attributes: Passion for your craft Adaptability Open-minded Strong team player who is willing to go above and beyond Customer-focused approach High commitment to quality Benefits: Supportive and positive company culture Work with the latest native mobile tech Exceptional work-life balance Flexibility to work from home Employee benefits and discounts on their products On offer is a very competitive daily rate ($800 - $1,000 depending on experience), with regular pay reviews and plenty of investment in training and personal development.    For more information about the role, please apply with a current CV and we will be in touch immediately.    If this role isn't right for you we have plenty more exclusive roles on our website https://www.thedrivegroup.com.au/jobs    Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee
  • Senior iOS Engineer

    Sydney
    We are looking for passionate Senior iOS Engineers to join an established and growing technology company based in Sydney. Due to their recent success and planned expansion, the business is looking to build a brand new mobile team. You will have the rare opportunity to work with a team of talented engineers to build a brand new native iOS app completely from scratch! Requirements: Proven commercial iOS development experience Fluency in Swift Experience across the full development lifecycle of native iOS apps Ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications Non-technical attributes: Passion for your craft Adaptability Open-minded Strong team player who is willing to go above and beyond Customer-focused approach High commitment to quality Benefits: Supportive and positive company culture Work with the latest native mobile tech Exceptional work-life balance Flexibility to work from home Employee benefits and discounts on their products On offer is a very competitive daily rate ($800 - $1,000 depending on experience), with regular pay reviews and plenty of investment in training and personal development.    For more information about the role, please apply with a current CV and we will be in touch immediately.    If this role isn't right for you we have plenty more exclusive roles on our website https://www.thedrivegroup.com.au/jobs    Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee
  • .NET Tech Lead / Solution Architect | Global Tech Company

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup has been engaged by a global tech company to help them find their latest team member here in Sydney. They are a US-based company with offices all around the world but have a large presence here in Australia, and unlike most companies, they have scaled the company and grew their team in 2020. You will join as their core .NET Architect, leading multiple new projects across the modern .NET stack with Microservices and Cloud Platforms, and working closely with a high-performance team of Senior .NET Developers / Software Engineers. This is a place that really does offer great career progression and training, whilst surrounding you with some of the very best minds in Australia. They also offer a solid work/life balance with flexible work hours and work from home in NSW. + extra paid holiday and days off. If you want to join a global tech company, going from strength to strength and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! What They're Looking For & What You Might Work With Here: 10+ years experience within the .NET world Hands-on Application / Solution Architecture Best Practices, Coding Practices, SOLID, OOP etc Advanced Problem Solving Skills C# ASP.NET .NET CORE MS SQL Server REST, API Design Microservices, RabbitMQ, NServiceBus, or Service Fabric Unit Testing, TDD, CI/CD Agile, Scrum, JIRA Source Control - eg GIT Cloud - Azure or AWS Perfect Communication Skills Bonus: TypeScript, Angular, React.js Interviews are taking place now (via MS Teams) for a April or May start date. The salary is flexible and will match level/experience. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply for this one. If you have any questions free to contact our team directly.
  • Platform Engineer - AWS

    Sydney
    We're looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to join a well known Fintech business based in the CBD You will have access to the latest tools and technologies with a view to build and maintain their digital platform. You will be an AWS and Kube SME unifying the engineering and development teams. About You Extensive AWS services and operations SME across the Kubernetes ecosystem  IaC expert Linux background Experience with Kafka Solid understanding of networking and security Monitoring and alerts CI, TeamCity, Octopus, Gitlab and bitbucket Expert knowledge of at least one programming language You will; Leverage expertise in platform tools to support developers and SRE engineers Recommend and assist with architectural changes to improve performance, reliability and security across the organisation Implement monitoring and alerting covering infrastructure and services Identify gaps and drive roadmaps for various platform systems Spearhead implementation of major projects by guiding the architecture and implementation details Contribute infrastructure code, automation tools and CICD pipelines for the platform team Be proactive by identifying gaps, prioritizing and making suggestions Explore new technologies and share your findings with the engineering team Perform effective code reviews and help in coaching and mentoring junior engineers You will be a key member of the team so genuine stakeholder management is key to the successful candidate. The salary package is very attractive with a balanced WFH on offer. Please send an updated copy of your resume to Ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • eCommerce Project Manager

