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Karta® · Mobile Technical Lead

Mobile Technical Lead

We are Karta. We're an early stage, Aussie-born, global Fin-tech disruptor focused on opening up a world of possibilities for businesses seeking simple, seamless, all-in-one payments. What does this mean? We take the complexity out of gift cards, providing new ways to connect merchants and consumers.

Our start-up is well funded, and as we scale, we are bringing together a collective of like-minded people. Our platform is scalable globally and bolstered by a multi-year strategic partnership with Mastercard. Recognising the opportunity, CommBank formed a new strategic partnership with with us in October 2021. 

With groundbreaking technology that simplifies gift cards for consumers and businesses, we are bringing together an amazing team. As we grow, we will need Technical Leads to manage teams, and be hands on, ensuring what we build has the customer at the centre. Working most closely with Product and Design this newly created position ‘Mobile Technical Lead' will work collaboratively across all mobile architecture and development.

As a Technical Lead with Karta, you inspire. You believe in the brand, and care about customer experience. You work well in teams and enjoy being autonomous too. You will be a natural problem solver, comfortable navigating through ambiguity in order to reach your goals.

What you will lead: 

  • The execution of all nominated development projects across the entire app life cycle through to product launch, analysing briefs, writing progress reports, identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Project requirements and developing work schedules for the team.
  • Timelines, delegating tasks and achieving daily, weekly, and fortnightly goals.
  • Collaboration, liaising with team members, management, and external suppliers to ensure projects are completed to standard and in line with our strategic goals.
  • Ensuring the team understands the customer needs.
  • Ensuring our software documentation is up to date.
  • Writing code alongside your team, always improving our apps, in line with best practice.
  • The identification of bottlenecks, and risks, forming contingency plans where necessary.
  • Functionality testing and debugging code.
  • Maintaining a solid framework to support the apps working across the engineering team.
  • Engaging with design, operations, marketing, finance and sales teams on the development, QA, and release of products.
  • Ways of working in line with agile methodologies, supporting key team building activities.
  • Agile ceremonies, including retrospective, demos & stand-ups.
  • Supporting your team - inspire creativity, mentor, guide and coach, via regular one on one and group meetings.
  • Team output, creating a culture of performance, living up to commitments and having a focus on continuous improvement.

What you can demonstrate:

  • Strong experience in a similar leadership role.
  • A background in financial services or payments.
  • The ability to work across multiple locations and time zones.
  • Constructive and collaborative leadership.
  • Excellent technical, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
  • Familiarity with the Agile/Scrum tools framework.
  • Highly effective cross-functional working style.
  • Willingness to build professional relationships with our team and our clients.
  • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills.

Your Technical Expertise

  • Expertise in React Native, Native iOS and Android development in Swift and Kotlin, Typescript and Jest is essential.
  • Experience with Fastlane or other mobile CI/CD pipelines will be advantageous.
  • Exposure to Developing APIs with Node JS, React web, Github or other cloud based Git solutions would be a bonus.
  • Previous experience with Confluence, Jira or similar tools is a must!

Your qualifications:

  • Master's or bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or a related field.
  • Previous software and web development experience.
  • Proven experience working in a fast moving, fast paced fin-tech start up.

About you: 

  • You have a contagious energy, and engaging style
  • You are a creative and confident leader who drives change
  • You apply structured problem solving to any issue.
  • You use sound judgement using data combined with your intuition.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity whilst working in an evolving environment.
  • You are perceptive and enjoy the ‘hustle' required to get things done.
  • You take accountability, living up to your commitments.
  • You know it's not just what you deliver, it is how you do things - the right way, every time!

**Why is working with Karta so special?** 

We are a growing team, with the customer at the heart of all that we do. We are a welcoming and friendly bunch, on the cusp of something pretty special! Inspired by the journey ahead and our supportive leadership team, we are all in. We are building our Company culture together to ensure we can achieve our goals and have fun along the way. We are a true start up, figuring everything out as we go, making progress as we face the usual growing pains. We are pretty excited about our products, the tech stack, our suit free, open mike no ‘bs' work style and approach. We are a truly flexible organisation, with the option of remote or hybrid work styles that reflect your role and your personal circumstances.

**Diverse Perspectives**

We know that innovation thrives where diverse points of view come together to solve hard problems in ways that are just now possible.  As such, we explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, diverse cultures, and diverse work experiences.  Please be prepared to share with us how your perspective will bring something unique and valuable to our engineering teams.

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