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Senior Software Engineer - FX Platform



Software Engineering
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses growing beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments and banking infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all in one single platform.
Established in 2015 in Melbourne, our purpose is to connect entrepreneurs, business builders, makers and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world. Today, Airwallex has a global footprint across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Your work
The Senior Engineer is a high-impact, collaborative role responsible for driving outcomes across the Foreign Exchange domain & wider engineering organization. As a Senior Engineer, you will help define and implement our team’s’ engineering strategy which will include leading the selection and rollout of patterns and frameworks within the Foreign Exchange team.
The role spans the full SDLC from requirements capture, systems design, implementation, testing and operational support.
Our new Senior Backend Engineer will have a unique opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of 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.
Attracting world class engineering talent is crucial to our long term success. We are also keen to contribute to the broader external engineering community in the form of blogs, talks and open source tools. Read about what we are up to here:

We'd Love You To Have:

  • An interest in the FX domain & experience working in financial services
  • Experience working on low latency, high throughput distributed systems & with event driven micro-service architectures
  • Experience engaging in collaborative multi-functional teams
  • Mastery of backend technologies. While we do not mind what language you have most recently been using, we are using Kotlin w/ vert.x
  • Previously worked with automated testing frameworks 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
💳 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 colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.