Happy I.T Consultant. TheDriveGroup

Our vision is to be the first name businesses choose when they need to hire the best talent.

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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Find your dream career.

  • .NET Developer | .NET Core / Microservices / Azure / Angular

    Sydney
    Long term 12 month + contracts  Flexible hours  Work from home available long term  Above market rates $$$$$  TheDriveGroup is working with a company that is taking on the major players in a multi-billion-dollar industry! Due to growth, we have an opportunity for multiple .Net Developers to join their Sydney team in their brand new offices (fully remote currently)! They are looking for pure backend specialist and full-stack developers with Angular 8+.  Your role will focus on .NET Core, Microservices, and Azure and you will help build and deliver scalable solutions that are used by millions of people here in Australia! Ideally, you will also have current experience working with enterprise-level and high traffic applications and/or experience with mobile applications. Any experience with NServiceBus, RabbitMQ, Service Fabric (or similar) would be a huge plus. They can offer long term rolling contracts - or even a perm role for a top candidate. Both options offer plenty of career progression, lots of training, excellent work/life balance with flexible work hours, and work from home options. If you want to join a rapidly growing dynamic company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: C# .NET Core Microservices Event-driven Development/Architecture / Distributed Systems Azure - CosmosDB, Service Fabric etc Security, Performance, Scalability Modern Design Patterns SQL / NoSQL Test-Driven Development (TDD) Agile / Scrum Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Front End Stack for Full stack developers  Angular 8+ Javascript  HTML , CSS  Interviews are happening immediately so please APPLY NOW if you don't want to miss out. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Multiple .NET Developer Roles: .Net Core, Angular, ReactJS, Azure, AWS

    Sydney
    Our recruitment team has been placing the very best .NET Engineers into the very best of companies for almost 10 years now. Our highly experienced consultants know the Sydney market inside out, and as a result, are currently recruiting 15+ positions across Sydney.    All roles are remote and offer 100% WFH with the view to go back into the office a couple of days a week later this year, but some may consider 100% remote long term for the right person. Our clients are a strong mix of Startups/Global Tech Products and Enterprise Level ASX Listed companies (think Big 4 Banks, eCommerce Giants, rapidly scaling Fintechs etc). We have both contract and permanent opportunities at all levels, and even if the below roles do not catch your eye, please reach out and we can discuss plenty of other opportunities and help define what your next move and career should really look like.    Job Descriptions: All of the below roles are live and ready to go with budgets signed off. We have detailed information and Job Descriptions for every role and can provide a great insight into the market and each company that we partner closely with. Some Of Our Open Roles In Sydney Right Now: Technical Lead (MicroServices/Azure) - $850-950pd Senior Full Stack .NET Engineer (Banking/React.js) - $1000-1200pd+ Senior BE .NET Engineer (Banking/Finance) - $1000-1200pd+ 3x Senior BE .NET Engineer (MicroServices/Azure) - $800-900pd 2x Senior Full Stack .NET Engineer (Angular/Azure) - $800-850pd MID Full Stack .NET Engineer (Angular) - $120-130k+Super Senior Full Stack .NET Engineer (Angular) - $130-155k+Super 2x Senior Full Stack Developer (Angular/Azure) - $130-150k+Super Senior .NET Developer (Sports/Betting/High Traffic Systems) - $130-150k+Super Junior .NET / Support Engineer - $80-90k+Super .Net Engineering Manager (Grow a team from 3 to 10) If any of the above roles match your experience and expectations please APPLY with your CV and we will be in touch ASAP for a confidential chat. Alternatively, please email us at: dotnet@thedrivegroup.com.au We receive new requirements sometimes daily, most of which we do not advertise, so if the above do not match or you are not quite ready to change jobs yet, or want information on the tech market - feel free to get in touch for a friendly chat.   Please Note: you must be in Australia, with AU Citizenship, PR, or a Sponsored Visa we can transfer. Thanks for reading and we look forward to working with you.
  • 2x Full Stack JavaScript Engineer | Node.js / TypeScript

    Sydney
    Due to growth and new greenfield projects we have multiple new Software Engineer opportunities within a high-profile tech team here in Sydney. We have helped build an Agile team that has taken on numerous multi-million dollar projects across Cloud, Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning. They have 3x brand new projects ready to go and require MID and Senior level Engineers to strengthen the team. MID level Engineers will support the Seniors in the team, and the Seniors will be the technical leads on their projects and prototype, design, and architect new solutions. You will be surrounded by high-performance tech minds based out of modern Sydney CBD offices with the option to work from home as much as you need to. They are pretty social and offer plenty of fun team events. Their culture is work hard / play hard and they also offer excellent training and career paths for those looking to quickly progress through the ranks. We are looking for someone ideally from a NodeJS Developer or JavaScript Developer / Front End Developer / Full Stack JavaScript Developer background, who can work across the below tech stack - but can also consider a strong Full Stack .NET Developer. What you will work with / learn: NodeJS Microservices JavaScript TypeScript Angular 11 Git / Github CI / CD Agile / JIRA Unit Testing / TDD Azure / AWS Cloud Docker Kubernetes SQL / PostgreSQL AI, Machine Learning, Data & Analytics Interviews are taking place immediately via ZOOM and start dates are ideally in the next 1-2 months. Salaries are very flexible but ballpark around $120-175k depending on level/experience. Please apply with your latest CV and we will be in touch immediately for a confidential chat. If you have any specific questions you can also reach out to us directly on: javascript@thedrivegroup.com.au We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Front End Developer | React.js / TypeScript | AI & Machine Learning

    Sydney
    We are looking for a Front End Engineer who wants to join one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Australia! You will be given the opportunity to join a new mid-sized team within a global tech company and help build several new products from the ground up. You will take on an almost blank canvas and help lead a build on a new project end to end so experience working with React.js is crucial. Interviews will take place via ZOOM and the start date is flexible. You can start remotely but need to live in Sydney as everyone goes into their Sydney CBD offices for meetings from time to time. The Stack / Skills We Are Looking For: React.js JavaScript  Typescript HTML5  / CSS3 (SASS) Webpack GIT Agile / Scrum Unit Testing Perfect Communication Skills Team Player Bonus Skills: Cloud Platforms - AWS, GCP or Azure GraphQL Node.js AI or Machine Learning 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 & Mid Full Stack Software Engineers (NodeJS)

    Sydney
    Flexible & Remote Working | Greenfield SaaS Projects| $90k - $180k+    Due to rapid growth, we're currently looking for Mid, Senior or Principal level Engineers to join a Sydney based Fintech tech team who are known in the industry for being high performing, who think big and who strive to do things better. We're looking for Engineers who want to make an impact.    We're ideally looking for Back End heavy Engineers to work on Typescript, NodeJS and AWS, but there are also opportunities to work on React. For Mid Levels, there are also tonnes of mentorship and progression opportunities.      You'll join to work on several upcoming greenfield projects in a company that doesn't believe in red tape, where everyone is encouraged to bring their opinion to the table so you'll be able to make an impact as an individual contributor. A large portion of the team come from product-based organisations that think of the WHY. Think laid back start-up culture but high quality and high performing who get stuff done.    The Stack/ What You'll Work With: Javascript, Typescript ReactJS, NodeJS & ExpressJS GraphQL Microservices AWS Serverless It’s a seriously exciting time to join so if you love to learn new things and want to help solve interesting problems please get in touch!    Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Check Out Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee.
  • PHP Developers | Laravel | Angular

