Senior Software Engineer (Backend) at Airtasker

Team, Full-time, Sydney sydney engineering full-time
Posted 7 months ago

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. We’re Airtasker, the tech company that connects people who need to get things done with those who have the skills to do it.

Our mission is to empower people to realise the full value of their skills. This doesn’t just apply to those who use our product. It’s also for our whooooooole team of go-getters who bring the product to life and deliver impact to our community on a daily basis. Because we believe work (and life) is always better when you truly know and appreciate your strengths and skills.

So, with that in mind, we are looking for a new Senior Software Engineer (Backend) to join our team of go-getters and realise the full value of their skills!

Here at Airtasker, our Engineering Team own fascinating architectural problems and build scalable solutions for our Product. They are obsessed with experimentation, new technologies, better practices, improving processes and innovation. They build new features for our platform, iterate on existing features, own the development of solutions and participate in collaborate peer code review work.

The team partner with product, design, analytics, marketing and more to build a world class Product that connects people who need work done with people who want to work. Together, we deliver a simple experience for Customers to buy local services and create flexible work opportunities for Taskers.

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
  • What you'll love:

    Competitive compensation packages

    Airflex - we embrace flexible working to support different life stages and lifestyle preferences. We are an outcomes driven company and trust our people to do what’s expected of them and to manage their own time.

    Airtime Fridays - no meetings and no slack on Fridays to allow you to find your flow in deep focus work, invest in your personal growth and increase your productivity.

    Recharge Days - each quarter we have a company-wide Recharge Day, equivalent to 4 additional days of leave per year. The purpose of Recharge Days is for all of our people to have a break from work on the same day. Whether choosing to explore new adventures or cosy up with a book, these days are dedicated to our people where the world can wait and self-care takes centre stage.

    Connection and celebration - we celebrate connecting as people through regular rituals such as weekly AMAs, annual AirCon and Tuesday lunches. These moments are designed to bring us all together, whether you are local or remote!

    A culture of context, not control - we believe that empowering people through Airtasker starts with empowered people within Airtasker.

    We are agile and innovative in the way we work and how we grow - we believe in a growth mindset and trying new things.

    Learning and development - as humans, we never stop growing - we believe feedback is a gift, and provide allowances to 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. 

    Celebration swap benefit - the option to swap national, state or territory public holidays for those that are more aligned to your beliefs and background.

    Access to wellbeing support - we want to ensure that you have all the support you need to prioritise your mental health and wellbeing, so that you can bring your best self to work. To this end, you'll be given full access, via our EAP, to regular 1:1 counselling with mental health and wellbeing specialists.

    Airtasker credits - whether it’s help around the home or planning your next date night, use your Airtasker credits every year to help you get more done.

    Dog friendly office - say hello to Harvey and Frank! 

    At Airtasker we believe in culture add - that each person is different and has their own background, learnings and unique experiences that can add to the Airtasker cultural tapestry. We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture, and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

    To all recruitment agencies and talent suppliers: Airtasker does not accept unsolicited resumes. Airtasker is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job postings or directly to our managers. If you are on our supplier list and have terms in place, ensure you work alongside our internal TA team and do not send resumes directly to managers.