Lead Software Engineer

hipages (Sydney NSW, Australia) 3 days ago

We're looking for a  Lead Software Engineer to join the growing Engineering team at hipages. You'll be r ebuilding the existing core platform in line with the Product/Architecture roadmap to support the further growth and expansion. You'll be part of an  agile cross functional team consisting of Fulltstack Engineers, Product Managers, UX Designers, Mobile Engineers, etc. You will be influential in defining the future of the hipages software architecture as we continue to evolve.  Come join us!

Our Story

hi. We’re hipages.

hipages provides a better, smarter way to connect tradies and consumers and get the job done well.

Our purpose is to make home improvement effortlessly efficient, creating happier homes. We build technology that solves the frictions of an industry ready for optimisation and are on a mission to bring simplicity, trust and create a seamless experience for our tradies and homeowners.

To date, over two million Australians have changed the way they find, hire and manage trusted tradies to get a job done around their home.

Founded in an Aussie garage 15 years ago by two great mates, we’ve continued to reinvent and refine what we do, becoming Australia's number 1 site to hire qualified, trusted and verified tradies.

hipages. Change the way you tradie!

What you'll be working on

  • Contributes to setting the technical vision and direction at the team level and contributes to technical vision and direction for the company
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead projects involving multiple teams
  • Contributes towards making technical decisions that have a department wide impact and takes ownership and accountability for these
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, track and resolve highly complex issues in familiar systems, and medium level issues in unfamiliar systems
  • Demonstrate willingness to work in different codebases, between frontend, backend or mobile.
  • Identifies core design flaws in familiar systems
  • Understand how the business converts customers’ needs into team backlogs
  • Helps PMs to validate and verify assumptions during discovery
  • Demonstrated the ability to increase effectiveness and improved engineering workflow within their team
  • Drives a learning culture within the team and identifies opportunities that aligns with the growth of other members of the team
  • Writing clean, scalable, testable code to support and enable the growth of the company
  • Participate in discussions of system architecture
  • Help coach more junior team members


    • 7+ years of relevant software engineering experience
    • 2+ years of experience as a technical lead of a successful delivery team
    • Experienced in in AWS technologies
    • Solid background in multiple programming languages, e.g. Node.js, PHP, React.js, Golang, Python, etc.
    • Solid understanding of Engineering principles, eg SOLID
    • Experience working in an agile team (Scrum or Kanban)
    • Strong experience with relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQL
    • Experience writing automated tests
    • Solid understanding of continuous integration systems and concepts

Bonus Points

    • Experience in XP techniques, eg. pair programming, TDD
    • Experience building event-based systems and working with message broker technologies such as RabbitMQ or Apache Kafka
    • Experience working with search solutions such as Elasticsearch
    • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes
    • Experience with NoSQL data stores
    • Understanding of microservices architecture 

Why work for us?

Our employees really are at the forefront of our business and we empower our team to have a voice, make a difference, help lead the business forward and keep hipages a great place to work. Huge investment in your training and career development, superior employee benefits and participation within our Employee Share Program are just some of the many reasons to work here, not to mention the free brekkie and the most amazing office in Australia, located in the heart of Sydney CBD!

Who we are

At hipages, no two days are the same and our pace is fast. Our diverse and inclusive culture drives our success and makes us a great place to work - we celebrate the individual!  We empower our team to feel free to be themselves so they can unleash their maximum potential. We are down-to-earth people who genuinely work together as a team to "make it happen".  This is hipages' DNA.

We also love celebrating -  everything! Birthdays, babies, big wins, little wins and anything in between, our company awards and events are legendary! Check out our Instagram #hipagesteam to get the picture.  Does this sound like the place you belong? Welcome home.

hipages. Change the way you career!

Lead Software Engineer

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