    Sydney
    Software Developer (PHP, Laravel & Angular) We have a fantastic opportunity for experienced PHP Developers to join a rapidly expanding but established company based in Sydney CBD.   As an experienced PHP developer, you will be looking for an opportunity to utilise and develop your PHP and leadership skills on a leading Financial Services Product used by millions of people globally. What are we looking for?  We are looking for passionate engineers to join their established and highly collaborative in-house development team. They are looking for someone with strong PHP expertise to help come in and be instrumental in building on their existing development team; this will present the opportunity to grow into a more senior position within the business in the future should that be your ambition. You will be collaborating with product owners, tech leads, engineers, and QAs to resolve issues and create a product that will delight customers, driving the company's success forwards.  You will be working in a relaxed and friendly environment where you can make the most of your PHP skills and develop them further, allowing you to reach your full potential.  If you are looking for a company that invests in your technical skill-set, promotes career progression, and gives you the opportunity to have your say on the way a business moves forward, this is the place for you!  Requirements: Strong PHP development experience Experience with any modern PHP framework such as Laravel & Symfony Good SQL skills Agile development methodologies knowledge Excellent communication skills Desirable: Dockers, Continuous Integration JavaScript / Angular Cloud Platforms - AWS or Google Cloud This is an immediate requirement and on offer is a Casual Jeans and T-shirt environment with all the latest tech, a fully stocked fridge, you can choose your own setup, and a very competitive package as well as the ability to work remotely. Please click apply to submit your resume and a consultant will be in touch shortly.
  • .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 12-month fixed term 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) they will operate a hybrid model that suits your needs. 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 Interviews taking place now (quick 1-2 stages via video). The start dates are ASAP but they are happy to wait and accommodate your notice period.  Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply.
  • 2x Senior Golang Developer | Global Tech Product

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

    Sydney
    An urgent requirement has arisen for an experienced AWS DevOps Engineer to join a market-leading business expanding in the Sydney market.   You will be joining a team of high performing engineers reporting to the CTO as the business continues to grow.   Job Role Description: A proven track record of delivering and supporting production systems at scale with AWS Expertise in CI/CD automation; experience in AWS CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and Code Pipeline is desirable Significant experience in AWS Cloud Architecture and Design A good understanding of the application, server, network security, and compliance requirements Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work efficiently across internal and external organisations Good knowledge of Cloud technologies, including service management across a hybrid-cloud environment Linux or Windows system administration, scripting, and automation skills Excellent troubleshooting skills Excellent documentation and reporting techniques Experience in writing Infrastructure as Code – Terraform preferred or CloudFormation Common DevOps tooling skills e.g. Ansible or Git Professional Experience with at least one popular programming language e.g. Python, NodeJS, or Java Experience with a wide range of AWS Services such as RDS, EC2, Elasticache, CloudFront, Autoscaling, or Lambda Experience with implementing and supporting containers in AWS on EKS and ECS AWS certifications are highly desirable Skills & Knowledge: Experience of working in a DevOps environment Deep knowledge of GNU/Linux Hybrid and Multi-Cloud architectures would be an advantage Strong communication skills, both oral and written Ability to express technical concepts and issues into user-friendly language. Knowledge of and experience of several of the following Deep Docker and/or Kubernetes experience Terraform/Puppet/Chef Solid understanding of CI and build engineering If you are looking for a new position, or know someone that is, please get in contact!   Ben@thedrivegroup.com.au   0498 163 605  
  • DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    Our client is an award-winning organisation that is involved in some of the largest digital transformations and large scale projects across the Asia-Pac region.  Currently, they have a pipeline of projects across different cloud providers; so whether you're from an AWS, Azure, GCP or private cloud background doesn't matter as we will have something for you!  The role:  Working with stakeholders to refine and review projects  Define project-specific roadmaps  Working closely with Architects to design, build and deploy environments Evaluate platform and service consumption to optimise costs  Microservices over monolith  About you:  Strong operational focus  Experience with IaaS and PaaS  Experience with containers (Docker and K8s) Build pipeline experience  Proven industry work experience across AWS, Azure, GCP Deep analytical skills  Ability to think strategically, specific attention to detail  We have a detailed job spec, please email us at devops@thedrivegroup.com.au or call on 0435777965. Alternatively, click Apply Now and send through your details and we'll be in touch!
  • Senior QA Engineer

    Sydney
    Do you want to be involved in sensors/IoT, Machine Learning, scalable and event-driven architecture? This company are at the motoring along on their journey and are seeking like-minded engineers to join and complement their existing team. Their current team come from a variety of tech backgrounds but have one common denominator: an awareness of the importance of quality over quantity.  In this role you will get: Lots of professional and personal development and training and a clear strategy focused on network building and integration. Their workplace culture is based on inclusion and wellbeing.  The position is open due to huge recent success and a planned expansion, a very exciting period of growth for the business indeed. You'll have the rare opportunity to work on a top-rated iOS app used by millions!  The role is for a Senior QA Engineer to join a cross-functional engineering team covering all angles of the SDLC. Responsibilities will include: Applying practices to make the team and processes more effective  Work on constantly evolving QA practices  Actively implement initiatives aimed at constant improvement  Identify risks and potential gaps in product maps  Apply strategy towards different parts of testing (API, Performance etc)  Nice to see on your CV: Experience in Agile environments  Experience working in at least one public cloud environment  Knowledge of working across different platforms  Involvement in different technologies We have a full spec to read, get in touch with the team qa@thedrivegroup.com.au or call us on 0435777965
  • Digital Producer

    Sydney
    We are working with a digital agency that is looking for a Digital Producer. You will play a hands-on role in the production and the delivery and development of complex websites and e-commerce solutions for leading brands.    Working in an Agile environment the Digital Producer will manage the development of complex websites, to micros site and chat bots, to deliver outstanding digital projects across a variety of clients and sectors. Whether you are overseeing the entire project life-cycle for multiple projects; continually updating clients; controlling the budget; managing documents or motivating the project team you will play a vital role in ensuring high-quality websites are delivered on time and to budget.    To qualify... You should be a Digital Producer or Senior Digital Producer who is calm under pressure, loves all things digital, and can demonstrate:    Experience in a similar Digital Producer role managing large website solutions, ideally commerce solutions within an Agile framework; The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales; Proven success project managing solutions to a high standard; The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales; Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Previous experience working with onshore and offshore teams Scope large-scale integrated projects (eDM, landing pages, HTML5 banners, social content/edits, still shoots, retouching for OOH and DOOH) Experience with Blue Chip clients.    This vacancy offers a Digital Producer a unique opportunity to join a Digital Agency that prides itself on building brilliant web solutions all within a fun and highly rewarding environment.    If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please send your CV to kim@thedrivegroup.com.au  
  • Senior Business Analyst/ Lead Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am working with one of Australia's largest brands who are really driving innovation and technology to provide a 5-star customer experience. They are looking for a confident Senior/ Lead Business Analyst who has worked in extremely agile environments who has an analytical way of thinking and in their approach. This person will be working across multiple squads working with senior leadership evaluating customer behaviours and trends in the personlisation tribe. To be successful in the process you MUST HAVE: Senior Business Analyst/ Lead Business Analyst  Machine Learning techniques Analytical thinking and approach  Data management platforms and segmentation Managing Product Boards and project documentation Solid functional, non-functional requirement gathering Personalisation would be desirable  Strong Stakeholder Management Skills This is a brand new role to really take the market by storm in delivering customer experience. The company offers a great work-life balance with working remotely and really ensuring they can do everything in their power to best equip you to succeed. They also offer a bonus component to the salary on offer among other perks. IF you have the above skill set then please HIT APPLY
  • QA Engineer