    Sydney
    Our Client is a well-known retailer who is looking for an eCommerce Project Manager who has experience with Web Replatforming, they are working on various medium to large key projects to enhance their eCommerce Stack, working in the biggest growth area of the company! This role is a great opportunity to work on an ERP project in the retail industry with a well-known and iconic Australian Brand. Duties: Ensure delivery of all projects within the allocated budget and timeline. Gather business requirements, interpreting business objectives and help team translate these into scoping documents, functional and technical requirements. Recommend best practice update to eCommerce stack with an emphasis on compliance and security. Ownership of tech/dev execution during sale and campaign launches, alongside development and digital agencies. Develops timely project status reports to be communicated with the project leadership team and wider business. Provide professional reporting and insightful documentation to stakeholders as required.    Key Skills; Being Collaborative and a team player! Experience in Web Replatforming and migrating. Magento Experience essential. Retail background is beneficial. Tech Savvy, experience of working with development team translating requirements to business needs. Solid eCommerce experience, including an excellent understanding of omnichannel strategy. Experience understanding Agile practices. Excellent understanding of User Experience (UX) Design and Customer Experience (CX)  Experience with RDS Tagging is beneficial. Ideally have exposure to Google Analytics & Tag Manager, Adobe Suite, AdWords. If you are looking for your next role, and have the desired experience, please send your CV to projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Senior Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am working with a large financial institution that is seeking multiple Senior Business Analysts to join them on the technology side of the business to work with the team to release brand new features and products. These are Millennial features and a really exciting time to be part of the bank. They are looking for Business Analysts with the following experience: Senior Business Analyst Credit Risk  Visionplus experience is essential Credit Cards/ Personal Loans Strong Documentation Requirement gathering Driven Workshops Senior Stakeholder Management This role will be ongoing with an initial 12-month engagement to start with that will keep going and a really exciting time to be part of an innovative team. If you want to be part of a great, smart, forward-thinking team then please HIT APPLY.
  • Azure DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    On behalf of our award-winning global client, we are on the hunt for a Senior Azure DevOps Engineer to help with a large cloud-native migration. You will have extensive experience with Azure Cloud and in particular, Arm Templates. The expectation for the desired candidate is to hit the ground running assisting with the development and engineering teams. Must have experience; CI/CD Infrastructure pipeline experience IAC Arm templates Data migration HA/DR failover testing Web APPS Web Jobs Virus scanning Datadog monitoring and alterting, Sumo logging, APIM Frontdoor Azure Functions Azure SQL Key Vaults Service Bus Message Queues Cosmo Db Data migration This role is remote and the expectation is that you will be required in the office one or two days a month. This is a mission-critical role with an immediate start and just one stage interview process. Please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • QA Lead

    Sydney
    We are currently looking for a QA Lead to join a global tech startup here in Sydney. This company is looking for a solid QA Engineer who has led QA teams to come on board and implement their automation framework whilst mentoring their current QA's along the journey. They are currently using an end-to-end testing solution but they want you to come in, help evaluate and set them up to use the very best tools to test their suite of Mobile and Web Apps. This is a great opportunity for someone to implement automation and the latest tech and tools and help take an already established company to the next level. You will have the opportunity to really add value here and make the role your own from day 1. To be successful you should have experience with most of the following: QA Lead Experience Automation Implmentation Mobile App Testing Web Testing Test Planning Test Execution Bonus: Startup Environments Exposure to JavaScript, React.js or Golang This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work closely with a high-level CTO of a very successful tech company that has scaled globally and build out a new testing practice. They have a very supportive leadership team and plenty of company perks and benefits. If this sounds like something you have the skills to take on then please HIT APPLY and we will be in touch to discuss.
  • Senior Full Stack .Net Developer (React.js) - Melbourne

    Melbourne
    If you have been searching for a greenfield project working across the Full Stack and getting stuck into ReactJS - then look no further! TheDriveGroup has engaged with a tech company that has offices nationwide and is taking on a major Digital Transformation across the company. As their newest Full Stack .NET Developer, you will jump into a greenfield 12-month project working with the latest tech and a very solid team of senior software engineering experts. They have plenty more work on the horizon, so they're looking for someone with a long-term vision who wants to join a company that really invests in and cares about their people. They often promote developers into Tech Lead roles, so they often provide plenty of training, support, and excellent career paths. Your role will involve building high-profile enterprise-level products used by millions of Aussies each day across the country - so this is a great chance to make an impact and see what you build out there in the real world. They are a big fan of CI / CD, have a dedicated DevOps and QA team, and more importantly - they offer a family-friendly and very flexible work culture. They are currently 100% remote and all working from home but plan to move back into the office 1-2 days per week as soon as it's safe and acceptable. The Stack / What You Can Work With: .NET Core Microservices Architecture React.js TypeScript SQL Server Azure or AWS TDD / Unit Testing CI / CD / DevOps Interviews start immediately via video so get in quick if you don't want to miss out! Please note to apply for these roles you MUST be in Melbourne with a valid work visa, PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered. Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Digital Project Manager

