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Whip Around

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Fleet Inspection and Maintenance Software

Whip Around is a fleet inspection and maintenance software for managing fleet inspections, compliance, preventative maintenance, work orders, and reporting. The software allows managers to create powerful checklists for assets and empowers drivers to conduct inspections anywhere and anytime via the Whip Around mobile app. The app gives instant fault alerts and reports can be viewed from the dashboard to easily resolve faults.

Location
Auckland
Website
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Founded
2016
Employees
11-50
Industry
SaaS
Funding stage
Series A

Careers

Available roles

 

Intermediate Full Stack Engineer

Why Whip Around?

As Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

As an exciting SaaS startup, we are looking for Intermediate & Seniors Full Stack Engineers with passion and drive to join our team. Come and see what the buzz is about and why people are choosing to join the Whip Around team!

Requirements

  • Results oriented with an ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong communicator - we don’t expect you to know everything but listening to others and voicing your thoughts and ideas is key!
  • Ability to build strong relationships, influencing and collaborating with others.
  • Energy, drive and enthusiasm towards getting results and you are motivated by what Whip Around is all about!
  • Proficiency in Laravel, PHP, React JS, Node JS, Microservices technology, and AWS.
  • Experience working with API’s and navigating through building new API’s.

Experience you will have:

  • BSc in Computer Science, BE in Software Engineering, or other relevant qualifications.
  • Commercial Node.js or TypeScript development experience.
  • Experience writing unit tests.
  • Working on your own personal projects! Possibly your own app or a portfolio of apps that you have built outside of work. What are you passionate about? We want to know.

Benefits

You’ll be helping our customers achieve goals such as reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You'll be working alongside some talented Engineering and Product individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

Some of Our Benefits Include:

  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Frequent, exciting team events and activities
  • We are a values led organisation - everything we do (including who and how we recruit) mirrors our values
  • Birthday Leave - because no one should have to work on their birthday!

Our Values:

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do:

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don't Drop the Trophy

If you think this sounds like you - APPLY NOW!

 

Senior Product Manager

As Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

As an exciting SaaS startup, we are looking for passionate people with drive to join our team. Come and see what the buzz is about and why people are choosing to join the Whip Around family!

About the Role

Joining Whip Around's Product team, you will own the product strategy and its implementation for our ‘Maintain’ product, which makes it simple to stay on top of fleet maintenance. In addition, you will:

  • Own the product vision and roadmap from ideation through delivery to market launch and work hand-in-hand with our development team to deliver an outstanding user experience
  • Segment and prioritise the most valuable market opportunities for Whip Around to continue to grow.
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders ensuring that customer feedback is heard and effectively managed.
  • Represent the customer during the development process to ensure the released product delights the customer and creates an engaging user experience.
  • Write user stories and collaborate with UX Designers to define requirements and provide clarity to the development team enabling an efficient and effective development process.
  • Monitor and measure launched products and feed learnings back into the product development process.

Requirements

You will excel at both strategic and operational product management and have deep experience in high-growth SaaS B2B organisations, ideally business process software with multiple user roles and workflows. More importantly you are comfortable in the short term getting into the detail to support our current bunch of amazing product managers with a goal to lift up our practice and move up.

 

To be successful in this role, you'll also need to have:

  • Experience gathering data to inform product strategy and development, especially product user analytics platforms such as MixPanel/Amplitude.
  • Sufficient technical know-how to have conversations with, and garner respect from developers and data analysts.
  • The ability to translate our business strategy into a product strategy, influencing others (executive & product engineering) and taking them on a journey.
  • Solid working experience in an agile environment including hands-on experience acting as the voice of the customer and writing user stories.
  • The ability to articulate customer problems, focus the team around this goal, and the passion to provide solutions that create a great user experience.
  • A positive can-do attitude – you are biased towards action, constantly pushing towards clarity and delivery. You never hesitate to roll-up your sleeves, dive into the details and tackle tasks hands-on.
  • A confident yet humble approach – we work as a team, solving challenges together!

Benefits

When you join Whip Around

You’ll be helping companies achieve goals like reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You’ll be working alongside some talented Product and Engineering individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

Some of our benefits include:

  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Flexible working options - we know you have a life outside of work and we want to support this!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Exciting team events and activities
  • A day off on your Birthday (because we don’t think anyone should have to work on their Birthday!)


Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do.

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don’t Drop the Trophy

If this sounds like you - APPLY NOW!

 

Product Marketing Manager

As New Zealand Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

The Product Marketing Manager will craft Whip Around’s product messaging and ensure the Whip Around vision is differentiated in the market. This role is the glue supporting the Product, Customer Success and Sales teams to communicate the value of our product!

