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  • 2x Full Stack Software Engineer - .NET Core & Angular

    Sydney
    2x Full Stack .NET Developer Want to use the latest technology?   Want to work on numerous greenfield projects?   Work with Big Data & Machine Learning? This is a unique role that will allow you to work with the latest technology on some very exciting greenfield projects. We have a new role just signed off for a Full Stack .NET Developer with strong Angular to join a rapidly growing innovation team in a well established Australian business. Throughout COVID they have experienced significant growth and are investing heavily in developing new products using the latest tools and technology. You will play an integral role working in the innovation arm to deliver innovative full-stack solutions across Big Data Platforms.  To be successful you should have experience in a .NET Developer / Software Engineer role and you have worked across the full stack with .NET Core, SQL, JavaScript, and Angular! What you will be doing Designing and building new software products and capabilities Working across the full stack with .NET Core, Angular, and Typescript Collaborate with the wider team, Melbourne Team and gain exposure to business stakeholders Deliver innovative solutions on a diverse range of products and technologies  What you will bring to the team Strong Experience working with: C#  .NET Core JavaScript, TypeScript Angular 11 (if you have Angular 2+ that is fine) SQL GIT  Agile Cloud Platforms - ideally Azure Bonus if you have experience with: NodeJS PostgreSQL Docker or Kubernetes Python Data / Big Data Platforms & Tools They are 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!  This is an immediate need and they are holding video interviews now. So please apply with your most recent resume and we will be in touch to talk through this role in more detail. Please note to apply you MUST be in Australia with a valid work visa, PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered, sorry.
  • Multiple .NET Developers Needed | .NET Core / Microservices / Azure / Angular

    Sydney
    Multiple roles available Long term 12 month + contracts  Flexible hours  Work from home available long term  Above market rates $$$$$  TheDriveGroup is working with a company that is taking on the major players in a multi-billion-dollar industry! Due to growth, we have an opportunity for multiple .NetDevelopers to join their Sydney team in their brand new offices (fully remote currently)! They are looking for pure backend specialist and full-stack developers with Angular 8+.  Your role will focus on .NET Core, Microservices, and Azure and you will help build and deliver scalable solutions that are used by millions of people here in Australia! Ideally, you will also have current experience working with enterprise-level and high traffic applications and/or experience with mobile applications. Any experience with NServiceBus, RabbitMQ, Service Fabric (or similar) would be a huge plus. They can offer long term rolling contracts - or even a perm role for a top candidate. Both options offer plenty of career progression, lots of training, excellent work/life balance with flexible work hours, and work from home options. If you want to join a rapidly growing dynamic company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: C# .NET Core Microservices Event-driven Development/Architecture / Distributed Systems Azure - CosmosDB, Service Fabric etc Security, Performance, Scalability Modern Design Patterns SQL / NoSQL Test-Driven Development (TDD) Agile / Scrum Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Front End Stack for Full stack developers  Angular 8+ Javascript  HTML , CSS  Interviews are happening now so APPLY IMMEDIATELY!!!!  Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Senior Software Engineer (AI, ML & Chatbots)

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a revolutionary company based in Australia who are looking for the best of the best to join a brand new R&D team and build out multiple new POC's.    You will join a group of tech experts, tackle real-world problems, and help build out new projects with AI, ML, and Chatbot technologies.  They're flexible on tech and background so keen to chat with Front End, .NET, Java or Node Engineers. You will be someone who loves tech, you're keen to pick up new languages, and you self-learn and upskill outside of your 9-5.    The role will be a 6-month contract with the view to extend or move into a permanent role and the start date is ASAP! The role will be 100% remote for now - but you must be based in Sydney and have full work rights to be considered.  What We Are Keen To See: A Senior Software Engineer with 6+ years of experience Expertise with one or more: NodeJS, .NET, Java, Python or Golang Experience with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Conversational AI, DialogFlow, Messaging, Chatbots, Natural Language Processing (NLP) etc JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue Microservices & Modern Design Patterns Cloud: GCP, Azure or AWS DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes NoSQL DBs, MongoDB Mobile Apps, iOS, Android, Flutter Perfect Communication Skills / Team Player B.Sc in Computer Science or similar If you match some of the above please apply and we will be in touch for a chat. Due to the high level of applicants, we are receiving right now, our team will only be able to contact you if you have the relevant experience for this role.    Interviews will take place via a video chat, and the start date is ASAP!    To apply for these roles you MUST be in Sydney with AU PR or AU Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered (sorry).    Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • 2x Senior Front End JavaScript Developer

    Sydney
    We are looking for a 2x Senior Front End JavaScript Developers to join an enterprise-level team in Sydney! The 2 Roles: 1x Perm - $140-165k + Bonus 1x 6+ Month Contract - $800-900pd   You will join a diverse team of top-level software engineers who work across lots of different tech stacks and multiple complex projects at any given time!    The company is well-known and has multiple high-profile customer-facing products. Their products are large, scalable, and used by millions! And their team is one of the best tech teams here in Australia!    We are looking for 2x hands-on Front End Engineers who can help lead and deliver complex greenfield projects end-to-end! However, there is also an opportunity for Backend Engineers to work in a more Node.js focused role.   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 11 or React.js JavaScript & TypeScript Node.js / Microservices RESTful Web Services HTML5 & CSS3 (SASS or LESS) Source Control - eg GIT Unit Testing Frameworks CI / CD Agile UI / UX (Bonus) Cloud Platforms - Azure, AWS or GCP (Bonus) Enterprise Level CMS such as AEM (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.
  • PHP Developers - Multiple Roles - All Levels

    Sydney
    PHP Developer / Full Stack PHP Developer / Laravel / eCommerce Developer We are working with an eCommerce client who is going through a huge period of growth and are now looking for multiple engineers to join their team. They are ideally looking for junior and mid-level engineers but will also look at senior engineers who tick all the boxes and are keen to remain hands-on. About their tech stack- they predominantly use PHP+Laravel/MySQL, with some projects in Java and Go. Their infrastructure is hosted on Google Cloud and Kubernetes. They also use a large range of technologies and are always open to exploring new tools, some include: Gerrit, Jenkins, ElasticSearch, BigQuery, Docker, Vault. On offer is s remote working environment with a couple of days a month in the office. In this role you will be developing backend systems across a range of business areas: Product management Order management Large scale marketplace integrations Pricing strategies & algorithms Warehousing & Logistics Reporting & Analytics Responsibilities Design & Develop solutions in collaboration with internal stakeholders. Perform peer code reviews Architect solutions with team members Write quality, tested, and simple code Skills & requirements Commercial software engineering experience in any language - PHP (preferred), Java, Python, Go etc. Excellent problem-solving skills, root cause analysis ability Experience with SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL etc.) Version Control, CI (Git, etc.) Computer science degree or similar Excellent written & verbal communication skills Bonus experience Code Reviews Cloud Infrastructure  (Google Cloud & Kubernetes) These are immediate requirements with a quick interview process on offer, competitive salaries, remote work, and ongoing training and development in a fast-growing well-established company. Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to apply for this role.
  • Multiple Lead & Senior .NET Developer Roles

    Sydney
    THE ROLES // COMPANY // WHY JOIN?   TheDriveGroup has partnered with a top Sydney-based tech company that wants to double in size! The first step is to bring on 3+ new Senior Software Engineers and a Technical Lead to join in the coming months. They are open to Full Stack or Backend focused .NET Developers and they can offer both 6-12 month contracts or a perm role. Unlike most companies, they scaled the company in 2020 and grew their team significantly, so they are definitely a company that can offer you lots of stability and job security for the coming years and beyond. PERKS // BENEFITS: True Software Engineering Culture Collaborate With The Best Minds In Sydney Work On Innovation & R&D Projects Learning, Development, Clear Path To Technical Lead 100% Remote / WFH Available Top $$$ On Offer: $800-900pd or $140-180k+bonus You will join a dynamic team of problem solvers and thought leaders and help lead & advise the team on best principles, best practices and help them tackle real-world problems at a large scale! There are always opportunities for capable, motivated, collaborative high performers here to progress in Tech Lead roles, so this really is a place where someone can carve their own path and make some very strong career moves. If you want to join a leading tech company, going from strength to strength and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! ABOUT YOU: You Will Ideally Have: Strong Backend / .NET Software Engineering Skills A Few .NET Core & Microservices Projects Under Your Belt Cloud Technology Experience - Azure or AWS High Traffic, Distributed, Event-Driven Systems, Message Queues etc (ie Azure Service Bus, RabbitMQ or similar) Good experience with Unit Testing / TDD & CI/CD Experience working in Agile teams Strong knowledge of SOLID, OOP, Best / Coding Practices etc A passion for learning and producing clean high-quality code A knack for solving new and complex problems The ability to think about the end-user, UX, and customer experience. Nice To Have: TypeScript / Angular 10+ / React.js Skills Exposure to NoSQL, CosmosDB, MongoDB or similar Knowledge of DevOps, Docker or Kubernetes Passionate about growing into Tech Lead & Engineering Manager level roles. THE PROCESS: Apply today with your CV Quick Phone Call Interview Via Video (1-2 Stages) Accept The Role & Onboard Remotely WFH or come to the office any time you wish Work on awesome new projects with great teammates! PLEASE NOTE: You must live in Sydney to apply AU PR or Citizenship is required These roles are Senior & Tech Lead level but they're always happy to chat with passionate MID level Engineers - so please also get in touch! ------------- If you have any questions free to contact our .NET Team directly on: E: dotnet@thedrivegroup.com.au P: 02 8076 4661 W: www.TheDriveGroup.com.au
  • Java Developer - Global Tech Platform

