Head of Software

Job type
NZD180000 - NZD210000 per annum, Benefits: Non-cash benefits + STI/LTI
The opportunity:

Rarely do you see a blend of edgy tech, a team bound by purpose to help people in an industry growing with the advent of automation. This team focuses on harnessing connectivity, integration and harvesting data for automation and integration for IoT.  Think of all of the millions of consumer devices used to create optimal CX.  This is the market with clients that include the largest brands in the world using their products across the globe in a vast majority of countries.  The role of Head of Software is a powerful one for this product development business. The opportunity for an effective, contemporary software leader to bring new leadership to a business that has already brought to market a product portfolio currently worth more than $100M in revenue. Strong technical thinking is required to bolster the architecture of the IoT systems, from app to Cloud, delivery processes and look for opportunities to marry market demands with tech advancements. This role will be able to understand the technology whilst building an effective team, catering to the changing needs for the product suite. Working with the founders, engineering and design, you'll have the chance to grow your career like no other time and be part of one of New Zealand's fastest growing technology stars that isn’t making accounting or payment software.

Company profile:

International growth. A star-power list of international consumer brand giants clamoring for partnerships and advocating their services. A growing number of businesses switch on to the power of this tech as the demand for data and integrated CX is demanded.  This homegrown product vendor is the newest business pushing the envelope in the application of new IoT solutions.  The product suite includes a number of components: devices, apps, web platforms and Data advancements. This product portfolio offers opportunities for wide complex challenges around data, integration and performance and brand new thinking for new product prototypes. 

Software Engineering Leadership:

The journey of growth and change this business has been on has been radical. And it's not slowing down. A leadership role has emerged to lead and manage the hardware engineering teams within the business.

The role breaks down into four core components:

Technology roadmap: vision and leadership; commercial to technical; build and run

People leadership: growth and management of your new team

Delivery leadership: predictable milestones/achievable goals using Agile/Lean principles or similar 

Engineering leadership: Go to woah, internal teams/stakeholders, partners and suppliers

The fit:

To be able to fulfill this role you will be driven by the opportunity to influence the direction of the software engineering roadmap for a scaling business. You’ll celebrate the opportunity to win the hearts and minds of your team and grow them, igniting a sense of purpose for the company’s vision. Emerging from a technical business or background in a technology vendor, you will have rolled out successful, scalable delivery of software working within the IoT or similar product development sphere. 

You’ll be confident building and executing against a roadmap and vision, contributing to strategy. Reporting directly to the CTO you'll marry software, delivery and commercial leadership in the fast-paced world of contemporary product development.

For more information please contact Julian to discuss this opportunity on julian@potentia.co.nz or apply now.