Senior Software Engineer – Java at Finder

Software Engineering, Sydney sydney engineering
Posted 1 months ago

Who are we?

Global success requires a like-minded community of people working together. Our team of energetic, savvy and passionate Finders is committed to guiding our audience through complex decisions. Every day, we help people save money, get better rewards and learn something new.

Finder is equally committed to helping our team grow, thrive and remain inspired to learn.

We have expanded around the globe and our crew of 400+ is now operating in offices across Sydney, New York, London, Toronto, Manila and Wroclaw. Finder continues to forge a global presence with a vision to become the world’s go-to destination for comparing – helping people to find better.

Achieving our mission of changing the way the world makes decisions requires a diverse mix of creative, passionate and innovative people. We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and continually striving to create a diverse and inclusive environment where all of our people feel a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic selves to work.

Role and Responsibilities Overview:

Working closely with the product management, design and engineering team, you will be a subject and domain expert for the technical design and assembly of new technology, components, capabilities, and products that grow Finder’s capabilities.

A problem-solver, you will work with engineers, your engineering lead, principal and product manager to create solutions, and will act as a force multiplier as an exemplar of high productivity, setting the pace and the bar as an inspiration for your team. You will champion and embody great software engineering principles to deliver a better experience for our users, and an engaging technology-led engineering environment.

As a senior engineer, you effectively influence and support your team to champion and deliver high quality code, with each engineer developing professionally. You will need to be extremely collaborative, and a team mentor and coach, with a positive outlook and strong communication skills, who can foster the development of engineers. You lead by example assisting your team in identifying, improving and automating team processes and workflows.

In this role, it is essential that you will have an understanding of the broader context of the software engineering and product development strategy at Finder, including the intersection of technical, business, and customer-facing factors that carve the way to your work being successful. Finally, you will embody, demonstrate and reinforce our company values.

Technical Requirements:

  • You must have experience with Java and Akka.
  • You should be willing to match the right tools to the job, which may include learning fundamentals of related systems.
  • Bonus points for any experience with Lagom, Play, message queues, functional programming, event-sourcing/CQRS, kubernetes, MySQL, Docker, PHP, and architectural design.

Essential skills and experience:

  • You have demonstrable experience across a range of software engineering projects which can include contributions to open source code.
  • You have demonstrable positive results working with Software Engineers, Product Managers, Designers and other stakeholders, and don’t mind them being based remotely in different timezones.
  • You are familiar with Agile development methodologies.
  • You have experience with continuous integration, deployment, and delivery practices. 
  • You enjoy knowledge sharing and working as part of a collaborative team and you have excellent written and verbal communication skills that you can easily tailor to your audience.
  • You have the ability and desire to motivate, support and grow a team to work across the stack to deliver an outcome.
  • You have a DevOps mindset and have experience with monitoring tools, alerting, and supporting production systems.
  • You have experience with software and systems architecture and solution design.

Nice to have:

  • Demonstrable security, regulation, compliance and auditing expertise
  • High performance, low latency computing
  • Have deployed microservices to a SOA system
  • Massive Use, Global Scale platforms
  • Security concepts and certification experience including SOC-2, PCI or ISO27001

Application process:

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you've been looking for, select the “Apply Now” button below to submit your cover letter and resume. Use your cover letter to introduce yourself to us; we want to know who you are, what you've worked on and why you think you'd be a great addition to the Finder team.

Finder is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.