    Sydney
    One of Australia's oldest and well known real estate companies are going through a huge digital transformation, and are seeking to bring in forward thinking team with individuals from different backgrounds in order to help them build a diverse and capable business unit.  The idea candidate will have a mix of technical expertise and strong communication skills, please find some further info below: Key responsibilities: Work closely with the internal business units encompassing Devs, DevOps, Product Owners, Infra team and business stakeholders  Create and maintain test cases with a high level of detail and a well structured test plan  Communicate regular updates on status, risk and other issues  Oversee all aspects of QA, taking care of things such as establishing metrics and applying industry best practices  Your profile:  Work experience across software development and quality assurance  Clear understanding of QA methodologies and processes  Technical experience of Cloud, API's, SQL and scripting among other key parts  Understanding of working in an Agile environment  Hands on experience of using automation test tools like Selenium, Cypress etc  If this role sounds good for you, we'd love to hear from you! Contact the QA team at qa@thedrivegroup.com.au or click Apply Now and we'll be in touch
  • Digital Producer

    Sydney
    Our client is seeking a passionate digital integrated producer for a dynamic role in which you'll be working closely with clients as well as working alongside technical and creative team members.   Responsibilities; Scope large scale integrated projects, provide timelines estimates. statements for work. Apply your knowledge of production methodologies. Provide clear briefs. Work closely with the creative and technical teams. Manage multiple projects Key Skills & Experience; Excellent production skills and hands on experience across all integrated channels. An understanding of technical platforms and their capabilities. Good usability of UX and interaction design UI. Good Collaboration and teamwork. Experience with large enterprise clients. Experience working in an agency environment. If this sounds like your next opportunity please send your CV to Projects@thedrivegroup.com.au  
  • Technical Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am working with a large Australian brand that is looking for an Snr Technical Business Analyst to join a thriving team working on a large web upgrade to better customer experience. You will be required to lead from the front on an upgrade of Adobe experience manager working with technical and non-technical stakeholders with an outcomes focus. To be successful you MUST HAVE:       Technical Business Analyst Technical background as a software engineer Customer experience Agile - Scrum Methodology AEM is a MUST Excellent mentorship and leadership skills Good Stakeholder Management Skills       The role will be working with a household retail brand that is striving to improve customer experience and deliver a five-star service. You will be working as part of a collaborative team working together to find a solution to keep moving forward in the Digital customer experience. If you are open to a confidential discussion then please HIT APPLY
  • Functional Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am working with a client that is a huge brand within Australia that is currently upgrading to a new version within their freight department. They need a solid BA who has worked with large ERP migrations as this is an innovative system upgrade that will allow them to keep up with the demand for cargo coming into Australia. The right Business analyst needs to have strong attention to detail for creating user stories, documentation, and gathering requirements to manage stakeholder expectations. To be successful YOU MUST HAVE: Senior Business Analyst experience ERP Migration experience Freight/ Aviation/ Logistics experience would be desirable System Upgrade experience  Aircargo system - Desirable  Creating User Stories Documentation, requirement gathering Senior Stakeholder Management This role is an immediate requirement for the right person and interviews can be conducted this week. It is a two-stage interview process for a 6-month rolling contract on a long-term internal project. If you have the above skillset then please HIT APPLY for a confidential chat.
  • eCommerce Specialist

    Sydney
    Our client is looking for a highly experienced eCommerce specialist who will drive sales for their online environment to join their company in a newly created role in an exciting growth period. You will ideally have a solid background in SEO and digital performance marketing background, with a real passion for eCommerce.    Responsibilities: Establish and roll out digital strategies. Establish and meet KPIs for online sales targets. Providing insightful reporting for all campaigns across key metrics. Manage and optimise websites stock, pricing and overall usability. Implementations of the eCommerce offering across a mix of paid platforms. Overseeing the daily optimisation of campaigns with a strong focus on campaign strategy across a range of markets. Managing EDM strategies and flow management Collaborate internally on strategy and implementation of SEO, SEM, UX etc, and liaise with developers and external parties to implement updates. Drive new initiatives in customer experience, loyalty, digital subscriptions, gifting etc.  Create estimates and SOWs. Constantly review and optimise performance. Ensuring that social media platforms are kept up to date to keep our customers engaged and grow our following. Key Skills: Experience in Paid Search -  ideally in an agency environment; with experience implementing best practices for setup and optimisation. At least 2 years experience working in an eCommerce focused role, with experience in website management and driving online sales. Experience with different eCommerce platforms ideally Shopify eDM system experience ideally with Klaviyo or Mailchimp. Knowledge of Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and pixels. Ability to lead a project, with full end to end delivery. Excellent communication  If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please send your CV to Projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • Senior Project Manager

    Sydney
    I am working with a client that is a huge brand within Australia that is currently upgrading to a new version within their freight department. They need a strong Project Manager to come on board to manage the offshore and onshore team through the migration to a new version of the Air Cargo system. The Project Manager needs to have end to end migration experience. To be successful you MUST HAVE: Senior Project Manager experience ERP Migration experience Freight/ Aviation/ Logistics experience would be desirable System Upgrade experience  Aircargo system - Desirable  Budgeting, timelines, delivery Supply Chain Management experience Strong communication Skills Offshore team management Senior Stakeholder Management This role is an immediate requirement for the right person and interviews can be conducted this week. It is a two-stage interview process for a 6-month rolling contract on a long-term internal project. If you have the above skillset then please HIT APPLY for a confidential chat.
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  • IT / Tech Recruitment Consultants (Multiple Roles)