    Melbourne
    Java  Developer / AWS / APIs / Android We are working with a well know global tech platform that is looking to add another passionate engineer to their team and help with their continued growth. You will be responsible for implementing features on their AWS Lambda functions via Java as well as helping support their native Android apps. Responsibilities Support / implement new features in our AWS Lamba functions Support / implement new features in our Android apps Build pixel-perfect, buttery smooth UIs Leverage native APIs for deep integrations with mobile platforms. Build truly fun and practical UI experiences that goes beyond just barebones functional Diagnose and fix bugs and performance bottlenecks. Maintain code and perform unit tests to ensure the product is of the highest quality. Participate in architecture/design discussions Skills Proficient with Java (3 years minimum) Proficient with Android Development Ability to write well-documented, clean Java code Working knowledge of REST APIs Working knowledge of MySQL Familiarity with and/or desire to learn AWS AppSync and GraphQL Understanding of object-oriented design, client-server architecture, and relational database design Familiar with GIT Familiar with releasing apps to Google Play Strong experience working with third-party dependencies and debugging dependency conflicts You’ll need to be an extreme self-starter as our team is small, but passionate about our product and handle multiple responsibilities. You’ll be flexing your development skills in a highly impactful role and be able to see the fruits of your labor in a fun and rewarding environment. You will have the opportunity of a flexible work environment and also the opportunity to work with an amazing brand on the latest tech and tools and a real opportunity to work with a scaling business.
  • Back End/Full Stack Engineers - NodeJS/Typescript

    Sydney
    We are looking for Mid, Senior and Lead 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 Salaries on offer range from $90k - $165k + super. 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!
  • PHP Developers | Laravel | Angular

    Sydney
    Software Developer (PHP, Laravel & Angular) We have a fantastic opportunity for experienced PHP Developers to join a rapidly expanding but established company based in Sydney CBD.   As an experienced PHP developer, you will be looking for an opportunity to utilise and develop your PHP and leadership skills on a leading Financial Services Product used by millions of people globally. What are we looking for?  We are looking for passionate engineers to join their established and highly collaborative in-house development team. They are looking for someone with strong PHP expertise to help come in and be instrumental in building on their existing development team; this will present the opportunity to grow into a more senior position within the business in the future should that be your ambition. You will be collaborating with product owners, tech leads, engineers, and QAs to resolve issues and create a product that will delight customers, driving the company's success forwards.  You will be working in a relaxed and friendly environment where you can make the most of your PHP skills and develop them further, allowing you to reach your full potential.  If you are looking for a company that invests in your technical skill-set, promotes career progression, and gives you the opportunity to have your say on the way a business moves forward, this is the place for you!  Requirements: Strong PHP development experience Experience with any modern PHP framework such as Laravel & Symfony Good SQL skills Agile development methodologies knowledge Excellent communication skills Desirable: Dockers, Continuous Integration JavaScript / Angular Cloud Platforms - AWS or Google Cloud This is an immediate requirement and on offer is a Casual Jeans and T-shirt environment with all the latest tech, a fully stocked fridge, you can choose your own setup, and a very competitive package as well as the ability to work remotely. Please click apply to submit your resume and a consultant will be in touch shortly.
  • Technical Director / Technology Manager

    Sydney
    OUR CLIENT    A company... … With high growth and innovation run by industry leaders; … Consisting of a high-performing team focussing on quality over quantity; … Advocating transparency and inclusion in an inspiring culture incorporating digital innovation and ownership. THE GIG As a Technical Director you will... Develop and iterate technical solutions and frameworks to be made available to our existing and future clients, utilising the latest languages, frameworks, SAAS technologies, and plugins  Collaborate with the Head of Experience Design and Creative Director to ensure the achievability and feasibility of creative projects. Clearly define, communicate and enforce coding standards and processes with high attention to detail. Ensure best-practice processes are in place for the development team to follow. Guide and assist developers with complex integrations and services and the decision-making around them. Review development and progress daily to identify and remove any potential blockages. Train and nurture team members to enhance their skill sets and provide growth & development opportunities in the team.  Promote transparency knowledge and information sharing amongst the development team. YOU You're not just a code wizard and advocate of quality but... you thrive in an environment where you can show a true Leadership mindset, with a hunger to share your knowledge and ideas with your team. You take on a role as a trusted advisor and with your outstanding communication skills you are able to explain complex technical solutions to ensure clarity to your technically and non-technical skilled colleagues or clients.    Within a collaborative team of high-performing experts, you will... excel in a high-energy, focused, small-team environment, be able to drive to solutions from rough requirements and have a commitment and clear understanding of user experience and product design.  You enjoy team collaboration and provide flexible and inclusive Leadership to work successfully with various stakeholder groups, both within project teams and across client organisations.     Following engineering best practices you... have an exceptional eye for detail and are curious about current technologies and judicious in applying them. You have an understanding of the short-term and long-term needs of the organisation and will be able to prioritise your work accordingly.     Your key skills look like this: 5+ years dev experience  2+ years technical leadership (Technology Director / Manager / Head of Engineering / CTO etc) Strong background with content management systems (eg WordPress, Sitecore, AEM etc) Experience with third-party integrations with API’s such as Salesforce Strong coding skills with JavaScript frameworks, including ReactJS, Next.js, HTML & CSS and Typescript Experience with AWS services required; such as EC2, SNS, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, Amplify, CloudFront, Route 53, IAM, and Cognito What's in it for you? Top Clients: You will get the opportunity to work with Top Tier Clients 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. 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!
  • Cloud Lead

    Sydney
    On behalf of our global client, we are on the lookout for a Senior Cloud Lead to join a cross-functional Operations team that delivers the roadmap for the technologies/products and the overall business outcomes.    From an operational perspective, you will be driving the best architectural, security and reliability outcomes at scale for the Cloud Centre of Excellence. You will be responsible for Automation and self-service capabilities across the cloud space and BAU.    Key Responsibilities; Responsible for observability across the Cloud Platform and driving proactive alerting and monitoring. Working with multiple vendors in integrating their cloud platforms and services into the IT services environment. Responsible for Operations within Public Cloud technical and product roadmap and ability to communicate this to the wider Cloud consumers. Drive automation and system resilience Driving observability across the Cloud platform and setting SLI, SLA, SLO’s across public cloud services as well as manage costings Responsible for compliance with regulatory, legislative and policy requirements. Demonstrate action and control measures to protect confidentiality.   Experience; Strong AWS Cloud Experience and enterprise-level security (PCI) Track record in Deployment, Automation, Architecture and Design at scale. Previously led teams Previously led IT strategy and have driven large scale functional solutions. Previous largescale cloud (AWS) Strong stakeholder management.   If you are a strong Cloud Leader then this project will certainly interest you.    Please send an updated copy of your resume to Ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Senior 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
  • eCommerce Manager

