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Head of Engineering & Delivery - Digital Technology

Apply now Job no: 503951
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 –

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.

What are we looking for?

Kmart is experiencing significant growth, but we have even bigger ambitions and our Digital and Data Strategies are a big part of the plan.

Do you want to be part of the bold plan to build out our Customer Eco-system?

Are you an extraordinary technology leader who can build and mentor teams to be the most admired technology practice in the market?

We are seeking an experienced Head of Engineering & Delivery to join our Digital Technology team.  Reporting to the GM, Customer Technology, you will be responsible for Software Engineering, Architecture, Software, Delivery and People Leadership of Digital products and services for the Kmart Group.

This role will focus on  the Digital Portfolio for Kmart and will lead the outcomes for 5 - 7 squads, and will be responsible for team formation, technology strategy, agile delivery practices, engineering practices, solutions architecture,  and initiative inception to support the overall technology and business strategies for Kmart digital and ecommerce systems.

Other responsibilities include:

  • People Leadership – leadership of a team of technologists - motivate, develop careers, inspire best work, and support the day-to-day success of this team.
  • Delivery – drive the productive and successful delivery of software products, and champion lean and iterative software development practices within the teams and across the organisation.
  • Engineering – provide clear technical strategy and make key architectural decisions to ensure successful design and implementation of software and infrastructure that align with Kmart Group goals.

About You

The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Technology along with at least 15 years’ experience in software delivery and very strong experience in digital delivery and technical leadership roles.  Demonstrated experience in overseeing a program of work across multiple teams is essential as is demonstrated experience in agile software delivery, striving for continuous improvement along with ability to build and manage strong working relationships with stakeholders across large programs of work and strong workshop and facilitation skills to help drive successful outcomes.

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, Target and Officeworks. 

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

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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