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Principal Software 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.
Provide guidance to engineering leadership team
Be a driver of change and uphold the engineering excellence culture
Help us make every home in Australia Sustainable
The Role
As Principal Engineer at Brighte your role is to provide guidance to engineering leadership and to help build, scale, and maintain our engineering department. You'll have ownership over broad technical direction to ensure our products are evolving and sustainable for the long term. You'll collaborate with the technical leadership team to improve Brighte's engineering processes, systems, and architecture.
As a driver of change you'll lead department wide conversations around technical strategy and architecture, suggesting improvements and ideas as you see them. And you'll enable our teams to build software that is architecturally consistent and of high quality, establishing best practices for the organisation.
You're here to set an example to others around how to effectively visualise, explain and collaborate on complex technical matters. And to champion a practical everyday approach to ensuring a healthy level of security within all stages of development.
It is key to embrace a culture of continuous improvement and ongoing incremental changes to ways of working. And to advocate for high quality, easily maintainable software with manageable levels of technical debt and help others to understand why these values enable rapid delivery.
You'll get the opportunity participate in and lead improvements to code review processes, kick-off meetings, and coach others on their work for a deep understanding of scope, priorities and trade-offs.
And last but not least, you'll champion a scalable and repeatable approach to testing that delivers a high standard of software released to production.
Who you'll work with
In this role you'll report directly to the Head of Engineering. You'll work closely with our CTO, Engineering Managers, Lead Engineers, Product Managers and members of your team.
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.
And;
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'll bring
Excellent coaching & mentoring skills, you can deploy your excellent communication skills with ease, translating technical to none technical people...and:
Extensive experience designing, developing, shipping, and maintaining high quality software at scale.
Experience effectively contributing to technical strategy and roadmaps.
Ability to think critically about both system design and software engineering concepts and blend those perspectives pragmatically based on project needs.
Passion for fostering good engineering practices and processes.
You show humility when you are right and have the confidence to admit mistakes.
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.
Employee Share Options.We want to build a successful company which means sharing the potential upside together.
Flexible working. It's all about balance so feel free to work from home when you need to.
Generous Parental Leave Policy. We couldn't get where we are today without our families.
Diversity and Inclusion. Winning Best Workplace Diversity award at the 2020 Finnies.
Employee Assistance Program.For confidential financial, work, relationship, or wellbeing support.
Recognition and Reward Brighte Stars program. We drive a culture of recognition and celebration by shining a light on our accomplishments and everyday victories.
Nutritious food. A well-stocked pantry including free breakfast, daily fresh fruit, espresso coffee, yoghurt, Tim Tams and many more snacks to make work feel a little more like home. We've also got kombucha, beer, and wine on tap.
End-of-Trip Facilities.Cycle into work, lock up your wheels, and have a shower in our end of trip facilities with towel service and hair dryers.
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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Glassdoor

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what people are saying on Glassdoor.

“Simply the best place. you wont regret here. Lot of stuff to do and learn and you're free to do so.”

Software Engineer Current Employee

“Heaps of opportunity to grow exponentially. Working with Katherine is an experience in itself. Fast paced not startup anymore.”

Operations Current Employee

“Friendly people, efficient team, good career opportunity”

Team Leader Former Employee

“Good working environment and work-life balance.”

Investment Manager Current Employee

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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.