    Sydney
    I'm looking for a Gun eCommerce manager/specialist to contribute to the growth of an FMCG business to establish optimum website functionality to maximise e-commerce revenue and profit delivery across both owned and partner platforms, collaborating with marketing and creative teams to deliver an exceptional user experience and best in class brand positioning.    Key Responsibilities: Deliver Revenue and Profit budgets Build and execute digital strategies in line with revenue goals. Recommend investment to support strategy implementation and manage costs within budget to deliver profitability targets. Work collaboratively with the brand team, creative director and junior content producer. Daily management and optimisation of eCommerce website. Utilise web analytics to identify actionable improvements to further convert visitors and target new consumers. Conduct regular marketing research, reporting and analytics to provide valuable industry, consumer, and competitor insights, providing recommendations for how these can be utilised across the business to inform future decision making. Devise plans and activities to drive website traffic, heighten brand awareness, strengthen customer retention, and build a superior online reputation. Analyse traffic to inform website maintenance and the effectiveness of marketing strategies. Develop and maintain an exceptional user experience. Work with the marketing team to plan and execute marketing campaigns that build the brand in line with the eCommerce strategy Ensure all product information is up to date and consistent across the eCommerce footprint You will have: 5+ years experience in retail eCommerce operations gained with consumer brands. Thorough understanding of eCommerce and omni channel retail operations, with a passion for online customer experience and the latest trends in online shopping. Experience across all aspects of the eCommerce customer journey, from driving website traffic through to platform performance, web development, Merchandising, supply chain and fulfilment. Demonstrable track record of devising sales-enhancing strategies. Highly operational and 'hands on' with a pragmatic, structured and end to end approach Maintains a working knowledge of SEM including keyword research and Google Analytics. If this sounds like you or you're interested to hear more, please send your CV to Kim@thedrivegroup.com.au      
  • Digital Project Manager

    Melbourne
    We are currently looking for a digital project manager, to work with one of our eCommerce digital agency clients based in Melbourne, you will be responsible for overseeing enterprise-level digital commerce projects from inception all the way through to implementation.     Duties; Overall responsibility to ensure projects are consistently delivered on time and within scope and budget Develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Successfully manage multiple concurrent projects, including planning schedules, budgeting & estimating and resource allocation. Plan and run discovery workshops, supported by design and technical leads. Translate discovery findings into clear requirements (business, functional, technical); working with the design & technical leads to create solutions meeting those. Develop client scope requirements and deliverables Effectively identify and manage project issues, risks and escalate where required. Key Skills; 3+ years proven experience in a similar role within a Digital Agency managing multiple website projects in parallel for small & medium clients. Experience with the end-to-end process of website delivery. The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales. Experience working on both large and small budget projects ranging from $10K upto $250k. A good technical understanding of websites. The ability to gather and write business requirements. Excellent communication along with strong negotiation and risk management skills. The ability to manage stakeholder expectations across all your projects ensuring the scope of work is fully understood. Experience with CMS and eCommerce i.e WordPress / WooCommerce / Shopify / BigCommerce. The ability to articulate complex concepts and ideas in a simple manner to non-specialist audiences. Experience working in a fast paced environment. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please send your CV to kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Project Manager

    Sydney
    Techncial Project Manager / Senior Project Manager / Teclo / Network / WiFi We are working with a global Saas provider who has a range of products that have helped shape the big data space and are continuing to gro / WiFiw and are now looking for a Senior Project Manager to join their Head Office in Sydney The Project Manager will be responsible for full end-to-end delivery, from estimations, planning, and managing the installations and implementations of WiFi and Network (LAN / WAN) Deployments, people countre solutions, including Integrated Communication Networks and related infrastructure projects. This will be a client-facing role and will require you to liaise with key stakeholders internally and externally, you will report directly to the CIO.     What you will be doing: Full end-to-end project management. Identify Scope and address any objectives. Manage project resources and responsibilities. Ensure delivery on time and on budget. Uses formal ITIL processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks, and changes. Design cross-functional stakeholder communication. Regularly review progress ensure key milestones are met and provide updates. Risk Management and contingency planning. What you can do  5+  years experience in customer-facing, technical project management for telcos, technical construction, wireless, electrical engineering, building services, or security systems. Experience working on WiFi deployment projects. ITIL process experience. Ability to read, understand and interpret construction plan, schematics, blueprints, drawings, and technical manuals. Track record of cross-functional project delivery; Experience managing budgets, project plans, and resource allocations. Track record of developing and delivering thoughtful, persuasive, error-free documentation and presentations; Experience delivering a majority of projects in networking infrastructure, voice, cabling, WiFi, WinTel etc Be great if you knew Wireless technologies (Wifi5, wifi6, Bluetooth, WLCs, wireless channels, etc) Network Cabling standards (OM1-3, CAT5e, 6, 6a, 7, etc) Cloud-based network management platforms, for example Aruba Central, Meraki, Extreme IQ Local Area Network infrastructure, switches, and routers Wide Area Network infrastructure, including MPLS, NBN-EE, and (not essential) SD-WAN, FTTP, FTTB, etc General infrastructure knowledge (servers, datacentres, firewalls, etc) Wireless site surveys, and tools to analyse to Wi-Fi channels, frequencies (e.g. Ekahau) Familiarity with cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) platforms Financial Systems and procurement processes The principles of information security If you have excellent communication skills, Organised and committed to delivering the best results please send your CV to Kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Delivery Lead

    Sydney
    I am working with a large Australian brand that is looking for Delivery Leads to come on board to mentor teams and squads through to delivery in many different areas. They are looking at standing up new squads as well as enhancing existing squads in personalisation and Digital Development. They are currently working on fortnightly sprints with teams made up of design, QA, BA, and Architects. A lot of the work in Digital development will be online and mobile. They will be looking for the following skills: Delivery Lead or Scrum Master experience Technical background eCommerce or Mobile Delivery Agile - Scrum Methodology  Excellent mentorship and leadership skills Good Stakeholder Management Skills The role will be working with a great brand as well as offering an attractive salary plus superannuation plus a 16% bonus which has been hit year on year. The is a real chance to work in an awesome organisation. Please HIT APPLy if you would like to find out more
  • QA Engineer

    Sydney
    I have partnered with a client that has created a great and interesting product that is currently looking for a QA to join their team. The product is both app and web-based which is used across Australia and other countries. They are currently adding to their QA capability due to the demand for the product and the importance of it being bug-free to help prevent harm to others. To be successful you will need to have: -6+ Years QA experience -Manual/ Automation -Mobile - Appium -Web - Postman -C# or Javascript -Test case planning, strategy, execution You will be working alongside another QA who expressed that the right person needs to have a real passion for testing. The team is working part-time in the office and part WFH. They have a great collaborative team who work really well together in a family-like culture working on 2 - 4 week sprints. If the above sounds like you and you want to work with a great product then please HIT APPLY.
  • Digital Project Manager - Digital Agency

    Melbourne
    We are currently looking for a digital project manager, to work with one of our eCommerce digital agency clients based in Melbourne, you will be responsible for overseeing enterprise-level digital commerce projects from inception all the way through to implementation.     Duties; Overall responsibility to ensure projects are consistently delivered on time and within scope and budget Develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Successfully manage multiple concurrent projects, including planning schedules, budgeting & estimating and resource allocation. Plan and run discovery workshops, supported by design and technical leads. Translate discovery findings into clear requirements (business, functional, technical); working with the design & technical leads to create solutions meeting those. Develop client scope requirements and deliverables Effectively identify and manage project issues, risks and escalate where required. Key Skills; 3+ years proven experience in a similar role within a Digital Agency managing multiple website projects in parallel for small & medium clients. Experience with the end-to-end process of website delivery. The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales. Experience working on both large and small budget projects ranging from $10K upto $250k. A good technical understanding of websites. The ability to gather and write business requirements. Excellent communication along with strong negotiation and risk management skills. The ability to manage stakeholder expectations across all your projects ensuring the scope of work is fully understood. Experience with CMS and eCommerce i.e WordPress / WooCommerce / Shopify / BigCommerce. The ability to articulate complex concepts and ideas in a simple manner to non-specialist audiences. Experience working in a fast paced environment. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please send your CV to kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Data Engineers - Multiple Roles

