Platform Lead – Techspace Consulting Limited

Platform Lead

Rosedale Auckland New Zealand

Job Openings Platform Lead

Our client:
Our client is a cutting-edge manufacturing company that operates globally, specializing in hardware-enabled SaaS solutions for the commercial refrigeration industry and has been established for over 35 years. By delivering purposeful outcomes to their customers, they strive to achieve new heights of excellence while promoting sustainability in the industry.

The role:
This is an exciting and newly created opportunity to bring on a Platform Team Lead to join our clients’ Engineering team based in Albany. The main focus of this role will be to oversee a complete infrastructure modernization- with a focus on AWS and Machine Learning. You will lead a team of 7 as well as being primarily hands on with technical projects focusing on the modernization of their legacy architecture.  

Day to day:
As a Platform Team Lead, you will play a crucial role in managing the development of a scalable and secure cloud-based backend infrastructure and APIs, guiding a team of engineers to ensure reliability and extract valuable insights using machine learning from extensive IoT-generated data

  • Strong understanding of AWS and Machine Learning/AI and proven experience implementing infrastructure modernization using these tools
  • You will ensure effective and consistent performance across the Platform Engineering function – institute best practices, policies and procedures to implement, observe and improve their platform performance.
  • Empower the wider business to efficiently handle large volumes of data from IoT devices and providing clients with invaluable insights
  • Lead a team of 7, including cloud engineers, machine learning engineers, data engineers and architects with a vision to grow the team even larger.
  • You will hire, develop and mentor Engineering team members across multiple countries and regions, building a culture of excellence and delivery within Platform Engineering.
  • You will work with Engineering leadership to set the tone, strategy and direction of the Engineering organisation, regularly communicating, presenting and driving the technical vision of the company.

What will make you successful:

  • 6+ years experience in Senior Engineering / Engineering leadership roles
  • Strong experience in AWS cloud-based infrastructure management
  • Experience with hardware-enabled SaaS Products
  • Experience with machine learning/AI
  • Strong background in API design and development
  • Expertise in data processing, storage and analytics
  • Broad background in managing the use of a wide variety of development tools, languages, delivery and infrastructure
  • Understanding and experience in agile product development
  • Proven Leadership and scrum experience


  • Great flexible working opportunities with WFH support
  • A varied and interesting job – no two days are the same
  • Up to 4 weeks work-from-anywhere per year (necessary approval required)
  • Diversity is the key, we are a non-biased workplace
  • 3% employer contribution to KiwiSaver (on top of your salary)
  • 12 weeks full top-up payment for maternity leave (subject to eligibility)
  • 1 week’s full payment of paternity leave (subject to eligibility)
  • EAP – Benestar My Coach, and employee support for staff and their direct family (health, financial, mental health)
  • Learning $$ funds towards employees’ development
  • Plenty of free parking as well as free EV charging
  • Birthday cake celebrations for all our staff
  • Social committee and community support initiatives in line with values
  • Fresh Fruit daily and unlimited cereal options

How to Apply:
If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge, apply now via the link or call Lesha Grey on 021337159 for a confidential chat. Please note that at this time, we can only accept CVs from individuals who hold a valid NZ residency or NZ Resident citizenship.

About Techspace:
Techspace are technology specialists in the recruitment industry that build the best-fit technology and digital resource capability for clients in a way that makes doing business with us easy. We work closely with our clients to understand the whole picture, so we match candidates that give both parties the best outcome.

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