Fullstack Engineer at Athena

Full-Time, Product, Sydney, New South Wales sydney engineering product full-time
Posted 5 days ago

Meet Athena, the Home Loan Wrecker

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 Role

The Fullstack Engineers at Athena know their stuff, aren't stuck in their ways and work to unleash their skills and experience to power this business ahead of the pack. We work in cross-functional teams focused on key parts of the customer journey throughout our product. We work in a fully agile environment, where you will collaborate with Product Managers and Designers to ensure we build the best products that our customers love. We have been focusing on the lending experience but will start to move into a lot of work in the payments space.

Key responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing software solutions.
  • Reviewing and collaborating with others on internal and cross-team technical proposals.
  • Building out our API layer using a micro-services architecture and components on public cloud infrastructure.
  • Continuously increasing efficiency and quality of your team through tooling and experimentation.
  • Collaborating with everyone in an open and constructive way.
  • Operating the platform products offered by the team.

About You

  • You are a Senior Engineer with high standards, passion for quality and a few of years of experience under your belt.
  • You are adaptable and keen to learn new languages when necessary but already competent and comfortable with at least one of the following programming languages:JavaScript/Node.js, Typescript, Python, Kotlin orJava.
  • You have great interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You have experience with micro-services and single page web app design patterns.
  • You can troubleshoot issues in production, help determine root causes and propose the most appropriate solution for the situation.
  • You can collaborate with software engineers, product owners and other IT staff members in order to understand the goals, derive/adapt requirements and implement solutions.
  • You are comfortable working in an Agile, fast-pacedDevOps environment.
  • You are a problem-solver and embrace the can-do.
  • You are a team player.
  • You are keen to learn and get comfortable with new technologies and programming languages.
  • You can’t stand the sight of broken things; you just fix them!
  • You preferably have a BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or a relevant field.

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive salary & bonus scheme
  • Flexible and casual working environment
  • Ability to work from home
  • Loads of support and training
  • Fantastic team culture with monthly events

At Athena we are committed to a workplace that embraces diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Athenians are free to let their own brand of freak fly.

Please be sure to add [email protected] to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Financial Services

Employment Type


Job Functions

    • Engineering 


  • Information Technology