Backend Engineer (AUS), DISCO

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  • Melbourne, Australia

    As a Backend Engineer on the DISCO team, you will assist in designing robust and scalable architecture, implementing comprehensive and secure APIs, and finding elegant solutions to complex problems. The ideal candidate will employ strategic thinking, collaborate with cross-functional teams and possess advanced knowledge of software engineering principles. If you are a Backend Engineer, who has a passion for quality, prides themselves on being a resourceful and adaptive learner of new technologies, enjoys working collaboratively, and can help us drive our vision forward, this role is for you!

    Location(s): Full-time remote for Australian resident in Australian Eastern time zone or Hybrid in Melbourne VIC, Australia


    • Work on and have an influence on the architecture, design, and technology stack of our application
    • Help translate product specs and business requirements into buildable tasks for the development team
    • Work with the support, sales, and product teams to develop and implement new features that grow the business, ensuring these features are scalable and meet the needs of our company and our customers
    • Learn continuously and adapt yourself to new technologies as they emerge
    • Ensure application security and assist with information security compliance initiatives
    • Assist with incident response in a production environment
    • Assist with initiatives to address existing technical debt and ensure new code avoids it wherever possible
    • Influence the engineering team to adopt good practices and design scalable applications
    • Write clean, scalable, high-quality code, with unit tests and integration tests
    • Review and critique other engineers’ pull requests
    • Assist with deployment processes and the developer experience
    • Help more junior engineers grow in the business by mentoring them as required
    • 5+ years of backend development experience
    • 3+ years of experience developing for Python and Django
    • 3+ years of building APIs and strong knowledge of RESTful APIs
    • 3+ years experience with relational databases, with PostgreSQL experience preferred
    • Experience working in a remote development team
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Experience developing with cloud infrastructure
    • Experience with source control with GIT processes including Pull Requests and reviews
    • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills