Head of Engineering

Thank you for your interest in working with Screenrights.

Screenrights is committed to pursuing diversity within the screen sector and following an inclusive directive in all aspects of our business. Every person has the right to a fair and unbiased recruitment process irrespective of gender, geographic location, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, intersex identity or nationality.

We pride ourselves on maintaining a great workplace culture, and Screenrights provides a flexible and friendly working environment. We have embraced the hybrid working model that has proven effective during the pandemic, while we continue to foster a supportive team environment. We offer ongoing training opportunities for our staff, and benefits like free movie tickets for Australian and NZ theatrical film releases.

Screenrights employees aspire to the following success behaviours:

  • Leadership
  • Innovation & Renovation
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Solution Focused
  • Reliability & Accountability

We are also guided by our three core values, which underpin the way we work:

Act with Integrity“We are accountable, trustworthy and fair”
Strive For Excellence“We believe in change for the better and always seek opportunities to improve”   
Achieve Through Collaboration“We reach our best results when we work together”

Head of Engineering



Immediate Supervisor

Chief Executive


Full Time

Role Summary

At Screenrights, everything we do supports learning and creativity.

Engineering innovation is the fuel that powers Screenrights. Your mission is to be the Leader who takes our high performing team to new heights, building a world-class engineering team to transform our tech stacks, while executing with quality, pace and an eye to the future.

As we are undergoing a tech transformation (including retiring some legacy systems) while building new products to scale globally, you’ll have a strong bias for innovation, value creation and adapting to change in a very fast-paced environment.

You’ll be the voice of technology for the leadership team, taking senior stakeholders and the Board on a journey to understand the tech vision and execution plan. You’ll be engaging in strategic planning for the organisation, participating in the management team guiding the direction for the business, and bringing tech insights into the strategy and direction of where we are headed in the future.

Key Accountabilities

  • Be an inspiring Technical Leader
  • Evangelise the technical vision, strategy and technical roadmap with key stakeholders and the Board
  • Plan and execute on the tech & data roadmaps and product roadmap (in conjunction with the Head of Product)
  • Be intimately familiar with our product, languages, and our tech stack (AWS, distributed systems, and services) to drive decisions about frameworks, architecture and long-term decisions
  • Drive the maturity, scalability, reliability of our platform and people as we grow
  • Implement a sound cybersecurity approach and build security capability
  • Deliver the customer value and the product roadmap with engineering excellence and pace
  • Guide the team to building innovative, elegant solutions with a bias towards value creation by balancing trade-offs with the best interests of the company
  • Guide the team on important architectural and long-term engineering decisions, as well as shorter-term tradeoffs, staying technical to provide meaningful guidance on engineering decisions
  • Maintain a connection with & provide progress reporting to key customers, stakeholders and the Board, particularly as our non-profit moves to serve global players
  • Be a strong People Leader, guiding your team from a place of respect and care
  • Be a trusted partner to design, engineering, product, and leadership teams
  • Mentor, develop, and guide your engineering leads and engineers so they can do their best work
  • Coach & lead onshore and offshore developers – while our team is small (~15) we are mighty and growing
  • Own the Engineering Team Engagement score (quarterly measure of team engagement), by building upon our interactive, learning-oriented engineering community

Application Process

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Level 1, 140 Myrtle Street
Chippendale NSW 2008


Phone: +61 2 8038 1300

New Zealand

NZ Freephone: 0800 44 2348


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