Staff Software Engineer (Liquidity) at Airtasker

Team, Full-time, Sydney, Australia sydney engineering full-time
Posted 10 days ago

Airtasker is Australia’s no. 1 marketplace for local services. 

We’re reimagining the future of work by empowering people to realise the full value of their skills. Creating jobs isn’t just a by-product of the work we do, it’s our core purpose. One of our most important values at Airtasker is People Matter. We truly believe that every single person has unique skills, and we are creating jobs to help people get more done globally.

With more than $1 billion of job opportunities created through our marketplace and following a recent ASX listing, we’re making huge strides and we need your help to accelerate us on our mission! - which is to empower everyone to realise the full value of their skills. Right now, we have over 4.1M users, $370M worth of jobs created per year, and $25M jobs available per month. Every day people who make their livelihoods via the Airtasker platform, from removals, gardening, plumbing and cleaning to copywriting, children’s parties, and photography. 

We have enabled many individuals to stay afloat through Covid-19 by offering alternative ways to earn a living. It's incredibly touching to hear regular stories from our users. For Airtasker employees - the feelings of satisfaction and accomplishment, on seeing how our efforts directly impact people's lives, is part of what makes us a great place to work.

The Role:

  • We are looking for a highly skilled staff software engineer to work in our Liquidity team. It would suit an individual who enjoys raising the bar across the team. Full SDLC experience and architectural mastery
  • The Marketplace Liquidity team ensures that the supply of Taskers meets the demand from Poster on the Airtasker platform. The goal is to maintain a healthy Assignment Rate and enable our Gross Market Value to continue growing as we expand into Singapore, New Zealand, UK and the United States
  • What you'll do:

  • Work autonomously, while taking ownership and accountability for successful delivery
  • Clarify requirements, technical research, work with stakeholders and managers, escalate issues, and clear any blockages
  • Take leadership of projects of business significance
  • Engage in discussions about the company's strategies and goals
  • Collaborate between with Product, Data and Design leaders 
  • Be actively involved in hiring and developing strong future team members
  • Offer guidance and mentorship to your team members
  • What it takes to be successful in the role:

  • An agnostic approach to software engineering with a serious passion for teaching your team new and emerging technologies.
  • Prior hands on experience in architectural design and working on scaleable solutions
  • Being firmly grounded in computer science and engineering fundamentals 
  • Understanding and caring deeply about the product and commercial context in which your team is operating in
  • Continually investing in the growth and performance of your team members, while empowering them to do maximise their capabilities
  • Current project examples:

  • Advancing the security of our platform with a more mature authentication system
  • Improving our communications with our users with better, more intelligent, systems
  • Improvements to the infrastructure and architectural patterns to scale up
  • Expanding our platform to the United States and UK
  • What you'll love:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • A culture of context, not control - we believe that empowering people through Airtasker starts with empowered people within Airtasker
  • Flexible workplace environment - we embrace flexible working to support different life stages and lifestyle preferences
  • Learning and development allowance - as humans, we never stop growing - we believe feedback is a gift, and we empower you to identify learning that is right for you
  • Progressive parental leave policies - we believe that feeling supported to stay connected to both your professional and personal self when raising a family is vital in bringing your best self to work
  • Airtasker credits - Whether it’s help around the home or planning your next date night, use $1000 worth of credits every year to help you get more done
  • Connection and celebration - From local “social-cell” events near your house, kids parties in the office, to mega yacht cruises on the harbour - we work hard, and celebrate connecting as people
  • Dog friendly office - say hello to Harvey, Bruce, Teddy and Rafael!
  • Diversity and Inclusivity - we welcome people from all diversities and work within a strong inclusivity focussed environment