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Data Platform Engineering Director, APAC



Software Engineering
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 Role:

As the Data Engineering Director, you will oversee the strategy, architecture, development, and operation of Airwallex's data and AI platforms. You will play a pivotal role in influencing data-driven and AI-powered decision-making processes. A key aspect of your role will also include building a high-performing team that excels in a fast-paced environment. Your leadership will be critical in mentoring the team, promoting a culture of innovation, and driving technical excellence.


● You are a leader– with 8+ years of experience leading a high-powered engineering team

● You are committed – you strive to produce high-quality and tested solutions in everything you do

● You are a team player– you enjoy working in a collaborative environment with smart and innovative people

● You are naturally curious– always asking why and suggesting new ways to do things

● You are a passionate problem solver – You love digging deep and brainstorming with colleagues to come up with the best solution for a problem


● Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

● Minimum of 8 years experience in data engineering, with at least 5 years in a managerial role.

● Successful track records in transforming an organization into a data-driven organization.

● Expertise in big data technologies like Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka.

● GCP experience is preferred, but AWS (EC2, RDS, ELB, CloudFront, etc.) with docker and Kubernetes are great too.

● Proven track record in technical mentorship and leadership.

● Strong communication and collaboration skills.

● Familiarity with Agile methodologies.

● Flexibility to work across global time zones is required.

● Exposure to working on high-volume distributed systems.

● Hands-on experience with event-driven architectures.

● Previous experience in FinTech is a plus.

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.