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup: Driven by Technology, Powered by People.    We are a young and ambitious specialist technology solutions consultancy, focused on mutual partnerships and long-term relationships.    Due to high demand, we are expanding the business and growing our teams in Sydney & Melbourne!    We have multiple openings for: Resourcers Recruitment Consultants Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Any previous experience across areas/desks such as Product, UI/UX Design, Software Engineering (.NET, Java, PHP, RoR, Golang, Python etc), Front End / JavaScript, Data/BI, Cyber, Infrastructure, Salesforce or similar will be highly regarded! The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful scaling company whilst we are still young and you can really carve out your own career and path!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure (Up To 50%) / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration / Work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path / Work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director Perform & work your own hours / work from home Casual Fridays every day! Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Tuxedo - it's up to you! Cool Surry Hills offices surrounded by the best bars, pubs & cafes in Sydney Pet-friendly office - bring your dog to work! Choose your own equipment - Stand Up Desks, New Apple Mac, curved screens, wireless headsets etc Never-ending drinks fridge - Redbull, beer, wine etc Extra paid days off including your Birthday Monthly Lunch Club, Quarterly Individual and Team Targets Annual competition/team trip! (eg Skiing or Las Vegas) And our favourite - unlimited Holiday!! With a combination of high commission and company incentives, there is never a dull day. Worried about what area you will work in - don't worry. We have not broken down the market into small areas where you will be limited to a small market/desk - you will be given a good chunk of the pie, able to work across multiple markets and dual desk if you wish.    Oh ye, we also have NO KPI's. So don't worry about someone watching over your shoulder checking on your calls and how many interviews you have locked in for the week. Everyone runs their own business here and we all work as a team on the same mission!    About You / what we are looking for:    You should be comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, love solving problems, you can juggle 10 tasks at once, you can thrive in a startup culture - but most of all - you genuinely enjoy helping others and want to change lives!    And you should also have experience working in a recruitment-focused role and ideally in the Technology sector.    Simple as that!    We hire people who are determined and we favour ability over experience.    Unrivalled ambition and razor-sharp focus are what makes our service so distinctive and our consultants all share one distinguishing quality which is - Drive!    We are driven by delivery, success and focus on engaging in long-term relationships, not just transactions.    Our team also like to stay pretty fit and active, attend the gym/workout and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink, and have fun :)    If you like the sound of what we do, how we work and think you would fit in well here - let's chat!   How to apply / next steps: Shoot through a resume or the link to your Linkedin profile A cover letter is optional but would help us get to know you Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or eligibility to work full-time in Australia is required (Visa transfers available for the right person). Nobody likes "interviews" so if you look like you have what it takes then we will give you a call or grab a coffee. If you haven't moved companies or updated your resume for a while, feel free to just drop us an email and tell us a bit about yourself instead. Contact James on: jsullivan@thedrivegroup.com.au Unfortunately, due to the high amount of applications we receive, we can only contact successful applicants. We look forward to hearing from you :)       Some of the areas/roles we have successfully recruited for recently: Front End Developer, Java Developer, .Net Developer, JavaScript Developer, NodeJS Developer, MEAN Stack Developer, MERN Stack Developer, Full Stack JavaScript Developer, iOS Developer, Android Developer, PHP Developer, UX Developer, UX/UI Designer, Product Manager, Ruby on Rails, Python, Golang Engineer, Scala Engineer, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, React, Vue, Business Analyst, Test Analyst, QA Engineer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, CTO, Development Manager, IT Manager, Tech Director, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, DevOps, Data Scientist, Technical Lead, Cloud & Solution Architect.
  • Tech Recruitment Consultants (Multiple Roles)

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup: Driven by Technology, Powered by People.    We are a young and ambitious specialist technology solutions consultancy, focused on mutual partnerships and long-term relationships.    Due to high demand, we are expanding the business and growing our teams in Sydney & Melbourne!    We have multiple openings for: Resourcers Recruitment Consultants Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Any previous experience across areas/desks such as Product, UI/UX Design, Software Engineering (.NET, Java, PHP, RoR, Golang, Python etc), Front End / JavaScript, Data/BI, Cyber, Infrastructure, Salesforce or similar will be highly regarded! The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful scaling company whilst we are still young and you can really carve out your own career and path!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure (Up To 50%) / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration / Work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path / Work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director Perform & work your own hours / work from home Casual Fridays every day! Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Tuxedo - it's up to you! Cool Surry Hills offices surrounded by the best bars, pubs & cafes in Sydney Pet-friendly office - bring your dog to work! Choose your own equipment - Stand Up Desks, New Apple Mac, curved screens, wireless headsets etc Never-ending drinks fridge - Redbull, beer, wine etc Extra paid days off including your Birthday Monthly Lunch Club, Quarterly Individual and Team Targets Annual competition/team trip! (eg Skiing or Las Vegas) And our favourite - unlimited Holiday!! With a combination of high commission and company incentives, there is never a dull day. Worried about what area you will work in - don't worry. We have not broken down the market into small areas where you will be limited to a small market/desk - you will be given a good chunk of the pie, able to work across multiple markets and dual desk if you wish.    Oh ye, we also have NO KPI's. So don't worry about someone watching over your shoulder checking on your calls and how many interviews you have locked in for the week. Everyone runs their own business here and we all work as a team on the same mission!    About You / what we are looking for:    You should be comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, love solving problems, you can juggle 10 tasks at once, you can thrive in a startup culture - but most of all - you genuinely enjoy helping others and want to change lives!    And you should also have experience working in a recruitment-focused role and ideally in the Technology sector.    Simple as that!    We hire people who are determined and we favour ability over experience.    Unrivalled ambition and razor-sharp focus are what makes our service so distinctive and our consultants all share one distinguishing quality which is - Drive!    We are driven by delivery, success and focus on engaging in long-term relationships, not just transactions.    Our team also like to stay pretty fit and active, attend the gym/workout and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink, and have fun :)    If you like the sound of what we do, how we work and think you would fit in well here - let's chat!   How to apply / next steps: Shoot through a resume or the link to your Linkedin profile A cover letter is optional but would help us get to know you Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or eligibility to work full-time in Australia is required (Visa transfers available for the right person). Nobody likes "interviews" so if you look like you have what it takes then we will give you a call or grab a coffee. If you haven't moved companies or updated your resume for a while, feel free to just drop us an email and tell us a bit about yourself instead. Contact James on: jsullivan@thedrivegroup.com.au Unfortunately, due to the high amount of applications we receive, we can only contact successful applicants. We look forward to hearing from you :)       Some of the areas/roles we have successfully recruited for recently: Front End Developer, Java Developer, .Net Developer, JavaScript Developer, NodeJS Developer, MEAN Stack Developer, MERN Stack Developer, Full Stack JavaScript Developer, iOS Developer, Android Developer, PHP Developer, UX Developer, UX/UI Designer, Product Manager, Ruby on Rails, Python, Golang Engineer, Scala Engineer, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, React, Vue, Business Analyst, Test Analyst, QA Engineer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, CTO, Development Manager, IT Manager, Tech Director, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, DevOps, Data Scientist, Technical Lead, Cloud & Solution Architect.
  • DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    An urgent requirement has arisen for an experienced AWS DevOps Engineer to join a market-leading business expanding in the Sydney market.   You will be joining a team of high performing engineers reporting to the CTO as the business continues to grow.   Job Role Description: A proven track record of delivering and supporting production systems at scale with AWS Expertise in CI/CD automation; experience in AWS CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and Code Pipeline is desirable Significant experience in AWS Cloud Architecture and Design A good understanding of the application, server, network security, and compliance requirements Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work efficiently across internal and external organisations Good knowledge of Cloud technologies, including service management across a hybrid-cloud environment Linux or Windows system administration, scripting, and automation skills Excellent troubleshooting skills Excellent documentation and reporting techniques Experience in writing Infrastructure as Code – Terraform preferred or CloudFormation Common DevOps tooling skills e.g. Ansible or Git Professional Experience with at least one popular programming language e.g. Python, NodeJS, or Java Experience with a wide range of AWS Services such as RDS, EC2, Elasticache, CloudFront, Autoscaling, or Lambda Experience with implementing and supporting containers in AWS on EKS and ECS AWS certifications are highly desirable Skills & Knowledge: Experience of working in a DevOps environment Deep knowledge of GNU/Linux Hybrid and Multi-Cloud architectures would be an advantage Strong communication skills, both oral and written Ability to express technical concepts and issues into user-friendly language. Knowledge of and experience of several of the following Deep Docker and/or Kubernetes experience Terraform/Puppet/Chef Solid understanding of CI and build engineering If you are looking for a new position, or know someone that is, please get in contact!   Ben@thedrivegroup.com.au   0498 163 605  
  • Network Engineer