    Sydney
    We are looking for a passionate digital project manager who has experience taking projects from ideation to implementation, running teams of expert designers and developers and ensures that products are out on time and meet their full potential.      You will have; Experience in a similar Digital Project role managing large website solutions, within an Agile framework; Experienced with the end-to-end process of product & service design and delivery, Projects from $500k to $2m The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales; Proven success project managing solutions to a high standard; Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Manage stakeholder expectations across all projects ensuring the scope of work is fully understood. Self-starter who is proactive in nature Experience with Various Modern Web Technologies Working with developers and designers on feedback and changes based on internal/client expectations Previous experience working with onshore and offshore teams If you have experience on large website builds and fit the experience criteria, please send your CV to projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • .NET Developer | Global Tech Company | Big Data

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a global data company and due to growth, they have an immediate need for a range of mid and senior .Net Developers to join their business. They are a team of 8 highly talented developers working on several projects in the Data space. This team is working on cutting edge technology and is looking for an engineer who really understands the art of coding the most beautiful code they can. There is an emphasis on high code coverage and testing is the norm on any code you build.  They are offering a rolling 6-month contract (there is also the opportunity to convert to perm). They offer great career progression and training, and also offer solid work/life balance with flexible work hours and work from home. The role is fully remote to begin with. You'll then get the choice to work from the CBD, Parramatta or WFH. If you want to join a global tech company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: Strong experience with Software Development Mid and Senior Level roles available .Net Core MS SQL Server API Design Microservices TDD CI/CD SOLID Principles / Optimisation  Agile Source Control - eg GIT Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Bonus: RabbitMQ, NServiceBus, Service Fabric Cloud - Azure, AWS or GCP Docker Data / Big Data / Machine Learning JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular 8, ReactJS Interviews taking place now (quick 1-2 stages via video). The start dates are ASAP but they are happy to wait and accommodate your notice period. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply.
  • ETL / Database Developer

    Sydney
    ETL Developer / Database Developer / BI Developer / Long term Contracts / Start in January 2021 We are looking for 4 x ETL Database Developers to join a global tech/data company scaling up their Sydney team for several new projects in 2021. You will bring deep specialist knowledge and expertise in the design, build, and maintenance of ETL/Data/BI systems. They are looking for developers who are very strong with Bash/ Python / Linux  / SQL- any exposure or capability with big data tools is highly desirable - Hive, Hadoop etc Key Skills Strong experience in BI, reporting, data, and databases Strong experience in Bash and Python scripting in Linux/Unix environment Experience in Hive/Spark/Hadoop (ETL development) Strong experience in SQL scripting; T-SQL or similar (SQL Server), and PostgreSQL, stored procedure experience and/or other BI and reporting development environments Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Power BI) Excellent data cleansing, quality, profiling, modeling, integration skills. Development of new and existing data models (using Kimball methodologies (Star Schema, Snowflake) SCM/CI experience – SVN/Git & Jenkins preferable A good understanding of database architecture and database design Ability to collaborate on a team with infrastructure, development, business analyst and other resources, and clearly communicate solutions to both technical and non-technical team members Able to work to tight deadlines and changing priorities Excellent troubleshooting, debugging, and critical thinking skills Highly Desirable Exposure to .NET (C#) development Apache Airflow Knowledge of the FMCG business domain These are immediate needs offering a quick interview process, and competitive rates. Please click apply to submit your resume and a consultant will be in touch with suitable candidates to talk through the opportunity in more detail.
  • Digital Producer - Big Data & Marketing

