Software Engineer - Backend (SME) at Airwallex

SME Banking, Full-Time, AU - Melbourne / Sydney melbourne sydney engineering full-time
Description
Posted a month ago

Established in Melbourne in 2015, Airwallex is a global payments FinTech company transforming the way businesses move and manage money globally. We have built a global financial infrastructure platform to help businesses transact, collect and pay across 130+ countries and 50+ currencies, without the constraints of the traditional global financial system. We've grown to 13 global locations and have raised over $700 million in funding. To support our ambitious growth plans, we’re looking for smart, collaborative and passionate people who are looking to make a genuine impact.

As a Software Engineer at Airwallex we will challenge you to take a sophisticated, globally distributed, multi-vertical banking platform and distill it into an intuitive, uncluttered, delightful user experience.  Working in a cross-functional team, you have the opportunity for direct input into the design and direction of our award-winning product.

What you’ll do and the impact you’ll have: 
Our team has broad technical ownership and you’ll have opportunities to contribute right across the stack, from application-facing APIs to the core banking platform, and its underlying cloud infrastructure.  You’ll be asked to contribute to domain, service and state machine modelling, and be expected to deliver to the performance and security standards that are so critical to our global fintech platform.

Our tech stack is based primarily around React micro-frontends, Kotlin micro-services, PostgreSQL, Kafka, and Kubernetes / GKE.  We use Gitlab for CI and follow a Gitops-based CD model, with all infrastructure automation managed by Terraform.

At Airwallex, engineers of all levels of seniority and experience can make a difference.  We’re a high velocity company with many complex and varied engineering problems to be solved.  We encourage mobility within the organisation; the breadth of your contribution is limited only by your appetite.

Your day to day life at Airwallex is within a cross-functional product engineering team, with product, design, and all engineering roles represented.  Our philosophy and the sum of our parts is full-stack, we have frontend, backend and ops engineers working together in a high communication and high collaboration environment.  Explicit values and a supportive, respectful culture is at the heart of everything we do.

Who you are:

  • You’re into what you do and have an appetite for constant learning
  • You love solving hard problems
  • You care about clean code, testability and software quality in general
  • You are team player who puts the success of the team above the success of the individual
  • You put customers first.  Always.
  • What you'll bring:

  • Strong computer science fundamentals
  • Strong Java or other object oriented programming development skills. We’re using Kotlin, Spring / Spring Boot.
  • A documentation-first approach to communicating your ideas
  • A cloud-native background on either GCP (preferred) or AWS.  
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes is a strong advantage
  • Hands-on experience assembling and maintaining continuous integration and delivery systems
  • Experience developing high volume distributed systems, and using event driven architectures
  • Experience with a range of API protocols, such as REST, GraphQL, GRPC and JSON-RPC
  • Experience with observability tools such as New Relic, Prometheus, or Grafana
  • What’s on offer/ Why Airwallex?

  • Staff events and celebrations (Townhall, Quarterly All Hands In, AWX birthday and end of year celebrations.)
  • Various leave entitlements (Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Compassionate Leave, Family Care Leaver, Parental Leave, Vaccination Leave etc.)
  • Various well being benefits and groups (Book club, AFL Footy, Learn Chinese, Yoga Classes, Women’s network etc.)
  • Casual wear, because we believe in being Professional without a suit
  • Company Gifts for important moments (Child Birth etc.)
  • Employee Assistance Program access via Uprise
  • Airwallex Employee Card which is topped up each month
  • Attractive Employee Referral scheme
  • Comprehensive learning and development via LinkedIn Learning
  • Lots of great team building activities ( either virtual like murder mystery, games, whiskey masterclass etc. or (soon) in person)
  • We want each person to tailor their working conditions whether that be remotely every now and then, or on a permanent basis 
  • We hire smart people and get out of their way. By focusing on our 6 values and not getting caught up in red tape, we trust you to get the job done
  • Most importantly, our success is your success. You’ll be offered a competitive salary plus valuable equity (in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs))
  • $800  allowance for a brand new Desk and Chair to upgrade your home office
  • Finally, lots of Airwallex swag and all the tools (laptop, mouse, keyboard, monitor) you need to do your best work



  • At Airwallex you’ll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. You’ll be offered a competitive salary and we also like to ensure we create the best environment for our people by providing a collaborative open office space with a fully stocked kitchen. We organise regular team building events, encourage flexible/remote working and we give our people the freedom to be creative.

    Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

    Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters.  Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s).  Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.