Requirements

  • Ability to create product marketing collateral (e.g. product videos, website copy, blog posts, feature teasers, social media content) that articulate the benefits of our products.
  • Experience developing cross functional go-to-market strategies for new features and partnerships.
  • Ability to evolve market segmentation for each product and partnership, supporting programs of work that improve customer engagement.
  • A data-driven marketer with a proven experience in building adoption strategies based on competitor and market analysis.
  • Strong and effective stakeholder management skills: ability to develop relationships allowing to influence diverse stakeholders.
  • A self-starter with initiative working in a fast-paced environment. We are growing and we want The Product Marketing Manager to grow with us!
  • Ability to work closely with the product team to develop and educate internal and external stakeholders on our product messaging.
  • Represent Whip Around across our key audience online and in person to articulate the customer-led benefits of Whip Around and our partnerships.
  • The Product Marketing Manager will bring creative and unconventional ideas to help navigate the market and industry. No ideas are off the table!

Experience:

  • Working in SaaS or within the tech sector; fleet industry experience is a plus.
  • Launching tech products to market while driving up the customer adoption.
  • Managing cross-functional projects, working with external commercial partners, managing people directly and indirectly, and delivering key project outcomes.

Benefits

You’ll be helping companies achieve goals like reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You’ll be working alongside some talented Product and Engineering individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Exciting team events and activities
  • A day off on your Birthday (because we don’t think anyone should have to work on their Birthday!)

Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do.

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don’t Drop the Trophy
 

Express your interest here

Why Whip Around?

As Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

As an exciting SaaS startup, we are looking for new team members with passion and drive to join our team. Come and see what the buzz is about and why people are choosing to join the Whip Around team!

Benefits

You’ll be helping our customers achieve goals such as reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You'll be working alongside some talented Engineering and Product individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Frequent, exciting team events and activities
  • We are a values led organisation - everything we do (including who and how we recruit) mirrors our values
  • Birthday Leave - because no one should have to work on their birthday!

Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do:

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don't Drop the Trophy

If you want to hear more about what it's like to work at Whip Around, check out our Glassdoor to peak inside.

 

Security Specialist

As New Zealand Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

As a Security Specialist your focus will be to help support and create world-class secure solutions for our customers! Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers with dedication to workplace safety. You will help protect our customers personal data and help ensure access to our systems and resources are restricted to the right people and systems.

Requirements

About the Role

  • You will be responsible for the overall formulation and execution of our security strategy and its implementation across the engineering discipline
  • You will help contribute, manage, communicate and prioritise the security roadmap. This includes communicating to key stakeholders, updating progress, and moving forward items where needed due to risk & impact.
  • You will take ownership of risk assessments, registers and mediation strategies
  • You will take responsibility for ensuring our customers personal data is not compromised or exposed to risk of exposure
  • You will increase our developers, operators and users security posture to support our build security in mentality
  • You will present the real, not perceived, picture of our Security posture that enables the appropriate decision making
  • You will lead our drive to continuously improve our security posture, always seeking to build security in and make doing the right thing, the easy thing
  • You will be empathetic to the people who develop systems, and you’re interested in the needs of all the different roles and people involved in the development team.

 

Competencies:

  • You have the eye for detail to assess risks across a broad range of areas, from applications to third party offerings used within our teams
  • You understand the importance of keeping customer data secure and understand the risks associated with any exposure
  • You have had some exposure to specific security requirements, such as those for APIs and microservices
  • You enjoy and are passionate about sharing your security experience and know-how to grow these skill across the organisation
  • You are flexible and able to adapt and respond to changing priorities or feedback
  • You thrive on being given the room to grow and expand your knowledge and experience, are always looking to improve and bring new skills to the team

 

Experience:

  • You currently hold a security based role, are doing significant work in the security space in your current role, or are looking to become a specialist in this space
  • You will have shown some competencies in the Security domain, taken part in risk assessments, registering of risks and helped or provided some mitigation strategies during your career
  • You will have experience supporting development and operational teams to improve their security posture
  • You will have confidence presenting security topics and concepts to internal teams and leadership
  • You have a wide range of security awareness, from system access to application security and everything in between and have dealt with challenges across this spectrum
  • Awareness of Cloud Security practices and any formal security training would be well looked on!

Benefits

You’ll be helping companies achieve goals like reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You’ll be working alongside some talented Product and Engineering individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Exciting team events and activities
  • A day off on your Birthday (because we don’t think anyone should have to work on their Birthday!)

 

Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do.

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don’t Drop the Trophy

 

If this sounds like you - APPLY NOW!

 

Product Owner

As New Zealand Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

The Product Owner is a critical role, acting as the glue that sits between our Product Managers & Engineering teams, helping us deliver customer value at speed. You will lead your team to execute against our strategic priorities with a focus on the next 30 days while working closely with key stakeholders to understand our roadmap.