    Sydney
    Digital Producer | Marketing | Big Data | Analytics | Campaigns The new Digital Producer will sit within Data & Marketing Services, an experienced team of Digital Strategists, Data Scientists, Marketing Experts and Engineers that help customers achieve their strategic objectives through bespoke data & marketing projects. Reporting to the lead digital strategist, the Digital Producer serves as the primary coordinator and communicator of digital projects & marketing campaigns across services, sales and accounts teams. The Digital Producer is an effective communicator and organizer who can eliminate obstacles, maintain a realistic view of complex digital initiatives, and manage the entire process end-to-end. They are skilled at brainstorming, deadline driven, organized and detail-obsessed. They have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They are passionate about customer success and experience.  What are the requirements of the role? ● Planning and execution of tactical & automated marketing campaigns within multi-channel marketing software, including: ○ Project managing all campaigns from beginning to end ensuring they meet the target objectives. ○ Ensuring all marketing campaigns are delivered on time, within budget and within best practice. ○ A/B Testing campaigns to measure ROI and trial new ideas for effectiveness. ○ Working to strict client deadlines and KPI’s. ● Supporting the strategy and data science team in delivering innovative digital & marketing projects, including: ○ The ideation & scoping and execution of the project ○ Day-to-day project & client management ○ Client presentation of research & findings ○ Identification of issues and delivering client resolutions in a timely manner ● Supporting clients as a platform specialist to amplify the companies products and services, including: ○ Day-to-day platform support ○ Support the onboarding & Training of new clients ○ Working with the engineering team to integrate our solutions with partners ○ Technical platform support ○ Working with internal teams to solve Client problems ● Team coordination & document management, including: ○ Coordination of PM tools including Jira and Trello ○ Creation of project proposals & project scopes ○ Providing cost estimates and monitoring budgets What we will like about you: Enjoy the challenge of generating new digital campaigns with an unwavering pursuit for excellence At least 3 years proven work experience in a similar role A knowledge and passion for marketing analytics & data Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a warm approach to clients Demonstrated experience with data-driven marketing campaigns and web technologies (e.g. online tools and social media) Knowledge of Martech, CRM, BI and CMS technologies eg SFMC, Campaign Monitor, Mailchimp, IBM Marketing Cloud, Tableau / PowerBI Familiarity with SEO/SEM and Web Analytics (Google, Adobe etc) Excellent verbal and written communication skills Experience with PM tools, eg Jira and Trello & Notion Have experience or interest in start-up environments  Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work well under pressure In return, you get to work in an Australian home-grown, international technology business with a "Start-up" mentality who are currently in a fast growth phase in an emerging new global sector and has already demonstrated it is a leader in their domain. They now looking to grow their marketing team and capability, this is a brand new role with amazing career potential.
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    Mental Health - It's all about You!

    Mental Health - It's all about You!

    ​What a year it has been so far! There are so many reasons why we are looking at World Mental Health Day differently this year. 2020 has been a year that has not only challenged us to think more about ours & our loved one's physical health - but also likely had a huge effect on our mental health. More than ever it's becoming a necessity to take time out and reflect on your personal wellbeing & mental health. 🧘‍♂️Self-isolation, lock-out, social distancing , WFH - For more than 7 months now, the recent pandemic forced us to live a new life of being alone in different ways. Whether it's having to stay away from our colleagues, friends, and family or being aware of potential health threats to our body. Life, as it used to be, was turned upside down. We had to quickly adapt to the drastic changes happening all around us - both in our personal and professional lives.​​With the majority of us WFH for most of the year, somehow our work-life balance has become one big mess that is sometimes hard to untangle.Especially when you are not used to working from home all day and are - after all these months - still trying to figure out, how to balance the distractions of home life, with the requirements of your working life 🤯 You're not alone!Whether you feel like WFH makes your more productive or are still struggling to get the hang of it, one thing is clear - If you're not disciplined enough to separate your work environment from your personal life it can be more than challenging to stay sane and healthy.​Physical health is easy to monitor. But with high-stress levels and today's phenomenon of 'always being busy', our mental health is easily overlooked. It's something we often push to the back of our minds, something we will get back to when we have time, something we will do on the weekend, and so on... The problem is, weekends are not always enough to reset and rest our minds. Catching up with friends, family events, chores, life admin, plus one or two BBQs and a few drinks here and there. 😎But overbooking your schedule exhausts your body, creating a mental response that could be a threat to your wellbeing. Active stress management should be as well a part of your health management as exercise, restful sleep, and a healthy diet. When time is short, however, it’s often the first thing to be nixed.Physical social distancing does not automatically mean you should distance yourself from your mind.That's why it's important to make sure you remind yourself and the people around you to take care of yourselves above all. Sometimes you just need to stop, reflect, and take a deep breath. 🌿​"It’s a letting go of your structure, so you can re-structure yourself inside and let go of the rigid cobwebs of your thinking that have been draining your aliveness without you even noticing."​It's those days that you are allowed to be selfish enough to think about nothing but your own wellbeing and spoil yourself.This also doesn't mean that mental health days should look the same for every individual. It's your mental health day and it can look like whatever you want it to:You could be a bookworm with the yearning desire to devour a book. 📕 If you're the active type this could mean spending time going for a run at the beach, doing some crazy boxing, or maybe going hiking. 🏃‍♀️What about diving into your spiritual self with a relaxing session of yoga or meditation? 🧘‍♀️... or you may simply want to take a long nap. 😴​👉 Not sure on how to spend an effective mental health day? Check out this article for some directions.​​​​You will need to figure out which activity is best for you to fully dive into your body and mind to rest and recharge your energy levels.It's not just about getting a day off and showing up refreshed. Enjoying a moment of rare introspection and concentrating 100% on how you are truly feeling will not only improve your mental health but your physical health as well.​Find some time for yourself! ☀️ Happy World Mental Health Day 2020.​---​If you or someone you know is struggling, here a list of a few services & charities that could be relevant:Lifeline – 13 11 14 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekBeyond Blue – 1300 22 4636Butterfly Foundation National Helpline – 1800 334 673SANE Australia Helpline – 1800 187 263Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800MensLine Australia  – 1300 789 978QLife 1800 184 52 –  Web-chat available 3pm to midnight 7 days!For more information and a more extensive list of health services and support contacts please reach out to a relevant organisation on RUOk? and NSW Government Mental Health Services.
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    Post-COVID: What Companies Will Do When the Reset Button is Pushed (Part 1)