    Sydney
    Data Engineers / Machine Learning / Python Developer / Business Intelligence   We have an amazing opportunity for Data Engineers at all levels to join a well known Australian business that has gone through huge growth over the past 12 months and is now looking to add 5-10 Data Engineers to their team - these roles would suit passionate Data Engineers that are interested in working on challenging problems with the latest tools. This is a company with fantastic working practices offering flexible working, competitive salaries, and very generous financial and lifestyle benefits. An environment that encourages innovation and people that inspire creativity.   As the Data Engineer you will be joining a team at the top of their game. You will be responsible for delivering the underlying data and APIs to support the implementation of innovative machine learning applications. You will work with rich datasets, cutting-edge technology and help shape new Data Science sets within the company.   The successful Data Engineer will work closely with Data Scientists to implement robust and trustworthy data to support high-performance algorithms and predictive models.   On a daily basis the Data Engineer will be responsible for: Deploy and maintain machine learning models as APIs for use in live environments Employ a variety of languages and tools to develop and manage robust data pipelines connective various systems Develop datasets and processes that facilitate data modelling, mining, and production Provide clean, usable data to data scientists and recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality Research opportunities for data acquisition and new uses for existing data Work collaboratively with the Data Science, Data Architecture and other IT delivery teams to design, construct, install, test and maintain highly scalable data management systems To be considered for the role of Data Engineer you should come from a strong Engineering background Strong experience in Business Intelligence, data warehousing, data management, and data delivery, database and ETL technologies Experience using languages/tools such as SQL and NoSQL, Python, and Docker Strong technical experience in designing and delivering data in BI warehouse and/or Big Data Lakes, supporting on-premise and cloud architecture Hands-on experience on Big Data technology and toolsets Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining machine learning APIs using flask and Java Spring Boot This is a great opportunity for the right Data Engineer to work for a cutting-edge company in a creative and innovative environment. Combing a great work-life balance along with an excellent salary and superb benefits package.  
  • 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.
  • IT Service Design Lead

    Sydney
    We are on the lookout for an ITIL certified Service Design Lead to design new or modify existing services across our clients IT environment. You will be responsible for the Designs, engagements, definitions and support of the new design. Your key responsibilities; Implement a newly designed framework Manage the engagement across the IT enterprise Work with stakeholders on the deployment of new designs across lives projects and services Assist in risk dependency of new services on live production environment Establish, improve and implement the framework and supporting documentation for Service Level Design activities across the Endeavour service landscape Engage with business, delivery, service and operations leads to ensure that appropriate levels of support are available for new and modified Services If you have experience in ITIL service design frameworks across service catalogue design and demonstratable skills in ServiceNow and Jira then this will stand you in great stead. This is a long term contract of 12 months Please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Project Manager

    Sydney
    The Project Manager will be responsible for full end to end delivery, from estimations, planning, and managing the installations and implementations of WiFi and people countre solutions, including Integrated Communication Networks. This will be a client-facing role and will require you to liaise with key stakeholders internally and externally, you will report directly to the CIO. Duties: Full end to end project management. Identify Scope and address any objectives. Manage project resources and responsibilities. Ensure delivery on time and in budget. Uses formal ITIL processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks and changes. Design cross-functional stakeholder communication. Regularly review progress ensure key milestones are met and provide updates. Risk Management and contingency planning. Key Skills; 5+  years experience in customer-facing, technical project management for telcos, technical construction, wireless, electrical engineering, building services, or security systems. Experience working on WiFi deployment projects. ITIL process experience. Ability to read, understand and interpret construction plan, schematics, blueprints, drawings and technical manuals. Track record of cross-functional project delivery; Experience managing budgets, project plans and resource allocations. Track record of developing and delivering thoughtful, persuasive, error-free documentation and presentations; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Planner (or equivalent) and Visio If you have excellent communication skills, Organised and committed to delivering the best results please send your CV to Kim@thedrivegroup.com.au 
  • Senior UI / UX Designer - Contract

    Sydney
    Senior UI / UX Designer - Contract We are working with a leading finance company that is looking for a passionate Senior UI / UX designer to join the team on a long-term contract. They are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, you will be extremely independent who can hit the ground running, have decent examples B2C work in your portfolio and be confident in speaking to senior stakeholders. What will you be doing? Your role will involve working with different areas of the business to translate complex information and processes into simple and easy to understand user flows and interactions Work closely and constructively with design, project managers, developers, and management to ensure the overall strategy is on track with the smooth delivery of designs. Working with product managers, designers developers to plan projects for effective delivery while maintaining high design standards. Experience in creating responsive and interactive user interface designs. Use their creativity and strategy to develop new ideas and designs for all new features product What do you need for this role? An eye for detail - you will be creating high fidelity UI visuals ready for the development team to pick up for coding Experience in designing responsive websites Good knowledge of user testing principles and using customer insight to inform and shape solutions Experience story-boarding/wire-framing, content mapping, and schematics Good communication skills - confident in explaining your ideas and presenting your work UX + UI design for websites Adobe Creative Suite + Sketch or Figma + Envision Studio Understanding of design principles and systems Writing clear + concise copy This is an immediate need to work with a well-known brand with great people. Please send in your CV and your portfolio and we will be in touch to talk through the role in more detail.
  • Business Project Lead

    Sydney
    Our client has an immediate requirement and is looking for a Business project lead for a 6 month contract to come in on a greenfield project to assess and recommend a CRM system. We are looking for the project lead to source professional services organisation to facilitate and collect high-level CRM requirements, develop a Customer Strategy, produce tender documentation, select a supplier, provide a Business Case and prepare a high-level implementation plan. This project has applicability across the entire organisation so that capturing its multifaceted requirements regarding a CRM will require you to build and maintain strong working relationships with multiple business teams and to collaborate with other IT Shared Services teams.    Duties; Coordinate the sourcing and procurement of professional services organisation with Customer and CRM delivery experience Facilitate consultation with stakeholders to gather company-wide CRM requirements and prepare a high-level company-wide Customer Strategy Work with professional services organisation and Internal stakeholders to prepare a business case, identify costs, risks, explain benefits and justify the investment in a CRM system Work with professional services organisation to plan, communicate, coordinate and deliver Customer Strategy and Business Case. Work as part of a small team during the initial scoping/Business Case phase The role may be extended beyond 6 months based on Business Case approval   Experience: Knowledge of Enterprise CRM Systems and their delivery in larger organisations. Experience writing business cases. Demonstrate ability to manage, plan and coordinate work for a project to ensure it delivers outcomes such as the Business case, high-level requirements and plans Ability to apply a structured project management approach and methodology, ensuring adherence to internal frameworks to effectively produce the deliverables required. Ability to liaise with Shared Services and the rest of IT to produce high-level plans and identify required resources for the Business Case Identify, plan and complete communication activities to ensure they provide information in a timely and relevant manner and clearly communicate the intended messages. Experience building trust, confidence by proactively engaging stakeholders to facilitate requirements gathering Demonstrable experience of working to produce a Business Case Knowledge, experience and working knowledge of Financial Organisation. If you have experience in leading sourcing projects and writing business cases for CRM Solutions, please send your CV to Projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
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  • Tech Recruitment Consultants (Multiple Roles)

    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: Resourcers Recruitment Consultants Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Any previous experience across areas/desks such as Product, UI/UX Design, Software Engineering (.NET, Java, PHP, RoR, Golang, Python etc), Front End / JavaScript, Data/BI, Cyber, Infrastructure, Salesforce or similar will be highly regarded! The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful scaling company whilst we are still young and you can really carve out your own career and path!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure (Up To 50%) / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration / Work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path / Work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director Perform & 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 Targets 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 small market/desk - 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 should also have experience working in a recruitment-focused role and ideally 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 and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink, and have fun :)    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 but would help us get to know you 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. We look forward to hearing from you :)       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, Product Manager, 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.
  • eCommerce Manager

    Sydney
    I'm looking for a Gun eCommerce manager/specialist to contribute to the growth of an FMCG business to establish optimum website functionality to maximise e-commerce revenue and profit delivery across both owned and partner platforms, collaborating with marketing and creative teams to deliver an exceptional user experience and best in class brand positioning.    Key Responsibilities: Deliver Revenue and Profit budgets Build and execute digital strategies in line with revenue goals. Recommend investment to support strategy implementation and manage costs within budget to deliver profitability targets. Work collaboratively with the brand team, creative director and junior content producer. Daily management and optimisation of eCommerce website. Utilise web analytics to identify actionable improvements to further convert visitors and target new consumers. Conduct regular marketing research, reporting and analytics to provide valuable industry, consumer, and competitor insights, providing recommendations for how these can be utilised across the business to inform future decision making. Devise plans and activities to drive website traffic, heighten brand awareness, strengthen customer retention, and build a superior online reputation. Analyse traffic to inform website maintenance and the effectiveness of marketing strategies. Develop and maintain an exceptional user experience. Work with the marketing team to plan and execute marketing campaigns that build the brand in line with the eCommerce strategy Ensure all product information is up to date and consistent across the eCommerce footprint You will have: 5+ years experience in retail eCommerce operations gained with consumer brands. Thorough understanding of eCommerce and omni channel retail operations, with a passion for online customer experience and the latest trends in online shopping. Experience across all aspects of the eCommerce customer journey, from driving website traffic through to platform performance, web development, Merchandising, supply chain and fulfilment. Demonstrable track record of devising sales-enhancing strategies. Highly operational and 'hands on' with a pragmatic, structured and end to end approach Maintains a working knowledge of SEM including keyword research and Google Analytics. If this sounds like you or you're interested to hear more, please send your CV to Kim@thedrivegroup.com.au      
  • Digital Project Manager

