Software Engineer (Data and Automation) - Sydney at Rokt

Information Technology and Services, Engineering, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney engineering full-time
Posted 2 months ago

Who we are

Rokt makes e-commerce smarter, faster, and better. When customers are buying online, they increasingly expect more personalized and relevant experiences. Rokt uses real-time data and decisioning to deliver the next best action for each person in each Transaction Moment™. Founded in Australia in 2012, Rokt now also operates in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, The Netherlands, Spain and Japan. Our clients include Live Nation, Staples, HPGoDaddy, Expedia, Wells Fargo, Vistaprint and HelloFresh. Rokt unlocks the hidden potential in every single Transaction Moment™.

With annual revenues of more than $100M and a vibrant company culture, Rokt has been listed in both Built In NYC's ‘Best Places to Work’ NYC and ‘Great Places to Work’ US . Our award-winning culture is guided by our four core values: Smart with Humility, Customer Obsessed, Conquer New Frontiers, and Enjoy the Ride. These values help us recruit, retain, and promote the right talent around the globe and ensure we have the right conditions to do our best work. Rokt closed our Series C in 2019, raising US$48m from TDM Growth Partners and existing investors. The investment supports our continued investment in research and development.

We are profitable, growing fast, and having fun transforming the world of e-commerce. Keen to join us?

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About the role

Based in the Sydney office, we are a team of data scientists, engineers and analysts. We love everything around data: engineering, visualisation, and investigations. We provide insights to the rest of the company and our clients based on the large amounts of data we have available at Rokt.

Our main product is "Incrementality". It is measuring the incremental share Rokt provides to our customers. Custom reports, data extraction aggregation and research are also part of our day-to-day business.

We are practicing common agile principles such as sprints, reviews and retrospectives.

You will be responsible for everything that needs automation, coding, engineering, testing, reviewing and deployment.

Outcomes & responsibilities

  • Writing and maintaining program code to meet requirements and technical specifications
  • Implementing tests to verify incoming and outgoing data, calculations and reports
  • Write AWS CloudFormation stacks to automatically spin up and tear down infrastructure
  • Set up deployment pipelines including logging and alerting
  • Working with the rest of the team to elaborate, find and solve issues and improve overall quality

Capabilities & requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, equivalent experience or demonstrable aptitude
  • 3+ years of relevant commercial software experience
  • A keen interest in the latest software engineering technologies
  • Strong and clear communication skills
  • A high level of detail in whatever you do
  • Excellent knowledge of Python3 and SQL
  • Experience with relational databases such as Postgres, MySQL, SQL Server
  • Knowledge about APIs, REST, JSON, Git
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS (Cloudformation, ECS, S3)
  • Testing: unit, regression, integration, snapshot, acceptance
  • CI/CD such as Buildkite, CircleCI, Bamboo or a similar platform
  • Knowledge of containerisation technologies with Docker, bonus: Kubernetes


  • Work with the greatest talent in town. Our recruiting process is tough. We hold a high bar because we have a high performing, high velocity culture - we only want the brightest and the best.
  • Join a community. We believe the best things happen when we come together to solve complex problems and make meaningful connections with each other through interest groups, sports clubs, and social events.
  • Accelerate your career. Develop through our global training events, ‘Level Up’ investment, online training courses and our fantastic people leaders. Take your career to Rokt’speed - the average time between promotions is 12 months
  • Take a break. When you work hard, we know you also need to rest. We offer generous time off and parental leave policies. We also offer a paid Rokt’star Sabbatical for employees who have been with us 3 years or more.
  • Stay happy and healthy. Enjoy catered lunch 3 times a week and healthy snacks in the office. Plus join the gym on us! In the US, access generous retirement plans like a 4% dollar-for-dollar 401K matching plan and get fully funded premium health insurance for your whole family.
  • Become a shareholder. All Rokt’stars have stock options. If we succeed, everyone enjoys the upside.
  • See the world! Along with our global all-staff events in amazing locations (Phuket, Thailand in January 2020), we also offer generous relocation packages for those interested in moving to another Rokt office. We have cool offices in great cities - Tokyo, New York, Singapore, Boston, Sydney.
  • We believe in equality. Rokt is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognizes that a diverse workforce is crucial to our success as a business. We would love you to apply for one of our open roles - irrespective of socio-economic status or background, age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, colour, pregnancy, carer/family responsibilities, national and social origin, political opinion, marital, veteran, or disability status.