    Post-COVID: What Companies Will Do When the Reset Button is Pushed (Part 1)

    ​The coronavirus pandemic has shut down economies across the world, forcing businesses to take dramatic steps to stay afloat. Focus has shifted from long-term growth to short-term survival. But as countries begin to emerge from lockdown, companies need to get back on track as quickly as possible. With that in mind, TheDriveGroup has put together this actionable guide on what to do once the reset button has been pushed:​Rebuilding your team​It’s no secret that the pandemic has hit the job market hard. Economists believe unemployment in Australia and New Zealand will more than double to over 11%, the highest level in three decades.Post-pandemic, all (viable) companies will attempt to rebuild their workforces, so we’re expecting to see a rush for top talent. And there’s no reason to assume that demand for techies will be anything other than high – the number of job ads for software engineering roles grew by 1% year on year in the three months to March 20th, according to figures from employment marketplace SEEK. We’ve even seen some companies building out their tech teams during the lockdown.Rebuilding teams that have been dramatically reduced in size will be no easy task. Some companies have had to cut hundreds or even thousands of jobs. In some instances, those employers have set up partnerships with companies in different sectors to help laid-off staff find work straight away. What happens when things return to “normal” and those employers want their old staff back? And what do they do if those people are no longer available or interested? ​Action points:1.    Work on your employer brandNow is the time to update and build out your employer brand to give yourself the best chance of attracting talent. Just 19% of employees strongly believe that the experience their employer promotes publicly is matched by reality, indicating that many organisations are not practising what they preach when it comes to looking after their workforce. Remember that the best employer brands stem from a clear purpose and values, which – when implemented effectively – help businesses to attract and retain talent that shares those same beliefs. Consider the example set by outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, which claims to blend “work, play, family and environmentalism”. This might sound like a grand promise, but the brand delivers through numerous initiatives, from offering paid environmental internships, to reimbursing staff for commuting in a way other than driving. The results have been impressive: 91% of employees describe Patagonia as a great place to work, compared to just 59% at an average US-based company. 2.    Demonstrate how you helped employees during lockdownBusinesses that are perceived as having “let down” their staff will find it hard to recruit in a post-lockdown world. This isn’t to say that any business that has had to reduce staffing numbers will automatically struggle to attract talent. Instead, it’s about highlighting the ways in which you’ve helped your workforce, and providing context for your actions:Have you furloughed staff? If so, what have you done to keep those furloughed employees engaged with the business? Have you made redundancies? How can you demonstrate that this decision was taken as a last resort, only after all other options had been exhausted?In the era of employee review sites like Glassdoor, organisations can already ill afford to even appear to mistreat their staff. This situation has been further exacerbated by the launch of sites like Did They Help?, which rates the actions of companies and celebrities during the pandemic.None of this should be seen as a negative. Instead, it’s an opportunity for businesses that did something out-of-the-ordinary to help their workforce during the crisis. Airbnb, for instance, has earned one of the most positive ratings on Did They Help?, despite laying off a quarter of its workforce. Its founders are taking no salary for the next six months, while its executives have accepted a 50% pay cut. Additionally, it has offered a variety of measures designed to help its newly redundant workers, from entry to an alumni network to placement support and career advice. Every employer is having to make tough decisions right now – but those that do it with empathy, while going out of their way to genuinely help their staff, will be best placed to rebuild their teams when some sort of normality returns. 3.    