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What you’ll be doing...

You will be leading one of our cross functional software development teams, and have the responsibility to grow and develop your team, its members, and help it achieve success in delivering components for our award winning SAAS Fleet Management products, Reveal & Fleet. You will be working out of our Christchurch office (work from home a possibility), in a hands-on capacity and will be responsible for leading a multi-disciplined squad in an agile environment.

You will be a leader in a very dynamic and successful team, continuously adapting & improving our methodologies and technologies to stay the best in what we are doing: providing innovative fleet tracking software to SMBs and enterprise customers all around the world! A deep understanding of software architecture, platforms, and paradigms are essential for this role.

  • Manage the personnel on your team. We expect a Squad Lead to lead by example in every area, none more so than in the hands on development of our people and our products.
  • Be the person whom your team look up to for technical guidance.
  • Be a decision maker and ensure your team comes on the journey once a decision is made.
  • Lead a Cross Functional Team (CFT): you will need to be comfortable with code on multiple platforms, business requirements, deployments, and testing.
  • Be the primary contact for stakeholders and foster relationships outside of your direct squad.
  • Ensure collaboration with architecture to ensure we are building the right solution, the right way.
  • Advocate for your squad within the organisation.
  • Be a champion of technical excellence, process, and quality within the squad.

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years or work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working in larger project and team environments with product, application support and operations teams.
  • Strong experience in agile/lean methodologies and processes leading process improvements and engineering disciplines.
  • Demonstrated delivery of major projects with a focus on quality and productivity in a CI/CD environment.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant discipline or six or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of experience in software development.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and /or guide a team.
  • Communication skills both written and oral - with experience in presenting to engineering and product groups.
  • Knowledge of AWS based architectures and services.
  • Ability to lead systems analysis with application design individually and with an architecture team to deliver detailed application specifications.
  • Experience mentoring junior developers.
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented/SOLID Design principles and practices.
  • Experience with common patterns in distributed systems (REST, SOA, DDD).
  • Experience working with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines.
  • Knowledge of GIT or related source control technology.
  • Development experience on a minimum of one of .NET, iOS, Android, Angular, QA Automation, SQL Server.
  • Experience in measuring and improving performance of production systems.
  • Experience in highly scalable, highly available platforms.
  • Experience in managing the hiring and onboarding process for new team members.

Keyword: VZConnect, Verizon Connect, SaaS, Software as a Service

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