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More than just a Recruitment Company, TheDriveGroup have a focused mission to engage in long-term relationships, not transactions. From our exclusive networks, to how we engage - we deliver more than one outcome for both our clients and candidates.

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  • Senior Java Developer | Angular / AWS

    Sydney
    We are looking for Multiple Java Developers (Full Stack or Back End) who want to make the move to a tech company and build brand new greenfield products! Perks/Benefits: NEW innovative greenfield product Flexible hours & WFH or office New modern office next to train station Work closely with a technical CTO Plenty of learning/training/development Well funded and backed Have an influence on the work/product Great office vibe - a bunch of friends working together on the same mission who often have drinks/dinner together in and outside of the office. New equipment, latest tech/tools, Agile etc Extra holiday & Share/Equity options To be considered you must have significant hands-on experience developing web applications with Java! You will not only be given the opportunity to join a brand new team within a well-funded tech company - but you will get the chance to work on a new product and work towards a Senior or Tech Lead role. The next 12 months will involve you taking on an almost blank canvas and building a product end to end that will disrupt and tackle a huge booming market here in Australia and possibly beyond / globally after that.  Both Full Stack and Back End Java Developers will be considered.  The Stack / Skills / Nice To Haves: Java 8 Spring Boot MicroServices / SOA RESTful API's Angular.js, Angular 7, or React.js (Bonus) JavaScript / ES6 / TypeScript Node.js (Bonus) Cloud / AWS / Lambda  SQL / MongoDB Agile / Scrum DevOps / CI / CD / Docker TDD Big Data / Machine Learning / AI Start date is flexible. Their offices are brand new and based right next to a train station. Salary is flexible and will match your experience - they are happy to pay above the market to secure the best people! Equity/Shares will also be on the table for the right person. Please apply with your resume and we will be in touch for a confidential discussion ASAP!
  • 4x .NET Developer / Mid & Senior / .NET Core / Microservices / Azure / Angular

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup is working exclusively with mid-large FINTECH that is taking on the major players in a multi-billion-dollar industry!  Due to growth, we have an opportunity for multiple Mid and Senior .Net Developers to join their Sydney team in their brand new offices! They offer full flexibility, you can WFH and choose your own hours. This company is all about output and delivery.  Your role will focus on the full stack across .NET, Core, Microservices, Azure and front end is Angular. You will be a key player in building and delivering scalable solutions that are used by millions of people here in Australia! Ideally, you will also have current experience working with enterprise-level and high traffic applications and/or experience with mobile applications. Any experience with NServiceBus, RabbitMQ, Service Fabric (or similar) would be a huge plus. They can offer long term rolling contracts, this isn't a get in and get out, this is a CAREER opportunity. Both options offer plenty of career progression, lots of training, excellent work/life balance with flexible work hours, and work from home options. If you want to join a rapidly growing dynamic company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: C# .NET Core Microservices Event-driven Development/Architecture Azure - CosmosDB, Service Fabric etc Security, Performance, Scalability Modern Design Patterns TDD / Solid SQL / NoSQL Test-Driven Development (TDD) Agile / Scrum Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Angular 8+ TypeScript The start dates are immediate but they may wait longer for the right person. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • .NET Developer | Global Tech Company | Big Data

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a global data company and due to growth, they have an immediate need for a range of mid and senior .Net Developers to join their business. They are a team of 8 highly talented developers working on several projects in the Data space. This team is working on cutting edge technology and is looking for an engineer who really understands the art of coding the most beautiful code they can. There is an emphasis on high code coverage and testing is the norm on any code you build.  They are offering a rolling 6-month contract (there is also the opportunity to convert to perm). They offer great career progression and training, and also offer solid work/life balance with flexible work hours and work from home. The role is fully remote to begin with. When they're fully back to normal (if we will ever return to the normal), you'll get the choice to work from the CBD, Parramatta or your bedroom, it's up to you.  If you want to join a global tech company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: Strong experience with Software Development Mid and Senior Level roles available 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, Service Fabric Cloud - AWS or Azure Docker Data / Big Data / Machine Learning JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular 8, ReactJS Interviews taking place now (quick 1-2 stages via video). The start dates are ASAP but they are happy to wait and accommodate a January or February start. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply.
  • 3 x Senior Front End / JavaScript Developer | React/GraphQL | $800-950pd+

