Senior Software Engineer

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Who we are

The Volte Technology runs thevolte.com which is Australia's leading fashion rental marketplace.  We host the largest community of lenders and borrowers of luxury occasion wear globally.  Each week, thousands of discerning fashion lovers use our platform to share and re-use garments, helping to reduce the environmental impacts of the clothing industry. 

We are entering an extremely exciting phase of growth and global expansion.  Having recently completed a full modern stack rebuild, our marketplace platform is ready to be extended to cement our position in Australia and rapidly develop our brand and product offering in overseas markets.

Ours is a small team with a culture of empowering talented and creative individuals to contribute their best abilities, whilst having fun.  With no head office and a remote-first workflow, our contributors enjoy a lean and agile software development process - focusing time spent on making our platform awesome.

The Role

This is rare opportunity to join a rapidly scaling and well-funded business as a leader in technology. Reporting to the CTO, you'll have responsibility across all of our in-house stack.  The focus will be on cloud optimisation, devops and back-end software engineering - however you'll need to be familiar with front end development principles and help with code reviews across all projects.

As a senior engineer in a small team you'll be empowered to own the system and make design decisions to achieve excellent business outcomes.  Our modern, component-based stack is open for extension or alternatives as you see fit.  This role will suit an experienced engineer looking for an opportunity to learn and build with new technologies.

You will also help with maintaining the reliability of our our heavily trafficked site.  Some pager duty will be required on roster (current incident average is zero per month). 

This is a full-time role, however we can be flexible with regard to the amount of days to suit the right candidate's circumstances.

To be eligible for this role you must be a residing in Australia, New Zealand or the UK; and be a citizen or permanent resident or have a valid visa that provides working rights.

Responsibilities

  • Writing beautiful code using Python and TypeScript
  • Extending our SaaS architecture for multi-instance and multi-region capability, using AWS and Terraform
  • Extending our 3rd party REST API including making data design decisions 
  • Improving our automated testing and CI/CD pipelines
  • Improving the performance, resilience and cost-effectiveness of our cloud platform 
  • Maintain our local development platform, improve the engineering experience
  • Reviewing pull requests from other engineers to maintain codebase quality
  • Learn and share knowledge with other developers including mentoring and pair programming sessions
  • Maintain the security of our company systems and privacy of customer data 
  • Attend 15 min daily video conference meetings, weekly planning meetings and monthly retrospectives

Your skills and background

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years commercial software engineering experience
  • 3+ years experience with SaaS or custom e-commerce sites receiving over 100K visitors / month
  • 3+ years experience with infrastructure as code tools, e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation or AWS CDK.
  • Expert level Python coding skills (5+ years)
  • Expert SQL skills and working knowledge with Postgres including AWS RDS administration 
  • Advanced Docker skills
  • Competent with TypeScript, React and GraphQL

Nice to have:

  • Django / Graphene
  • AWS certifications
  • Data Engineering
  • Kubernetes
  • Consulting experience
  • Knowledge of the fashion and clothing industries
  • Marketplace platform engineering
  • Digital marketing experience, web analytics and customer acquisition
  • Machine learning and AI skills
  • Shopify App development with Polaris
  • Laravel PHP development

What you'll get

Be a part of fun, exciting and rapid growing industry - one that encourages re-use of clothing and reducing textile waste. Belong to an international team committed to 100% remote working together.  If you enjoy solving web scale problems with creative ideas then your days will fly by!

We offer flexible working hours, a competitive work from anywhere salary, and home office technology allowances.

Get in touch

Please follow the link below to get started with your application and upload your resume.  We are committed to responding to all applicants. 

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