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Staff Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
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.
About 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 our teams Engineering strategy, which will include leading the selection and rollout of patterns and frameworks within the 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 financial 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.
At Airwallex you’ll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. We want you to share in our success, which is why you’ll be offered a Competitive Salary plus a Bonus, and plus valuable Equity (in the form of RSUs).
We also like to ensure we create the best environment for our people by providing a collaborative, open office space, fully stocked kitchen and catered lunches. We organise regular team building events, encourage flexible/hybrid working and we give our people the freedom to be creative.
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 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.