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Senior Backend Engineer

Full Time, Permanent — Sydney, NSW

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Brighter Together
At Brighte, we believe every Australian deserves access to a sustainable and comfortable home. How do we help Australian’s achieve this? We build innovative mobile and web platforms, responsible and seamless financial solutions, and relationships with customers and vendors that last. Our addressable market is massive and rooted in a positive mission that empowers Australian’s and the growing and critically important sustainability market.
We have been recognised for our incredible work in diversity and inclusion and have a leadership team that is passionate about building a high-performing culture where people feel a sense of belonging. If you’re keen to work for a mission-driven company, with smart people who live and breathe Brighte’s values, have a read below.
Make your mark and build incredible products
Bring your strong mentoring & coaching skills to the fore
Help us make every home in Australia Sustainable
The Role
As our new Senior Software Engineer, you will love coaching & mentoring the team and work through technical decisions.
You will build scalable and robust systems in the backend and ensure high quality of delivery.
We love to conduct code reviews and keep up with industry best practices and new technologies, learning & implementing the latest trends. We hope you do too!
It is essential that we are continuously learning so when unexpected new problems arises we are equipped and prepared to problem solve and you will be an important part of that.
Who you will work with
The outstanding software engineers at Brighte design, develop, test, and maintain software programs for computer operating systems or applications. You will work collaboratively with other teams to ensure we are building incredible products for our customers.
Who you are
You bring a strong track record of practical problem solving skills with your passion for software development as a craft and ability to thrive in a fast paced, growing environment.
You have a customer centric mindset and care deeply about user experience
A conceptual, critical and analytical thinker
You are hungry to learn new skills, share the knowledge with your team and expand your horizon
You can communicate your ideas coherently, especially to those not technologically proficient
You are pro-active, have a strong sense of ownership, and are able to work autonomously
What you will do
Encouraging engineering creativity and innovative solutions.
Collaborating with and assisting team members and other developers on problems, improvements, and modifications to system software and projects.
Of course, you can deliver high quality, well tested code and help the team to push the boundaries of every aspect of what it takes to ship software
What you will bring
Excellent coaching & mentoring skills, you can deploy your excellent communication skills with ease, translating technical to none technical people...and:
Know how to pull in people cross functionally to deliver
Strong industry experience with Microservices architecture, RESTful APIs and/or Event driven architecture
Experience with NodeJS and TypeScript
Industry experience working with AWS services and familiarity with VMs, container technologies (Docker)
Experience with the whole software development life cycle including CI/CD, testing, security and compliance
Why Brighte
If this sounds like a team you want to be onboard with, outstanding! We are looking for engineers who love working in collaborative teams, care about the customer and creating an environment that has passion about writing code, learning new technologies and adding to our culture as we grow
We’re a high performing team and proud to be backed by investors who believe in our mission and the opportunity we have ahead of us. Airtree Ventures, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Investments, Kim Jackson and Scott Farquhar’s Skip Capital as well as Qualgro Partners continue to help us scale our teams and products.
We’re recognised as one of Australia’s leading fintech companies, having been ranked the 6th fastest growing Technology Business in Australia in the Deloitte Fast 50/500 (2020) and winning the inaugural Finder Green Award (2020). We’ve also been recognised as a leading FinTech by the Australian Financial Review, Fintech Business Awards and KPMG.
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“Simply the best place. you wont regret here. Lot of stuff to do and learn and you're free to do so.”

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“Friendly people, efficient team, good career opportunity”

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“Good working environment and work-life balance.”

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Acknowledgement of Country

Brighte acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land - Australia. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the elders past, present and emerging. The Gadigal of the Eora Nation are the traditional custodians of the land on which Brighte’s office stands.