Engineering Lead, Payments Platform

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Engineering Lead, Payments Platform

About Airwallex

Airwallex is the only unified payments and financial platform for global businesses. Powered by our unique combination of proprietary infrastructure and software, we empower over 100,000 businesses worldwide – including Brex, Rippling, Navan, Qantas, SHEIN and many more – with fully integrated solutions to manage everything from business accounts, payments, spend management and treasury, to embedded finance at a global scale.

Proudly founded in Melbourne, we have a team of over 1,500 of the brightest and most innovative people in tech located across more than 20 offices across the globe. Valued at US$5.6 billion and backed by world-leading investors including Sequoia, Lone Pine, Greenoaks, DST Global, Salesforce Ventures and Mastercard, Airwallex is leading the charge in building the global payments and financial platform of the future. If you’re ready to do the most ambitious work of your career, join us.

As an Engineering lead, you will be responsible for working on a range of exciting initiatives across our international payments platform.

We strongly value your experience in building, designing and engineering payment systems (gateway, acquiring, issuing or equivalent). If you don’t have them already, you will learn all the intricacies of the Visa and Mastercard payment platforms. You will work closely with the payments product team and will be given the opportunity to interact with the partners engineering teams when required. As part of our core acquiring payment team you are building the next generation Payment Acceptance infrastructure, and Merchant needs are always top of mind.

Within our payments team you will be delivering business outcomes not just product features, developing a number of REST services and integration components that provide capabilities to our React frontend via a backend microservices architecture. The role will span a range of activities including designing and building new capabilities to support our product roadmap, architectural review of new and current solutions, reduction of tech debt and enhancements to improve operational effectiveness such as MTTD and MTTR.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience, with a focus on low latency, distributed systems

  • At least one year experience in managing teams

  • Strong computer science fundamentals. While we do not mind what language you have most recently been using we are using Java or Kotlin, Spring / Spring Boot

  • Experience in designing and building REST APIs; High volume distributed systems; Kafka event streams; Distributed data storage systems (Cassandra, Hazelcast, Oracle Coherence or similar); GCP or AWS (EC2, RDS, ELB, CloudFront, etc), docker and Kubernetes exposure; Javascript / Typescript

  • Operational tooling such as New Relic, StatsD, Elk, Datadog, Prometheus

  • Experience in building a payment gateway, acquiring platform or issuing platform

  • Experience integrating Local Payment Methods (i.e. iDeal, Klarna, Trustly or equivalent) or Cards (i.e. Visa, Mastercard, etc.) is a strong bonus.

At Airwallex you’ll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. We want you to share in our success, which is why you’ll be offered a competitive salary plus valuable equity within Airwallex. We also like to ensure we create the best environment for our people by providing a collaborative open office space with a fully stocked kitchen. We organize regular team building events and we give our people the freedom to be creative.

Equal Opportunity

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status when making our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters.  Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s).  Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.

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