    Sydney
    We are looking for 3 x Senior Front End or Full Stack JavaScript Developers who want to work with React.js and Node.js on some very cool and complex cloud-based projects! To be considered you must have significant hands-on experience developing web applications and have a number of React projects under your belt! Any exposure to related tech like Redux, GraphQL or NodeJS is also highly regarded. You will be given the opportunity to join an established Agile team within a successful and well-funded tech-driven ASX listed company. You will work closely with some of the best JavaScript / React Developers in Sydney to help build out their market-leading global products! If contract roles don't suit, we also have a number of full-time roles and Back End focused roles - so get in touch and I am sure we can help. What we are looking for... There are multiple roles open and an option to work as a Front End focused JavaScript/React Developer or a Full Stack JavaScript Developer with React/NodeJS. Ideal Skills / Requirements: JavaScript ES6-ES8 React.js CSS3 Agile / Team Player Great Communication Skills Bonus Skills: GraphQL NodeJS TypeScript CI / CD / Docker / Kubernetes Cloud - AWS / GCP Tech Lead or Team Lead experience always beneficial     Contract roles here are highly likely to extend with a long pipeline of work available. Start dates ASAP. Rates are also flexible and will match experience/level. Follow Us On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • Senior Full Stack Developer - Java / AWS / React

    Sydney
    We have partnered with a growing fintech and we are looking for Full stack engineers to join their high-performing team  You will help build, maintain, and shape their production-grade, Java back-end, including their open source libraries and APIs. On top of that, you’ll get exposure to Kotlin and other new technologies. As Senior Java Developer, you will be at the heart of driving their software development and innovation programs. You will be working with a team of high performing developers as well as producing world-class code yourself. The team and business are growing rapidly and there is a great opportunity for long-term contracts and future leadership opportunities. To be a successful, the ideal candidate will have: 8 + years with Java  Experience with Kotlin or other JVM based languages JavaScript / Reactjs AWS / Lambda serverless Docker / Kubernetes  Test-Driven Development (TDD) CI/CD Pipeline  Experience with Relational and NoSQL datastores, PostgreSQL, Strong agile experience They have contract and permanent opportunities available and are looking to hold interviews next week. Very competitive day rates and packages on offer!!
  • Technical Lead & Senior .NET Developers | Microservices | Azure

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup is working with a market-leading company that has taken their industry by storm and continues to grow year on year - and there is no sign of slowing down! We have a whole bunch of new roles available across their core Software Engineering Team. Roles Include: Mid-level .NET Software Engineers (BE) Senior .NET Software Engineers (BE) Technical Leads (Hands-On With .NET) Mid & Senior Full Stack .NET Software Engineers (Angular) Your role will mainly focus on: .NET Core Microservices Azure (Functions, Service Bus, Event Hubs etc) Event-Driven Architecture / Systems SQL & NoSQL DB's Full Stack Engineers will also work with tech such as: Angular 10 TypeScript GraphQL Node.js Other experience/knowledge that would be useful and put you in a good position to secure an interview: CI / CD Azure DevOps Docker Kubernetes Unit Testing / TDD Agile / JIRA We can offer long term rolling contracts or permanent roles. Both options offer plenty of career progression, lots of training, excellent work/life balance with flexible work hours, and work from home options. If you want to join a rapidly growing dynamic company, that is already established and smashing goals, and working on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! The start dates are ideally in January or February 2021 but they may wait longer for the right person. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply and you must live in Sydney/NSW. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Senior Java Developer / Principal Software Engineer - Java/JVM/Scala/Cloud

    Sydney
    Senior Java Developer / Senior Functional Programmer / Senior Scala Developer / Senior Haskell Developer An exciting opportunity for a talented Senior JAVA Developer to join a rapidly expanding team, working at the forefront of data analytics and big data to help understand consumer behaviour across a range of different industries form Sports Venues, Retail, Education, Hospitality. You will be someone who is hands on; learns quickly; is enthusiastic in improving current platform and products; love a challenge and a job that's never the same one day to the next. The Role: Collaborate with colleagues on unique challenges at scale Build digital services that delight their users Work on some of the most cutting edge digital/cloud-based architectures in development today Build API's to integrate with back end systems and other services and micro-services Implement test driven development Implement continuous deployment, automating by default Build systems that meet their non functional requirements such as security, performance, maintainability, monitoring, feedback and audit Continually learn, keep up to date with the industry and teach others Show your passion for software engineering Requirements: Excellent knowledge of JAVA or Scala and open source technologies and frameworks; experience of highly scaleable, resilient applications Practical experience of the core XP practices of TDD, Pair Programming, and CI/CD Demonstrate experience in at least one technology stack, including a selection of the following; Microservices, Spring (Core, MVC, Integration, Data, Boot/Cloud), Integration Technologies (Rest, JSON, WS02, Mulesoft), NoSQL database (MongoDB, HTML5/JavaScript Frameworks (Angular, NodeJS)) Experience working in Agile teams Good awareness of DevOps This is an immediate need and for the right person, there is a highly competitive package on offer with a very generous share scheme!
  • 2x Senior Golang Engineer | Global Tech Products