    Melbourne
    We are currently looking for a digital project manager, to work with one of our eCommerce digital agency clients based in Melbourne, you will be responsible for overseeing enterprise-level digital commerce projects from inception all the way through to implementation.     Duties; Overall responsibility to ensure projects are consistently delivered on time and within scope and budget Develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Successfully manage multiple concurrent projects, including planning schedules, budgeting & estimating and resource allocation. Plan and run discovery workshops, supported by design and technical leads. Translate discovery findings into clear requirements (business, functional, technical); working with the design & technical leads to create solutions meeting those. Develop client scope requirements and deliverables Effectively identify and manage project issues, risks and escalate where required. Key Skills; 3+ years proven experience in a similar role within a Digital Agency managing multiple website projects in parallel for small & medium clients. Experience with the end-to-end process of website delivery. The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales. Experience working on both large and small budget projects ranging from $10K upto $250k. A good technical understanding of websites. The ability to gather and write business requirements. Excellent communication along with strong negotiation and risk management skills. The ability to manage stakeholder expectations across all your projects ensuring the scope of work is fully understood. Experience with CMS and eCommerce i.e WordPress / WooCommerce / Shopify / BigCommerce. The ability to articulate complex concepts and ideas in a simple manner to non-specialist audiences. Experience working in a fast paced environment. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please send your CV to kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • 2x Full Stack Software Engineer - .NET Core & Angular

    Sydney
    2x Full Stack .NET Developer Want to use the latest technology?   Want to work on numerous greenfield projects?   Work with Big Data & Machine Learning? This is a unique role that will allow you to work with the latest technology on some very exciting greenfield projects. We have a new role just signed off for a Full Stack .NET Developer with strong Angular to join a rapidly growing innovation team in a well established Australian business. Throughout COVID they have experienced significant growth and are investing heavily in developing new products using the latest tools and technology. You will play an integral role working in the innovation arm to deliver innovative full-stack solutions across Big Data Platforms.  To be successful you should have experience in a .NET Developer / Software Engineer role and you have worked across the full stack with .NET Core, SQL, JavaScript, and Angular! What you will be doing Designing and building new software products and capabilities Working across the full stack with .NET Core, Angular, and Typescript Collaborate with the wider team, Melbourne Team and gain exposure to business stakeholders Deliver innovative solutions on a diverse range of products and technologies  What you will bring to the team Strong Experience working with: C#  .NET Core JavaScript, TypeScript Angular 11 (if you have Angular 2+ that is fine) SQL GIT  Agile Cloud Platforms - ideally Azure Bonus if you have experience with: NodeJS PostgreSQL Docker or Kubernetes Python Data / Big Data Platforms & Tools They are 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!  This is an immediate need and they are holding video interviews now. So please apply with your most recent resume and we will be in touch to talk through this role in more detail. Please note to apply you MUST be in Australia with a valid work visa, PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered, sorry.
  • Multiple .NET Developers Needed | .NET Core / Microservices / Azure / Angular

    Sydney
    Multiple roles available Long term 12 month + contracts  Flexible hours  Work from home available long term  Above market rates $$$$$  TheDriveGroup is working with a company that is taking on the major players in a multi-billion-dollar industry! Due to growth, we have an opportunity for multiple .NetDevelopers to join their Sydney team in their brand new offices (fully remote currently)! They are looking for pure backend specialist and full-stack developers with Angular 8+.  Your role will focus on .NET Core, Microservices, and Azure and you will help build and deliver scalable solutions that are used by millions of people here in Australia! Ideally, you will also have current experience working with enterprise-level and high traffic applications and/or experience with mobile applications. Any experience with NServiceBus, RabbitMQ, Service Fabric (or similar) would be a huge plus. They can offer long term rolling contracts - or even a perm role for a top candidate. Both options offer plenty of career progression, lots of training, excellent work/life balance with flexible work hours, and work from home options. If you want to join a rapidly growing dynamic company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: C# .NET Core Microservices Event-driven Development/Architecture / Distributed Systems Azure - CosmosDB, Service Fabric etc Security, Performance, Scalability Modern Design Patterns SQL / NoSQL Test-Driven Development (TDD) Agile / Scrum Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Front End Stack for Full stack developers  Angular 8+ Javascript  HTML , CSS  Interviews are happening now so APPLY IMMEDIATELY!!!!  Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Project Manager

    Sydney
    Techncial Project Manager / Senior Project Manager / Teclo / Network / WiFi We are working with a global Saas provider who has a range of products that have helped shape the big data space and are continuing to gro / WiFiw and are now looking for a Senior Project Manager to join their Head Office in Sydney The Project Manager will be responsible for full end-to-end delivery, from estimations, planning, and managing the installations and implementations of WiFi and Network (LAN / WAN) Deployments, people countre solutions, including Integrated Communication Networks and related infrastructure projects. This will be a client-facing role and will require you to liaise with key stakeholders internally and externally, you will report directly to the CIO.     What you will be doing: Full end-to-end project management. Identify Scope and address any objectives. Manage project resources and responsibilities. Ensure delivery on time and on budget. Uses formal ITIL processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks, and changes. Design cross-functional stakeholder communication. Regularly review progress ensure key milestones are met and provide updates. Risk Management and contingency planning. What you can do  5+  years experience in customer-facing, technical project management for telcos, technical construction, wireless, electrical engineering, building services, or security systems. Experience working on WiFi deployment projects. ITIL process experience. Ability to read, understand and interpret construction plan, schematics, blueprints, drawings, and technical manuals. Track record of cross-functional project delivery; Experience managing budgets, project plans, and resource allocations. Track record of developing and delivering thoughtful, persuasive, error-free documentation and presentations; Experience delivering a majority of projects in networking infrastructure, voice, cabling, WiFi, WinTel etc Be great if you knew Wireless technologies (Wifi5, wifi6, Bluetooth, WLCs, wireless channels, etc) Network Cabling standards (OM1-3, CAT5e, 6, 6a, 7, etc) Cloud-based network management platforms, for example Aruba Central, Meraki, Extreme IQ Local Area Network infrastructure, switches, and routers Wide Area Network infrastructure, including MPLS, NBN-EE, and (not essential) SD-WAN, FTTP, FTTB, etc General infrastructure knowledge (servers, datacentres, firewalls, etc) Wireless site surveys, and tools to analyse to Wi-Fi channels, frequencies (e.g. Ekahau) Familiarity with cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) platforms Financial Systems and procurement processes The principles of information security If you have excellent communication skills, Organised and committed to delivering the best results please send your CV to Kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Senior Software Engineer (AI, ML & Chatbots)

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a revolutionary company based in Australia who are looking for the best of the best to join a brand new R&D team and build out multiple new POC's.    You will join a group of tech experts, tackle real-world problems, and help build out new projects with AI, ML, and Chatbot technologies.  They're flexible on tech and background so keen to chat with Front End, .NET, Java or Node Engineers. You will be someone who loves tech, you're keen to pick up new languages, and you self-learn and upskill outside of your 9-5.    The role will be a 6-month contract with the view to extend or move into a permanent role and the start date is ASAP! The role will be 100% remote for now - but you must be based in Sydney and have full work rights to be considered.  What We Are Keen To See: A Senior Software Engineer with 6+ years of experience Expertise with one or more: NodeJS, .NET, Java, Python or Golang Experience with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Conversational AI, DialogFlow, Messaging, Chatbots, Natural Language Processing (NLP) etc JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue Microservices & Modern Design Patterns Cloud: GCP, Azure or AWS DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes NoSQL DBs, MongoDB Mobile Apps, iOS, Android, Flutter Perfect Communication Skills / Team Player B.Sc in Computer Science or similar If you match some of the above please apply and we will be in touch for a chat. Due to the high level of applicants, we are receiving right now, our team will only be able to contact you if you have the relevant experience for this role.    Interviews will take place via a video chat, and the start date is ASAP!    To apply for these roles you MUST be in Sydney with AU PR or AU Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered (sorry).    Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • 2x Senior Front End JavaScript Developer

