Engineer at Versent

Development, Full Time, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 15 days ago

Stax is a home-grown start-up revolutionising the AWS cloud experience. Our aim is to provide a platform that automates and streamlines critical tasks to provide a secure and efficient developer experience. Founded by the cloud experts at Versent, Stax has grown to a team of 40 cloud artisans passionate about the quality outcomes we deliver. With over 200 active customers across 3 continents, our customers range from fast food, to luxury, to ASX top 20.

We've cultivated an environment based on creativity. When people who care about their craft are given the freedom to explore possibilities without restriction, amazing things can happen. There are no cool cliques, just a hard-working team generating ideas and devising solutions in a creative, collaborative workspace.

Our long-term has some unknowns in it. That is just the way that it is at this stage and every staxer will be comfortable with those unknowns and help us face into them. In so, we are currently seeking a Mid-Level Engineer to join our experienced Billing and Distribution engineering team in a full-time capacity.
The Mid-Level Engineer is a key role in our engineering teams and is responsible for delivering customer value by developing high quality and resilient applications. We are looking for an engineer with API and AWS DevOps experience that has an ability to work in a fast-moving environment as we continue to grow.
We are building a data heavy application that will deals with hundreds of millions of rows and terabytes of data to deliver value to our customers. A successful candidate will bring a well-rounded background to help build out our database and API layers and instil our team with DevOps practises. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to contribute to a new codebase and service, have input in the technologies and frameworks we use, and tackle the challenges of building a data intensive application.

Our roles are also open to interstates who are based in either NSW, QL or SA who don't mind the remote work.

From day 1, you will see yourself doing:

  • Help manage and evolve our AWS infrastructure
  • Design and implement a new full-stack service
  • Provide product designers with technical feedback and working with them on solutions
  • Assist customer success with technical questions
  • Taking part in a rotation responding to incidents and outages 
  • Measure of success will look like:

  • 3+ years experience in developing applications to the highest standard.
  • Experience developing, monitoring, and maintaining AWS data pipelines and data solutions.
  • Excellent communicator within the team and across teams.
  • Has a DevOps/SRE mindset (i.e. you build it, you run it)
  • Has an understand or willingness to learn Golang.
  • Builds resilient distributed systems and appreciates the importance of observability.
  • As part of our culture, we place a lot of trust in our engineers to make the right decisions, but that means everyone must be excellent communicators. Not the fluffy kind you put on a resume but actually effective at communicating within and across teams. We are looking for passionate people that are willing to go the extra mile – there is no “other team” to solve the problem for you. We are looking for people to exist in our blameless engineering culture but also to take accountability for their decisions. A strong engineer will be thinking about implementing for today but building for tomorrow. Most importantly an engineer that goes by “you build it you run it mindset”.

    Our values reflect the way we work. We’re a casual, inclusive bunch, with team members from a variety of backgrounds collaborating as a team to overcome challenges. Everyone is given space to learn and develop their skills and knowledge. We support each other in all ventures, whether attaining a new AWS certification or trying their hand at baking sourdough or brewing beer. We create remarkable experiences for our customers and we treat others the way we would like to be treated.