Lead Developer - People And Tech

Last update 2024-02-26
Expires 2024-03-26
ID #2028794708
Lead Developer - People And Tech
New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington,
Modified February 13, 2024


Kia ora! We're Flick, a tech-based power company launched in 2014 to disrupt Aotearoa's outdated, self-serving electricity industry and offer wholesale power to Kiwis for the first time.

The last few years have been challenging for power retailers, but Flick has come out the other side, raring to go and ready for a clearer and brighter future.

We're not flicking around – we're here to shake up the electricity industry and fight for fair-priced power in Aotearoa.

Strategic partners and pathways are in place and the focus is on ensuring our people and business are set up and ready for growth!The opportunity We're looking for a Tech and People lead to take on the leadership for our Integrations team.

We're looking for someone who has a great mix of programming skills, leadership skills, and people skills.

We care about our teams and the people in them.

We're looking for someone who will help grow individual team members and set the whole team up for success.

This team works in an area of some complexity so you need to be someone comfortable with handling it and making things simpler for your team.

Ideally, for this role, we need someone who is experienced with Ruby on Rails and has a good deal of experience with people leadership and team leadership.

Some of the things you might do in this team as well as being an individual contributor are: defining solutions to tricky problems; giving praise and support to team members; working as a part of the team leadership trio on the direction of the team, building an in-depth understanding of your team's domain; building relationships with your team and stakeholders; responding to incidents; coaching the team around testing approaches, how and when to refactor, how to debug and more.

This isn't an exhaustive list and we are open to people who are skilled in all sorts of areas while noting the importance of collaboration to all of our roles.

Our ideal people  We think experienced developers and leaders demonstrate a set of behaviours instead of having a specific number of years of work on their CV.

We are seeking someone who has a good level of team or people leadership skills.

Ideally, you'll have experience with these aspects of people and team leadership or some equivalent you'll share with us!Building good relationships One-on-one meetings and catch-ups Facilitating team meetings Performance reviews and goal-setting Coaching and mentoring to support people's development We are seeking someone who has plenty of experience with Ruby on Rails.

Again, this isn't something we assess in years of experience but something that we'll discuss with you throughout the recruitment process.

Ideally, you'll have experience with these aspects of Ruby development, particularly with Ruby on Rails Microservices, or at least being very well-versed in API development Familiarity with Continuous Integration or Continuous Deployment Supporting developers to grow technically and professionally Using agile principles to build appropriate, high-quality software in teams You'll need to be fluent with our technologies or something similar: Ruby on Rails HTML5 and CSSWhat we offer We're a proudly inclusive business and support our people with flexible working, a wellness break-out room, massages, fresh fruit, and a coffee machine.

Our new Flick HQ is based on Poneke's waterfront, giving you the best of both worlds with easy access to waterfront food spots and outdoor activities and to Lambton Quay's food and retail spots.

In the office, you'll see interactive, company-wide All Hands sessions, monthly get-togethers, social club activities, and recognition for Good Flickers.

Plus, we're a pooch-friendly workplace.

Hauora or well-being is everything to us and we care a lot about our Flick Whanau.

Our leaders are trained in mental health first aid, we have a wellness space and plenty of other support for our people.

In the Technology Team, we've got an established culture of growth and learning and we will support you with a yearly individual budget for training.

We know how to celebrate the wins and support each other through challenges.

We are a diverse set of people who genuinely enjoy seeing each other daily, with various working practices from fully remote to 100% in the office on the Wellington waterfront.

How to Apply We know some of you won't apply for this role because you don't meet all our criteria.

We'd encourage you to apply even if you think you don't meet all of them or if it feels like a stretch to you.

We're interested in finding great people to work with and we know they might not always be who we're expecting.

We're committed to improving the number of people in our Flick tech team who are currently excluded in tech.

We don't mind if you're self-taught or never formally studied.

We're interested in the skills you have now, what you might bring us, and what you want to learn in the future.

We're also open to changing how we do things to better meet your needs.

For example, we're happy to change our interview process to better accommodate you whether that means bringing a support person to speak on your behalf or simply working around your childcare needs.

If you feel comfortable asking us to change anything from holding an interview online to reduce covid risk or some other accommodation around our programming challenges we'll be happy to talk it through with you and make sure it works for all of us.

Interview processes can be stressful and we're keen to reduce that stress where we can.

If this sounds good to you and you're looking to be part of a supportive team, then apply today! We're super excited to meet you so send us your CV and a cover letter.

We will be reviewing and looking to talk to people as applications come in, so don't wait to apply! Applications will close on 21 February 2024.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Your application will include the following questions: Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?What's your expected annual base salary?Reviews from people working in the industry#J-18808-Ljbffr

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Lead developer - people and tech

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