    Sydney
    We are looking for a 2x Senior Front End JavaScript Developers to join an enterprise-level team in Sydney! The 2 Roles: 1x Perm - $140-165k + Bonus 1x 6+ Month Contract - $800-900pd   You will join a diverse team of top-level software engineers who work across lots of different tech stacks and multiple complex projects at any given time!    The company is well-known and has multiple high-profile customer-facing products. Their products are large, scalable, and used by millions! And their team is one of the best tech teams here in Australia!    We are looking for 2x hands-on Front End Engineers who can help lead and deliver complex greenfield projects end-to-end! However, there is also an opportunity for Backend Engineers to work in a more Node.js focused role.   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 11 or React.js JavaScript & TypeScript Node.js / Microservices RESTful Web Services HTML5 & CSS3 (SASS or LESS) Source Control - eg GIT Unit Testing Frameworks CI / CD Agile UI / UX (Bonus) Cloud Platforms - Azure, AWS or GCP (Bonus) Enterprise Level CMS such as AEM (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.
  • PHP Developers - Multiple Roles - All Levels

    Sydney
    PHP Developer / Full Stack PHP Developer / Laravel / eCommerce Developer We are working with an eCommerce client who is going through a huge period of growth and are now looking for multiple engineers to join their team. They are ideally looking for junior and mid-level engineers but will also look at senior engineers who tick all the boxes and are keen to remain hands-on. About their tech stack- they predominantly use PHP+Laravel/MySQL, with some projects in Java and Go. Their infrastructure is hosted on Google Cloud and Kubernetes. They also use a large range of technologies and are always open to exploring new tools, some include: Gerrit, Jenkins, ElasticSearch, BigQuery, Docker, Vault. On offer is s remote working environment with a couple of days a month in the office. In this role you will be developing backend systems across a range of business areas: Product management Order management Large scale marketplace integrations Pricing strategies & algorithms Warehousing & Logistics Reporting & Analytics Responsibilities Design & Develop solutions in collaboration with internal stakeholders. Perform peer code reviews Architect solutions with team members Write quality, tested, and simple code Skills & requirements Commercial software engineering experience in any language - PHP (preferred), Java, Python, Go etc. Excellent problem-solving skills, root cause analysis ability Experience with SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL etc.) Version Control, CI (Git, etc.) Computer science degree or similar Excellent written & verbal communication skills Bonus experience Code Reviews Cloud Infrastructure  (Google Cloud & Kubernetes) These are immediate requirements with a quick interview process on offer, competitive salaries, remote work, and ongoing training and development in a fast-growing well-established company. Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to apply for this role.
  • Multiple Lead & Senior .NET Developer Roles

    Sydney
    THE ROLES // COMPANY // WHY JOIN?   TheDriveGroup has partnered with a top Sydney-based tech company that wants to double in size! The first step is to bring on 3+ new Senior Software Engineers and a Technical Lead to join in the coming months. They are open to Full Stack or Backend focused .NET Developers and they can offer both 6-12 month contracts or a perm role. Unlike most companies, they scaled the company in 2020 and grew their team significantly, so they are definitely a company that can offer you lots of stability and job security for the coming years and beyond. PERKS // BENEFITS: True Software Engineering Culture Collaborate With The Best Minds In Sydney Work On Innovation & R&D Projects Learning, Development, Clear Path To Technical Lead 100% Remote / WFH Available Top $$$ On Offer: $800-900pd or $140-180k+bonus You will join a dynamic team of problem solvers and thought leaders and help lead & advise the team on best principles, best practices and help them tackle real-world problems at a large scale! There are always opportunities for capable, motivated, collaborative high performers here to progress in Tech Lead roles, so this really is a place where someone can carve their own path and make some very strong career moves. If you want to join a leading tech company, going from strength to strength and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! ABOUT YOU: You Will Ideally Have: Strong Backend / .NET Software Engineering Skills A Few .NET Core & Microservices Projects Under Your Belt Cloud Technology Experience - Azure or AWS High Traffic, Distributed, Event-Driven Systems, Message Queues etc (ie Azure Service Bus, RabbitMQ or similar) Good experience with Unit Testing / TDD & CI/CD Experience working in Agile teams Strong knowledge of SOLID, OOP, Best / Coding Practices etc A passion for learning and producing clean high-quality code A knack for solving new and complex problems The ability to think about the end-user, UX, and customer experience. Nice To Have: TypeScript / Angular 10+ / React.js Skills Exposure to NoSQL, CosmosDB, MongoDB or similar Knowledge of DevOps, Docker or Kubernetes Passionate about growing into Tech Lead & Engineering Manager level roles. THE PROCESS: Apply today with your CV Quick Phone Call Interview Via Video (1-2 Stages) Accept The Role & Onboard Remotely WFH or come to the office any time you wish Work on awesome new projects with great teammates! PLEASE NOTE: You must live in Sydney to apply AU PR or Citizenship is required These roles are Senior & Tech Lead level but they're always happy to chat with passionate MID level Engineers - so please also get in touch! ------------- If you have any questions free to contact our .NET Team directly on: E: dotnet@thedrivegroup.com.au P: 02 8076 4661 W: www.TheDriveGroup.com.au
  • Java Developer - Global Tech Platform

    Melbourne
    Java  Developer / AWS / APIs / Android We are working with a well know global tech platform that is looking to add another passionate engineer to their team and help with their continued growth. You will be responsible for implementing features on their AWS Lambda functions via Java as well as helping support their native Android apps. Responsibilities Support / implement new features in our AWS Lamba functions Support / implement new features in our Android apps Build pixel-perfect, buttery smooth UIs Leverage native APIs for deep integrations with mobile platforms. Build truly fun and practical UI experiences that goes beyond just barebones functional Diagnose and fix bugs and performance bottlenecks. Maintain code and perform unit tests to ensure the product is of the highest quality. Participate in architecture/design discussions Skills Proficient with Java (3 years minimum) Proficient with Android Development Ability to write well-documented, clean Java code Working knowledge of REST APIs Working knowledge of MySQL Familiarity with and/or desire to learn AWS AppSync and GraphQL Understanding of object-oriented design, client-server architecture, and relational database design Familiar with GIT Familiar with releasing apps to Google Play Strong experience working with third-party dependencies and debugging dependency conflicts You’ll need to be an extreme self-starter as our team is small, but passionate about our product and handle multiple responsibilities. You’ll be flexing your development skills in a highly impactful role and be able to see the fruits of your labor in a fun and rewarding environment. You will have the opportunity of a flexible work environment and also the opportunity to work with an amazing brand on the latest tech and tools and a real opportunity to work with a scaling business.
  • Delivery Lead

    Sydney
    I am working with a large Australian brand that is looking for Delivery Leads to come on board to mentor teams and squads through to delivery in many different areas. They are looking at standing up new squads as well as enhancing existing squads in personalisation and Digital Development. They are currently working on fortnightly sprints with teams made up of design, QA, BA, and Architects. A lot of the work in Digital development will be online and mobile. They will be looking for the following skills: Delivery Lead or Scrum Master experience Technical background eCommerce or Mobile Delivery Agile - Scrum Methodology  Excellent mentorship and leadership skills Good Stakeholder Management Skills The role will be working with a great brand as well as offering an attractive salary plus superannuation plus a 16% bonus which has been hit year on year. The is a real chance to work in an awesome organisation. Please HIT APPLy if you would like to find out more
  • Cloud Lead

