Head of Software Development


Here at affix, we love nothing more than to partner with locally grown success stories. This QLD family-owned and operated business is not only a perfect example of this, but they have been Australia’s number 1 accounting technology solutions business for over two decades!
The problem they are solving is simple. Let’s get serious, lodging tax returns sucks! These legends have made tax time an absolute breeze for everyday Australians with their established online solution that allows you to submit your own return in minutes! With over one million successful tax returns lodged, there is no question they’ve built a great business. They also know that the smartest technology businesses require great leadership to remain at the top. This is where you come in.
Who Am I Looking For?
The team is already well-established and highly capable technically, so leave the fire extinguisher at home. This role is weighted towards leadership (3+ years) where you will spend a lot of time translating and moderating between IT and the business.
Leading the Software Development team requires a special kind of leader. One who can manage a significant function, set strategy, build and maintain good practices and help encourage innovation and remain ahead of the competition nipping at their heels. Sound like you? Great, read on…
Ideally you’ll have a technical background and strong people management skills to support and grow a high-performing team of devs. A sense of humour would go a long way too! If you love coding, this isn’t the role for you. You’ll spend the majority of your time Tech Leading and Managing the team.
Lastly, I’ll award you with a gold star if you have product experience with an understanding of designing features and applications from a business perspective and knowing the ROI on different projects upfront before work has begun.
Give me some of them bullet-points! Each month will look something like this…

  • 5% Coding – Smaller Projects, Legacy Refactoring, Service Apps
  • 5% Infrastructure – Meetings, Troubleshooting, Planning
  • 5% Monitoring – Checking Current/Load State, Retrospective Analysis
  • 5% Security – ISO27001 Reviews, Meetings
  • 15% Queries/Investigations – Report Generation, Provide Advice to other Managers (IT or General)
  • 20% Management – Mentoring, Team Building, Hiring, HR, Timesheets/Leave
  • 20% Product – Road mapping, Spec Writing, Backlog Grooming
  • 25% Tech Leading – Agile, Architecture, Planning, Coaching, Conferences

Technical Environment

  • C# .Net
  • MVC
  • JavaScript
  • Microservice architecture
  • SQL Server
  • Cloud (Azure & AWS)
  • Octopus & TeamCity
  • Agile methodologies
  • Jira / Confluence

Sick of working long hours or worried about work/life balance?
Great! As a family business, they know how important having a work/life balance is. Flexible working arrangements are proudly available, as are on-going professional development (with sizeable training budget), rewards etc.
Northsiders beware, this role is based in Mt Gravatt. Good news however, this role comes with your very own parking space if you need to cross the big bad river!
If you’ve made it this far, we should probably chat! Here’s how you’ll find me:
Adam Grabish
0422 366 018
[email protected]

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Permanent / Full Time