    Sydney
    This is a rare opportunity for 2x Golang Software Engineers 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. MID LEVEL Engineers also welcome to apply. 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! WFH Available (few meetings in Sydney here and there) 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 Node.js Front End JavaScript, TypeScript HTML5, CSS3 (Sass), Webpack React.js, 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 Jan, Feb or March 2021. 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!
  • 2 x Mid-level Java Developers

    Sydney
    We are working for a very cool FinTech company that are in the market for energetic and humble Back-End engineers to join their highly motivated and talented team. Their team of back-end developers is building Java microservices using the latest AWS technologies creating systems that are highly available and can scale. This platform is expanding globally, and with this expansion comes new challenges such as distributed data storage, and processing and performance improvements. The experience we are looking for: Extensive Java Experience Microservices Architecture Spring, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Hibernate Web Services (REST/SOAP) Angular, ReactJS or NodeJS JavaScript, TypeScript, jQuery HTML5 and CSS3 Agile / Scrum534 Test Driven Development (TDD) CI / CD Git Cloud / AWS Docker Strong SQL Experience Perfect Communication Skills Degree in Computer Science or equivalent Banking, finance, or Insurance experience  This is an immediate need and they have 2 roles currently open. On offer are very competitive salaries, 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
  • Senior Software Engineer (AI, ML & Chatbots)

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a revolutionary company based in Australia that 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 Node, Front End, or Full Stack Engineers. You will be someone who loves tech, you're keen to pick up new languages, and you self-learn and upskill outside of your 9-5.    The role will be a 6-month contract with the view to extend or move into a permanent role and the start date is ASAP! The role will be 100% remote for now - but you must be based in Sydney and have full work rights to be considered.  What We Are Keen To See: A Senior Software Engineer with 6+ years of experience Expertise with one or more: NodeJS, Python, .NET, Java, Golang Experience with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Conversational AI, DialogFlow, Google Assistant, Messaging, Chatbots, Natural Language Processing (NLP) etc JavaScript, TypeScript, 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!
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  • Digital Producer

    Sydney
    I am currently partnered with a global startup technology company based in 5 different countries and listed on the ASX. The company are looking for a driven Digital Producer that is able to communicate effectively with different teams to deliver innovative digital and marketing projects. To be successful in the process you MUST HAVE: - Digital Producer experience - knowledge and passion for marketing analytics & data - Demonstrated experience with data-driven marketing campaigns and web      technologies (online tools and social media) - knowledge of web analytics/ digital analytics - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Stakeholder Management Skills The above is a great opportunity for someone that is looking to work in a real family culture with some very smart people. If you have the above experience and would like a confidential discussion then please HIT APPLY.
  • Senior Business Analyst

    Sydney
    An exciting 6-month contract opportunity is available for a business focussed Senior Business Analyst to undertake a mixture of business (70-80%) and technical focused projects (20-30%).  You will be focussed on IT changes that impact the business. e.g SAP Security/access, Google platform separation. You will be responsible for: Planning and performing business analysis activities as required  Proactively identifying and managing project risks and issues related to their deliverables Collaborating with project managers and workstream leads to achieve project objectives according to scope, time, cost and quality expectations Working with the Change and Communication workstream to identify and understand change impacts on the business Provide status updates to relevant stakeholders Conduct extensive UAT work About You: You will have strong stakeholder management skills to hold business leads accountable to project deliverables Excellent attention to detail  You are proactive and can think on your feet Strong coordination skills for UAT work If you think you have the relevant skills and experience, please send your CV to projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Business Project Manager

    Sydney
    We are looking for a business focused project manager with excellent planning with proven experience working within a complex and challenging environment.       Duties: Managing risks and issues across projects, ensuring an appropriate level of visibility and action plan Fostering strong relationships with C level stakeholders and vendors both on the business and IT Side Experience in UAT and Change management. Bridging the gap between the business and IT. Key Skills: 5+ years as a Project Manager (Business Focused Roles, not IT) Experience and understanding leveraging technology change to deliver business outcomes C level stakeholder engagement, both business and IT side. Experience in Change Management, working with change and business leads. Excellent Communication Skills This will be a 6 month contract with a possibility to extend.   If you are interested please send your CV to Projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Digital Marketing Manager - eCommerce