    Sydney
    On behalf of our global client, we are on the lookout for a Senior Cloud Lead to join a cross-functional Operations team that delivers the roadmap for the technologies/products and the overall business outcomes.    From an operational perspective, you will be driving the best architectural, security and reliability outcomes at scale for the Cloud Centre of Excellence. You will be responsible for Automation and self-service capabilities across the cloud space and BAU.    Key Responsibilities; Responsible for observability across the Cloud Platform and driving proactive alerting and monitoring. Working with multiple vendors in integrating their cloud platforms and services into the IT services environment. Responsible for Operations within Public Cloud technical and product roadmap and ability to communicate this to the wider Cloud consumers. Drive automation and system resilience Driving observability across the Cloud platform and setting SLI, SLA, SLO’s across public cloud services as well as manage costings Responsible for compliance with regulatory, legislative and policy requirements. Demonstrate action and control measures to protect confidentiality.   Experience; Strong AWS Cloud Experience and enterprise-level security (PCI) Track record in Deployment, Automation, Architecture and Design at scale. Previously led teams Previously led IT strategy and have driven large scale functional solutions. Previous largescale cloud (AWS) Strong stakeholder management.   If you are a strong Cloud Leader then this project will certainly interest you.    Please send an updated copy of your resume to Ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Back End/Full Stack Engineers - NodeJS/Typescript

    Sydney
    We are looking for Mid, Senior and Lead 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 Salaries on offer range from $90k - $165k + super. 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!
  • PHP Developers | Laravel | Angular

    Sydney
    Software Developer (PHP, Laravel & Angular) We have a fantastic opportunity for experienced PHP Developers to join a rapidly expanding but established company based in Sydney CBD.   As an experienced PHP developer, you will be looking for an opportunity to utilise and develop your PHP and leadership skills on a leading Financial Services Product used by millions of people globally. What are we looking for?  We are looking for passionate engineers to join their established and highly collaborative in-house development team. They are looking for someone with strong PHP expertise to help come in and be instrumental in building on their existing development team; this will present the opportunity to grow into a more senior position within the business in the future should that be your ambition. You will be collaborating with product owners, tech leads, engineers, and QAs to resolve issues and create a product that will delight customers, driving the company's success forwards.  You will be working in a relaxed and friendly environment where you can make the most of your PHP skills and develop them further, allowing you to reach your full potential.  If you are looking for a company that invests in your technical skill-set, promotes career progression, and gives you the opportunity to have your say on the way a business moves forward, this is the place for you!  Requirements: Strong PHP development experience Experience with any modern PHP framework such as Laravel & Symfony Good SQL skills Agile development methodologies knowledge Excellent communication skills Desirable: Dockers, Continuous Integration JavaScript / Angular Cloud Platforms - AWS or Google Cloud This is an immediate requirement and on offer is a Casual Jeans and T-shirt environment with all the latest tech, a fully stocked fridge, you can choose your own setup, and a very competitive package as well as the ability to work remotely. Please click apply to submit your resume and a consultant will be in touch shortly.
  • Senior 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
  • IT Service Design Lead

    Sydney
    We are on the lookout for an ITIL certified Service Design Lead to design new or modify existing services across our clients IT environment. You will be responsible for the Designs, engagements, definitions and support of the new design. Your key responsibilities; Implement a newly designed framework Manage the engagement across the IT enterprise Work with stakeholders on the deployment of new designs across lives projects and services Assist in risk dependency of new services on live production environment Establish, improve and implement the framework and supporting documentation for Service Level Design activities across the Endeavour service landscape Engage with business, delivery, service and operations leads to ensure that appropriate levels of support are available for new and modified Services If you have experience in ITIL service design frameworks across service catalogue design and demonstratable skills in ServiceNow and Jira then this will stand you in great stead. This is a long term contract of 12 months Please send an updated copy of your resume to ben@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • QA Engineer

    Sydney
    I have partnered with a client that has created a great and interesting product that is currently looking for a QA to join their team. The product is both app and web-based which is used across Australia and other countries. They are currently adding to their QA capability due to the demand for the product and the importance of it being bug-free to help prevent harm to others. To be successful you will need to have: -6+ Years QA experience -Manual/ Automation -Mobile - Appium -Web - Postman -C# or Javascript -Test case planning, strategy, execution You will be working alongside another QA who expressed that the right person needs to have a real passion for testing. The team is working part-time in the office and part WFH. They have a great collaborative team who work really well together in a family-like culture working on 2 - 4 week sprints. If the above sounds like you and you want to work with a great product then please HIT APPLY.
  • Technical Director / Technology Manager

    Sydney
    OUR CLIENT    A company... … With high growth and innovation run by industry leaders; … Consisting of a high-performing team focussing on quality over quantity; … Advocating transparency and inclusion in an inspiring culture incorporating digital innovation and ownership. THE GIG As a Technical Director you will... Develop and iterate technical solutions and frameworks to be made available to our existing and future clients, utilising the latest languages, frameworks, SAAS technologies, and plugins  Collaborate with the Head of Experience Design and Creative Director to ensure the achievability and feasibility of creative projects. Clearly define, communicate and enforce coding standards and processes with high attention to detail. Ensure best-practice processes are in place for the development team to follow. Guide and assist developers with complex integrations and services and the decision-making around them. Review development and progress daily to identify and remove any potential blockages. Train and nurture team members to enhance their skill sets and provide growth & development opportunities in the team.  Promote transparency knowledge and information sharing amongst the development team. YOU You're not just a code wizard and advocate of quality but... you thrive in an environment where you can show a true Leadership mindset, with a hunger to share your knowledge and ideas with your team. You take on a role as a trusted advisor and with your outstanding communication skills you are able to explain complex technical solutions to ensure clarity to your technically and non-technical skilled colleagues or clients.    Within a collaborative team of high-performing experts, you will... excel in a high-energy, focused, small-team environment, be able to drive to solutions from rough requirements and have a commitment and clear understanding of user experience and product design.  You enjoy team collaboration and provide flexible and inclusive Leadership to work successfully with various stakeholder groups, both within project teams and across client organisations.     Following engineering best practices you... have an exceptional eye for detail and are curious about current technologies and judicious in applying them. You have an understanding of the short-term and long-term needs of the organisation and will be able to prioritise your work accordingly.     Your key skills look like this: 5+ years dev experience  2+ years technical leadership (Technology Director / Manager / Head of Engineering / CTO etc) Strong background with content management systems (eg WordPress, Sitecore, AEM etc) Experience with third-party integrations with API’s such as Salesforce Strong coding skills with JavaScript frameworks, including ReactJS, Next.js, HTML & CSS and Typescript Experience with AWS services required; such as EC2, SNS, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, Amplify, CloudFront, Route 53, IAM, and Cognito What's in it for you? Top Clients: You will get the opportunity to work with Top Tier Clients 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. 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!
  • Lead .NET Developer / 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 scaled the company and grew their team last year. 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: 8-10+ 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 May or June start date. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply for this one. If you have any questions free to contact our team directly.
  • Business Project Lead

    Sydney
    Our client has an immediate requirement and is looking for a Business project lead for a 6 month contract to come in on a greenfield project to assess and recommend a CRM system. We are looking for the project lead to source professional services organisation to facilitate and collect high-level CRM requirements, develop a Customer Strategy, produce tender documentation, select a supplier, provide a Business Case and prepare a high-level implementation plan. This project has applicability across the entire organisation so that capturing its multifaceted requirements regarding a CRM will require you to build and maintain strong working relationships with multiple business teams and to collaborate with other IT Shared Services teams.    Duties; Coordinate the sourcing and procurement of professional services organisation with Customer and CRM delivery experience Facilitate consultation with stakeholders to gather company-wide CRM requirements and prepare a high-level company-wide Customer Strategy Work with professional services organisation and Internal stakeholders to prepare a business case, identify costs, risks, explain benefits and justify the investment in a CRM system Work with professional services organisation to plan, communicate, coordinate and deliver Customer Strategy and Business Case. Work as part of a small team during the initial scoping/Business Case phase The role may be extended beyond 6 months based on Business Case approval   Experience: Knowledge of Enterprise CRM Systems and their delivery in larger organisations. Experience writing business cases. Demonstrate ability to manage, plan and coordinate work for a project to ensure it delivers outcomes such as the Business case, high-level requirements and plans Ability to apply a structured project management approach and methodology, ensuring adherence to internal frameworks to effectively produce the deliverables required. Ability to liaise with Shared Services and the rest of IT to produce high-level plans and identify required resources for the Business Case Identify, plan and complete communication activities to ensure they provide information in a timely and relevant manner and clearly communicate the intended messages. Experience building trust, confidence by proactively engaging stakeholders to facilitate requirements gathering Demonstrable experience of working to produce a Business Case Knowledge, experience and working knowledge of Financial Organisation. If you have experience in leading sourcing projects and writing business cases for CRM Solutions, please send your CV to Projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Project Manager

