Tech Lead - Sky Websites & My Account App

A Bit About Us…

We’re Sky, an entertainment company that has been connecting New Zealanders to the stories and sport they love for over 30 years. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved and are excited about where we’re heading. We’re redefining our boundaries and challenging ourselves to do better. We’re moving fast, listening to our customers, creating solutions, and taking calculated risks.   


About the role…


As Tech Lead you’re responsible for the design and technical delivery of Sky’s website, the front door to our Sky Box business, as well as the My Account App.  You have had experience across a range of technologies, have a track record of delivering  great working e-commerce experiences and can roll your sleeves up with the team and support your products. You’ll need to have a customer-oriented and data driven mindset and an obsession with achieving targeted outcomes.

You’ll be passionate about delivering excellence, creating valuable experiences for our customers, have an inquisitive and open mind-set, with a desire to work in a truly collaborative environment to build something amazing.


The key areas of focus will include:

  • Provide technical and thought leadership for the development team  developing SKY's Web and native Apps and related applications and frameworks.

  • Working with the product owner to ensure exceptional e-commerce experiences throughout the customer journey

  • Ensure the seamless integration of APIs delivered to support the Web and Apps experiences

  • Work in conjunction with the other Developers throughout the SDLC including design, estimation and delivery

  • Work alongside UX/UI designers, to develop visually rich and interactive application experiences

  • Develop well designed, testable and efficient Websites and native Apps.

  • Take a leadership role on developing our TDD, BDD and QA automation, with automated releases; supported the establishment of QA-less teams; as well as working with manual testers and testing

What Skills and Experience you’ll need…

  • Computer Science or similar degree or have an equivalent body of knowledge/experience

  • 6+ years’ experience working in a Tech Lead role

  • Strong B2C e-commerce web/app development, interactive and integrated environments

  • Deep experience designing technical solutions & strategies evolving existing implementations

  • Excellent front-end development skills using React Web & React Native

  • Excellent programming skills with Typescript and modern JavaScript (ES6)

  • Excellent understanding of front end technologies (CSS, HTML, Ajax) etc.

  • Excellent understanding of state management concepts such as Redux and Flux.

  • Excellent experience working with Agile/Scrum and test-driven development

  • Git and CI/CD

  • E-commerce experience working with Google Analytics

  • Highly desirable full stack development experience using NodeJS or Spring boot (Java); other JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, Polymer or Vue; native mobile programming experience in Android and iOS; Docker and microservices experience are nice to have; GraphQL experience


The Cherry on the top…

  • An excellent salary package

  • Free Sky and Free Neon

  • Flexible Working Hours and Location

  • Discounted Gym Membership at the YMCA

  • Free parking onsite



How to Apply

Please apply through SEEK.  A full role profile can be provided upon request.  You must have the right to work in NZ