Full Stack Developer at Karta Gift Cards

Full-Time, Tech, Sydney, NSW sydney engineering full-time
Posted 11 days ago

Full Stack Developer

Gift cards just became Special! Why? Because we believe those Special, happy moments play a big part in strengthening our relationships with those we care about. We enable our customers to surprise and delight with a virtually wrapped Gift Card. From big brands to local heroes, Special Gift Cards can be used at retailers of all kinds across Australia – online and in-store.

Powered by Karta, an Aussie-born, global fintech disruptor focused on taking the complexity out of gift cards, we are bringing together a collective of like-minded people to work on Special Gift Cards.

We are always looking for talented, curious software engineers, who deliver quality coding and application design.

As a Full Stack Developer, you will build web applications from concept through to completion from the bottom up, including web frontend, API’s, databases, and cloud engineering.

This exciting, newly created role will also focus on quality assurance, to ensure that product quality is in line with documentation. Together with your team, you will also be responsible for ensuring continuous improvement initiatives in line with our quality assurance framework.

What will set you apart for success? Your creative thinking, well-honed problem solving and communication skills to design and building great solutions in this early stage of our start-up journey.

What you will lead:

  • Working with a team on the development of B2C web and mobile applications
  • The development of a range of core API’s, and a range of B2B/C products or other requirements
  • Engaging with design, operations, marketing, finance and sales teams on the development, QA, and releases
  • Collaboration, liaising with internal team members, management, and external suppliers to ensure projects are completed to standard and in line with our requirements, the strategic goals, and ambitions
  • Writing code alongside your team, always improving our products, in line with best practice
  • The identification of bottlenecks, and risks, raising these openly, forming contingency plans where necessary
  • Functionality testing and debugging code
  • Ensuring our software documentation is up to date
  • QA tasks, to determine and priorities what to test, monitor the test coverage; design test cases plus define specific tests, schedule test execution then develop test documentation and finally deliver it to a product owner
  • Participating in agile ceremonies, including retrospective, demos & stand-ups
  • Supporting your team – participating in regular one on one and group meetings, training sessions and meetings to discuss improvements
  • Transparency around challenges, learning from failures, and celebrating successes
  • Contributing to a culture of performance, living up to commitments and having a focus on continuous improvement
  • Being up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies

What you can demonstrate:

  • Expertise in the development of B2C web and mobile applications
  • Proven experience developing high traffic RESTful API’s and top-notch programming skills and web app development
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
  • Excellent technical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong organisational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques
  • Familiarity with the Agile/Scrum tools framework
  • Highly effective cross-functional working style
  • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills

Your Technical Expertise:

  • Expertise in React, web design, Node JS, Express, Typescript and CSS frameworks, Lambda, noSQL, and Cognito is essential
  • Knowledge in React Native and C# .Net would be highly beneficial.
  • Knowledge and experience with AWS cloud infrastructure and CloudFormation templates
  • Experience in API design and software architecture for large scale applications
  • Familiarity with microservices and knowledge of cloud architecture principles
  • Ability to optimise web application performance
  • Knowledge of current security best practices
  • Experience with Postgres, Snowflake and DynamoDB databases
  • Familiarity with Postman or similar tools
  • Latest knowledge in deployment CICD pipelines
  • Previous experience with Confluence, Jira or other similar tools is a must

Your qualifications:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field
  • Previous software development experience
  • Proven experience working in a fast moving, fast paced fintech start up
  • A background in financial services or payments is a bonus

About you:

  • You inspire those around you with your positive mindset
  • You have a contagious energy, and engaging style
  • You are a structured thinker, able to bring clarity of thought
  • You apply structured problem solving to any issue
  • You use sound judgement using data combined with your intuition
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity, working in an evolving environment
  • You are perceptive and enjoy the ‘hustle’ required to get things done
  • You take accountability, living up to your commitments
  • You know it’s not just what you deliver, it is how, you do things the right way

Why is working with Karta so special?

We are a growing team, with the customer at the heart of all that we do. We are a welcoming and friendly bunch, on the cusp of something pretty Special! Inspired by the journey ahead and our supportive leadership team, we are all in. We are building our

Company culture together to ensure we can achieve our goals and have fun along the way. We are a true start up, figuring everything out as we go, making progress as we

face the usual growing pains. We are pretty excited about our products, the tech stack, and our suit free, open mike no ‘bs’ work style and approach. We are a truly flexible organisation, with the option of remote or hybrid work styles that reflect your role and your personal circumstances.

Diverse Perspectives:

We know that innovation thrives where diverse points of view come together to solve hard problems in ways that are just now possible. As such, we explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, diverse cultures, and diverse work experiences. Please be prepared to share with us how your perspective will bring something unique and valuable to our engineering teams.