    Sydney
    Digital Marketing Manager - eCommerce   We are working with a well know eCommerce company that has experienced huge growth through the past 12 months and are looking to add a number of key roles to their team. A key role for the continued growth and expansion is a Digital Marketing Manager   As the Digital Marketing Manager, you will head up the execution of their online marketing across all their brands and wiht a few more in the pipeline as well. You will work with our category managers and brand manager to execute our marketing and advertising across all channels.   What you will be doing Work with the front-end development team in applying retail UX best practice principles to drive conversion on the website. You will be responsible for executing the performance marketing strategy to drive traffic to a network of eCommerce websites.  You will be responsible for driving high-value traffic across SEM (Shopping and Search), SEO, price comparison sites, paid social, and the EDM program. You will execute our EDM & retention marketing strategy, working with the Brand manager on driving sales through segmentation strategies, re-engagement, and the acquisitions of new sign-ups. Provide regular channel reporting and post-campaign analysis, leveraging data to optimise future campaigns and improve digital advertising performance Advertising campaigns including offers and product, landing pages and creative assets  Drive engagement through homepage and web content management, aligning to SEO best practice Drive signups, subscriptions, and continual site optimisation to improve conversion and customer journey Utilise web analysis to identify actionable improvements that can be made on the website to further drive conversions and manage the changes through end to end. Keep up to date with industry trends and emerging technology to identify opportunities to grow the eCommerce channel and drive online sales performance   Skills and Experience Minimum of 4 years digital ads experience in managing, implementing, and reporting on paid marketing - Google Shopping, Adwords, Social Experience managing EDM programs and growing an engaged database Digital background with experience in online retail optimization and a high level of working knowledge in Google Analytics Attention to detail Strong project management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a team ECommerce experience Strong relationship building skills A methodical and structured approach to work with excellent time management skills Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities Proven ability to take ownership, demonstrate initiative and problem solving This is an amazing career opportuntiy to join a well known company that is going through a huge period of growth with the real prospect of being able to grow out a team below you. This is an immediate need and they offer a quick interview process.
  • Data Analyst

    Melbourne
    Data Analyst / Pricing Analyst / Insurance   We are looking for a Data Analyst to join a growing team for a leading insurance company based in the CBD. This is an amazing opportunity for a mid-level Data Analyst who is looking for that next step in their career. You will receive ongoing training and development and get to work with incredible people from the industry who are passionate about data.   The main purpose of the role is: To deliver analytical insights from claims and policy data to support the business and the pricing function in particular The development and provision of regular and ad-hoc BI reports on key business metrics The provision of analytical tools that support the underwriting, pricing and risk functions To fulfill the data and reporting requirements and obligations to third parties including Government agencies, actuaries, and reinsurers To be responsible for making changes to the rates in the rating engine as well as facilitating enhancements to the rating engine functionality. Key Responsibilities: Undertake simple ad-hoc reporting/analysis tasks with the aim of providing insights and recommendations to the pricing function to drive business outcomes Working with internal stakeholders to develop new BI reporting to enable the business to understand business performance at a more granular and deeper level as well as to assess the effectiveness of implemented business initiatives and strategies The provision of regular standard data extracts for reserving and pricing including improvement of the data asset and acting as the key contact for Actuaries in respect of data meaning and usage Have a good understanding of the pricing process, the Actuarial outputs, results and messaging and being able to explain the results to Executive To act as the pricing liaison with ICT, particularly with regard to rating engine developments Leading certain pricing projects, driving changes, and ensure they happen.  Streamlining and automating manual processes where possible, liaising with ICT as required.   Competencies: Strong analytical, reporting, and problem-solving skills Strong attention to detail - Methodical in the management of data, reports, tools, and presentations Excellent presentation and communication skills – verbal and written Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously and within teams Strong time and priority management capabilities Highly competent with Excel, SAS, and dashboarding skills, Power BI or equivalent   Qualifications: Numerical focused Bachelor’s degree - either Finance, Commerce, Mathematics or Statistics or similar Experience in General Insurance is helpful but not mandatory Ideally 2-3 years’ experience working in similar roles This is an immediate need with a quick online interview process. Please click apply to submit your resume.
  • Senior Data Scientist