Ramp up your networking and talent engagementEven when lockdown is over, there are going to be more candidates in precarious positions and at home than ever before. These candidates will be easier for employers to reach. What’s more, the candidate pool as a whole is going to be larger. So how can you make the most of networking and engage with as many relevant candidates as possible?This could be a great time to work in partnership and build a strategy with a recruitment partner to help you capitalise in a candidate-rich market. The recruitment agency will have greater clarity on how wages have been affected and what benefits are attractive to candidates. In general, their experience of speaking to candidates will help them to understand exactly what people want from an employer going forward. Expect job security to be a huge factor. 4.    Offer fixed-term placementsGiven the candidate-rich market, it’s likely that more people will be willing to take contracts. What’s more, contractors will probably be cheaper than they have been for a long time, and many will be looking for security in an uncertain market, making them less likely to leave.As an employer, can you make greater use of contractors to rebuild your team? Could you offer six-month temp-to-perm contracts to effectively “try before you buy”? Or hire temporarily while keeping your options open?​ Retaining talentFollowing on from the last point, companies won’t just find themselves facing a battle to rebuild their workforce – they’ll also have to take steps to retain talent as the job market starts to recover. This is particularly true for people working at companies that handled the lockdown poorly. We’ve heard of a lot of employers reducing people’s hours, forcing annual leave and imposing pay cuts. Most staff have not welcomed this. Far from simply staying put and riding out the crisis, a lot of candidates we’ve spoken to are still employed but looking to jump ship for a company that’s still paying full-time wages and generally putting its employees first.Other employers have taken a different tack, launching initiatives that allow them to save money while retaining staff. Domain Group has introduced a voluntary programme that sees employees receive 20% of their salary package in share rights over the next six months, with more than 90% of staff agreeing to opt in.Of course, a lot of candidates have found themselves accepting jobs for short-term security, with little intention to stay when normal service resumes. As soon as salaries and rates go back up, or their old employer is ready to take them back, they’re planning to quit. How will their current employer cope with this? Can they realistically retain these people? Action points:1.    Highlight ways you helped your workforce during the crisisDid you go down the Domain Group route and launch an innovative programme to protect redundancies while still reducing payroll costs in the short term? Or perhaps, like Microsoft, you pledged to continue paying hourly workers regularly, even if they ended up doing less work as a result of the pandemic? Ultimately, if you did everything in your power to support your team during the crisis, you should demonstrate this and use it as a tool to support your talent retention and attraction efforts. Likewise, take steps to recognise and reward employees who have made sacrifices to support the business, such as agreeing to take reduced salaries or working longer hours to keep operations running. Can you offer long-term loyalty incentives to make these people feel suitably valued and reduce the risk of them leaving? 2.    Entice former staff back to the businessRe-hiring former employees who have taken up new roles during the pandemic can be an effective way to rebuild your internal teams – provided you treated them well before they left. Find out what they’re lacking at their new employer, and consider what incentives – both short and long-term – you can offer to coax them back. Financially, you may not be in a strong enough position to offer a “golden hello”, but there may be other benefits you can provide, from subsidised commuting to helping with the equipment costs associated with working from home. 3.    Listen to your employees and communicate honestlyNow more than ever, organisations need to listen to their workforce if they’re going to retain talent. Understand what they want and do your best to accommodate it.For instance, many employees won’t welcome an immediate return to “business as usual”. Continue to allow flexibility around working hours and locations, and keep checking in with staff regularly to ask how they’re doing and support them as necessary. Importantly, don’t fall into the trap of overpromising. Employees understand the hardships facing your business – after all, they’re facing plenty themselves. Be open and honest about how your business has coped during lockdown, what the immediate future holds, and how priorities have shifted. This is the time to reconnect your team with your vision.​How can you bounce back from the crisis and position yourself to scale up, fast? Click here to find out in Part 2.
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    Post-COVID: What Companies Will Do When the Reset Button is Pushed (Part 2)

    Post-COVID: What Companies Will Do When the Reset Button is Pushed (Part 2)