    Melbourne
    A global intelligence company, who are involved in long term projects with some of the most recognisable brands are about to scale up due to a huge influx of projects for the next FY and beyond. They work across different industry domains and pride themselves on being ahead of their direct competition.  Their current focus is on the infrastructure team, where they have a requirement for an experienced Network Engineer to complement their already high-powered team.  The role:  level 2 & 3 support across their existing client base  develop and maintain both internal and external processes  a core focus on driving operational efficiencies using different tools and automation  ensure SLA compliance using control and systems  work with the sales team through tender proposals  About you:  clear knowledge and experience with Linux  demonstrable experience across switching, routing and security  experienced with scripting languages such as Python and Javascript  knowledge of ITIL framework  managed service provider experience  As the team is small and tight-knit, personality and character fit are super important. We're looking for a collaborative individual who is a team player and can demonstrate this at interview.  Please click apply and send through your details if this of interest. Alternatively, call John on 0435777965 for further info.
  • IT / Tech Recruitment Consultants (Multiple Roles)

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup: Driven by Technology, Powered by People.    We are a young and ambitious specialist technology solutions consultancy, focused on mutual partnerships and long-term relationships.    Due to high demand, we are expanding the business and growing our teams in Sydney & Melbourne!    We have multiple openings for: Resourcers Recruitment Consultants Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Any previous experience across areas/desks such as Product, UI/UX Design, Software Engineering (.NET, Java, PHP, RoR, Golang, Python etc), Front End / JavaScript, Data/BI, Cyber, Infrastructure, Salesforce or similar will be highly regarded! The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful scaling company whilst we are still young and you can really carve out your own career and path!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure (Up To 50%) / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration / Work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path / Work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director Perform & work your own hours / work from home Casual Fridays every day! Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Tuxedo - it's up to you! Cool Surry Hills offices surrounded by the best bars, pubs & cafes in Sydney Pet-friendly office - bring your dog to work! Choose your own equipment - Stand Up Desks, New Apple Mac, curved screens, wireless headsets etc Never-ending drinks fridge - Redbull, beer, wine etc Extra paid days off including your Birthday Monthly Lunch Club, Quarterly Individual and Team Targets Annual competition/team trip! (eg Skiing or Las Vegas) And our favourite - unlimited Holiday!! With a combination of high commission and company incentives, there is never a dull day. Worried about what area you will work in - don't worry. We have not broken down the market into small areas where you will be limited to a small market/desk - you will be given a good chunk of the pie, able to work across multiple markets and dual desk if you wish.    Oh ye, we also have NO KPI's. So don't worry about someone watching over your shoulder checking on your calls and how many interviews you have locked in for the week. Everyone runs their own business here and we all work as a team on the same mission!    About You / what we are looking for:    You should be comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, love solving problems, you can juggle 10 tasks at once, you can thrive in a startup culture - but most of all - you genuinely enjoy helping others and want to change lives!    And you should also have experience working in a recruitment-focused role and ideally in the Technology sector.    Simple as that!    We hire people who are determined and we favour ability over experience.    Unrivalled ambition and razor-sharp focus are what makes our service so distinctive and our consultants all share one distinguishing quality which is - Drive!    We are driven by delivery, success and focus on engaging in long-term relationships, not just transactions.    Our team also like to stay pretty fit and active, attend the gym/workout and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink, and have fun :)    If you like the sound of what we do, how we work and think you would fit in well here - let's chat!   How to apply / next steps: Shoot through a resume or the link to your Linkedin profile A cover letter is optional but would help us get to know you Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or eligibility to work full-time in Australia is required (Visa transfers available for the right person). Nobody likes "interviews" so if you look like you have what it takes then we will give you a call or grab a coffee. If you haven't moved companies or updated your resume for a while, feel free to just drop us an email and tell us a bit about yourself instead. Contact James on: jsullivan@thedrivegroup.com.au Unfortunately, due to the high amount of applications we receive, we can only contact successful applicants. We look forward to hearing from you :)       Some of the areas/roles we have successfully recruited for recently: Front End Developer, Java Developer, .Net Developer, JavaScript Developer, NodeJS Developer, MEAN Stack Developer, MERN Stack Developer, Full Stack JavaScript Developer, iOS Developer, Android Developer, PHP Developer, UX Developer, UX/UI Designer, Product Manager, Ruby on Rails, Python, Golang Engineer, Scala Engineer, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, React, Vue, Business Analyst, Test Analyst, QA Engineer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, CTO, Development Manager, IT Manager, Tech Director, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, DevOps, Data Scientist, Technical Lead, Cloud & Solution Architect.
  • Senior QA Engineer

    Sydney
    Do you want to be involved in sensors/IoT, Machine Learning, scalable and event-driven architecture? This company are at the motoring along on their journey and are seeking like-minded engineers to join and complement their existing team. Their current team come from a variety of tech backgrounds but have one common denominator: an awareness of the importance of quality over quantity.  In this role you will get: Lots of professional and personal development and training and a clear strategy focused on network building and integration. Their workplace culture is based on inclusion and wellbeing.  The position is open due to huge recent success and a planned expansion, a very exciting period of growth for the business indeed. You'll have the rare opportunity to work on a top-rated iOS app used by millions!  The role is for a Senior QA Engineer to join a cross-functional engineering team covering all angles of the SDLC. Responsibilities will include: Applying practices to make the team and processes more effective  Work on constantly evolving QA practices  Actively implement initiatives aimed at constant improvement  Identify risks and potential gaps in product maps  Apply strategy towards different parts of testing (API, Performance etc)  Nice to see on your CV: Experience in Agile environments  Experience working in at least one public cloud environment  Knowledge of working across different platforms  Involvement in different technologies We have a full spec to read, get in touch with the team qa@thedrivegroup.com.au or call us on 0435777965
  • .NET Developer | .NET Core / Microservices / Azure / Angular

