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Senior Backend Engineer - Cards



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

At Airwallex (, we’re building the future of global finance on one platform. Founded in 2015 in Melbourne, Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses to grow beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all on one single platform.

If you’re excited to do the most ambitious work of your career and change the way money moves around the world - join us!

The Team

As a global engineering powerhouse, our teams are spread across Australia, China, USA, Netherlands, and Singapore, representing a vibrant mosaic of cultures and engineering viewpoints.

We are looking for a passionate, Senior Backend Engineer interested in building intuitive applications that our customers love. A key part of Airwallex’s Business Account suite, the Cards product enables businesses to issue cards to their employees and manage their usage. The Cards team is looking for an engineer who can help scale our product to meet the growing demands of data and feature complexity.

This role is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of our financial infrastructure and our customer facing applications.

The Role:

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will help define and implement our team’s technical strategy to meet an evolving set of product and engineering challenges. You will take ownership of projects from conception to delivery, leading the building of APIs, workflows and data pipelines to serve our ever expanding product needs.

Our team is breaking new engineering ground and we have the opportunity to define innovative solutions for a number of challenges, paving the way for other teams to follow in our footsteps.

About you:

  • Have a strong customer oriented mindset with a track record of product thinking.

  • Have a strong aptitude for system thinking, writing high-quality code and documentation, with a preference for JVM/Kotlin.

  • Have experience with cloud services, Docker and Kubernetes. Experience with data pipeline technologies like Kafka, KStreams/KTables or Flink is a plus.

  • Have a demonstrated history of using a wide range of appropriate testing practices.

  • Enjoy collaborating with a diverse group of individuals, bridging gaps between different teams and areas of expertise.

Life at Airwallex:

💸We commit to industry-leading salaries and rewards

💲We share our business success through every employee receiving equity

💻 Two epic working spaces in the heart of Melbourne and Sydney

🥗On-site snacks, think fully stocked fridges, beers, ice-creams

💳 Your own Airwallex Virtual Card, with $1000 per year to spend on physical, lifestyle, health, or charitable donations

🧘Access to our mental wellness platform to provide personalised, private support, including coaching and EAP sessions

🎂 Enjoy a paid day off on your birthday to celebrate YOU

👪Generous parental leave, baby bonding leave, and pregnancy loss leaves

💵Paid community and volunteer leave

💸Generous Employee Referral Program rewards for referring top talent

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status when making our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.