    ​In part one of our blog on adjusting to a post-coronavirus world, we discussed the importance of rebuilding your foundations – rebuilding internal teams and retaining talent once the job market kicks back into gear. Now, in part two, we’ll take it a step further. How can you bounce back from the crisis and position yourself to scale up, fast? Along the way, we’ll touch on everything from formalising your remote working proposition to reacquainting yourself with a customer base that may have changed dramatically over the past few months.Scaling up quicklyHaving started to rebuild your workforce and taken steps to retain your best people, it’s time to scale up at pace to ensure you bounce back from the lockdown stronger than your rivals.Firstly, organisations need to decide when and how to return to the office. Nine in ten have encouraged or required employees to work from home due to coronavirus. And we can assume that going forward, a significant chunk of the workforce will continue to do so at least some of the time – in fact, 78% of Australian office workers believe working remotely is likely to become the new normal. Reopening the office will, therefore, be a huge step for companies and workforces alike. Naturally, many organisations will be eager to get their teams back together in-person. Some employees will be desperate to get back to normality after weeks or months of isolation. Others, however, will be keen to continue working remotely. During the crisis, we’ve spoken with candidates who’ve taken up permanent jobs based out of offices in locations where they wouldn’t normally work. They’ve accepted because they can work remotely for now – and they have openly told us that as soon as the office reopens, they have no desire to face a 60 or 90-minute commute. They’ll simply resign and find a new job if they are no longer able to work from home.As well as this, organisations will need to establish what “scaling up” actually looks like. Targets will need to be reevaluated to make them realistic in the new business climate – setting yourself up to fail will only damage morale down the line. Motivation and a high-performance culture will be key to driving the business forward. Furthermore, you must be mindful that a permanent shift toward regular remote working could have a negative impact on company culture. After all, it can be harder to reinforce positive messages, run team-building exercises, and generally help people feel engaged and “bought in” when they’re not in the office.Action points:1.    Formalise your approach to remote workingAs remote working transitions from a “coping strategy” to a long-term reality, companies need to make it as smooth and effective as possible.Set a clear policy on who can work from home, and how often they can do it. Ideally, everyone who wants to, should be able to work remotely at least some of the time, but there may be points when core team members are required in the office. Companies will also need to address whether they allow some new staff to stay 100% remote – or risk losing them to rivalsonce the job market kicks back into gear. Hold all-company meetings once a week to reinforce key messages, provide updates on performance and operations, and generally remind everyone that they’re part of a broader team than the people they communicate with day-in, day-out. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any specific news to share; use the weekly meeting slot to do something fun instead that allows all workers, remote or in the office, to get involved.Finally, take steps to limit the need for constant emails – which can quickly become unmanageable – by utilising communication tools to keep all relevant parties informed on delivery of specific tasks. Some of our favourites include:Video messaging: Loom and Standups enable asynchronous video messaging in workplaces, allowing your team to record a message, then send it to colleagues to watch on their own time.   Video notes: Chorus, Otter.ai, Fireflies.ai and Grain make it easy to find valuable information from your video calls by making them searchable, shareable, and transcribable.Messaging: Threads, Yac and /talk open up a world of personal, asynchronous communication for remote teams.​2.    Protect your leadership teamNow more than ever, businesses need strong leaders. You simply can’t afford to lose talented, savvy decision-makers in such a challenging and uncertain period. Don’t blindly assume that times of crisis will automatically build loyalty among your top talent; during the so-called Great Recession of 2007-09, one in eight “high potentials” surveyed by Harvard Business Review said they were actively looking for new jobs.Work hard to create a tight-knit, engaged leadership team and involve them in all high-level decisions. It’s vital that they feel like the most important people within the organisation, and that they are committed to – and personally accountable for – driving the business forward. And don’t just incentivise by performance; reward loyalty and longevity (perhaps through awarding more annual leave, granting stock options, or supporting them in pursuing passion projects).3.    Reacquaint yourself with your customersPre-Covid-19, you probably had a pretty decent idea of who your “average customer” was. But the pandemic has dramatically changed our behaviours – and in many cases, those changes will be permanent. To give an extremely specific example, 33% of Chinese consumers changed food brands during the crisis. A fifth of them plan to stick with their new choices going forward. In other words: forget what you (thought you) knew about your customers. Go out and grab fresh insights to inform future strategy. Gathering those insights will be about more than just conducting market research. You’ll need to speak to your longest-standing and highest-spending customers to understand how their goals and priorities have changed. Accept that you’ll make mistakes in predicting demand and keep an open mind, adapting with agility as the situation evolves.​4.    Demonstrate social responsibilityBusinesses simply cannot afford to be on the “wrong side of history” when it comes to the pandemic. Organisations that have invested in corporate social responsibility (CSR) – by donating to charity, contributing to public health initiatives, and going above and beyond to support their workforce, contractors and suppliers – will be in a position to capitalise once lockdown ends. However, be wary of crossing the line between “highlighting your CSR efforts” and “using the crisis for self-promotion”. Any goodwill you generated through good deeds will be undone immediately if your motivations are seen as cynical. Customers are most likely to view your CSR programme as authentic – and, importantly, non-cynical – if its focus is clear and ties into your company vision. Google, for instance, concentrates much of its approach on sustainability and reducing its carbon emissions, even going so far as bringing in goats to mow the lawns at its Mountain View HQ. Don’t spread yourself too thin, or try to be all things to all people: pick a niche that directly relates to your company values, andconcentrate your CSR actions within this area.​5.    Motivate your workforce​For all the benefits it provides, remote working has historically produced teams that are less motivated than their office-based peers – particularly when they have no choice about where they work. However, this isn’t just about motivating home-workers. Your whole workforce will emerge, blinking, from lockdown, wondering what happens next and whether or not they have a part to play.But what actually motivates employees? According to a survey of 200,000 people, the biggest motivators are:1. Camaraderie and peer motivation (20%)2. Intrinsic desire to do a good job (17%)3. Feeling encouraged and recognised (13%)4. Having a real impact (10%)5. Growing professionally (8%)In short, your team want to feel involved, valued, and surrounded by like-minded people. And they want to feel like they’re moving forward rather than treading water. As such, one of your earliest priorities should be to create fresh development plans for each and every person within the business. Give them measurable goals that clearly tie into your overarching company objectives. That way, they can see the value that they offer, and how their work feeds into the success of the whole organisation. The importance of engaging the right recruitment partnerAs we’ve demonstrated throughout this article, talent acquisition is going to be central to your ability to bounce back and scale up post-lockdown. But with every company fighting it out to hire the best people, the phrase “war for talent” has arguably never been more apt. Speed will be key; you can’t afford to let your competitors steal a lead. Team up with the right recruiter – one with a deep understanding of your industry and a substantial pool of engaged talent – to give yourself the edge over your rivals. TheDriveGroup can help you scale up your team in the post-lockdown world. Get in touch today to find out how we can support you:James Sullivan - Directorjsullivan@thedrivegroup.com.au // 02 8076 4661
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    The Key To Life – Running & Reading?