Requirements

About the Role

  • You will work closely with Product Managers, and be seen as the main point of contact in squad, contributing to product design, discovery, product strategy, UX testing, and roadmap planning.
  • You will be completely across the backlog (30-60 days), which includes managing the backlog - plan, defining acceptance criteria, squad estimates, technical implementation approach, prioritise, kick offs, and refine user stories.
  • Maintaining a healthy balance of business as usual enhancements or bug fixes and new features or products.
  • You will deeply understand our strategic objectives and how our work is getting us there. Educate others/your squad on our strategic objectives and be able to demonstrate how the work you do contributes to them.
  • You collaborate with Product Managers and other Product Owners to ensure any new products / features in development have no negative flow on effects to our core stack of products when released into production.
  • You work with your squad to define and recommend an iterative approach to delivering on objectives and key results the Product Managers set
  • Foster a culture of making optimal decisions based on data whilst leveraging the experience of specialists. Use metrics that provide valuable insights to business decisions.
  • You will lead the squads to ensure their performance is at optimal level & that they are delivering to business objectives while continuing to meet the sprint goals you set.
  • You and your squad own all aspects of the delivery, including planning and managing your own risks and dependencies.

 

About You

With 3+ years of experience as a Product Owner or Delivery Lead in an Agile environment, you’re confident in leading squads to deliver value to customers and working with our Engineering team to understand the basics of technical implementation.

In addition, you’ll have:

  • Tertiary qualification with a degree in a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • SCRUM certification or Product Owner certification a bonus
  • SAAS experience or working in tech environment that is fast pace
  • Strong stakeholder management skills - including being in the detail, unblocking, facilitation, communicating upwards & downwards, and being point of contact.
  • Experience working in fast paced environment and being able to navigate towards outcomes
  • Strong JIRA experience (setting up boards, filters, reporting, etc)

Benefits

You’ll be helping companies achieve goals like reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You’ll be working alongside some talented Product and Engineering individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Exciting team events and activities
  • A day off on your Birthday (because we don’t think anyone should have to work on their Birthday!)

 

Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do.

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don’t Drop the Trophy

If this sounds like you - APPLY NOW!

 

VP of Product

Why Whip Around?

As New Zealand Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

About the Role

As the VP of Product, you will be in charge of managing and improving the Whip Around product portfolio from conception to launch, as well as post-launch validation and performance. Leading a fantastic product team, you'll ensure that the customer is at the centre of everything we do!

You’ll also be responsible for:

  • Identifying and transforming market opportunities into marketable products and services, while taking key stakeholders on a journey and articulating our value proposition.
  • Enabling and improving the product management team's plans, taking into account market developments and competitor analysis.
  • Working with key stakeholders to create and refine processes that support the scaling of our product teams while delivering speed to customer value.
  • Ensuring all key products built and released by the Product team have clear product requirements and key success metrics in place.
  • Using and promoting strong discovery practices to help us understand the customer problems we need to solve.
  • Ensuring outcomes are delivered by our product teams against your strategy and roadmap.
  • Presenting new releases and plans highlighting new product enhancements to existing customers, potential clients and business partners (as well as in trade shows, conferences and user-group meetings).
  • Leading and delivering product strategy, development, management and continuous improvement.
  • Leading customer led initiatives that deliver a seamless UX while solving customer problems.
  • Mentoring and guiding the Product Managers by sharing various techniques and frameworks used in Product Management.

 

About You

You’re an excellent communicator with the ability to communicate ideas simply and clearly, listen carefully, and confident in understanding the needs of our customers and stakeholders. You ruthlessly prioritise, will champion our values and are passionate about fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for your team and the business.

 

Critical competencies

  • You’re an excellent strategist, a creative thinker, and commercially savvy person.
  • You have a good understanding of what is trending in SaaS and what's coming up.
  • You’re able to demonstrate senior experience across all aspects of product management.
  • You’re an empathic people leader and good listener, creating a safe learning environment for your team.
  • You’re passionate about technology with demonstrable experience of entrepreneurial ideas and initiatives.
  • You’re deeply understanding of and experienced in the Agile software development framework, while being adaptable to manage multiple priorities.
  • You’re motivated, energetic and driven to achieve excellent results as well as helping engage and motivate others in the team/squad.

 

In addition, you’ll have:

  • Tertiary qualification with a degree in a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • SCRUM certification or Product Owner certification is a bonus.
  • SAAS experience or working in a tech environment that is fast paced.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills - including being in the detail, unblocking, facilitation and communicating upwards and downwards.
  • Strong JIRA experience (setting up boards, filters, reporting, etc).

 

Benefits

You’ll be helping companies achieve goals like reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You’ll be working alongside some talented Product and Engineering individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Exciting team events and activities
  • A day off on your Birthday (because we don’t think anyone should have to work on their Birthday!)

 

Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do.

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don’t Drop the Trophy

 

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