Head of Technology

* Albany location * Own & execute the technology strategy * Purpose driven business * Leading Edge Technology *

Designer Wardrobe uses fashion to empower confidence and consciousness across their community. Through our Marketplace and Rental verticals we enable women to access designer fashion through both purchasing pre-loved, selling items they no longer wear, and/or renting those stunning one off pieces that you will only wear once or twice!

Key to our success is delivering to our vision of creating an inclusive fashion experience across NZ. By connecting a conscious community through technology.

The role:

As a key part of delivering to our vision, the Head of Technology role is responsible for creating, leading and executing the platform strategy for Designer Wardrobe

You will be responsible for leading and supporting a growing development team based here in Auckland and off-shore in Vietnam. As a result you will have a passion for creating a great team culture, of connectedness where your team is working towards shared goals and a vision.

What a typical day might look like (it’s a growing business so typical is relevant!):

  • Building and maintaining a highly engaged team culture of developers, pushing the edge of the technology, creating clean and clear code delivering to the technology roadmap
  • Ensure technical development of the organisation, building and defining metrics that will be used to measure progress
  • Create and execute on product roadmaps, deploying an agile methodology allowing for variances as required by the senior leadership team and other the market opportunities
  • Embed a coaching and development mentality by promoting a continuous development culture
  • You will embrace the DevOps ethos across the development process and build this skillset into your team

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • An ownership mindset, if there is something that needs completing you will treat our business, like your business
  • A natural people leader who can balance the leadership vs management vs execution aspects well
  • Strong development background ideally in Laravel
  • Experience in architecting, developing and maintaining scalable platforms and features using PHP / Laravel, Vue.js, Algolia and various other SaaS technologies
  • The ability to work at pace and maintain composure under pressure

What else we look for:

We have a strong values set at Designer Wardrobe and look for people who align to this. We want people who consider the impact of their actions and who are not afraid of constructive conversations and having healthy debate. You need to just “Be a good guy” - ensuring that everything you do is with the best intent and last but by no means least, Just make it happen - any chance you get to go above and beyond and take ownership is winning in our eyes.

We are a startup and the nature of startups means you have to be adaptable and work with pace.

What’s in it for you:

You get to work with an awesome bunch of fashion lovers with a belief in working hard but enjoying what life has to offer too. This is an innovative business that harnesses the power of technology to make things easier and better and all ideas are heard and explored. Designer Wardrobe invests in their employee experience ensuring you are treated as part of the growing family. In this particular role we see this as an opportunity to progress to the CTO in the organisation.

Do you want to join the Designer Wardrobe team?

We would love to hear from you…..apply now!