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  • Lead Mobile Developer - React Native

    Sydney
    I am currently recruiting for an innovative tech company based in Sydney. They are currently growing their mobile team and are looking for a passionate lead mobile developer. You will be responsible for leading all cross-platform mobile projects focusing on React Native. They have exciting projects in the pipeline and also something completely greenfield! Role: Leading the software architecture and development Leading all mobile projects from concept through to delivery Planning the product roadmap Growing and developing the team Ensuring best practices are implemented Translating business requirements into technical specifications Requirements: 2+ years of commercial experience as a lead developer 3-5 years of commercial mobile development experience Fluent in React Native Non-technical attributes: Passion for mobile technologies Proactive mindset Excellent communication and interpersonal skills High commitment to quality Benefits: Supportive and positive team culture Working with the latest technologies Autonomous management style Market-leading brand Flexibility to work from home This is a rare opportunity for a talented Lead Mobile Developer to join a growing team and work on exciting projects. For more information about the role, please apply with your most up to date resume.
  • 2x Senior .NET Developer | Microservices / Azure

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup is working with a company that are taking on the major players in a multi-billion-dollar industry! Due to growth, we have an opportunity for 2x Senior .Net Developers to join their Sydney team in their brand new offices! Your role will focus on .NET, Microservices and Azure and you will help build and deliver scalable solutions that are used by millions of people here in Australia! They are offering a full-time role with plenty of career progression and training and also offer great work/life balance with flexible work hours and work from home. 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 .NET Core Azure Microservices SOA Design Patterns Entity Framework Strong SQL / TSQL / NoSQL Test Driven Development (TDD) CI / CD Agile Security, Performance, Scalability Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Bonus: Angular 8+ Mobile Platforms such as Flutter The start date is October or November 2020 and they are happy to wait for notice periods. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Senior Java Developer

    Sydney
    We are working with a very cool Start-up in the e-commerce space who are rapidly growing and require 2x more Java Developers to come on board immediately. The successful developers will join a growing tech team based in Sydney and work on fast-paced and interesting projects that will challenge and develop your skills. We are happy to consider both Mid & Senior level developers. Our clients offers a great career path and often promote their developers to Architect and Tech Lead level roles.  What You Will Be Working On: Apply your skills as a Java Engineer while delivering a modern and scalable platform Collaboratively design, build and maintain microservices for their Tribe and beyond Constantly seek ways to improve our systems and practices including the people you work with every day Get your hands dirty with AWS, Kubernetes, and other cloud technologies Write automated tests at unit, integration, and functional level Leverage best practices in continuous integration and delivery Drive optimization, testing, and tooling to improve data quality Effect a cross-functional agile team to continuously experiment, iterate and deliver on new product initiatives Build services that generate actual, physical products that you can hold and touch! Who you are: An outstanding level of Apache, Tomcat, Redhat Linux administration skills Exceptional skills in Java (Above Java 8), Spring framework, ExtJS and JQuery, Oracle DB, AWS, Velocity, RESTful web service, Tomcat, and Apache Experience in AWS Cloud Experience in building CI / CD pipeline (Experience in Jenkins is ideal but not essential) A can-do attitude, which will showcase your skills as a java developer Able to communicate well with others and strong written communication Highly organized and time-efficient Display the ideal balance of being autonomous in your role, yet collaborative within your team Illustrate your willingness to dive into the culture we are developing, with real enthusiasm. This is an immediate start. On offer is a very competitive salary or day rate, a range of perks and benefits as well as challenging and exciting work with some of the best minds in the industry. www.thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Technical Lead - Data Analytics - Azure / GCP

    Sydney
    Technical Lead - Data Analytics | Personalisation | Azure | GCP   This is a long term contract role with a competitive day rate on offer for the right person.   We are working with one of the fastest-growing Big Data & Analytics teams in Australia and they are now looking for a Technical Lead to stand up a Data Analytics platform to support a team of analysts and scientists to do various data mining and analysis tasks for their customer personalisation initiatives.    What you will be doing Lead the build of their Data Engineering capability on Google Cloud Platform and Azure. Provide guidance/mentorship of developers at all levels. Review the technical landscape and gain an in-depth understanding of architecture, tech stack, deficiencies, technical debt, opportunities. Make strategic recommendations for future development, including system robustness, performance improvements, servicing of technical debt, whilst balancing best practice solution design and incorporation of new product features. Prepare technical solution designs for new technical functionality and system remediation, for both customer-facing (e-commerce) and on-demand logistics applications. Ensure documentation of existing architecture, applications, and processes are in place and maintained.   Technical Skills Python / Spark / PySpark Scala/Java Google Cloud Platform and related products Azure platform and related products NoSQL technologies SQL Data schemas and design Modern software design practices Modern development toolchains CI/CD development/deployment practices Secure coding best practices Strong development testing knowledge   The ideal candidate will have great experience in building Data Engineering capability to power Data Science and Machine Learning initiatives, building CI/CD pipelines, strong with Azure first and then GCP, Technically familiar with Python/Spark/Scala, and be able to translate business aspirations to technical implementations.   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 Full Stack .Net Developer (Angular & Azure)

    Sydney
    The Role/Company: Due to growth and new projects our client is looking for multiple Senior Full Stack .Net Developer to join their Sydney HQ. Interviews will take place immediately (quick turnaround via Zoom) and start dates are ASAP!  There is a lot of work in the pipeline and plenty of funding so all roles here have a high chance of extension. To be successful you should have experience working across the full stack with .NET Core, SQL, JavaScript, Angular 8+ and a strong Azure background! Skills Required / Must Haves: .Net / .Net Core Microservices Web API / Entity Framework SQL Server / TSQL Angular 8+ Azure TDD / Unit Testing CI/CD DevOps Agile  SOLID Principles Perfect Communication Skills Team Player Experience with High Traffic / Banking / Finance / Payments (Bonus) About: High Profile Name/Brand Enterprise Level Work Web & Mobile Projects Top Tech Team Agile / DevOps Culture Relaxed / Fun Team Flexible Hours & Work From Home Quick Interview Process (Video) Plenty Of Social / Team Events HUGE learning and development potential (training, support, management pathway) + More This will start as a fully remote role with the view to be based in their Sydney office by 2021 with flexible hours and option to WFH 1-2 days per week. The start date is ASAP but we can wait if you have a notice period (ideally 1-2 weeks). Interviews taking place via Video Call ASAP. Please note to apply for these roles you MUST be in Australia with a valid work visa, PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered. Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • .NET Developer | Global Tech Company | Big Data

