Senior Software Engineer (React Native) at Spriggy

Full-Time, None, Sydney, New South Wales sydney engineering full-time
Posted 26 days ago

About Spriggy:

Spriggy helps Aussie families teach their kids about money. Our flagship app provides parents with a safe and simple app that they use to pay their kids pocket money, set chores, manage savings and monitor spending.  Kids are provided with a personalised prepaid card and an app they use to learn about earning money, responsible spending, and the importance of saving. Our up and coming products include an app to help manage daily school life and an investment app to ensure the financial wellbeing of kids right into early adulthood.

Spriggy launched in late 2016 and have had over 500,000 members join, with hundreds of new parents and kids joining Spriggy every day. Spriggy is backed by high-calibre Australian investors, including Mike Cannon-Brookes' Grok Ventures, and are now looking to grow our team.

We’re a small yet diverse team, with people from backgrounds that include engineering, design, physics, genetics, medicine and mathematics… we even have a professional golfer on the team! We’re all passionate problem solvers who are eager to help Aussie families teach their kids about money.

The opportunity:

Spriggy has experienced rapid growth over the last 5 years and we’re now looking for a talented React Native Senior Software Engineer to join our team.Using your React Native skills you’ll be building products used by thousands of Australian families every day.

About you:

  • You enjoy building products and are proud of seeing people use your products. You love to code, but more than that you love to see your code enriching the lives of others. You like a bit of variety and like the idea of working across different products.
  • You are excited by ownership of the solution and want to be part of the process. You don’t want to just pump out code, you want to be part of the process of building great products. You want to take an idea from beginning to end and work with experts in various fields to find solutions to problems and bring those solutions to life.
    • You believe in starting small to achieve big goals. You want to achieve big things, but you know the journey is about dozens of small wins. You’re not afraid of building the smallest thing possible, as a step towards the bigger prize.
    • You love feedback from real users and believe in short and sharp iterations to get this feedback as quickly as possible. You can’t wait to get your product out to customers to hear what they have to say. You know that a feedback loop is critical to building great products and will help drive the direction of the product.
    • You understand that the process of building great software goes beyond technical considerations. You understand the importance of working with stakeholders to get the complete picture when decision making. You’re not afraid to ask questions when things aren’t clear to you and you put all of this context together to drive your decision making process.
    • You love the startup environment or are keen to see what it’s like. If you’ve worked in a startup before you know what it’s like and love it. If you haven’t, you’re keen to try it out and see how a successful startup operates.

    About the role:

    • Work collaboratively within a cross-functional team led by a Product Manager. 
    • Design, build and deliver features across our suite of products in ReactNative. We also use other technologies in our team that you’ll have the chance to explore if you wish such as Angular, Python and Node. This is a hands-on role, so you’ll spend most of your day within the code.
    • Collaborate closely with stakeholders in short, iterative sprints to achieve business objectives. We deliver to production at the end of each sprint. You’ll be working with the stakeholders to define short, concise user stories and deliver on them at the end of each sprint.
    • Review and improve existing systems (Agile, CI/CD, Devops, Automation). We’re always looking for ways to improve our practices and you’ll help drive these while ensuring business objectives are met.
    • Ensure that systems comply with Spriggy’s security policies and procedures. We take security seriously at Spriggy and we’ll train you to ensure we comply to the standards expected by our customers.
    • Collaborate with the engineering team by sharing your knowledge through one-on-one sessions and completing shared initiatives.

    Key skills:

    • Proficiency in ReactNative.
    • Proficiency in stakeholder communication and collaboration. This is a small team so you’ll be expected to be able to work closely with your colleagues to achieve your goals.
    • Experience delivering production level React Native products.
    • 5+ years of industry experience.

    What you’ll get:

    • Work at one of Australia’s fastest growing Fintechs alongside some of the best and brightest.
    • An excellent culture, we encourage collaboration, growth and learning amongst the team.
    • A competitive salary.
    • An ability to directly influence the direction of the Spriggy product and business.
    • An autonomous and flexible role where you will be trusted with key tasks.
    • An opportunity to have real impact and be part of a company with purpose.
    • A flexible workplace environment.