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

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

    Sydney
    I am currently partnered with a global startup technology company based in 5 different countries and listed on the ASX. The company are looking for a driven Digital Producer that is able to communicate effectively with different teams to deliver innovative digital and marketing projects. To be successful in the process you MUST HAVE: - Digital Producer experience - knowledge and passion for marketing analytics & data - Demonstrated experience with data-driven marketing campaigns and web      technologies (online tools and social media) - knowledge of web analytics/ digital analytics - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Stakeholder Management Skills The above is a great opportunity for someone that is looking to work in a real family culture with some very smart people. If you have the above experience and would like a confidential discussion then please HIT APPLY.
  • Senior Java Developer | Angular / AWS

    Sydney
    We are looking for Multiple Java Developers (Full Stack or Back End) who want to make the move to a tech company and build brand new greenfield products! Perks/Benefits: NEW innovative greenfield product Flexible hours & WFH or office New modern office next to train station Work closely with a technical CTO Plenty of learning/training/development Well funded and backed Have an influence on the work/product Great office vibe - a bunch of friends working together on the same mission who often have drinks/dinner together in and outside of the office. New equipment, latest tech/tools, Agile etc Extra holiday & Share/Equity options To be considered you must have significant hands-on experience developing web applications with Java! You will not only be given the opportunity to join a brand new team within a well-funded tech company - but you will get the chance to work on a new product and work towards a Senior or Tech Lead role. The next 12 months will involve you taking on an almost blank canvas and building a product end to end that will disrupt and tackle a huge booming market here in Australia and possibly beyond / globally after that.  Both Full Stack and Back End Java Developers will be considered.  The Stack / Skills / Nice To Haves: Java 8 Spring Boot MicroServices / SOA RESTful API's Angular.js, Angular 7, or React.js (Bonus) JavaScript / ES6 / TypeScript Node.js (Bonus) Cloud / AWS / Lambda  SQL / MongoDB Agile / Scrum DevOps / CI / CD / Docker TDD Big Data / Machine Learning / AI Start date is flexible. Their offices are brand new and based right next to a train station. Salary is flexible and will match your experience - they are happy to pay above the market to secure the best people! Equity/Shares will also be on the table for the right person. Please apply with your resume and we will be in touch for a confidential discussion ASAP!
  • 4x .NET Developer / Mid & Senior / .NET Core / Microservices / Azure / Angular

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup is working exclusively with mid-large FINTECH that is taking on the major players in a multi-billion-dollar industry!  Due to growth, we have an opportunity for multiple Mid and Senior .Net Developers to join their Sydney team in their brand new offices! They offer full flexibility, you can WFH and choose your own hours. This company is all about output and delivery.  Your role will focus on the full stack across .NET, Core, Microservices, Azure and front end is Angular. You will be a key player in building and delivering scalable solutions that are used by millions of people here in Australia! Ideally, you will also have current experience working with enterprise-level and high traffic applications and/or experience with mobile applications. Any experience with NServiceBus, RabbitMQ, Service Fabric (or similar) would be a huge plus. They can offer long term rolling contracts, this isn't a get in and get out, this is a CAREER opportunity. Both options offer plenty of career progression, lots of training, excellent work/life balance with flexible work hours, and work from home options. If you want to join a rapidly growing dynamic company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: C# .NET Core Microservices Event-driven Development/Architecture Azure - CosmosDB, Service Fabric etc Security, Performance, Scalability Modern Design Patterns TDD / Solid SQL / NoSQL Test-Driven Development (TDD) Agile / Scrum Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Angular 8+ TypeScript The start dates are immediate but they may wait longer for the right person. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Digital Marketing Manager - eCommerce