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a global data company and due to growth, they have an immediate need for a .Net Developer to join their Sydney HQ. They have a mid-sized team of talented developers working on several projects in the Data space. They are offering a full-time role with plenty of career progression and training and also offer great work/life balance with flexible work hours and work from home. For the right person, they will also consider a day rate contract. If you want to join a global tech company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: Strong experience with Software Development 3+ years of experience as a .Net Developer MS SQL Server API Design TDD CI/CD SOLID Principles  Agile Source Control - eg GIT Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Bonus: Microservices  RabbitMQ NServiceBus Cloud - AWS or Azure Data / Big Data / Machine Learning JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular 8, ReactJS Start date is ASAP but they are happy to wait for 4 week notice periods. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply.
  • Senior Android Developer

    Sydney
    My client is a leading tech company based in Sydney. They are currently looking for a talented Senior Android Developer to join their growing team on a permanent basis. They have an exciting pipeline of projects coming up and you will have the chance to work on customer-facing and enterprise-level applications. This is a senior role and will require you to work independently and without oversight. Requirements: 3-5 years of commercial Android development experience Fluent in Kotlin Experience working on customer-facing or enterprise-level mobile apps Non-technical requirements: Passion for mobile technologies Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Proactive mindset Benefits: Positive and supportive team culture Learning and development budget Work from home Market-leading brand For more information about the role, please apply with your current CV.
  • Full Stack Engineer | .NET | Angular x 2

    Sydney
    Full Stack / Front End / JavaScript / Angular / .NET Want to use the latest technology?   Want to work on numerous greenfield projects?   This is a unique role that will require you to work with the latest technology on the most exciting greenfield projects. We have an amazing opportunity for 2 x Full Stack Engineers / 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. To be successful you should have experience working across the full stack with .NET Core, SQL, JavaScript, and Angular! What you will be doing Involved in designing and building our software products and capabilities Work on Typescript/JavaScript and some C# .NET Core full-stack products Collaborate with the wider team and stakeholders to ensure you deliver innovative solutions on diverse technology challenges Work on a diverse range of products and technologies  What you will bring to the team Strong Experience working with JavaScript, TypeScript, SQL, C# .NET (Core), Angular.io, NodeJS, Postgres, Git Experience with container technologies – e.g. Docker, Kubernetes Experience with one or more agile methodologies. E.g. KanBan, Scrum, Lean, Feature or SAFe Exposure to automation exposure using Ansible playbooks (desired) Exposure to Cloud systems e.g. – Azure (desired) Exposure to NGINX (desired) Exposure to projects/products using data science languages & tools such as R & Python (desired) 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 next week. 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 for these roles you MUST be in Australia with a valid work visa, PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered.  .
  • 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 .NET Engineers, Java Engineers 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 experience Expertise with one or more: .NET, Java, NodeJS, 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!
  • Mobile Technical Lead

    Sydney
    I am currently recruiting for a leading tech company based in Sydney. Due to growth, they are looking to appoint their first Mobile Tech Lead. You will have the rare opportunity to set up their mobile capability and lead a brand new greenfield project. This is a fully hands-on tech lead role. Role: Leading the iOS & Android software architecture and development Leading all mobile projects from concept through to delivery Growing and developing the team Ensuring best practices are implemented Translating business requirements into technical specifications Requirements: 2+ years of commercial experience as a Mobile Tech Lead 3-5 years of commercial iOS or Android development experience Fluent in either Swift or Kotlin Desirables: Experience developing on both iOS & Android platforms Ability to code in both Swift and Kotlin Exposure to React Native Non-technical attributes: Passion for mobile technologies Proactive mindset Excellent communication and interpersonal skills High commitment to quality Benefits: Supportive and positive team culture Working with the latest technologies Autonomous management style Leading brand in the market Genuine career progression opportunities Competitive salary on offer Flexibility to work from home This is a rare opportunity for a talented Mobile Tech Lead to join a growing business and work on exciting projects. For more information about the role, please apply with your most up to date resume.
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Azure / GCP

    Sydney
    Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Azure / GCP -  Long Term Contract - Immediate Start We are looking for a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to join a fast growing business in the CBD. They are looking for a passionate Cloud Engineer who has experience with managing resources & environments within Azure and Google cloud platforms. You will also have extensive experience with Infrastructure as code using Terraform or ARM templates plus Azure automation to streamline resource management & policy implementation. What you will be doing: Design & build cloud infrastructure solutions leveraging Azure & Google Cloud Manage and maintain Azure & Google cloud resources across the Endeavour group Introduce cost optimisation & monitoring across all the cloud resources Be the subject matter expert for all cloud-related activities in the group Ensure all cloud implementations are risk-free and adhere to the group’s security policies. Ensure the group’s data platforms are well maintained, optimised, secure and stable Lend support to various businesses and technology teams as necessary during design, development, and delivery of e-comm, data platforms & data analytics related solutions to ensure supportable, scalable, robust solutions are delivered. Manage & troubleshoot cloud data platforms across the group. Provide cloud infrastructure technical assistance & expertise for various teams. Maintain standard policies for data integrations & systems in development activities. Setup access control policies across cloud infrastructure resources Create, modify and manage the technology fundamentals for data code pipelines within deployment/management Explore new innovative opportunities to bring new techniques, processes, and technologies What you can do: Developed flexible and automated cloud infrastructure platforms across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS. Strong knowledge of networking concepts and protocols. Hands-on experience in cloud migrations and automation 3+ years demonstrable experience with managing resources & environments within Azure and Google cloud platforms Experience with Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure ASE, Azure Synapse Analytics, SQL Server Big Data Clusters, Azure Data Factory, Cloud Data Catalog, Azure Data Catalog, Cloud Dataflow, Azure Databricks, Container Registry, Azure Container Registry, IoT Core, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Event Hubs Must have hands-on experience with building, deploying, troubleshooting data extraction using Databricks, Dataproc, Data factory, Data warehousing and Power BI. Demonstrable experience working with data lakes, data warehouses e.g. Hadoop, Apache Spark, etc. Software development experience with: Python, Linux/Unix, DotNet is highly regarded Extensive experience with Infrastructure as code using Terraform or ARM templates. Extensive experience with Azure automation to streamline resource management & policy implementation. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think quickly and offer alternatives Database capacity planning Experience with data security, access controls and encryption Experience working with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data Experience in creating visualisations with PowerBI and Tableau is very desirable This an urgent requirement and they are able to offer a quick interview process with an immediate start. If you are keen to talk through the role in more detail apply with your most recent resume and what day rate you are looking for and a consultant will be in touch.
  • ** Senior DevOps Engineer ** KUBERNETES / AWS **

    Sydney
    ** Senior DevOps Engineer ** KUBERNETES / AWS ** Multiple Contracts - a chance to work on high-value enterprise Cloud projects. This high growth and award-winning company are looking to add a number of  DevOps contractors to their team, due to a number of recent projects being signed off. On Offer / Benefits: Join a high profile team of very talented & passionate Cloud Engineers Agile / CI / CD Environment Work out of brand new offices in Sydney Strong pipeline of NEW cloud projects GREAT work/life balance We are looking for candidates who have a passion for technology and a dedicated drive that can help create and deliver innovative solutions to their customers.  You will be joining a highly dedicated team of passionate consultants and cloud engineers in a fun, creative, and innovative culture. The ideal skill set (not all required to apply): Solid experience as a DevOps Engineer Strong Kubernetes experience Ideal Experience with Cloud Security / Cloud Migrations / Cloud Services  Cloud Platforms such as AWS or MS Azure (supported by industry certifications) Strong knowledge of API and Microservices CI / CD / Agile / DevOps Excellent communication skills Client facing or consulting experience (beneficial) Background in Java applications/software development and design (beneficial) Exposure to Big Data, Data Architecture, Machine Learning or AI (beneficial) Please apply or feel free to email us directly on devops@thedrivegroup.com.au with any questions you may have. Please note to apply for this role you MUST be in Australia with PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered.
  • Senior Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am looking for multiple Senior Business Analyst from the tech side to join a huge program of work for a Regulatory Program. The right person needs to be able to communicate from the technical side of the Program in order to deliver the APS Program. To be successful YOU MUST HAVE: Delivering large projects in a Senior BA capacity Risk Management and Compliance Risk Data Analysis APS 220,  Group Privacy  Senior Stakeholder Management Strong Documentation Requirement Gathering Driving Workshops You must have experience working in Compliance, risk, and regulatory programs to be able to hit the ground running on this Program of work. It is a long term contract position that offers remote working.
  • Project Manager

    Sydney
    Our Client is seeking an experienced Project Manager who has gained valuable experience in the Superannuation Industry, this will be part of a large complex program of work, around regulatory change and remediation.    Duties: Leading the planning and initiation, requirement gathering, estimating, and delivery phases of the project. Actively managing the project scope, schedule, budget, resourcing, issues and risk, quality standard and quality issue resolution under a Scaled Agile Framework.    Assessing risks and analysing costs, assumptions, and contingencies to ensure they are accounted for in the project plan. Assist in the implementations of regulatory change. Skills and experience:    At least 5 years experience in Superannuation. Experience delivering regulatory and legislative projects. Demonstrable skills of project management and delivery Excellent Stakeholder engagement and management skills. Strong communication skills. Experience working with superannuation platforms. Experience working in an Agile Environment. This will be a 6 - 12 month contract opportunity with possible extensions with an immediate start.   Please send your CV to  projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Senior Business Analyst - Greenfield Projects

    Sydney
    The Role: Our client wants to become a leader in what they do and with that goal, they have a large budget to undertake some exciting greenfield projects that will give them the opportunity to explore how they can improve their systems and processes.  You will be acting as a senior business analyst over the next 18 months helping drive these goals. Our client requires someone who is able to work closely with stakeholders to gain clear requirements. At times this will require persistence and pushing back, therefore you will need to be comfortable at undertaking this. About you: 7+ years of experience acting as a Business Analyst Experienced working in agile environments Experience working on Greenfield projects is an advantageous Strong stakeholder management is key Able to start immediately! On offer: 6-month rolling contract Greenfield projects Day rate Work flexibility Immediate start 
  • Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I have partnered with a financial institution that is seeking multiple Business Analysts that have worked with Insurance and/ or Superannuation Products. They are looking for switched on Business Analyst that is capable of digging in too deep processes and system requirements as well as being comfortable in controlling uplifts and drafting new processes and guidelines. You MUST HAVE: Business Analyst Experience Customer Disclosure and Communication Requirement gathering Documentation Control uplift and drafting new control processes Drafting new processes for insurance within Superannuation Stakeholder Management skills If you have Remediation experience then this would be a bonus If you can tick the above then please apply as it is very important to have this experience as the team of BA's will be working to find a solution for the project, finding why incidents are happening, discover themes of disturbance and how to overcome them.
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  • Software Engineering Manager | Java / Microservices / React.js

    Sydney
    Java Engineering Manager | Sydney This is a rare opportunity for an Engineering Manager, Head of Engineering or CTO level individual to join an established tech-driven company who has become a household name here in Australia!    Due to growth and success, they are looking to expand their digital team over the next 6 months as they start and power through a Digital Transformation journey. We are looking for someone with a strong background in Software Engineering working with the modern Java Stack and you don't mind jumping into the code/architecture every now and then.    This is a key position so requires someone who has the technical experience, drive, and leadership acumen to help steer product development and technical delivery successfully through a lean/agile product development process.    What they can offer: Join a fast-growing tech-driven business! Digital Transformation Journey! Exposure to enterprise/large scale products! Well established and very well funded business with a start-up vibe! Inherit and expand a very high-performance team! New modern offices fully kitted out! WFH (until end of the year) Tech-driven culture with a fun/flexible work environment! Latest tech, tools, equipment etc! Plenty of career progression and future opportunities offer!    The Role:    You will join as an 'Engineering Manager' and inherit and grow a mid-sized team of Software Engineers working across Java & React.js.    To be successful you will need to have a number of years under your belt as a Senior Java Dev/Tech Lead/Architect (as the role will be around 20% hands-on) and you must currently work in a managerial role leading a decent sized team of Software Engineers.    Experience / Skills: Digital Transformations & Building Tech Roadmaps Stakeholder Management or Customer Facing Solution Architecture & Microservices Cloud Platforms (GCP, AWS or Azure) React.js / Public-Facing Applications Agile / CI/CD / TDD / DevOps / Kubernetes Scalability, Performance, Security eCommerce, Payments, Transactions or High Traffic Systems Big Data & Analytics Tools   We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team, and define the next steps of the business whilst working somewhere that has funding to invest in significant growth, innovation, and R&D!    This is a role signed off and ready to go and the start date is ideally in the next 1-2 months.    The salary (+bonus) will match the experience and skillset you bring to the table.    We are really looking for someone who lives and breathes tech and wants to help others learn, grow, develop and build great things with great people!    It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are a CTO, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, VP of Engineering, Development Manager or Engineering Manager - and you are driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things and want to help solve interesting problems - please get in touch today!    Please Note: You must be Sydney based to apply for this role and have AU Citizenship or PR.    Follow Us On Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup for The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Technology Manager (.Net)