    Sydney
    Long term 12 month + contracts  Flexible hours  Work from home available long term  Above market rates $$$$$  TheDriveGroup is working with a company that is taking on the major players in a multi-billion-dollar industry! Due to growth, we have an opportunity for multiple .Net Developers to join their Sydney team in their brand new offices (fully remote currently)! They are looking for pure backend specialist and full-stack developers with Angular 8+.  Your role will focus on .NET Core, Microservices, and Azure and you will help build and deliver scalable solutions that are used by millions of people here in Australia! Ideally, you will also have current experience working with enterprise-level and high traffic applications and/or experience with mobile applications. Any experience with NServiceBus, RabbitMQ, Service Fabric (or similar) would be a huge plus. They can offer long term rolling contracts - or even a perm role for a top candidate. Both options offer plenty of career progression, lots of training, excellent work/life balance with flexible work hours, and work from home options. If you want to join a rapidly growing dynamic company and work on unique and interesting projects - this is the place for you! Experience Required: C# .NET Core Microservices Event-driven Development/Architecture / Distributed Systems Azure - CosmosDB, Service Fabric etc Security, Performance, Scalability Modern Design Patterns SQL / NoSQL Test-Driven Development (TDD) Agile / Scrum Team Player Perfect Communication Skills Front End Stack for Full stack developers  Angular 8+ Javascript  HTML , CSS  Interviews are happening immediately so please APPLY NOW if you don't want to miss out. Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Digital Producer

    Sydney
    We are working with a digital agency that is looking for a Digital Producer. You will play a hands-on role in the production and the delivery and development of complex websites and e-commerce solutions for leading brands.    Working in an Agile environment the Digital Producer will manage the development of complex websites, to micros site and chat bots, to deliver outstanding digital projects across a variety of clients and sectors. Whether you are overseeing the entire project life-cycle for multiple projects; continually updating clients; controlling the budget; managing documents or motivating the project team you will play a vital role in ensuring high-quality websites are delivered on time and to budget.    To qualify... You should be a Digital Producer or Senior Digital Producer who is calm under pressure, loves all things digital, and can demonstrate:    Experience in a similar Digital Producer role managing large website solutions, ideally commerce solutions within an Agile framework; The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales; Proven success project managing solutions to a high standard; The ability to plan and manage project budgets, resources and timescales; Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Previous experience working with onshore and offshore teams Scope large-scale integrated projects (eDM, landing pages, HTML5 banners, social content/edits, still shoots, retouching for OOH and DOOH) Experience with Blue Chip clients.    This vacancy offers a Digital Producer a unique opportunity to join a Digital Agency that prides itself on building brilliant web solutions all within a fun and highly rewarding environment.    If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please send your CV to kim@thedrivegroup.com.au  
  • Senior Business Analyst/ Lead Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am working with one of Australia's largest brands who are really driving innovation and technology to provide a 5-star customer experience. They are looking for a confident Senior/ Lead Business Analyst who has worked in extremely agile environments who has an analytical way of thinking and in their approach. This person will be working across multiple squads working with senior leadership evaluating customer behaviours and trends in the personlisation tribe. To be successful in the process you MUST HAVE: Senior Business Analyst/ Lead Business Analyst  Machine Learning techniques Analytical thinking and approach  Data management platforms and segmentation Managing Product Boards and project documentation Solid functional, non-functional requirement gathering Personalisation would be desirable  Strong Stakeholder Management Skills This is a brand new role to really take the market by storm in delivering customer experience. The company offers a great work-life balance with working remotely and really ensuring they can do everything in their power to best equip you to succeed. They also offer a bonus component to the salary on offer among other perks. IF you have the above skill set then please HIT APPLY
  • DevOps Engineer

    Sydney
    Our client is an award-winning organisation that is involved in some of the largest digital transformations and large scale projects across the Asia-Pac region.  Currently, they have a pipeline of projects across different cloud providers; so whether you're from an AWS, Azure, GCP or private cloud background doesn't matter as we will have something for you!  The role:  Working with stakeholders to refine and review projects  Define project-specific roadmaps  Working closely with Architects to design, build and deploy environments Evaluate platform and service consumption to optimise costs  Microservices over monolith  About you:  Strong operational focus  Experience with IaaS and PaaS  Experience with containers (Docker and K8s) Build pipeline experience  Proven industry work experience across AWS, Azure, GCP Deep analytical skills  Ability to think strategically, specific attention to detail  We have a detailed job spec, please email us at devops@thedrivegroup.com.au or call on 0435777965. Alternatively, click Apply Now and send through your details and we'll be in touch!
  • QA Engineer

    Sydney
    One of Australia's oldest and well known real estate companies are going through a huge digital transformation, and are seeking to bring in forward thinking team with individuals from different backgrounds in order to help them build a diverse and capable business unit.  The idea candidate will have a mix of technical expertise and strong communication skills, please find some further info below: Key responsibilities: Work closely with the internal business units encompassing Devs, DevOps, Product Owners, Infra team and business stakeholders  Create and maintain test cases with a high level of detail and a well structured test plan  Communicate regular updates on status, risk and other issues  Oversee all aspects of QA, taking care of things such as establishing metrics and applying industry best practices  Your profile:  Work experience across software development and quality assurance  Clear understanding of QA methodologies and processes  Technical experience of Cloud, API's, SQL and scripting among other key parts  Understanding of working in an Agile environment  Hands on experience of using automation test tools like Selenium, Cypress etc  If this role sounds good for you, we'd love to hear from you! Contact the QA team at qa@thedrivegroup.com.au or click Apply Now and we'll be in touch
  • Multiple .NET Developer Roles: .Net Core, Angular, ReactJS, Azure, AWS

    Sydney
    Our recruitment team has been placing the very best .NET Engineers into the very best of companies for almost 10 years now. Our highly experienced consultants know the Sydney market inside out, and as a result, are currently recruiting 15+ positions across Sydney.    All roles are remote and offer 100% WFH with the view to go back into the office a couple of days a week later this year, but some may consider 100% remote long term for the right person. Our clients are a strong mix of Startups/Global Tech Products and Enterprise Level ASX Listed companies (think Big 4 Banks, eCommerce Giants, rapidly scaling Fintechs etc). We have both contract and permanent opportunities at all levels, and even if the below roles do not catch your eye, please reach out and we can discuss plenty of other opportunities and help define what your next move and career should really look like.    Job Descriptions: All of the below roles are live and ready to go with budgets signed off. We have detailed information and Job Descriptions for every role and can provide a great insight into the market and each company that we partner closely with. Some Of Our Open Roles In Sydney Right Now: Technical Lead (MicroServices/Azure) - $850-950pd Senior Full Stack .NET Engineer (Banking/React.js) - $1000-1200pd+ Senior BE .NET Engineer (Banking/Finance) - $1000-1200pd+ 3x Senior BE .NET Engineer (MicroServices/Azure) - $800-900pd 2x Senior Full Stack .NET Engineer (Angular/Azure) - $800-850pd MID Full Stack .NET Engineer (Angular) - $120-130k+Super Senior Full Stack .NET Engineer (Angular) - $130-155k+Super 2x Senior Full Stack Developer (Angular/Azure) - $130-150k+Super Senior .NET Developer (Sports/Betting/High Traffic Systems) - $130-150k+Super Junior .NET / Support Engineer - $80-90k+Super .Net Engineering Manager (Grow a team from 3 to 10) If any of the above roles match your experience and expectations please APPLY with your CV and we will be in touch ASAP for a confidential chat. Alternatively, please email us at: dotnet@thedrivegroup.com.au We receive new requirements sometimes daily, most of which we do not advertise, so if the above do not match or you are not quite ready to change jobs yet, or want information on the tech market - feel free to get in touch for a friendly chat.   Please Note: you must be in Australia, with AU Citizenship, PR, or a Sponsored Visa we can transfer. Thanks for reading and we look forward to working with you.
  • 2x Full Stack JavaScript Engineer | Node.js / TypeScript