    Sydney
    Digital Marketing Manager - eCommerce   We are working with a well know eCommerce company that has experienced huge growth through the past 12 months and are looking to add a number of key roles to their team. A key role for the continued growth and expansion is a Digital Marketing Manager   As the Digital Marketing Manager, you will head up the execution of their online marketing across all their brands and wiht a few more in the pipeline as well. You will work with our category managers and brand manager to execute our marketing and advertising across all channels.   What you will be doing Work with the front-end development team in applying retail UX best practice principles to drive conversion on the website. You will be responsible for executing the performance marketing strategy to drive traffic to a network of eCommerce websites.  You will be responsible for driving high-value traffic across SEM (Shopping and Search), SEO, price comparison sites, paid social, and the EDM program. You will execute our EDM & retention marketing strategy, working with the Brand manager on driving sales through segmentation strategies, re-engagement, and the acquisitions of new sign-ups. Provide regular channel reporting and post-campaign analysis, leveraging data to optimise future campaigns and improve digital advertising performance Advertising campaigns including offers and product, landing pages and creative assets  Drive engagement through homepage and web content management, aligning to SEO best practice Drive signups, subscriptions, and continual site optimisation to improve conversion and customer journey Utilise web analysis to identify actionable improvements that can be made on the website to further drive conversions and manage the changes through end to end. Keep up to date with industry trends and emerging technology to identify opportunities to grow the eCommerce channel and drive online sales performance   Skills and Experience Minimum of 4 years digital ads experience in managing, implementing, and reporting on paid marketing - Google Shopping, Adwords, Social Experience managing EDM programs and growing an engaged database Digital background with experience in online retail optimization and a high level of working knowledge in Google Analytics Attention to detail Strong project management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a team ECommerce experience Strong relationship building skills A methodical and structured approach to work with excellent time management skills Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities Proven ability to take ownership, demonstrate initiative and problem solving This is an amazing career opportuntiy to join a well known company that is going through a huge period of growth with the real prospect of being able to grow out a team below you. This is an immediate need and they offer a quick interview process.
  • .NET Developer | Global Tech Company | Big Data

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a global data company and due to growth, they have an immediate need for a range of mid and senior .Net Developers to join their business. They are a team of 8 highly talented developers working on several projects in the Data space. This team is working on cutting edge technology and is looking for an engineer who really understands the art of coding the most beautiful code they can. There is an emphasis on high code coverage and testing is the norm on any code you build.  They are offering a rolling 6-month contract (there is also the opportunity to convert to perm). They offer great career progression and training, and also offer solid work/life balance with flexible work hours and work from home. The role is fully remote to begin with. When they're fully back to normal (if we will ever return to the normal), you'll get the choice to work from the CBD, Parramatta or your bedroom, it's up to you.  If you want to join a global tech company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: Strong experience with Software Development Mid and Senior Level roles available 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, Service Fabric Cloud - AWS or Azure Docker Data / Big Data / Machine Learning JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular 8, ReactJS Interviews taking place now (quick 1-2 stages via video). The start dates are ASAP but they are happy to wait and accommodate a January or February start. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply.
  • 3 x Senior Front End / JavaScript Developer | React/GraphQL | $800-950pd+

    Sydney
    We are looking for 3 x Senior Front End or Full Stack JavaScript Developers who want to work with React.js and Node.js on some very cool and complex cloud-based projects! To be considered you must have significant hands-on experience developing web applications and have a number of React projects under your belt! Any exposure to related tech like Redux, GraphQL or NodeJS is also highly regarded. You will be given the opportunity to join an established Agile team within a successful and well-funded tech-driven ASX listed company. You will work closely with some of the best JavaScript / React Developers in Sydney to help build out their market-leading global products! If contract roles don't suit, we also have a number of full-time roles and Back End focused roles - so get in touch and I am sure we can help. What we are looking for... There are multiple roles open and an option to work as a Front End focused JavaScript/React Developer or a Full Stack JavaScript Developer with React/NodeJS. Ideal Skills / Requirements: JavaScript ES6-ES8 React.js CSS3 Agile / Team Player Great Communication Skills Bonus Skills: GraphQL NodeJS TypeScript CI / CD / Docker / Kubernetes Cloud - AWS / GCP Tech Lead or Team Lead experience always beneficial     Contract roles here are highly likely to extend with a long pipeline of work available. Start dates ASAP. Rates are also flexible and will match experience/level. Follow Us On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee!
  • UI / UX Designer - Contract

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

    Sydney
    We have partnered with a growing fintech and we are looking for Full stack engineers to join their high-performing team  You will help build, maintain, and shape their production-grade, Java back-end, including their open source libraries and APIs. On top of that, you’ll get exposure to Kotlin and other new technologies. As Senior Java Developer, you will be at the heart of driving their software development and innovation programs. You will be working with a team of high performing developers as well as producing world-class code yourself. The team and business are growing rapidly and there is a great opportunity for long-term contracts and future leadership opportunities. To be a successful, the ideal candidate will have: 8 + years with Java  Experience with Kotlin or other JVM based languages JavaScript / Reactjs AWS / Lambda serverless Docker / Kubernetes  Test-Driven Development (TDD) CI/CD Pipeline  Experience with Relational and NoSQL datastores, PostgreSQL, Strong agile experience They have contract and permanent opportunities available and are looking to hold interviews next week. Very competitive day rates and packages on offer!!
  • Technical Lead & Senior .NET Developers | Microservices | Azure

