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Senior Software Engineer (Backend or Fullstack)

*We are only accepting candidates who are based in Australia with full-working rights. You can work fully remote or come into the office in Sydney

Our Mission

Simply Wall St exists to enable individuals to succeed at stock investing and achieve their financial goals. The stock market offers an exceptional opportunity for wealth-building, but many fail. It's tempting to try and rush it, to get rich quick, however, it’s much better (and easier) to think in decades, not months, and imagine becoming a shareholder in a business. 

Our product embodies the principles of long-term investing, giving individual investors the capabilities to understand stocks and build a portfolio that was previously only available to professionals or institutions.

Why Join?

- Help us empower individuals by giving them a new way to invest in stocks;

- Work at a profitable, global, B2C SaaS startup;

- Operating at scale with 6.5 million users, across 180 countries;

- Small team and flexible working environment;

- Work with a product customers love: 4.5* Trustpilot Reviews;

- Strong employee retention with 70% of the team with us for >2 years.

Curious about life at SWS & How we operate?

Check out this document to find out more about us

Engineering Problems we are Solving

  • As we continue to grow our subscribers we want to focus on performance, reliability and security

  • Improve the mobile experience for our users

  • Setting up the right analysis/analytics infrastructure

  • Internationalisation (multiple languages)

  • Thinking through marketing engineering (SEO, building for partner channels, email marketing engine etc)

Our Technical Setup

  • We use Javascript, PHP and Graph QL. We have a mono repo setup and automated pipeline for CI/CD so the team release multiple times per day. We have a capacitor for mobile app development and we have a lot of monitoring tools like Datadog and Sentry.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will

  • Be joining a high-performing passionate team where you will have a huge impact. 

  • Help to shape the platform for our growth. We are on the journey to modernise our platform to help us scale: micro-services, GraphQL, Node.js and Next.js should be in your toolbox or in your wish list.

  • Be working in a cross-functional team, across multiple platforms, to ensure that we are giving the best experience possible for our customers.

  • Own services end to end. Decide how best to build, test, deploy and monitor.

  • Engage in technical discussion of solutions and product ideas through documentation, design reviews, pair programming, code review and technology discussions and continuous improvement.

  • Work with automated deployment enabling code release multiple times a day.

  • Work with modern tools and languages that excite you and solve user problems.

  • Build efficient and reusable front-end abstractions and systems.

  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks.

About You

  • As a Senior Software Engineer, you have several years of experience in a similar role at other SaaS startups or software companies.

  • You are a passionate technologist and you choose the right tool for the problem to solve. We are happy to hear your stories about dealing with different programming languages.

  • Understanding of what it takes to build reliable, scalable and resilient systems using modern best practices.

  • Exposure to Classic & Modern JS frameworks as well as the browser ecosystem (TypeScript, Node.js & GraphQL)

  • Someone who expects high quality and knows how to work in a high-performing team.

  • Growth mindset. What works today may not work tomorrow.

Perks

We pride ourselves on being one of the most flexible places to work in Australia. Of creating a culture that measures outcomes rather than outputs.

Work from Anywhere: We offer all employees the opportunity to work overseas for up to 3 months;

Simply Stop Afternoons: Time is one of the most valuable commodities, so we stop working every Friday at 2.30pm;

Flexible working: Work on where you are most productive in Australia or from our office in Sydney:

Competitive Salaries & ESOP: We are a startup but we don’t underpay. Everyone owns our success;

Parental Leave Policy: With a supportive part-time return to work option;

Learning & Development Fund: We invest in your growth;

Share Club: We provide subscription to SWS, cash for you to invest & regular sessions to discuss stocks and investment ideas;

Team Events & Hackathons: An opportunity for everyone to come together and push what is possible;

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