Job Description

Freelancer Limited, the ASX-listed company that owns and, is hiring. Twelve-time Webby award-winning is the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, which connects millions of employers to freelancers across the globe. is a global fintech industry leader in secure online payments, having handled over US$4 billion in transactions buying and selling boats, cars, airplanes, jewelry, fine art, and even trips to the planned Aurora space station in 2021!

We think it is pretty cool that our marketplace hosts a real life economy, where work is undertaken in every area you can think of. From design, writing, data entry and software development; through to sales, marketing, accounting and legal services - even NASA uses us!

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to join our growing Manila engineering team. You will play a critical role in our senior Engineering management team by planning, managing, and monitoring engineering functions. You will be responsible for overseeing various engineering projects, processes, and timelines and making any necessary adjustments in order to ensure all external and internal requirements are met and our customers receive the best user experience.

Our engineering team work with the latest tech, and push code 30-40 times a day in a high-performance cloud environment. We develop core, revenue-generating products, which represents an opportunity to have a fundamental impact on our global business which connects more than 37 millions of employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries, regions and territories. So if you are passionate about getting things done, experienced in architecting web applications at scale and leading world-class engineering teams, then we'd love to hear from you!


Musts haves:

  • Proficiency in a few web development languages, such as Python, Golang, PHP, Node.js, Rust or Ruby
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQL
  • Background or interest in web engineering at scale
  • Experience working in an agile team environment, continuously shipping environment
  • Linux experience
  • Cloud computing experience, preferably AWS
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and able to self-manage work
  • Self-motivated and tracked-record of learning new technologies
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and creative problem-solving ability
  • Experience with designing and implementing complex software systems
  • Experience with mentoring/training junior engineers


  • Experience with SOA, microservice and containerisation architecture
  • Experience with development of public facing APIs
  • Experience with modern Javascript framework, such as Angular, React or Vue
  • Experience with TypeScript
  • Strong knowledge of computer networking
  • Sound understanding of OWASP and the best web security practices

We would love you to have:

  • Strong academic achievements
  • MS or PhD degrees
  • A Github page with contributions to open source software
  • Experience with leading an engineering team


This won’t be a cog-in-the-machine type of job; you will be joining a global company that values attitude and capability over experience, so if you are looking to make a difference and be rewarded for your efforts, this is the place for you.

We are striving to shape the future of online payments, while enjoying all the perks of working in tech - fun atmosphere, smart people, awesome office, fully-stocked kitchens (yes, free food!), social events, hackathons, and more!

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