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Lead JavaScript Engineer - Node | React | AWS - Grow Into A CTO Role!

Job Title: Lead JavaScript Engineer - Node | React | AWS - Grow Into A CTO Role!
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: $150-180k + super + equity/options
REF: 2654090
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

  • Lead Front End Developer / Full Stack Developer
  • Node - React - AWS
  • Grow Into A CTO Role!

This is an amazing opportunity for a hands-on CTO or a very strong Lead Front End or Full Stack Developer to join an established and heavily invested SaaS company who already have global reach! 

Due to another successful round of funding and heavy investment from some of its stakeholders they are now looking to bring on a hands-on leader who can become their CTO!

Ideally, we are looking for a very strong Senior/Lead Front End or Full Stack Developer who has experience with React/Node and also working with a Start-Up, Agency or in a hands-on CTO role - strong leadership and technical skills are a must
This is a key position and needs 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.
You will be working closely with the Founders in a senior leadership role with influence over the direction of the company and autonomy and ownership over the evolution and development of the platform.
The Role

You will lead and manage all technical aspects of the business in line with the business plan and the future ambitions of the business which may include product diversification.

As well as managing the development team the role is a strategic one and you will be responsible for creating and implementing the product development vision and strategy.

You will be a member of the management team and will have a voice in the overall shaping of the business and the direction it takes.

Whilst staying hands-on you will manage an existing team with an immediate plan to grow and recruit your very own team!

We are looking for an experienced tech leader or someone that feels they are ready to take on the role that is used to leading teams developing cloud-hosted products.

Ideally, you will have:
  • Experience working with start-ups or with tech products
  • Experience in running small development teams and recruiting technical staff
  • Strategic thinker who is equally at home with detail and implementation
  • Budgetary control experience

Key Technical Skills
  • Extensive experience in development, system architecture, solution design, leading our technical team and technical strategy
  • Extensive experience in building full-stack web applications using React.js & node.js with a deep understanding of JavaScript software development
  • Experience with GIT, AWS, setting up build pipeline, DevOps/CI/CD.
  • Experience implementing front-end frameworks using React + Redux (or AngularJS / VueJS)
  • Solid knowledge of web application development and standards - HTML5, CSS3/Less/Sass, Responsive Web Design etc
  • Knows RESTful API development inside-out
  • Security aware and focus using standards such as OAuth.
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB or similar

We’re looking for someone who’s excited about the prospect of scaling an engineering team, helping define the next steps of the product and working in a business that’s got funding to invest in significant growth. It’s a seriously exciting time to join the business, so having similar previous experience in a VP of Engineering background is a massive bonus. This is an urgent requirement and on offer is a highly competitive package with equity/share options available for the right person.

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