    Sydney
    The Project Manager will be responsible for full end to end delivery, from estimations, planning, and managing the installations and implementations of WiFi and people countre solutions, including Integrated Communication Networks. This will be a client-facing role and will require you to liaise with key stakeholders internally and externally, you will report directly to the CIO. Duties: Full end to end project management. Identify Scope and address any objectives. Manage project resources and responsibilities. Ensure delivery on time and in budget. Uses formal ITIL processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks and changes. Design cross-functional stakeholder communication. Regularly review progress ensure key milestones are met and provide updates. Risk Management and contingency planning. Key Skills; 5+  years experience in customer-facing, technical project management for telcos, technical construction, wireless, electrical engineering, building services, or security systems. Experience working on WiFi deployment projects. ITIL process experience. Ability to read, understand and interpret construction plan, schematics, blueprints, drawings and technical manuals. Track record of cross-functional project delivery; Experience managing budgets, project plans and resource allocations. Track record of developing and delivering thoughtful, persuasive, error-free documentation and presentations; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Planner (or equivalent) and Visio If you have excellent communication skills, Organised and committed to delivering the best results please send your CV to Kim@thedrivegroup.com.au 
  • Data Engineers - Multiple Roles

    Sydney
    Data Engineers / Machine Learning / Python Developer / Business Intelligence   We have an amazing opportunity for Data Engineers at all levels to join a well known Australian business that has gone through huge growth over the past 12 months and is now looking to add 5-10 Data Engineers to their team - these roles would suit passionate Data Engineers that are interested in working on challenging problems with the latest tools. This is a company with fantastic working practices offering flexible working, competitive salaries, and very generous financial and lifestyle benefits. An environment that encourages innovation and people that inspire creativity.   As the Data Engineer you will be joining a team at the top of their game. You will be responsible for delivering the underlying data and APIs to support the implementation of innovative machine learning applications. You will work with rich datasets, cutting-edge technology and help shape new Data Science sets within the company.   The successful Data Engineer will work closely with Data Scientists to implement robust and trustworthy data to support high-performance algorithms and predictive models.   On a daily basis the Data Engineer will be responsible for: Deploy and maintain machine learning models as APIs for use in live environments Employ a variety of languages and tools to develop and manage robust data pipelines connective various systems Develop datasets and processes that facilitate data modelling, mining, and production Provide clean, usable data to data scientists and recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality Research opportunities for data acquisition and new uses for existing data Work collaboratively with the Data Science, Data Architecture and other IT delivery teams to design, construct, install, test and maintain highly scalable data management systems To be considered for the role of Data Engineer you should come from a strong Engineering background Strong experience in Business Intelligence, data warehousing, data management, and data delivery, database and ETL technologies Experience using languages/tools such as SQL and NoSQL, Python, and Docker Strong technical experience in designing and delivering data in BI warehouse and/or Big Data Lakes, supporting on-premise and cloud architecture Hands-on experience on Big Data technology and toolsets Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining machine learning APIs using flask and Java Spring Boot This is a great opportunity for the right Data Engineer to work for a cutting-edge company in a creative and innovative environment. Combing a great work-life balance along with an excellent salary and superb benefits package.  
  • Digital Project Manager - Digital Agency

    Melbourne
    We are currently looking for a digital project manager, to work with one of our eCommerce digital agency clients based in Melbourne, you will be responsible for overseeing enterprise-level digital commerce projects from inception all the way through to implementation.     Duties; Overall responsibility to ensure projects are consistently delivered on time and within scope and budget Develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Successfully manage multiple concurrent projects, including planning schedules, budgeting & estimating and resource allocation. Plan and run discovery workshops, supported by design and technical leads. Translate discovery findings into clear requirements (business, functional, technical); working with the design & technical leads to create solutions meeting those. Develop client scope requirements and deliverables Effectively identify and manage project issues, risks and escalate where required. Key Skills; 3+ years proven experience in a similar role within a Digital Agency managing multiple website projects in parallel for small & medium clients. Experience with the end-to-end process of website delivery. The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales. Experience working on both large and small budget projects ranging from $10K upto $250k. A good technical understanding of websites. The ability to gather and write business requirements. Excellent communication along with strong negotiation and risk management skills. The ability to manage stakeholder expectations across all your projects ensuring the scope of work is fully understood. Experience with CMS and eCommerce i.e WordPress / WooCommerce / Shopify / BigCommerce. The ability to articulate complex concepts and ideas in a simple manner to non-specialist audiences. Experience working in a fast paced environment. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please send your CV to kim@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Senior iOS Developer

    Sydney
    We are looking for passionate Senior iOS Developers to join an established and growing technology company based in Sydney. Due to overwhelming success and planned expansion, the business is looking to hire multiple people. You will have the rare opportunity to work on a top-rated native iOS app used by millions of Aussies every day. They are currently looking to deepen and broaden their existing app. This is a business with a strong technology and engineering-focused culture with no bureaucracy. They promote internally so there will also be plenty of genuine career opportunities to learn and grow with the company.    Requirements: Proven commercial iOS development experience Fluency in Swift Experience across the full development lifecycle of native iOS apps Experience mentoring juniors is highly desirable Ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications Non-technical attributes: Passion for your craft Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strong team player who is willing to go above and beyond Customer-focused approach High commitment to quality Benefits: Supportive and positive company culture Market leader Exceptional work-life balance Flexibility to work from home Genuine career progression opportunities Great employee benefits On offer is a very competitive day rate, 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 UI / UX Designer - Contract

    Sydney
    Senior UI / UX Designer - Contract We are working with a leading finance company that is looking for a passionate Senior UI / UX designer to join the team on a long-term contract. They are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, you will be extremely independent who can hit the ground running, have decent examples B2C work in your portfolio and be confident in speaking to senior stakeholders. What will you be doing? Your role will involve working with different areas of the business to translate complex information and processes into simple and easy to understand user flows and interactions Work closely and constructively with design, project managers, developers, and management to ensure the overall strategy is on track with the smooth delivery of designs. Working with product managers, designers developers to plan projects for effective delivery while maintaining high design standards. Experience in creating responsive and interactive user interface designs. Use their creativity and strategy to develop new ideas and designs for all new features product What do you need for this role? An eye for detail - you will be creating high fidelity UI visuals ready for the development team to pick up for coding Experience in designing responsive websites Good knowledge of user testing principles and using customer insight to inform and shape solutions Experience story-boarding/wire-framing, content mapping, and schematics Good communication skills - confident in explaining your ideas and presenting your work UX + UI design for websites Adobe Creative Suite + Sketch or Figma + Envision Studio Understanding of design principles and systems Writing clear + concise copy This is an immediate need to work with a well-known brand with great people. Please send in your CV and your portfolio and we will be in touch to talk through the role 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.
  • Senior Android Developer

    Sydney
    We are looking for passionate Senior Android Developers to join an established and growing technology company based in Sydney. Due to overwhelming success and planned expansion, the business is looking to hire multiple people. You will have the rare opportunity to work on a top-rated native Android app used by millions of Aussies every day. They are currently looking to deepen and broaden their existing app. This is a business with a strong technology and engineering-focused culture with no bureaucracy. They promote internally so there will also be plenty of genuine career opportunities to learn and grow with the company.    Requirements: Proven commercial Android development experience Fluency in Kotlin Experience across the full development lifecycle of native Android apps Experience mentoring juniors is highly desirable Ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications Non-technical attributes: Passion for your craft Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strong team player who is willing to go above and beyond Customer-focused approach High commitment to quality Benefits: Supportive and positive company culture Market leader Exceptional work-life balance Flexibility to work from home Genuine career progression opportunities Great employee benefits On offer is a very competitive day rate, 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
  • Tech Recruitment Consultants (Multiple Roles)

    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: Resourcers Recruitment Consultants Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Any previous experience across areas/desks such as Product, UI/UX Design, Software Engineering (.NET, Java, PHP, RoR, Golang, Python etc), Front End / JavaScript, Data/BI, Cyber, Infrastructure, Salesforce or similar will be highly regarded! The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful scaling company whilst we are still young and you can really carve out your own career and path!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure (Up To 50%) / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration / Work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path / Work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director Perform & 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 Targets 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 small market/desk - 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 should also have experience working in a recruitment-focused role and ideally 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 and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink, and have fun :)    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 but would help us get to know you 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. We look forward to hearing from you :)       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, Product Manager, 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.
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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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