May 11, 2023

Lead Developer

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

  • Spearhead an industry leading piece of work for REA.

  • Experience Hybrid working arrangements in a flexible environment – ex: Work from the office or home in a rhythm that suits you

  • Sustainability - We are certified carbon neutral and committed to reducing our impact on the environment.

  • Charities – We have long-term partnerships with charities working to address homelessness.

We're REA

REA Group  is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property.
With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home.

Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two  years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women.

Where the team fits in

This Lead Developer role will spearhead an industry leading piece of work for REA. You’ll be part of our Personalisation and Privacy tribe which sits within our Consumer Product and Experience business. The tribe’s purpose is to ensure that we are respectful, and to offer our consumers choice and control over their data.  Your team will be responsible for levelling up our privacy experience, working with product teams across the business, to integrate into a new consent management platform, to meet the needs and expectations of our consumers in how we handle their most personal information. In this position, you’ll be given the opportunity to be part of launching and enhancing industry leading consent management software. 

What the role is all about

  • Providing technical team leadership for a team of highly capable engineers 

  • Designing, coding, testing, deploying and maintaining software products using a variety of technologies and platforms 

  • Supporting production systems 

  • Leading the implementation of major products 

  • Providing technical mentoring and guidance to less experienced members of the team 

  • Helping define and manage roadmaps (with the DL and PM) 

  • Co-ordinating and planning the technical activities required to deliver team outcomes 

  • Supporting discovery activities (with designers, PMs, UX research) 

  • Triaging and prioritising custodianship work and developing your team’s systems health improvement plan (SHIP) 

  • Ensuring technical practices are adhered to 

  • Reviewing and giving feedback on PRs and engineering docs  

Who we’re looking for

  • You will likely have 8+ years of experience working in software development  

  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science or similar highly desirable 

  • A polyglot software engineer, able to be productive in Typescript, React, and Scala desirable

  • Excellent knowledge of AWS products and services

  • Desirable but not required to have some exposure to Kafka and data streaming platforms

  • Work productively in a fast paced and agile environment 

  • Advanced skills in designing solutions that scale and perform for millions of users. 

  • Advanced skills in developing long-term system architecture strategies.  

  • Expert skills in building products using open source and cloud technologies. 

  • Expert skills in modern software development techniques such as test driven development, micro-services and continuous delivery

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer: 

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working -  

  • Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers 

  • Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing

  • Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity.

  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life  

  • Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more effective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?