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Engineering Manager - Payments / FX



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Melbourne, VIC, 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.

This team is creating a new generation of Foreign Exchange platform. In 2024 we plan to streamline our FX pricing & risk management capability and re-architect the APIs and workflow engines that power our FX enabled customer experience across payments, conversions and multi-currency card spend.

The Role:

The FX Engineering Manager is a high-impact role requiring close collaboration with product & engineering teams across the organization. You will manage a team that maintain & evolve our mission critical foreign exchange platform that provides seamless global native capability across Airwallex’s diverse product ecosystem, including card issuing, payments and acquiring.

The role will include both people & technical leadership responsibilities, and will require you to design and execute an engineering strategy in partnership with the organization's senior technical & business leaders. You will be responsible for both the delivery & overall health of the FX engineering domain.

About You:

• Solid foreign exchange domain knowledge

• 8+ years of software engineering experience, with a focus on solving availability & consistency challenges across mission critical, distributed systems

• 2+ years of experience managing and mentoring a team of developers

• Hands on experience with event driven architectures

• Strong communication and collaboration skills

• Experience with backend technologies is essential. While we do not mind what language you have most recently been using, we are using Java or Kotlin, Spring / Spring Boot

• Experience developing and maintaining automated tests and quality control processes

• Evidence of working on high volume distributed systems. Strong cloud experience GCP (preferred) or AWS (EC2, RDS, ELB, CloudFront etc) with docker and Kubernetes

• Experience integrating with observability tooling such as Splunk, NewRelic, Prometheus, Grafana

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

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

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

🧘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.