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Tech Lead

Apply now Job no: 503152
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Information Technology

About Kmart 

With more than 235 stores and employing over 34,000 people, Kmart is proud to be one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful retailers.  

Serving the needs of Australian and New Zealand families is at the core of who we are as a business, that’s why we are driven to be the place customers rely on for low prices and making every day living brighter. 


You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive and progressive - with no two days the same! Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. We believe in – you build it, you ship it, you support it.  

What we’re looking for?  

Kmart Technology is embarking on a journey that includes development and implementation of new software systems as well as cloud transformation involving existing system, to support not just growth of the business but also new business models. As part of this technology you, you will have an opportunity to be technology leader to solve complex problems related to demand product design, development, planning, forecasting, fulfillment, ordering etc, with focus on balancing lead time and quantity to get Kmart products to the customers.   

As such we have an exciting opportunity for a Tech Lead to join the team.  This role will see you working closely with the Architecture team to determine system roadmaps and embedding DevOps practices into the team. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground level and determine which floors you stop at on your journey to delivering a modern Cloud based system.  

We are looking for highly technical, passionate, self-motivated and talented tech lead who love solving tough and challenging problems. The ideal candidate will need exemplary analytical skills, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and have a passion for creating scalable, reliable & maintainable enterprise facing software systems. As a tech lead, you will be providing technical leadership to a dynamic group of engineers where flexibility, teamwork, and creative thinking are highly valued. Engineers will look to you for mentorship, guidance and solutions to complex problems. The ability to build productive relationships with architects, product owners and other stakeholders will make you successful in this role. 
The position involves designing and guiding the development of major technology initiatives. Tech leads need to thrive in an agile environment towards tangible business goals. In addition to your own deliverables you will be overseeing the design and coding of Software Development Engineers in one or more teams (none of whom report directly to you).  
Specifically, this role will see you fulfilling the following responsibilities: 

  • Ability to architect and design right solutions starting with broadly defined problems 
  • Provide technical mentorship/leadership to other engineers 
  • Drive best practices and engineering excellence, including DevOps practise in the team 
  • Influence technical and business roadmaps  

About You  

To meet the challenges of this role, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience; 

  • Strong experience in designing and leading the team towards an extensible design 
  • Excellent technical coding skills with the ability to mentor and coach the team around best practice coding in technologies including React.js, React Native, Node.js
  • Strong experience in CI/CD, testing automation and test driven development. 
  • Experience using AWS cloud environments, services based and event driven architectures; 
  • Proven ability to lead change, represent end users interests and influence and motivate; 
  • Naturally curious with an innate desire  and ability to analyse and solve problems. 
  • Experience of working in agile environment using Agile methodologies 

This role will require  you to speak up and lead the way both from a technology perspective and a team perspective. This isn’t for the feint hearted, but will be fulfilling.  You will need to draw on your patience as moving on-prem systems to the cloud doesn’t happen overnight.   Are you up for it? 

If you are, you will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, inclusion in company bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks.  

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.  

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies. 




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