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup is working with a market-leading company that has taken their industry by storm and continues to grow year on year - and there is no sign of slowing down! We have a whole bunch of new roles available across their core Software Engineering Team. Roles Include: Mid-level .NET Software Engineers (BE) Senior .NET Software Engineers (BE) Technical Leads (Hands-On With .NET) Mid & Senior Full Stack .NET Software Engineers (Angular) Your role will mainly focus on: .NET Core Microservices Azure (Functions, Service Bus, Event Hubs etc) Event-Driven Architecture / Systems SQL & NoSQL DB's Full Stack Engineers will also work with tech such as: Angular 10 TypeScript GraphQL Node.js Other experience/knowledge that would be useful and put you in a good position to secure an interview: CI / CD Azure DevOps Docker Kubernetes Unit Testing / TDD Agile / JIRA We can offer long term rolling contracts or permanent roles. Both options offer plenty of career progression, lots of training, excellent work/life balance with flexible work hours, and work from home options. If you want to join a rapidly growing dynamic company, that is already established and smashing goals, and working on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! The start dates are ideally in January or February 2021 but they may wait longer for the right person. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply and you must live in Sydney/NSW. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Senior Java Developer / Principal Software Engineer - Java/JVM/Scala/Cloud

    Sydney
    Senior Java Developer / Senior Functional Programmer / Senior Scala Developer / Senior Haskell Developer An exciting opportunity for a talented Senior JAVA Developer to join a rapidly expanding team, working at the forefront of data analytics and big data to help understand consumer behaviour across a range of different industries form Sports Venues, Retail, Education, Hospitality. You will be someone who is hands on; learns quickly; is enthusiastic in improving current platform and products; love a challenge and a job that's never the same one day to the next. The Role: Collaborate with colleagues on unique challenges at scale Build digital services that delight their users Work on some of the most cutting edge digital/cloud-based architectures in development today Build API's to integrate with back end systems and other services and micro-services Implement test driven development Implement continuous deployment, automating by default Build systems that meet their non functional requirements such as security, performance, maintainability, monitoring, feedback and audit Continually learn, keep up to date with the industry and teach others Show your passion for software engineering Requirements: Excellent knowledge of JAVA or Scala and open source technologies and frameworks; experience of highly scaleable, resilient applications Practical experience of the core XP practices of TDD, Pair Programming, and CI/CD Demonstrate experience in at least one technology stack, including a selection of the following; Microservices, Spring (Core, MVC, Integration, Data, Boot/Cloud), Integration Technologies (Rest, JSON, WS02, Mulesoft), NoSQL database (MongoDB, HTML5/JavaScript Frameworks (Angular, NodeJS)) Experience working in Agile teams Good awareness of DevOps This is an immediate need and for the right person, there is a highly competitive package on offer with a very generous share scheme!
  • Senior Business Analyst

    Sydney
    An exciting 6-month contract opportunity is available for a business focussed Senior Business Analyst to undertake a mixture of business (70-80%) and technical focused projects (20-30%).  You will be focussed on IT changes that impact the business. e.g SAP Security/access, Google platform separation. You will be responsible for: Planning and performing business analysis activities as required  Proactively identifying and managing project risks and issues related to their deliverables Collaborating with project managers and workstream leads to achieve project objectives according to scope, time, cost and quality expectations Working with the Change and Communication workstream to identify and understand change impacts on the business Provide status updates to relevant stakeholders Conduct extensive UAT work About You: You will have strong stakeholder management skills to hold business leads accountable to project deliverables Excellent attention to detail  You are proactive and can think on your feet Strong coordination skills for UAT work If you think you have the relevant skills and experience, please send your CV to projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Business Project Manager

    Sydney
    We are looking for a business focused project manager with excellent planning with proven experience working within a complex and challenging environment.       Duties: Managing risks and issues across projects, ensuring an appropriate level of visibility and action plan Fostering strong relationships with C level stakeholders and vendors both on the business and IT Side Experience in UAT and Change management. Bridging the gap between the business and IT. Key Skills: 5+ years as a Project Manager (Business Focused Roles, not IT) Experience and understanding leveraging technology change to deliver business outcomes C level stakeholder engagement, both business and IT side. Experience in Change Management, working with change and business leads. Excellent Communication Skills This will be a 6 month contract with a possibility to extend.   If you are interested please send your CV to Projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • 2x Senior Golang Engineer | Global Tech Products

