Senior Engineer

Development, Melbourne, AU, Full Time

Stax is a home-grown start-up revolutionising the AWS cloud experience. Our aim is to provide a platform that automates and streamlines critical tasks to provide a secure and efficient developer experience. Founded by the cloud experts at Versent, Stax has grown to a team of 40 cloud artisans passionate about the quality outcomes we deliver. With over 200 active customers across 3 continents, our customers range from fast food, to luxury, to ASX top 20.

We've cultivated an environment based on creativity. When people who care about their craft are given the freedom to explore possibilities without restriction, amazing things can happen. There are no cool cliques, just a hard-working team generating ideas and devising solutions in a creative, collaborative workspace. 

We're going through a period of massive growth and we're not slowing down. To help us grow we are seeking a Senior Engineer to join our experienced Cost and Compliance engineering team!
 
The Senior Engineer is a key role in our engineering teams and is responsible for technical alignment, engineering quality, and delivering customer value. We are looking for an engineer with data application experience that has an ability to work in a fast-moving environment to help face into our growth.

We are building data pipelines that deal with hundreds of millions of rows and terabytes of data to deliver value to our customers. A successful candidate will bring their software and DevOps skills and expertise to continue to deliver value while setting us up for growth in the future. They will be joining an established cross-functional development team that's agile, fun, and driven to build high quality product. This is a great opportunity for someone to tackle complex data problems and evolve our AWS systems to meet the new demands of our customers.

Our roles are also open to interstates who are based in either NSW, QLD or SA who don't mind the remote work.

From Day 1, You Will See Yourself Doing - As part of the team, you would be:

  • Help manage and evolve our AWS infrastructure
  • Implement GraphQL and REST API endpoints for frontend and internal applications
  • Design and improve existing data pipelines for AWS billing and resource data
  • Provide product designers with technical feedback and working with them on solutions
  • Assist customer success with technical questions
  • Take part in a rotation responding to incidents and outages 
  • Measure Of Success Will Look Like - We're looking for someone who:

  • 5+ years experience in developing applications to the highest standard.
  • Has prior experience working with AWS technologies
  • Has a working knowledge of Ruby and/or Go or the willingness to.
  • Understanding of data heavy applications
  • Has a DevOps/SRE mindset (i.e. you build it, you run it)
  • Knows their way around Postgres performance - preferred
  • Builds resilient systems and appreciates the importance of observability
  • As part of our culture, we place a lot of trust in our engineers to make the right decisions, but that means everyone must be excellent communicators. Not the fluffy kind you put on a resume but actually effective at communicating within and across teams. We are looking for passionate people that are willing to go the extra mile – there is no “other team” to solve the problem for you. We are looking for people to exist in our blameless engineering culture but also to take accountability for their decisions. A strong engineer will be thinking about implementing for today but building for tomorrow. Most importantly an engineer that goes by “you build it you run it mindset”.

    Our values reflect the way we work. We’re a casual, inclusive bunch, with team members from a variety of backgrounds collaborating as a team to overcome challenges. Everyone is given space to learn and develop their skills and knowledge. We support each other in all ventures, whether attaining a new AWS certification or trying their hand at baking sourdough or brewing beer. We create remarkable experiences for our customers and we treat others the way we would like to be treated.