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Senior Backend Engineer - Yield



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 with an interest in building scalable, distributed financial infrastructure to lead the development of a new platform to power Airwallex Yield - a hotly anticipated product which provides seamless investment opportunities to customers looking to earn return on their cash.

This is an exciting greenfield opportunity to design and implement a scalable platform to support the rollout of Airwallex Yield across all customer regions and cohorts.

The Role

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will help define and implement our team’s engineering strategy which will include leading the selection and rollout of patterns and frameworks across the emerging Core Banking Yield squad.

As a team, we will own the client investment & settlement workflows (signup, investment, redemption), reconciliation control, unit registry / investment ledger and integration rails with our investment providers.

About you

  • Have an interest in the financial domain

  • Have experience solving distributed systems challenges - scalability, consistency, latency.

  • Enjoy engaging in collaborative multi-functional teams

  • Mastery of backend technologies is essential. While we do not mind what language you have most recently been using, we are using Kotlin w/ vert.x, Temporal & Kafka

  • Previously worked with automated tests and been involved in quality control processes.

  • Engaged with cloud technologies like (GCP/ AWS) with additional exposure to technologies like 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

🥗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.