Director of Software Engineering

150 150 Helix Leisure

Helix Leisure is the world’s leading revenue-management system for physical locations that people visit for fun (e.g. theme parks, video game arcades, gaming, amusement and family entertainment facilities), with an installed base of over 1,500 sites globally and full service offices in the United States, Australia, Jakarta, Singapore and the Middle East. As the leader in its market and one of our key brands, Embed, delivers a suite of applications designed to manage all areas of any out-of-home entertainment facility specifically the use of data capture, cashless payment systems, point-of-sale solutions, value-added packages, redemption management, and guest loyalty programs.


We are seeking a Director for Software Engineering to join our team in Perth. This leadership role will build and manage teams of software managers, technical leads and developers in Perth, Singapore and India (outsource software partner).  Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, this senior position needs to work closely with the Chief Product Owner and the Chief Solution Architect to deliver products and solutions that meet Helix’s near term business objectives and long term strategic goals.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager with a passion for building winning team and developing software solutions with various proven technologies that allow Helix a cutting edge to lead in the Out-Of-Home Entertainment industry.


Key Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for product delivery to deadline that are mapped out in product development roadmap.
  • Recruit, build and retool the software engineering team including managers, technical leads and developers with knowledge and skill sets necessary to delivers the suite of products designed for the out-of-home entertainment industry.
  • Manage the productivity and performance of outsource software partners as an extension of our engineering resources. This include regular business review and annual contract evaluation to ensure the return of investment is met for every outsource partners.
  • As part of the Product Delivery Strategic Planning team (including Software Engineering, Chief Solution Architect and Chief Product Owner) to strategize and execute Helix Group’s 3-year growth plan.
  • Be a sponsor and active contributor to the team’s continuous improvement programs including productivity improvement tools and Scrum/AGILE methodology.


Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 12 years of software engineering work experience in software design and architecture, with at least 3 years in software engineering management role in an agile environment.
  • The talent must have strong technical background and has delivered software solutions on one or more of these technologies .Net, cloud-based solution running on Amazon Web Services and mobile computing.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering complex products across multiple agile teams.
  • Experience in building winning team across multiple countries, able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical teams, strong interpersonal skill and getting things done independently.
  • Tertiary degree in a computing discipline or equivalent.