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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

  • Full-time / Permanent role
  • Hybrid (mix of WFH and in-office)
  • Based in Sydney

Does a competitive salary package with bonus company stock, flexible hybrid work, 5 wellness days/year, Bonus flexible benefits package of $1250/year and a fantastic team culture spike your interest?

AlayaCare are seeking an Engineering Manager to lead a team of engineers in the development and maintenance of features in our flagship SaaS application. Committed to attaining and exceeding high levels of user satisfaction.

About AlayaCare

AlayaCare are a fast-growing scale-up with a presence in Australia, Canada and the United States, who are revolutionising the way aged and disability care is delivered. Our software offers a complete technology solution for residential and community care organisations. Focused on driving better outcomes for the aged care and disability care sectors, we are driven by our purpose of enabling the care we want our loved ones to receive in the place they call home.

We have an open and transparent culture, our teams are highly diverse, and we are committed to a workplace where we all feel that we can be ourselves.

About the role

As an Engineering Manager, you will have the opportunity to cultivate a strong team identity and support team members with personalised mentoring. We are looking for a strong technical leader and self-starter who has experience leading a high performing Engineering team within the SaaS sector, ideally in an industry similar/adjacent to ours. Reporting into our Senior Director of Engineering (based in Canada), this role will allow you to be an integral part of a team dedicated to product development, with engineering hubs in Canada and Australia.

More specifically, you will be completing tasks such as:

  • Coach and motivate a team of developers and quality specialists, meeting their aspirations and setting measurable performance targets to foster a high-performing environment.
  • Be accountable for delivering on commitments and business results. Set direction and operational model for the team by anticipating strategic challenges and business opportunities
  • Work in collaboration with the Product Management team to translate business objectives and customer requirements into software delivery activities.
  • Work alongside the Product Management team to develop quarterly delivery plans and enable the team to achieve these with high predictability.
  • Continuously define, prioritise, and execute technical initiatives to improve the reliability of systems managed by the team.
  • Participate in architectural/technical design activities, code reviews (without being the senior technologist) and incident reviews, using them as opportunities to foster technical and process excellence.
  • Collaborate effectively with other teams and disciplines to solve interconnected problems and to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Lead performance management and impact assessments as required for direct reports. Be accountable for the team(s)’s health and productivity.
  • Continually monitor industry trends. Establish, rollout, monitor, and continuously improve the technical and operational standards and best practices for the team.
  • Maintain a professional network and leverage it to recruit the top talent. Assisting in the recruitment of team members and leading interviews. Establishing and executing an impactful onboarding process for new team members.

What we're looking for in an Engineering Manager;

  • A completed degree in a computer-related field and/or demonstrated learning experience
  • 3+ years of people management experience in a technical industry, including strong cross-functional leadership and organisational skills
  • Prior experience in having led a development team in the SaaS industry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an ability to express technical and business concepts in approachable terms
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary software development practices, and opinions on how to best deploy them
  • Experience solutioning with API-based systems

It would be a bonus if you also have:

  • Prior experience in having led a development team in the ANZ Aged Care SaaS industry
  • Knowledge of and/or exposure to the aged and disability care sector.
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications (Health, IT, Business or related discipline).

If this sounds like you, apply today! As well as joining a great culture and a market leading company, you will be well placed to make a positive difference in the aged care sector in Australia and New Zealand.

What we offer;

  • Competitive salary package including generous company stock for all employees.
  • Flexible hybrid work (from our offices, from home).
  • 5 wellness days off per year to relax and promote mental health.
  • Flexible benefits bonus package of $1250 per year.
  • Company paid parental leave and volunteer leave.
  • Team lunches and events, and health and wellness activities.
  • An open and transparent culture.
  • A chance to make a meaningful difference for clinicians providing care on the front line.
  • A foot in the door to the rapidly expanding home care technology industry.

Better outcomes, better belonging

Having a pulse on our employee feedback is important to us as we aim to continuously evolve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Accessibility within AlayaCare's policies, total rewards offerings, discussions, learning & development programs, and community partnerships. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration.

If you require accommodation as part of the recruitment and selection process, please reach out to Please note, we do not accept unsolicited headhunter or agency resumes.