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Our expertise in Senior Appointments & Executive Recruitment.

Executive search and senior appointments are a challenge in today’s complex and competitive business environment.

When hiring for roles such as CTO, CIO, or Head of Engineering, there’s a lot to consider: Requisite industry and functional experience; the ability to problem solve and adapt; a proven track record; and people and personal skills that fit within an organisational culture.

Unfortunately, organisations often get it wrong. A 10 year study published in 2017 showed that for many reasons, 50-60 percent of management new hires reportedly fail within the first 18 months.

At TheDriveGroup, we take those odds seriously; helping our clients beat the statistics with our proven search and recruitment strategies for hiring senior executives and senior leaders that go the distance.

We are the experts in Technology Recruitment.

From executive candidates to clients, we work with senior leaders and managers every day. We know what is important, what motivates them, and what they look for in both a new hire and a new role.

Through actively networking and nurturing professional relationships with senior executives – over a number of years - we have established strong connections and gained insights into trends and strategic challenges, as well as expectations of both organisations and individuals

Expert advice on Senior Executive hiring trends

Our Senior Appointment and Executive Recruitment team have specialist market knowledge of senior executive salaries, job titles and hiring trends to ensure our clients can attract their first choice candidate at a competitive rate. We also work extensively with both candidates and clients to ensure skills and leadership traits are aligned with industry, market and organisational fit, before we present anyone for an interview.

This extra level of due diligence, matched with our highly sought after network and unique ability to discover new talent, is why we are consistently chosen to seek out important new hires for roles such as:

  • CTO / CIO

  • Head of Engineering / Technology

  • VP of Engineering

  • Engineering Lead

  • Technology Lead

  • Development Manager

  • IT Manager

  • Head of Mobile

  • Head of Product

  • Head of Cloud / Practice Manager

  • Programme Director

Looking to hire a Senior Executive?

Through our specialised tech recruitment services that leverage the most innovative recruitment platform, and a pipeline of vetted, engaged and highly experienced candidates, we can take the hassle and time out of finding your next strategic leader – whether that is your CTO, CIO, technology lead, IT manager or director.

Talk to us today to see how we can help.

Looking for your next big challenge?

We partner with leading brands in emerging and fast growth markets to help them find and attract the best talent. If you are a senior executive or business leader looking for your next challenge in a company that shares your values- we can help you find them.

Search our available opportunities now or Register with us now and we’ll be in touch to discuss what exciting opportunities we may have for you.

Meet our Senior Appointments team

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  • James Sullivan

    James Sullivan

    Director - Development & Emerging Technology
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    • 02 8076 4661
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  • John Ross

    John Ross

    Director - Data & Technology
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  • Luca Simon

    Luca Simon

    Consultant - Software Development & Design
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  • Simon O'Rourke

    Simon O'Rourke

    Principal Consultant - Project Services & QA
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    • 02 8076 4633
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Jobs in Senior Appointments

  • Software Engineering Manager | Java / Microservices / React.js

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

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

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