    Sydney
    .Net Technology Manager | Sydney This is a rare opportunity for a Technology Manager to join an established tech-driven company who has become a household name here in Australia! Your current title doesn't matter so if you are a Technology Manager then great! If you're an Engineering Manager, Development Manager, Head of Engineering, Head of Architecture, or CTO - please also apply.    However, you will need to come from a .NET background and be able to get hands-on at times across the systems and architecture. Outside of this, you will help build the technical roadmap and mid/long-term strategy to help them scale their tech team and products. They are well established, very profitable and maintain a relaxed culture, but at the same time, they work hard and have a very high-performance development team.    What they offer: Market Leading Company! Enterprise/large scale products! Well established and very profitable company! Inherit and scale a very high-performance team! WFH / Flexible Office Hours! Tech-driven culture with a fun/flexible work environment! Plenty of career progression and future opportunities on offer! Tech / Environment: .NET Core Microservices JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular Cloud - Azure Mobile - iOS & Android DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes CI / CD / TDD / Unit Testing Agile, JIRA Scalability, Performance, Security Experience We Are Looking For: Technology/Development/Engineering Management Digital Transformation experience Managing complex, high profile, enterprise-level projects SDLC, Agile/Scrum, CI / CD, DevOps Cloud, Data, Security, Best Practices etc Financial Management, Budgeting, Resource Planning etc Experience leading tech teams - eg Developers, BA's, QA's etc Experience working closely with Product Owners & Stakeholders Knowledge of Web, Mobile, Latest Technologies & Trends etc Able to research and invest in innovation and R&D projects Perfect communication skills (written and verbal) Able to motivate a team and build an engineering culture This is a role signed off and ready to go and the start date is ideally in the next 1-2 months. The salary (+bonus) will match your experience and the skill set you can bring to the table.    Please Note: You must be Sydney based for this role and have AU Citizenship or PR.    Follow Us On Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup for The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Java Engineering Manager / Development Manager

    Sydney
    Java Engineering Manager | Sydney    This is a rare opportunity for an Engineering Manager to join an established tech-driven company who has become a household name here in Australia! Your current title doesn't matter so if you are an Engineering Manager then great! If you're a Java Tech Lead, Development Manager, Head of Engineering, Head of Architecture, or CTO - please also apply.    However, you will need to come from a solid Java background and be able to remain 20-30% hands-on at times across the code and architecture. Outside of this, you will help manage and scale their tech team whilst helping the company grow to the next level!    They are well established, very profitable but like to run like a startup. So your role will involve you wearing many different hats!    What they can offer: Join a fast-growing tech-driven business! Exposure to enterprise/large scale products! Well established and very well funded business with a start-up vibe! Inherit and expand a very high-performance team! New modern offices fully kitted out! WFH (until end of the year) Tech-driven culture with a fun/flexible work environment! Latest tech, tools, equipment etc! Plenty of career progression and future opportunities offer!    The Stack / Ideal Skills / Experience: Java Microservices Architecture JavaScript, TypeScript React.js, Redux, GraphQL Cloud Platforms (AWS, GCP or Azure) DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes Apache Kafka TDD / Unit Testing Agile, JIRA, Bitbucket Scalability, Performance, Security Big Data & Analytics This is a key position so requires someone who has the technical experience, drive, and leadership acumen to help steer product development and technical delivery successfully through a lean/agile product development process.    We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team, and define the next steps of the business whilst also helping your team members improve and grow - and you know how to get the most out of people!    This is a role signed off and ready to go and the start date is ideally in the next 1-2 months. The salary (+bonus) will match your experience and the skill set you can bring to the table.    We are really looking for someone who lives and breathes tech and wants to help others learn, grow, develop, and build great things with great people!    It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are a hands-on tech leader - and you are driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things and want to help solve interesting problems - please get in touch today!    Please Note: You must be Sydney based for this role and have AU Citizenship or PR.    Follow Us On Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup for The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Lead Mobile Developer - React Native

    Sydney
    I am currently recruiting for an innovative tech company based in Sydney. They are currently growing their mobile team and are looking for a passionate lead mobile developer. You will be responsible for leading all cross-platform mobile projects focusing on React Native. They have exciting projects in the pipeline and also something completely greenfield! Role: Leading the software architecture and development Leading all mobile projects from concept through to delivery Planning the product roadmap Growing and developing the team Ensuring best practices are implemented Translating business requirements into technical specifications Requirements: 2+ years of commercial experience as a lead developer 3-5 years of commercial mobile development experience Fluent in React Native Non-technical attributes: Passion for mobile technologies Proactive mindset Excellent communication and interpersonal skills High commitment to quality Benefits: Supportive and positive team culture Working with the latest technologies Autonomous management style Market-leading brand Flexibility to work from home This is a rare opportunity for a talented Lead Mobile Developer to join a growing team and work on exciting projects. For more information about the role, please apply with your most up to date resume.
  • Software Engineering Manager | Java / Microservices / React.js