    The Key To Life – Running & Reading?

    ​If you turned to your nearest colleague and asked them what they believe the key to life is – how would they respond?I am confident they would either look at you confused or reply with one of the following answers: happiness, positivity, persistence, balance, family, friendship or money.Realistically, there is no right or wrong answer. But...The closest thing I have ever found to a “real” answer comes from none other than, the Fresh Prince of Bell-Air - Will Smith. During an acceptance speech at the 2005 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, he shared what he believes are the two keys to life:Number 1 – RUNNING!Naturally when running you will eventually get to a point where you will want to quit (for some of us this happens before we have even started). A little person then starts talking to you in your mind complaining and pushing you to quit: “I’m tired. My lung’s hurt. I’m hurting. There’s no way I can possibly continue!”IF you can learn to DEFEAT this little man whilst running…Then you will learn how to NOT quit when things get hard in your life!So… The first key to life = RUNNING!“The person who works the hardest wins!”Number 2 – READING!Before us there were billions of people. All with problems and issues.So realistically, there aren’t many problems that are new to this world. Your problem has already been a problem for someone else and there is a good chance that someone has solved it, and someone has wrote about how to solve it.So the theory is this: No matter what your problem is – the solution is out there somewhere in a BOOK!All you have to do is FIND that book and READ it.So... The second key to life = READING!“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”​A good friend of mine introduced me to the “Running and Reading” concept whilst we were studying together at University and it is something that has stuck with me ever since.​
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    9 Reasons Why You Should Hire Athletes

    9 Reasons Why You Should Hire Athletes

    The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine. The list ranks the top 500 U.S. corporations as per their gross revenue.In 2015 the top 5 were: Walmart, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Berkshire Hathaway, and Apple.In 2020 the top 5 doesn't look too different: Walmart, Exxon Mobil, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon.com.When reading these lists I think of old grey haired billionaires like Warren Buffet or tech geniuses such as Steve Jobs.In 2015 I came across the following stat, which changed my whole perspective and blew my mind:  95% of Fortune 500 CEOs played college sports!I looked into it a bit more and discovered the following:John Donahoe, CEO of Ebay: 'Basketball Junkie' at Dartmouth.Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo: Played cricket at college in India.Walter Robb, CEO of Whole Foods: Played Soccer at Stanford.Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America: Crazy about Rugby and played at Brown.The list went on…I doubt we will ever know for sure how accurate 95% is.Either way the following 9 reasons are something I agree with and truly believe in. Enjoy:​​Do you believe playing sports helps you to do better professionally?​​
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