Software Engineering Lead (React native & web)
Athena Home Loans launched in 2019 to help Aussie borrowers save money and pay down their home loan faster. Athena’s digital mortgage platform radically simplifies the application process passing on the savings to customers as better rates. Customers switching to Athena are saving ~ $60,000 over the life of their loans. Since launch, Athena has settled over $1.9b in home loans, and saved borrowers over $200m in interest savings – and grown to become one of Australia’s largest fintechs.
Athena has built Australia’s first cloud-native home loan platform, covering the full value chain to acquire, originate, service and fund residential mortgages. Fintechs targeting mortgages are typically only focusing on a narrow layer of the value chain (e.g. originations), then handing back to legacy bank systems. By tackling the full stack, Athena aims to cut the cost of running a mortgage business by 70% vs. legacy players, providing sustainable advantage.
Athena has raised $200m in equity funding to date in four funding rounds from leading investors including AirTree Ventures, Apex Capital, AustralianSuper, Hostplus, Macquarie Bank, RESIMAC Group, Rice Warner, Square Peg and Sunsuper. Most recently in October 2019, Athena closed $90m in Series D funding – the largest ever Australia-led venture capital investment round.
The Customer Journey software engineering team lead (React native & web) at Athena is part of a squad with a well-defined mission to build first class mobile and web front ends and is responsible for providing technical guidance as well as supporting a small team of Software Engineers. You will have excellent architecture and solution design skills and are quick to roll up your sleeves and join the team on delivering high quality code and solutions. You will lead a small squad of 2-3 engineers initially.
Demonstrable advanced React web or React native experience with intermediate experience in the other.
Strong mobile first mindset
Solid computer science fundamentals: algorithms and data structures
Strong design and analytical skills
Capacity to think holistically and see the bigger picture
Experience with public cloud providers is a plus. AWS is a plus plus
Solid writing and communication skills
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