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Associate Director, Product Engineering

Date: 12-Sep-2022

Location: Macquarie Park, Australia

Company: Singtel Group


Position Summary


Product engineering is a new function at Optus dedicated to the research, development, and operation of new digitally enabled network experiences. It is the technology enabler for the Optus Living Network, a collection of on-demand network features revolutionizing the future of telecommunications.


The chapter lead of Product Engineering is responsible for leading the software development practice as part of the implementation of Living Network products.

You will be hands-on leading a team of Product Engineers on a journey to build the next generation of network-enabled digital experiences.


Key Responsibilities


  • Lead team of 9 product and software engineers to deliver on the objectives of the Living Network strategy
  • Ownership of Software Development Lifecycle strategy for Living Network
  • Accountable for the on time and budget delivery of products enabling platform capability
  • Influential with senior stakeholders and Executive Committee members for the adoption of new technology solutions to deliver world-class product engineering.
  • Accountable for implementing quality controls and engineering standards across the broader team
  • Day to day management of software design and development team members
  • Active participation in solving complex architecture and software design problems
  • Participate in the design of new products and features
  • Establish plan for ongoing development of team technical and non-technical skills
  • Communicate to accelerate adoption and advocacy of platforms
  • Lead the establishment of a new collaborative product engineering culture


Experience and Qualifications


  • A technical qualification (degree) in Software Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • 10 years working within software development and operation division
  • 2 years’ experience in managing a dynamic operation team with cross skillled expertise (architects, developers, testers, designers)
  • Modification of processes leading to increased operational efficiency
  • Implementation of DevOps practice within engineering group
  • knowledge of software architecture patterns and relevant application
  • Hands-on experience (e.g. CTO) with developing new platforms
  • Leadership of technical team with diverse roles (e.g. architects, developers, test engineers) and management of KPIs / performance
  • Active engagement and management of Vendors to accelerate strategy


We understand that flexibility means different things to different people. We're proud to offer a variety of options to work in different ways, such as our Blended Ways of Working, job share and part-time. Our Blended Ways of Working lets our people work across home and our offices. Please talk to us about how we can make this role work for you.

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