    Sydney
    Java Engineering Manager | Sydney This is a rare opportunity for an Engineering Manager, Head of Engineering or CTO level individual to join an established tech-driven company who has become a household name here in Australia!    Due to growth and success, they are looking to expand their digital team over the next 6 months as they start and power through a Digital Transformation journey. We are looking for someone with a strong background in Software Engineering working with the modern Java Stack and you don't mind jumping into the code/architecture every now and then.    This is a key position so requires someone who has the technical experience, drive, and leadership acumen to help steer product development and technical delivery successfully through a lean/agile product development process.    What they can offer: Join a fast-growing tech-driven business! Digital Transformation Journey! Exposure to enterprise/large scale products! Well established and very well funded business with a start-up vibe! Inherit and expand a very high-performance team! New modern offices fully kitted out! WFH (until end of the year) Tech-driven culture with a fun/flexible work environment! Latest tech, tools, equipment etc! Plenty of career progression and future opportunities offer!    The Role:    You will join as an 'Engineering Manager' and inherit and grow a mid-sized team of Software Engineers working across Java & React.js.    To be successful you will need to have a number of years under your belt as a Senior Java Dev/Tech Lead/Architect (as the role will be around 20% hands-on) and you must currently work in a managerial role leading a decent sized team of Software Engineers.    Experience / Skills: Digital Transformations & Building Tech Roadmaps Stakeholder Management or Customer Facing Solution Architecture & Microservices Cloud Platforms (GCP, AWS or Azure) React.js / Public-Facing Applications Agile / CI/CD / TDD / DevOps / Kubernetes Scalability, Performance, Security eCommerce, Payments, Transactions or High Traffic Systems Big Data & Analytics Tools   We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team, and define the next steps of the business whilst working somewhere that has funding to invest in significant growth, innovation, and R&D!    This is a role signed off and ready to go and the start date is ideally in the next 1-2 months.    The salary (+bonus) will match the experience and skillset you bring to the table.    We are really looking for someone who lives and breathes tech and wants to help others learn, grow, develop and build great things with great people!    It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are a CTO, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, VP of Engineering, Development Manager or Engineering Manager - and you are driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things and want to help solve interesting problems - please get in touch today!    Please Note: You must be Sydney based to apply for this role and have AU Citizenship or PR.    Follow Us On Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup for The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Senior Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am looking for multiple Senior Business Analyst from the tech side to join a huge program of work for a Regulatory Program. The right person needs to be able to communicate from the technical side of the Program in order to deliver the APS Program. To be successful YOU MUST HAVE: Delivering large projects in a Senior BA capacity Risk Management and Compliance Risk Data Analysis APS 220,  Group Privacy  Senior Stakeholder Management Strong Documentation Requirement Gathering Driving Workshops You must have experience working in Compliance, risk, and regulatory programs to be able to hit the ground running on this Program of work. It is a long term contract position that offers remote working.
  • Lead Product Manager - Superannuation

    Sydney
    The role: Working as a Senior Product Mananger within the superannuation arm of the business, you will lead a team of 4 product managers across an array of project initiatives. Initiatives will involve improving existing product offerings, as well as working on a number of regulatory reforms. About you: Senior Product Mananger (10 years experience within Super/Investments) Leadership capabilities (Prior experience, not necessarily required Strong stakeholder skills Experience with legislations On offer: Immediate start Long term contract which will go permanent Competitive salary  The opportunity to work for a leading organsiation
  • 2x Senior .NET Developer | Microservices / Azure

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup is working with a company that are taking on the major players in a multi-billion-dollar industry! Due to growth, we have an opportunity for 2x Senior .Net Developers to join their Sydney team in their brand new offices! Your role will focus on .NET, Microservices and Azure and you will help build and deliver scalable solutions that are used by millions of people here in Australia! They are offering a full-time role with plenty of career progression and training and also offer great work/life balance with flexible work hours and work from home. 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 .NET Core Azure Microservices SOA Design Patterns Entity Framework Strong SQL / TSQL / NoSQL Test Driven Development (TDD) CI / CD Agile Security, Performance, Scalability Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Bonus: Angular 8+ Mobile Platforms such as Flutter The start date is October or November 2020 and they are happy to wait for notice periods. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Senior Java Developer

    Sydney
    We are working with a very cool Start-up in the e-commerce space who are rapidly growing and require 2x more Java Developers to come on board immediately. The successful developers will join a growing tech team based in Sydney and work on fast-paced and interesting projects that will challenge and develop your skills. We are happy to consider both Mid & Senior level developers. Our clients offers a great career path and often promote their developers to Architect and Tech Lead level roles.  What You Will Be Working On: Apply your skills as a Java Engineer while delivering a modern and scalable platform Collaboratively design, build and maintain microservices for their Tribe and beyond Constantly seek ways to improve our systems and practices including the people you work with every day Get your hands dirty with AWS, Kubernetes, and other cloud technologies Write automated tests at unit, integration, and functional level Leverage best practices in continuous integration and delivery Drive optimization, testing, and tooling to improve data quality Effect a cross-functional agile team to continuously experiment, iterate and deliver on new product initiatives Build services that generate actual, physical products that you can hold and touch! Who you are: An outstanding level of Apache, Tomcat, Redhat Linux administration skills Exceptional skills in Java (Above Java 8), Spring framework, ExtJS and JQuery, Oracle DB, AWS, Velocity, RESTful web service, Tomcat, and Apache Experience in AWS Cloud Experience in building CI / CD pipeline (Experience in Jenkins is ideal but not essential) A can-do attitude, which will showcase your skills as a java developer Able to communicate well with others and strong written communication Highly organized and time-efficient Display the ideal balance of being autonomous in your role, yet collaborative within your team Illustrate your willingness to dive into the culture we are developing, with real enthusiasm. This is an immediate start. On offer is a very competitive salary or day rate, a range of perks and benefits as well as challenging and exciting work with some of the best minds in the industry. www.thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Technical Lead - Data Analytics - Azure / GCP

    Sydney
    Technical Lead - Data Analytics | Personalisation | Azure | GCP   This is a long term contract role with a competitive day rate on offer for the right person.   We are working with one of the fastest-growing Big Data & Analytics teams in Australia and they are now looking for a Technical Lead to stand up a Data Analytics platform to support a team of analysts and scientists to do various data mining and analysis tasks for their customer personalisation initiatives.    What you will be doing Lead the build of their Data Engineering capability on Google Cloud Platform and Azure. Provide guidance/mentorship of developers at all levels. Review the technical landscape and gain an in-depth understanding of architecture, tech stack, deficiencies, technical debt, opportunities. Make strategic recommendations for future development, including system robustness, performance improvements, servicing of technical debt, whilst balancing best practice solution design and incorporation of new product features. Prepare technical solution designs for new technical functionality and system remediation, for both customer-facing (e-commerce) and on-demand logistics applications. Ensure documentation of existing architecture, applications, and processes are in place and maintained.   Technical Skills Python / Spark / PySpark Scala/Java Google Cloud Platform and related products Azure platform and related products NoSQL technologies SQL Data schemas and design Modern software design practices Modern development toolchains CI/CD development/deployment practices Secure coding best practices Strong development testing knowledge   The ideal candidate will have great experience in building Data Engineering capability to power Data Science and Machine Learning initiatives, building CI/CD pipelines, strong with Azure first and then GCP, Technically familiar with Python/Spark/Scala, and be able to translate business aspirations to technical implementations.   Follow Us On Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee
  • Project Manager