    Sydney
    Due to growth and new greenfield projects we have multiple new Software Engineer opportunities within a high-profile tech team here in Sydney. We have helped build an Agile team that has taken on numerous multi-million dollar projects across Cloud, Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning. They have 3x brand new projects ready to go and require MID and Senior level Engineers to strengthen the team. MID level Engineers will support the Seniors in the team, and the Seniors will be the technical leads on their projects and prototype, design, and architect new solutions. You will be surrounded by high-performance tech minds based out of modern Sydney CBD offices with the option to work from home as much as you need to. They are pretty social and offer plenty of fun team events. Their culture is work hard / play hard and they also offer excellent training and career paths for those looking to quickly progress through the ranks. We are looking for someone ideally from a NodeJS Developer or JavaScript Developer / Front End Developer / Full Stack JavaScript Developer background, who can work across the below tech stack - but can also consider a strong Full Stack .NET Developer. What you will work with / learn: NodeJS Microservices JavaScript TypeScript Angular 11 Git / Github CI / CD Agile / JIRA Unit Testing / TDD Azure / AWS Cloud Docker Kubernetes SQL / PostgreSQL AI, Machine Learning, Data & Analytics Interviews are taking place immediately via ZOOM and start dates are ideally in the next 1-2 months. Salaries are very flexible but ballpark around $120-175k depending on level/experience. Please apply with your latest CV and we will be in touch immediately for a confidential chat. If you have any specific questions you can also reach out to us directly on: javascript@thedrivegroup.com.au We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Digital Producer

    Sydney
    Our client is seeking a passionate digital integrated producer for a dynamic role in which you'll be working closely with clients as well as working alongside technical and creative team members.   Responsibilities; Scope large scale integrated projects, provide timelines estimates. statements for work. Apply your knowledge of production methodologies. Provide clear briefs. Work closely with the creative and technical teams. Manage multiple projects Key Skills & Experience; Excellent production skills and hands on experience across all integrated channels. An understanding of technical platforms and their capabilities. Good usability of UX and interaction design UI. Good Collaboration and teamwork. Experience with large enterprise clients. Experience working in an agency environment. If this sounds like your next opportunity please send your CV to Projects@thedrivegroup.com.au  
  • Technical Business Analyst

    Sydney
    I am working with a large Australian brand that is looking for an Snr Technical Business Analyst to join a thriving team working on a large web upgrade to better customer experience. You will be required to lead from the front on an upgrade of Adobe experience manager working with technical and non-technical stakeholders with an outcomes focus. To be successful you MUST HAVE:       Technical Business Analyst Technical background as a software engineer Customer experience Agile - Scrum Methodology AEM is a MUST Excellent mentorship and leadership skills Good Stakeholder Management Skills       The role will be working with a household retail brand that is striving to improve customer experience and deliver a five-star service. You will be working as part of a collaborative team working together to find a solution to keep moving forward in the Digital customer experience. If you are open to a confidential discussion then please HIT APPLY
  • Front End Developer | React.js / TypeScript | AI & Machine Learning

    Sydney
    We are looking for a Front End Engineer who wants to join one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Australia! You will be given the opportunity to join a new mid-sized team within a global tech company and help build several new products from the ground up. You will take on an almost blank canvas and help lead a build on a new project end to end so experience working with React.js is crucial. Interviews will take place via ZOOM and the start date is flexible. You can start remotely but need to live in Sydney as everyone goes into their Sydney CBD offices for meetings from time to time. The Stack / Skills We Are Looking For: React.js JavaScript  Typescript HTML5  / CSS3 (SASS) Webpack GIT Agile / Scrum Unit Testing Perfect Communication Skills Team Player Bonus Skills: Cloud Platforms - AWS, GCP or Azure GraphQL Node.js AI or Machine Learning 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 & Mid Full Stack Software Engineers (NodeJS)

    Sydney
    Flexible & Remote Working | Greenfield SaaS Projects| $90k - $180k+    Due to rapid growth, we're currently looking for Mid, Senior or Principal level Engineers to join a Sydney based Fintech tech team who are known in the industry for being high performing, who think big and who strive to do things better. We're looking for Engineers who want to make an impact.    We're ideally looking for Back End heavy Engineers to work on Typescript, NodeJS and AWS, but there are also opportunities to work on React. For Mid Levels, there are also tonnes of mentorship and progression opportunities.      You'll join to work on several upcoming greenfield projects in a company that doesn't believe in red tape, where everyone is encouraged to bring their opinion to the table so you'll be able to make an impact as an individual contributor. A large portion of the team come from product-based organisations that think of the WHY. Think laid back start-up culture but high quality and high performing who get stuff done.    The Stack/ What You'll Work With: Javascript, Typescript ReactJS, NodeJS & ExpressJS GraphQL Microservices AWS Serverless It’s a seriously exciting time to join so if you love to learn new things and want to help solve interesting problems please get in touch!    Follow Us On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thedrivegroup For The Latest Tech News, New Jobs & Check Out Our $1000 'Introduce A Friend' Referral Fee.
  • Tech Recruitment Consultants (Multiple Roles)