    Sydney
    This is a rare opportunity for 2x Golang Software Engineers 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. MID LEVEL Engineers also welcome to apply. 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! WFH Available (few meetings in Sydney here and there) 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 Node.js Front End JavaScript, TypeScript HTML5, CSS3 (Sass), Webpack React.js, 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 Jan, Feb or March 2021. 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!
  • Data Analyst

    Melbourne
    Data Analyst / Pricing Analyst / Insurance   We are looking for a Data Analyst to join a growing team for a leading insurance company based in the CBD. This is an amazing opportunity for a mid-level Data Analyst who is looking for that next step in their career. You will receive ongoing training and development and get to work with incredible people from the industry who are passionate about data.   The main purpose of the role is: To deliver analytical insights from claims and policy data to support the business and the pricing function in particular The development and provision of regular and ad-hoc BI reports on key business metrics The provision of analytical tools that support the underwriting, pricing and risk functions To fulfill the data and reporting requirements and obligations to third parties including Government agencies, actuaries, and reinsurers To be responsible for making changes to the rates in the rating engine as well as facilitating enhancements to the rating engine functionality. Key Responsibilities: Undertake simple ad-hoc reporting/analysis tasks with the aim of providing insights and recommendations to the pricing function to drive business outcomes Working with internal stakeholders to develop new BI reporting to enable the business to understand business performance at a more granular and deeper level as well as to assess the effectiveness of implemented business initiatives and strategies The provision of regular standard data extracts for reserving and pricing including improvement of the data asset and acting as the key contact for Actuaries in respect of data meaning and usage Have a good understanding of the pricing process, the Actuarial outputs, results and messaging and being able to explain the results to Executive To act as the pricing liaison with ICT, particularly with regard to rating engine developments Leading certain pricing projects, driving changes, and ensure they happen.  Streamlining and automating manual processes where possible, liaising with ICT as required.   Competencies: Strong analytical, reporting, and problem-solving skills Strong attention to detail - Methodical in the management of data, reports, tools, and presentations Excellent presentation and communication skills – verbal and written Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously and within teams Strong time and priority management capabilities Highly competent with Excel, SAS, and dashboarding skills, Power BI or equivalent   Qualifications: Numerical focused Bachelor’s degree - either Finance, Commerce, Mathematics or Statistics or similar Experience in General Insurance is helpful but not mandatory Ideally 2-3 years’ experience working in similar roles This is an immediate need with a quick online interview process. Please click apply to submit your resume.
  • 2 x Mid-level Java Developers

    Sydney
    We are working for a very cool FinTech company that are in the market for energetic and humble Back-End engineers to join their highly motivated and talented team. Their team of back-end developers is building Java microservices using the latest AWS technologies creating systems that are highly available and can scale. This platform is expanding globally, and with this expansion comes new challenges such as distributed data storage, and processing and performance improvements. The experience we are looking for: Extensive Java Experience Microservices Architecture Spring, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Hibernate Web Services (REST/SOAP) Angular, ReactJS or NodeJS JavaScript, TypeScript, jQuery HTML5 and CSS3 Agile / Scrum534 Test Driven Development (TDD) CI / CD Git Cloud / AWS Docker Strong SQL Experience Perfect Communication Skills Degree in Computer Science or equivalent Banking, finance, or Insurance experience  This is an immediate need and they have 2 roles currently open. On offer are very competitive salaries, 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
  • Senior Software Engineer (AI, ML & Chatbots)

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a revolutionary company based in Australia that 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 Node, Front End, or Full Stack Engineers. You will be someone who loves tech, you're keen to pick up new languages, and you self-learn and upskill outside of your 9-5.    The role will be a 6-month contract with the view to extend or move into a permanent role and the start date is ASAP! The role will be 100% remote for now - but you must be based in Sydney and have full work rights to be considered.  What We Are Keen To See: A Senior Software Engineer with 6+ years of experience Expertise with one or more: NodeJS, Python, .NET, Java, Golang Experience with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Conversational AI, DialogFlow, Google Assistant, Messaging, Chatbots, Natural Language Processing (NLP) etc JavaScript, TypeScript, 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!
  • Senior Data Scientist

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

    Mental Health - It's all about You!

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

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

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

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

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