    Sydney
    Our Client is seeking an experienced Project Manager who has gained valuable experience in the Superannuation Industry, this will be part of a large complex program of work, around regulatory change and remediation.    Duties: Leading the planning and initiation, requirement gathering, estimating, and delivery phases of the project. Actively managing the project scope, schedule, budget, resourcing, issues and risk, quality standard and quality issue resolution under a Scaled Agile Framework.    Assessing risks and analysing costs, assumptions, and contingencies to ensure they are accounted for in the project plan. Assist in the implementations of regulatory change. Skills and experience:    At least 5 years experience in Superannuation. Experience delivering regulatory and legislative projects. Demonstrable skills of project management and delivery Excellent Stakeholder engagement and management skills. Strong communication skills. Experience working with superannuation platforms. Experience working in an Agile Environment. This will be a 6 - 12 month contract opportunity with possible extensions with an immediate start.   Please send your CV to  projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • 2x Senior Full Stack .Net Developer (Angular & Azure)

    Sydney
    The Role/Company: Due to growth and new projects our client is looking for multiple Senior Full Stack .Net Developer to join their Sydney HQ. Interviews will take place immediately (quick turnaround via Zoom) and start dates are ASAP!  There is a lot of work in the pipeline and plenty of funding so all roles here have a high chance of extension. To be successful you should have experience working across the full stack with .NET Core, SQL, JavaScript, Angular 8+ and a strong Azure background! Skills Required / Must Haves: .Net / .Net Core Microservices Web API / Entity Framework SQL Server / TSQL Angular 8+ Azure TDD / Unit Testing CI/CD DevOps Agile  SOLID Principles Perfect Communication Skills Team Player Experience with High Traffic / Banking / Finance / Payments (Bonus) About: High Profile Name/Brand Enterprise Level Work Web & Mobile Projects Top Tech Team Agile / DevOps Culture Relaxed / Fun Team Flexible Hours & Work From Home Quick Interview Process (Video) Plenty Of Social / Team Events HUGE learning and development potential (training, support, management pathway) + More This will start as a fully remote role with the view to be based in their Sydney office by 2021 with flexible hours and option to WFH 1-2 days per week. The start date is ASAP but we can wait if you have a notice period (ideally 1-2 weeks). Interviews taking place via Video Call ASAP. Please note to apply for these roles you MUST be in Australia with a valid work visa, PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered. Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • .NET Developer | Global Tech Company | Big Data

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a global data company and due to growth, they have an immediate need for a .Net Developer to join their Sydney HQ. They have a mid-sized team of talented developers working on several projects in the Data space. They are offering a full-time role with plenty of career progression and training and also offer great work/life balance with flexible work hours and work from home. For the right person, they will also consider a day rate contract. If you want to join a global tech company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: Strong experience with Software Development 3+ years of experience as a .Net Developer MS SQL Server API Design TDD CI/CD SOLID Principles  Agile Source Control - eg GIT Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Bonus: Microservices  RabbitMQ NServiceBus Cloud - AWS or Azure Data / Big Data / Machine Learning JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular 8, ReactJS Start date is ASAP but they are happy to wait for 4 week notice periods. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply.
  • Senior Business Analyst - Greenfield Projects

    Sydney
    The Role: Our client wants to become a leader in what they do and with that goal, they have a large budget to undertake some exciting greenfield projects that will give them the opportunity to explore how they can improve their systems and processes.  You will be acting as a senior business analyst over the next 18 months helping drive these goals. Our client requires someone who is able to work closely with stakeholders to gain clear requirements. At times this will require persistence and pushing back, therefore you will need to be comfortable at undertaking this. About you: 7+ years of experience acting as a Business Analyst Experienced working in agile environments Experience working on Greenfield projects is an advantageous Strong stakeholder management is key Able to start immediately! On offer: 6-month rolling contract Greenfield projects Day rate Work flexibility Immediate start 
  • Senior Android Developer

    Sydney
    My client is a leading tech company based in Sydney. They are currently looking for a talented Senior Android Developer to join their growing team on a permanent basis. They have an exciting pipeline of projects coming up and you will have the chance to work on customer-facing and enterprise-level applications. This is a senior role and will require you to work independently and without oversight. Requirements: 3-5 years of commercial Android development experience Fluent in Kotlin Experience working on customer-facing or enterprise-level mobile apps Non-technical requirements: Passion for mobile technologies Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Proactive mindset Benefits: Positive and supportive team culture Learning and development budget Work from home Market-leading brand For more information about the role, please apply with your current CV.
  • Senior Golang Engineer | Global Tech Products

    ​ This is a rare opportunity for a Golang Developer to join an established tech company who already has global reach!  Due to success, they are growing their tech team here in Sydney and require you to join them to help scale and grow their products to the next level! We are looking for a passionate and team focused developer with a few years Golang under their belt. You can be backend focused dev or a lover of full stack development. If you use AWS, GCP, ReactJS, or TypeScript that would be very beneficial and help you secure an interview. We are looking for someone with strong technical experience, drive, and possibly some leadership acumen to help the team steer product development and technical delivery successfully through a lean/agile product development process. What they can offer: Join one of the fastest-growing tech companies in AU! Exposure to global and successful large scale products! New Machine Learning & (ML) Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects in the pipeline! Well established and very well funded business with a start-up vibe! Work closely with a very high-performance team! New modern CBD offices fully kitted out! Tech-driven culture with fun/flexible work environment! Plenty of team days out and social events! New tech, tools, equipment etc! Great opportunity to get stuck into Golang all day! + More! The list goes on! The Stack / Ideal Skills / What You Will Work With: Back End: Golang NoSQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL Front End JavaScript, TypeScript HTML5, CSS3 (Sass), Webpack ReactJS, Redux, GraphQL Other / Practices: AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, Docker Agile, Jira, Bitbucket, Github RESTful Web Services, SOA, Distributed Systems Scalability, Performance Unit Testing Extra Points For: Machine Learning (ML) Artificial Intelligence (AI) We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team and global company, and define the next steps of the product whilst working in a business that has funding to invest in significant growth, innovation and R&D! This is a role signed off and ready to go with a start date of September or October 2020. We are really looking for someone who lives and breathes tech and wants to learn, grow, develop, and build great things with great people! It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are an aspiring Golang Developer who is driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things and want to help solve interesting problems - get in touch today! Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I have partnered with a financial institution that is seeking multiple Business Analysts that have worked with Insurance and/ or Superannuation Products. They are looking for switched on Business Analyst that is capable of digging in too deep processes and system requirements as well as being comfortable in controlling uplifts and drafting new processes and guidelines. You MUST HAVE: Business Analyst Experience Customer Disclosure and Communication Requirement gathering Documentation Control uplift and drafting new control processes Drafting new processes for insurance within Superannuation Stakeholder Management skills If you have Remediation experience then this would be a bonus If you can tick the above then please apply as it is very important to have this experience as the team of BA's will be working to find a solution for the project, finding why incidents are happening, discover themes of disturbance and how to overcome them.
  • Technology Manager (.Net)

