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With a content portfolio like no other media organisation in the country, SBS occupies multiple channels and platforms, and provides a unique opportunityf or employees to help make Australia a better place to live.

Engineering Lead, SBS On Demand


    SBS is one of the most distinctive, diverse and fast moving media organisations in the world. We’re leaders when it comes to knowing how people want to consume media. Our On Demand team have created a bold digital product where we showcase > 6,000 hours of content that explores global perspectives on gender, sex, culture and the natural world in a bid to make our society more cohesive.

    We’re now looking for an Engineering Lead to join this exciting and creative team. Naturally you’ll have experience as a true people leader with a track record of nurturing quality practices in your team, made up here of developers and testers.

    Our team works in an Agile environment, so you’ll also champion continuous delivery, test automation and a culture of shared accountability, customer focus and improvement. We’re a customer-centric organization so an understanding of our audience (using web, mobile, connected TVs and set top boxes) is really important.

    Some of the technical stuff you’ll be doing:

    • Collaborate with scrum teams to lead development and testing approaches in a hands on way
    • Good ability to build and maintain relationships with peers and vendors
    • Thought leadership. Use your expertise to scope and investigate future technology directions and make recommendations to non-technical stakeholders
    • Make sure customer needs are being addressed and are aligned to our company purpose
    • Evaluate effectiveness of tools, processes and methodologies, while keeping an eye out for opportunities to innovate!
    • Collaborate with our broader technical team on standards, environments & operational support
    • Generate innovative ideas for future product development

    More about you:

    • Deep experience as a developer which you now bring to this leadership position
    • A hunger to break the product before our customers do
    • Deep understanding of the market, technology trends in video on demand, video advertising, vendor capabilities, system architecture, development approaches and latest thinking in software development

    While our ideal person will have worked in a similar role with exposure to similar digital products and Agile processes we’re also really interested in how you work. We’re looking for a leader who can inspire excitement and passion in exploring the technical possibilities through boundless enthusiasm and energy, and a genuine coaching style. As an experienced Engineering Lead you’ll have a developer background and so act as a thought leader and hands on role model. You’ll have experience at taking a hypothesis-led approach, experimenting and iterating  based on data and customer feedback.

    There are a bunch of benefits to working at SBS including a fun work space, accountable and flexible work environment, competitive salary, gym membership, onsite parking and more.

    We’re led by a purpose that drives and motivates us and it’s the reason we love doing what we do.

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