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Staff Backend Engineer



Software 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.

We're building teams of experienced engineers who have an interest in building scalable, distributed systems with modern technologies.

The Role

The Staff Engineer is a high-impact, collaborative role responsible for driving outcomes across the wider product & engineering organization. As a Staff Engineer, you will help define and implement Engineering strategy, which will include leading the selection and rollout of patterns and frameworks within your team.

While you do not have direct reports, you will be expected to demonstrate technical leadership across the squad. You will also demonstrate strategic technical leadership to help us create high quality solutions.

You will be responsible for the design and implementation of the next generation of payments software and infrastructure. This powers the existing ecosystem of Airwallex product capabilities, including card issuing, payments, foreign exchange, expense management, and will unlock hotly anticipated future opportunities - including credit cards & savings accounts.

About You:

  • Have experience working on low latency, high volume distributed systems

  • Enjoy engaging in collaborative multi-functional teams and utilising your outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Are well versed within backend technologies. With curiosity about our tech-stack; Java or Kotlin, Spring/ Spring Boot

  • 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

If this sounds like something you would be keen to hear more about, hit apply.

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.