    Sydney
    .Net Technology Manager | Sydney This is a rare opportunity for a Technology Manager to join an established tech-driven company who has become a household name here in Australia! Your current title doesn't matter so if you are a Technology Manager then great! If you're an Engineering Manager, Development Manager, Head of Engineering, Head of Architecture, or CTO - please also apply.    However, you will need to come from a .NET background and be able to get hands-on at times across the systems and architecture. Outside of this, you will help build the technical roadmap and mid/long-term strategy to help them scale their tech team and products. They are well established, very profitable and maintain a relaxed culture, but at the same time, they work hard and have a very high-performance development team.    What they offer: Market Leading Company! Enterprise/large scale products! Well established and very profitable company! Inherit and scale a very high-performance team! WFH / Flexible Office Hours! Tech-driven culture with a fun/flexible work environment! Plenty of career progression and future opportunities on offer! Tech / Environment: .NET Core Microservices JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular Cloud - Azure Mobile - iOS & Android DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes CI / CD / TDD / Unit Testing Agile, JIRA Scalability, Performance, Security Experience We Are Looking For: Technology/Development/Engineering Management Digital Transformation experience Managing complex, high profile, enterprise-level projects SDLC, Agile/Scrum, CI / CD, DevOps Cloud, Data, Security, Best Practices etc Financial Management, Budgeting, Resource Planning etc Experience leading tech teams - eg Developers, BA's, QA's etc Experience working closely with Product Owners & Stakeholders Knowledge of Web, Mobile, Latest Technologies & Trends etc Able to research and invest in innovation and R&D projects Perfect communication skills (written and verbal) Able to motivate a team and build an engineering culture This is a role signed off and ready to go and the start date is ideally in the next 1-2 months. The salary (+bonus) will match your experience and the skill set you can bring to the table.    Please Note: You must be Sydney based for this role and have AU Citizenship or PR.    Follow Us On Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup for The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Full Stack Engineer | .NET | Angular x 2

    Sydney
    Full Stack / Front End / JavaScript / Angular / .NET Want to use the latest technology?   Want to work on numerous greenfield projects?   This is a unique role that will require you to work with the latest technology on the most exciting greenfield projects. We have an amazing opportunity for 2 x Full Stack Engineers / 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. To be successful you should have experience working across the full stack with .NET Core, SQL, JavaScript, and Angular! What you will be doing Involved in designing and building our software products and capabilities Work on Typescript/JavaScript and some C# .NET Core full-stack products Collaborate with the wider team and stakeholders to ensure you deliver innovative solutions on diverse technology challenges Work on a diverse range of products and technologies  What you will bring to the team Strong Experience working with JavaScript, TypeScript, SQL, C# .NET (Core), Angular.io, NodeJS, Postgres, Git Experience with container technologies – e.g. Docker, Kubernetes Experience with one or more agile methodologies. E.g. KanBan, Scrum, Lean, Feature or SAFe Exposure to automation exposure using Ansible playbooks (desired) Exposure to Cloud systems e.g. – Azure (desired) Exposure to NGINX (desired) Exposure to projects/products using data science languages & tools such as R & Python (desired) 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 next week. 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 for these roles you MUST be in Australia with a valid work visa, PR or Citizenship. Overseas applicants will not be considered.  .
  • 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 .NET Engineers, Java Engineers 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 experience Expertise with one or more: .NET, Java, NodeJS, 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!
  • Java Engineering Manager / Development Manager

    Sydney
    Java Engineering Manager | Sydney    This is a rare opportunity for an Engineering Manager to join an established tech-driven company who has become a household name here in Australia! Your current title doesn't matter so if you are an Engineering Manager then great! If you're a Java Tech Lead, Development Manager, Head of Engineering, Head of Architecture, or CTO - please also apply.    However, you will need to come from a solid Java background and be able to remain 20-30% hands-on at times across the code and architecture. Outside of this, you will help manage and scale their tech team whilst helping the company grow to the next level!    They are well established, very profitable but like to run like a startup. So your role will involve you wearing many different hats!    What they can offer: Join a fast-growing tech-driven business! Exposure to enterprise/large scale products! Well established and very well funded business with a start-up vibe! Inherit and expand a very high-performance team! New modern offices fully kitted out! WFH (until end of the year) Tech-driven culture with a fun/flexible work environment! Latest tech, tools, equipment etc! Plenty of career progression and future opportunities offer!    The Stack / Ideal Skills / Experience: Java Microservices Architecture JavaScript, TypeScript React.js, Redux, GraphQL Cloud Platforms (AWS, GCP or Azure) DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes Apache Kafka TDD / Unit Testing Agile, JIRA, Bitbucket Scalability, Performance, Security Big Data & Analytics This is a key position so requires someone who has the technical experience, drive, and leadership acumen to help steer product development and technical delivery successfully through a lean/agile product development process.    We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of helping scale an engineering team, and define the next steps of the business whilst also helping your team members improve and grow - and you know how to get the most out of people!    This is a role signed off and ready to go and the start date is ideally in the next 1-2 months. The salary (+bonus) will match your experience and the skill set you can bring to the table.    We are really looking for someone who lives and breathes tech and wants to help others learn, grow, develop, and build great things with great people!    It’s a seriously exciting time to join this business, so if you are a hands-on tech leader - and you are driven, passionate about new tech, loves to learn new things and want to help solve interesting problems - please get in touch today!    Please Note: You must be Sydney based for this role and have AU Citizenship or PR.    Follow Us On Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup for The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Mobile Technical Lead

