Principal Engineer, Payments & Benefits Platform at Employment Hero

Information Technology and Services, Engineering, Full-time, Remote, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney remote engineering full-time
Posted 11 days ago

Employment Hero is one of Australia's fastest-growing tech companies. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small to medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits. Having expanded globally in late 2020 we will continue to grow rapidly in 2021 and beyond.

We believe in distributed employment and take a ‘Remote First’ approach with our team. We don’t mind if you live in Broome, Bendigo or Bondi, if you’ve got the skills for the role and the passion for our mission then we want to hear from you.

We’re on the lookout for a superstar Principal Engineer, Payments & Benefits Platform to work closely with our engineers and product team to deliver the first iteration of a novel payments platform within Employment Hero. Reporting to our MD of Payments & Benefits you will play a key part in building payment solutions that meet our architectural guidelines, as we integrate nextgen fintech capabilities into our employee Payments and Benefits platform.

Employment Hero celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences, we invite people of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position.


  • Work closely with our engineers and product team to build new features to integrate into our core platform
  • Champion of agile, presenting and communicating effectively with stakeholders, senior management and 3rd party vendors
  • Provide technical guidance and support best practice within our engineering team, spearheading the development our new fintech solution making sure we maintain our competitive advantage in innovation
  • Hands-on delivery of our Mobile and Web applications - Plan, Test, Build and Release
  • Work across the full technology stack, accelerating the design of our new payment solutions


  • 5+ years designing and building highly scalable distributed software systems
  • 3+ years experience with React Native
  • Proven ability delivering on Mobile (iOS) or React applications
  • Proven ability designing, building and operating SaaS products (preferred AWS hosted)
  • Strong opinions, loosely held. An ability to evolve with the platform as it grows and scales.


  • Experience in fintech, particularly w/r/t card / payment processing or consumer finance
  • Experience defining test, build, and deploy strategies for payments products
  • Understanding of financial system security requirements and standards compliance
  • Experience integrating with banking systems and protocols


  • Self, health, wealth and happiness programs
  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements
  • Our Sydney office is dog friendly and remains open for team meetings, collaboration days and those who need a day away from their home office (we are a COVID-safe workspace for those who choose to use it!)
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office (if you need a desk, chair, screen? You name it!)
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech
  • Continuing education / post-graduate assistance program
  • Virtual yoga classes
  • Weekly virtual happy-hour and social events to get to know your new colleagues
  • Quarterly & yearly team celebrations
  • Access to the EH Employee Benefits Program and Hero Rewards Shop, of course!

Why join Employment Hero?

* The Australian Top 100 Innovators List 2021

* Raised $140M Series E round led by Insight Partners July 2021

* Raised $45M Series D round led by Seek 2021

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2020, ranked #42 in Australia

* LinkedIn Top 10 Startups 2020

* Raised $22M Series C round led by Seek July 2019

* Raised $8 mill series B round led by Seek and OneVentures

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019, ranked #20 in Australia

* GetApp Category Leader Q1 2019

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018, ranked #12 in Australia

* HRD Gold Medalist - Human Capital Management Systems 2018

* HRD Gold Medalist - Rewards and Recognition Service Provider 2018

* HRD Rewards and Recognition Employer of Choice 2018

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2018

* EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist 2018

* Dynamic Business Top 10 Entrepreneurs, our CEO Ben Thompson ranked #2

* BRW Most Innovative Companies 2015

* Anthill Smart 100 List 2015

* Startup Daily Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2015

* HRD Employer of Choice Award 2015

* Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2013