Open - Python/Django Engineer

AirTree Ventures (Sydney NSW, Australia) 26 days ago

Open is an exciting technology company that is revolutionising the way Australians buy and use insurance. Through a combination of AI, machine learning and our proprietary technology, when people choose Open to insure their cars, homes and holidays, they can claim online and get paid instantly.

Open is here to help people save money and worry less about their insurance and it’s our award-winning technology that enables us to deliver on these goals. And to help ensure that we maintain the highest social and environmental standards, we're proud to be a Certified B Corporation.

So, if you’ve ever wondered what it was like to work for an extremely fast-growing challenger brand, with strong ethics and a clear purpose, where no two days are the same, then we want to hear from you.

The role

As a Platform Engineer, you’ll be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, scaling, and optimising the code that powers Open’s APIs. You’ll also be responsible for Open’s integration with other platforms and solutions. You’ll need a strong technical prowess with incredible coding ability anchored in Python and open source technologies. You’ll need at least some exposure to Django. You will thrive in a hard-working and fun-loving environment, as part of a team that loves to work together to solve complex problems for our Huddles/Opens.

What you’ll do

  • Break down tough problems into simple, elegant solutions
  • Understand system interdependencies and limitations in architecture
  • Implement solutions that meet performance, scalability, reliability and high availability
  • Help us to embed agile software development best practices.

Ideally you would be someone who has

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • Experience building public-facing APIs and associated authentication mechanisms
  • Experience building scalable, high performance systems that are highly available


  • Generous remuneration including share options
  • Beautiful office in great Surry Hills location
  • Smart, engaged coworkers all focused on the customer outcome
  • Great working environment with regular social events
  • Career progression opportunities, some amazing mentors and a strong learning culture
  • Office dog! Yes we regularly have dogs in our office, and more are welcome should you have one

Open - Python/Django Engineer

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