    Sydney
    I am currently recruiting for a leading tech company based in Sydney. Due to growth, they are looking to appoint their first Mobile Tech Lead. You will have the rare opportunity to set up their mobile capability and lead a brand new greenfield project. This is a fully hands-on tech lead role. Role: Leading the iOS & Android software architecture and development Leading all mobile projects from concept through to delivery Growing and developing the team Ensuring best practices are implemented Translating business requirements into technical specifications Requirements: 2+ years of commercial experience as a Mobile Tech Lead 3-5 years of commercial iOS or Android development experience Fluent in either Swift or Kotlin Desirables: Experience developing on both iOS & Android platforms Ability to code in both Swift and Kotlin Exposure to React Native Non-technical attributes: Passion for mobile technologies Proactive mindset Excellent communication and interpersonal skills High commitment to quality Benefits: Supportive and positive team culture Working with the latest technologies Autonomous management style Leading brand in the market Genuine career progression opportunities Competitive salary on offer Flexibility to work from home This is a rare opportunity for a talented Mobile Tech Lead to join a growing business and work on exciting projects. For more information about the role, please apply with your most up to date resume.
  • Senior Salesforce Developer x 2

    Sydney
    Our client has experienced rapid growth over the past year due to its phenomenal success. This role presents an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic and technology-driven start-up whilst working on a variety of interesting and intellectually challenging projects.  You will challenge the status, bring new ideas, and champion the latest technology ensuring that they are always leading the way in their market. This is a highly consultative role and you will be required to work with senior stakeholders and clients to identify key requirements and provide solutions. To be successful you must have the following experience 5+ Years Development experience (minimum 3 years Salesforce platform experience) Strong developer experience on writing secure and high performing custom code using Apex, LWC, Communities, Aura, VF on Salesforce platform Experience on lightning framework building aura or LWC knowledge of locker service, design system, JavaScript, HTML/CSS Experience with CI/CD and meta-data API and tools like VSCode, Bitbucket, ANT  Strong understanding and usage of service layers within Apex such as trigger frameworks, Test data factories/Unit test frameworks, Integration frameworks Good knowledge of object-oriented programming, database designing, and the SDLC Experience with community cloud, sales cloud, and service cloud  This is an immediate start. On offer is a very competitive salary or day rate, a range of perks and benefits as well as challenging and exciting work with some of the best minds in the industry. www.thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Azure / GCP

    Sydney
    Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Azure / GCP -  Long Term Contract - Immediate Start We are looking for a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to join a fast growing business in the CBD. They are looking for a passionate Cloud Engineer who has experience with managing resources & environments within Azure and Google cloud platforms. You will also have extensive experience with Infrastructure as code using Terraform or ARM templates plus Azure automation to streamline resource management & policy implementation. What you will be doing: Design & build cloud infrastructure solutions leveraging Azure & Google Cloud Manage and maintain Azure & Google cloud resources across the Endeavour group Introduce cost optimisation & monitoring across all the cloud resources Be the subject matter expert for all cloud-related activities in the group Ensure all cloud implementations are risk-free and adhere to the group’s security policies. Ensure the group’s data platforms are well maintained, optimised, secure and stable Lend support to various businesses and technology teams as necessary during design, development, and delivery of e-comm, data platforms & data analytics related solutions to ensure supportable, scalable, robust solutions are delivered. Manage & troubleshoot cloud data platforms across the group. Provide cloud infrastructure technical assistance & expertise for various teams. Maintain standard policies for data integrations & systems in development activities. Setup access control policies across cloud infrastructure resources Create, modify and manage the technology fundamentals for data code pipelines within deployment/management Explore new innovative opportunities to bring new techniques, processes, and technologies What you can do: Developed flexible and automated cloud infrastructure platforms across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS. Strong knowledge of networking concepts and protocols. Hands-on experience in cloud migrations and automation 3+ years demonstrable experience with managing resources & environments within Azure and Google cloud platforms Experience with Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure ASE, Azure Synapse Analytics, SQL Server Big Data Clusters, Azure Data Factory, Cloud Data Catalog, Azure Data Catalog, Cloud Dataflow, Azure Databricks, Container Registry, Azure Container Registry, IoT Core, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Event Hubs Must have hands-on experience with building, deploying, troubleshooting data extraction using Databricks, Dataproc, Data factory, Data warehousing and Power BI. Demonstrable experience working with data lakes, data warehouses e.g. Hadoop, Apache Spark, etc. Software development experience with: Python, Linux/Unix, DotNet is highly regarded Extensive experience with Infrastructure as code using Terraform or ARM templates. Extensive experience with Azure automation to streamline resource management & policy implementation. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think quickly and offer alternatives Database capacity planning Experience with data security, access controls and encryption Experience working with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data Experience in creating visualisations with PowerBI and Tableau is very desirable This an urgent requirement and they are able to offer a quick interview process with an immediate start. If you are keen to talk through the role in more detail apply with your most recent resume and what day rate you are looking for and a consultant will be in touch.
  • Senior Front End JavaScript Developer | Angular | Greenfield Project

    Sydney
    We are looking for a Senior Front End JavaScript Developer to join an enterprise-level team in Sydney!    They work heavily with the latest versions of Angular on some very cool and complex projects!    The company is a well-known enterprise-level company with multiple high profile products. Their products are large, scalable, and used by millions! And their team is probably one of the best tech teams in Australia!    We are looking for a hands-on Software Engineer who can lead and deliver complex greenfield projects end-to-end!    They are 100% Agile and any experience within NodeJS would be very beneficial but not required to apply.    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!    Rates on offer are likely to be in the ballpark of $750-850 per day - but will be flexible depending on level/experience. Tech Stack / What You Will Work With: Angular 8+ JavaScript TypeScript HTML5/CSS3 Bonus Point If You Have: React.js GraphQL NodeJS .NET Core CI / CD / DevOps / Docker / Kubernetes Cloud - AWS / Azure / GCP    Contracts will be rolling as there is a pipeline of work for 2+ years.    Start dates are flexible - but ideally looking for someone in the next 2-4 weeks.    This is a unique and rare opportunity that won't be available for very long so get in quick to secure an interview.
  • Back End Developer

    Sydney
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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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    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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    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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