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Engineering Team Lead

About Micado

Micado is an Auckland-based SaaS company and Salesforce Consulting Partner. We help organisations navigate digital change, regardless of what stage they are on in their digital journey. This spans the full spectrum of digital advice and execution, from helping clients with the fundamental building blocks to embark on digital transformation, to helping them achieve the big aspirational goals in their digital plans.

As a result, we look to continuously invest in our people as they are a key driver to our success and become thought leaders both locally and internationally. Connect with a diverse range of colleagues and mentors to continue building your career.
Micado partners with organisations of all sizes and industries across New Zealand and are dedicated to helping clients transform their digital business by making better use of their data and introduce automation across their day-to-day operations. There is always opportunity to learn, develop and share your knowledge.

About the role

As a valued member of Micado’s Engineering team, you will specialise in developing and enhancing Micado’s Analytics Platform. This role involves working with back-end and front-end developers and in partnership with the wider Product and Engineering team in building a modern, scalable, expandable, and secure platform to deliver a world-class and ever-improving product to our customers.

Broad-reaching, this role spans product vision and strategic engagement of senior internal and market stakeholders with a detailed understanding of product realisation challenges. You will be responsible not only for product definition and success criteria, including metricised delivery progress but ensuring our technical strategy aligns with, supports, and ensures the viability of our product strategy.

This role requires very strong technical acumen and a deep understanding of a wide range of technologies, applications & cloud architectures and is more suited to software or DevOps engineer transitioning to product, than a product manager with some technical knowledge. Key responsibilities include:

  • Work with the CEO and other senior members of the team to shape the vision, strategy, and priorities for the platform

  • Explore cutting edge technology in AI and data science to future proof the product and maximise its effectiveness

  • Be responsible for the alignment of the technical direction

  • Closely follow technical trends and best practices, identify opportunities for product innovation while maintaining the fundamental business objectives

  • Understand product requirements and user needs

  • Lead a team of senior Engineers and work alongside product and delivery managers to establish governance for particular programs of work

  • Collaborate with other leaders to mentor, recruit, and onboard technical team members

  • Develop a deep and ongoing understanding of key product and infrastructure metrics and performance indicators

  • Be an effective SCRUM Master: Effectively manage sprints to achieve sprint goals, groom and prioritise the product backlog

  • Play an active role in upholding the company's culture, values & philosophy, in particular, promoting a strong performance culture, with a focus on the people

  • Team development; recruiting, training & mentoring leaders & key team members

  • Development and delivery of a research road map for special projects

  • Continuous Improvement within the engineering function and the product as a whole

Skills & Experience required

  • 7+ years experience in engineering practices with strong technical skills. You have proven experience as a Head of Engineering, Tech/Team Lead, or CTO of a B2B SaaS or deep tech start-up or are a very experienced developer looking to step up to CTO

  • Excellent leadership skills with a focus on coaching, strong decision making, and the ability to align the vision and strategy

  • Experience with data/AI product development and/or deep tech solution development

  • Ability to collaborate with others and work with cross-functional teams

  • Strong technical knowledge in: React.js and Node.js development, AWS and Microservices, Dev Ops or Cloud Native architecture, CI/CD Pipeline Management.

  • Management of cross-functional teams

  • Exceptional technical communications and relationship management skills with technical engineering groups

  • A strategic digital/technical outlook with senior leadership engagement

  • Demonstrable experience of product roadmap & market comprehension

  • A strong technical software engineering or architecture background with a firm grasp on productised technology services

  • Collaborative leadership skills, a true servant leader who inspires and mentor others

  • Passion for future technologies such as machine learning and AI, ideally experience with SaaS platforms

  • Experience in managing Agile practices

  • A strong commercial mind, with the ability to manage budgets


  • A tertiary qualification is desired but not required

  • Agile / SCRUM

  • AI / Machine Learning

Why work with us

Working at Micado will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support, and mentor you to have fun while you do the best work of your life. We are a place where personal development, innovation, and change are inspired and celebrated. We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work.

What's in it for you

  • We believe in supporting our people to achieve both personal and business goals through experience, training and mentoring

  • Mentoring and on-going support throughout your entire Micado journey

  • A modern and central office with great coffee and snacks

  • Strong career progression pathways

  • You will work in a collaborative and supportive team, with a high-performance culture and strong, structured career progression paths

  • You will have the chance to shape an expanding Engineering practice and develop your professional skills within a team of high-performing professionals

  • Social events, celebrating achievements, being part of a family of people who love what they do

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