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Staff Software Engineer

Home-in

Technology

Sydney / Melbourne

The Opportunity

Who are we? 

Home-in is a virtual home buying concierge that simplifies the complex process of buying a new home. Designed to seamlessly support the home buyer every step of the way, it brings everything the buyer needs together in one place with a dedicated buying assistant. 

Big data and cutting-edge tech are used to digitally help buyers navigate the home buying journey from helping you shortlist homes, getting a loan pre-approved, making an offer, connecting securely to professionals, including conveyancing, and settling on their dream home. 

What’s more, Home-in is proudly part of x15ventures! 

Join a growing team and system scale-up from 1000s of active users to millions of active users around the world. We are doubling every quarter! 

This team needs engineers at every level. We are seeking learners and leaders who enjoy a spirit of co-creation and pairing on complex technical problems. 

Be part of a product lead engineering culture driven by a grassroots agile process, owned by your team. 

The Role

As a Staff Engineer, you will play a crucial role in shaping our technical vision, driving high-impact projects, and mentoring other engineers. You’ll collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver cutting-edge solutions and contribute to our success. 

What you’ll do day-to-day: 

Develop and deploy high quality software solutions. 

Design and implement technical solutions for functional and non-functional requirements. 

Provide accurate estimates for the development effort for new features. 

Apply and promote industry's best patterns and practices. 

Contribute to the strategic engineering goals within own team / platform. 

Get involved in testing and debugging. 

Contribute to the agile ways of working such as stand-up, walkthroughs, Sprints. 

Communicate and collaborate with business analysts, designers, developers, etc. 

What you’ll need to be successful in this role: 

8+ years full stack web experience using JavaScript/TypeScript  

Experience leading a team in designing, building scalable, secure software systems. 

Experience providing technical leadership, mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to encourage the growth of other engineers. 

Experience developing testable and observable systems – TDD, Jest, Playwright, Splunk  

Familiarity with at least one front-end framework – React, Angular or Vue  

Understanding of at least one back-end technology, such as NodeJS, Python, Java or C#  

Experience with NoSQL databases such as DynamoDB or a relational database like Postgres or MySQL  

Ability to think outside the box and solve problems with new ideas.  

Be able to present and communicate ideas and solutions to the wider team.

Desired Skills: 

Have a product-oriented mindset and be able to work closely with product managers to understand the needs of the end-users. 

Excellent written and verbal communication via async collaboration, documentation, and visibility of work. 

Passionate about fostering effective Engineering practices and processes. 

Proficiency with Git and GitHub. 

Knowledge of API architecture patterns (we use microservices). 

Some exposure to DevOps practices and tooling (CDK, Terraform, Docker etc). 

Experience deploying multi-environment applications within a major cloud provider (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure). 

Experience in the financial services industry. 

What is in it for you? 

Working with a modern tech stack and forward-thinking engineers. 

Working side by side with leadership, making big decisions, and solving important challenges in this tech-centric venture. 

An inclusive team culture that promotes collaboration and innovation. 

You will enjoy amazing CommBank benefits!

About x15

What is x15ventures?

We're a venture scaler powered by CommBank. We build, buy and invest in startups that will benefit the bank's 15 million customers and beyond.

We're navigating the space between corporate and startup worlds and harnessing the collision of careers, ideas and expertise to help build and scale the next generation of digital businesses.

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