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup: Driven by Technology, Powered by People.    We are a young and ambitious specialist technology solutions consultancy, focused on mutual partnerships and long-term relationships.    Due to high demand, we are expanding the business and growing our teams in Sydney & Melbourne!    We have multiple openings for: Resourcers Recruitment Consultants Senior Consultants Principal Consultants   Team Leaders  Any previous experience across areas/desks such as Product, UI/UX Design, Software Engineering (.NET, Java, PHP, RoR, Golang, Python etc), Front End / JavaScript, Data/BI, Cyber, Infrastructure, Salesforce or similar will be highly regarded! The Role/Our Company:    This is a rare opportunity for someone to get in early and join a successful scaling company whilst we are still young and you can really carve out your own career and path!    What does that mean exactly?    It means: TOP Commission Structure (Up To 50%) / Annual Bonus / HUGE Earning potential! Flat structure / No bulls**t / no office dramas! 100% collaboration / Work with other high performers on the same mission Defined career path / Work towards Team Lead, Manager & Director Perform & work your own hours / work from home Casual Fridays every day! Shorts, T-shirts, Jeans, Tuxedo - it's up to you! Cool Surry Hills offices surrounded by the best bars, pubs & cafes in Sydney Pet-friendly office - bring your dog to work! Choose your own equipment - Stand Up Desks, New Apple Mac, curved screens, wireless headsets etc Never-ending drinks fridge - Redbull, beer, wine etc Extra paid days off including your Birthday Monthly Lunch Club, Quarterly Individual and Team Targets Annual competition/team trip! (eg Skiing or Las Vegas) And our favourite - unlimited Holiday!! With a combination of high commission and company incentives, there is never a dull day. Worried about what area you will work in - don't worry. We have not broken down the market into small areas where you will be limited to a small market/desk - you will be given a good chunk of the pie, able to work across multiple markets and dual desk if you wish.    Oh ye, we also have NO KPI's. So don't worry about someone watching over your shoulder checking on your calls and how many interviews you have locked in for the week. Everyone runs their own business here and we all work as a team on the same mission!    About You / what we are looking for:    You should be comfortable in an "all hands on deck" environment, love solving problems, you can juggle 10 tasks at once, you can thrive in a startup culture - but most of all - you genuinely enjoy helping others and want to change lives!    And you should also have experience working in a recruitment-focused role and ideally in the Technology sector.    Simple as that!    We hire people who are determined and we favour ability over experience.    Unrivalled ambition and razor-sharp focus are what makes our service so distinctive and our consultants all share one distinguishing quality which is - Drive!    We are driven by delivery, success and focus on engaging in long-term relationships, not just transactions.    Our team also like to stay pretty fit and active, attend the gym/workout and take part in events such as Spartan and City2Surf - but we also like to eat out, drink, and have fun :)    If you like the sound of what we do, how we work and think you would fit in well here - let's chat!   How to apply / next steps: Shoot through a resume or the link to your Linkedin profile A cover letter is optional but would help us get to know you Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or eligibility to work full-time in Australia is required (Visa transfers available for the right person). Nobody likes "interviews" so if you look like you have what it takes then we will give you a call or grab a coffee. If you haven't moved companies or updated your resume for a while, feel free to just drop us an email and tell us a bit about yourself instead. Contact James on: jsullivan@thedrivegroup.com.au Unfortunately, due to the high amount of applications we receive, we can only contact successful applicants. We look forward to hearing from you :)       Some of the areas/roles we have successfully recruited for recently: Front End Developer, Java Developer, .Net Developer, JavaScript Developer, NodeJS Developer, MEAN Stack Developer, MERN Stack Developer, Full Stack JavaScript Developer, iOS Developer, Android Developer, PHP Developer, UX Developer, UX/UI Designer, Product Manager, Ruby on Rails, Python, Golang Engineer, Scala Engineer, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, React, Vue, Business Analyst, Test Analyst, QA Engineer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, CTO, Development Manager, IT Manager, Tech Director, Head of Engineering, Head of Technology, DevOps, Data Scientist, Technical Lead, Cloud & Solution Architect.
  • PHP Developers | Laravel | Angular

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

    Sydney
    I am working with a client that is a huge brand within Australia that is currently upgrading to a new version within their freight department. They need a solid BA who has worked with large ERP migrations as this is an innovative system upgrade that will allow them to keep up with the demand for cargo coming into Australia. The right Business analyst needs to have strong attention to detail for creating user stories, documentation, and gathering requirements to manage stakeholder expectations. To be successful YOU MUST HAVE: Senior Business Analyst experience ERP Migration experience Freight/ Aviation/ Logistics experience would be desirable System Upgrade experience  Aircargo system - Desirable  Creating User Stories Documentation, requirement gathering Senior Stakeholder Management This role is an immediate requirement for the right person and interviews can be conducted this week. It is a two-stage interview process for a 6-month rolling contract on a long-term internal project. If you have the above skillset then please HIT APPLY for a confidential chat.
  • eCommerce Specialist

    Sydney
    Our client is looking for a highly experienced eCommerce specialist who will drive sales for their online environment to join their company in a newly created role in an exciting growth period. You will ideally have a solid background in SEO and digital performance marketing background, with a real passion for eCommerce.    Responsibilities: Establish and roll out digital strategies. Establish and meet KPIs for online sales targets. Providing insightful reporting for all campaigns across key metrics. Manage and optimise websites stock, pricing and overall usability. Implementations of the eCommerce offering across a mix of paid platforms. Overseeing the daily optimisation of campaigns with a strong focus on campaign strategy across a range of markets. Managing EDM strategies and flow management Collaborate internally on strategy and implementation of SEO, SEM, UX etc, and liaise with developers and external parties to implement updates. Drive new initiatives in customer experience, loyalty, digital subscriptions, gifting etc.  Create estimates and SOWs. Constantly review and optimise performance. Ensuring that social media platforms are kept up to date to keep our customers engaged and grow our following. Key Skills: Experience in Paid Search -  ideally in an agency environment; with experience implementing best practices for setup and optimisation. At least 2 years experience working in an eCommerce focused role, with experience in website management and driving online sales. Experience with different eCommerce platforms ideally Shopify eDM system experience ideally with Klaviyo or Mailchimp. Knowledge of Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and pixels. Ability to lead a project, with full end to end delivery. Excellent communication  If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please send your CV to Projects@thedrivegroup.com.au
  • .NET Developer | Global Tech Company | Big Data

    Sydney
    TheDriveGroup have engaged with a global data company and due to growth, they have an immediate need for a range of mid and senior .Net Developers to join their business. They are a team of 8 highly talented developers working on several projects in the Data space. This team is working on cutting edge technology and is looking for an engineer who really understands the art of coding the most beautiful code they can. There is an emphasis on high code coverage and testing is the norm on any code you build.  They are offering a 12-month fixed term 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) they will operate a hybrid model that suits your needs. 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 Interviews taking place now (quick 1-2 stages via video). The start dates are ASAP but they are happy to wait and accommodate your notice period.  Please note: AU PR or Citizenship is required to apply.
  • 2x Senior Golang Developer | Global Tech Product

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

    Sydney
    I am working with a client that is a huge brand within Australia that is currently upgrading to a new version within their freight department. They need a strong Project Manager to come on board to manage the offshore and onshore team through the migration to a new version of the Air Cargo system. The Project Manager needs to have end to end migration experience. To be successful you MUST HAVE: Senior Project Manager experience ERP Migration experience Freight/ Aviation/ Logistics experience would be desirable System Upgrade experience  Aircargo system - Desirable  Budgeting, timelines, delivery Supply Chain Management experience Strong communication Skills Offshore team management Senior Stakeholder Management This role is an immediate requirement for the right person and interviews can be conducted this week. It is a two-stage interview process for a 6-month rolling contract on a long-term internal project. If you have the above skillset then please HIT APPLY for a confidential chat.
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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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