Head of Engineering

Job description


Neara is a high-growth software company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. We are backed by some of Australia’s leading technology and infrastructure investors. We recently closed a Series A financing round led by Square Peg Capital, one of Australia’s pre-eminent venture capital funds, and which also involved Skip Capital and a number of leading angel investors.

We are tackling the toughest challenges in the rapidly evolving energy and infrastructure sector. Our proprietary software platform generates three-dimensional digital models of infrastructure assets, enabling complex, engineering-grade analysis to be performed at scale. Our state-of-the-art, cloud-based model enables utilities and infrastructure asset owners to enhance the operation and performance of their assets by optimising capital spend, reducing operational costs, and improving safety and risk management. As a team, we are passionate about the role that Neara is playing in reshaping and evolving an industry at a critical time in its history. From graphics to machine learning, physics simulations to big data, there are opportunities in our team to work on almost any juicy tech problem. 


This role will involve both assisting on crucial enterprise projects and coordinating our team of Software Engineers, primarily based in Sydney, to optimise their efforts and ensure sustainability in their workload.

This will include:

  • Overseeing the development team, the project streams, and their priorities

  • Monitoring reliability and performance of all internal systems and suggest improvements

  • Overseeing software development projects by coordinating requirements, goals, and timelines to ensure overall team alignment

  • Utilising your Software Engineering skill set to provide technical leadership

  • Preparing and managing the engineering department’s budget

  • Designing strategies for future development projects based on the Neara’s objectives

  • Assisting in hiring new engineers and coordinating their onboarding

  • Coordinating with the Product Manager to implement innovative technologies and processes

  • Coordinating with external stakeholders for new integrations and tools

  • Reviewing and updating policies relevant to internal systems and equipment

Job requirements


  • 2+ years experience in directing an engineering department, ideally at a senior leadership level

  • 5+ years hands-on experience in full-stack development

  • Understanding of agile methodologies and implementing new processes

  • A calm, confident attitude with the ability to put the needs of the team first

  • Leadership abilities with a strategic mind, and strong project management skills

  • Experience with IaaS (e.g. AWS)Good sense of humour, with previous start-up experience a plus

  • BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field


  • Competitive salary, plus equity options

  • Significant opportunity for career development and acceleration

  • A dynamic environment, a complex and engaging product, with a motivated team

  • A centrally located Sydney office, minutes from a train station