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Back-End Lead Developer

Iztok Franko

Website Qantas

About the job

  • Opportunity to join the Loyalty business and to manage a small team of back-end engineers
  • Be part of a team that values great engineering principles and practices
  • Permanent opportunity based in our head office in Mascot

We pride ourselves on forward thinking. We’re not afraid to challenge, we invent boldly, and we purposefully disrupt. In an industry characterised by competition and change, we stay ahead of the game by innovating and creating outstanding products and services for our customers.

Qantas Loyalty is a high performing business and has a history of launching exciting new brands and services that make a difference to its millions of Frequent Flyer and Business Rewards members. Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Business Rewards remain at the core of the program, while the business has evolved to include a number of new ventures and other businesses such as Qantas Money, Qantas Insurance and Qantas Wine.

The Back-End Lead Developer role is typically responsible for sculpting the architecture and strategy within our server side domain, as well as for managing a small team of engineers that work in that domain. They have expertise in all the fundamentals of software development, from problem exploration and solution discovery, through system and code design and implementation, to the deployment and maintenance of live code in a production environment. They use this knowledge and experience to lead their team through the design, development and maintenance of digital products and services. Whilst it’s important for the Lead Developer to have some involvement in the day to day work of software delivery, theirs is also a managerial and strategic planning role.

Back-End Leads have a good understanding of the business and customer value their software products deliver. They typically work closely with an Engineering Manager and Product Owners to maximise value and align with strategic business goals.

You’ll have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Information Technology, Computer Engineering discipline or at least 10 years of general IT experience with a focus on software development
  • Typically, 10 years’ experience in systems development, implementation and operations.
  • Typically, 3 years’ experience in equivalent technology people leadership roles
  • In depth, expert knowledge of core areas required for the role, including Java, AWS or other cloud provider, Integration Patterns
  • Expertise with Java, Spring
  • Experience in Microservices, Serverless and Event driven architectures
  • Experience relational and non-relational databases such as MySQL, DynamoDB, Redis
  • Experience with Financial Services, PCI Compliance and ISO27001 highly advantageous
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platform(s) and tools
  • Familiarity with containerisation technology concepts, such as Docker
  • Demonstrated experiences with automation, virtualization & CI/CD Pipelines
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • A real passion for quality, clean code and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrable ability to motivate self and others, and a passion to mentor other developers
  • Experience working with technical and non-technical partners, with the capability to influence
  • A test and learn mindset with curiosity, collaboration and care.
  • Passionate, empathetic people manager, with genuine care for the well-being of their team members.

We want to see our people grow personally and professionally. Our brand values and Qantas Group beliefs guide the way we behave, reminding us to always live up to those expectations. Together, we can achieve more than we ever imagined.

Qantas is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. Your personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.

If you’re ready to step into a culture that will challenge and excite you, submit an application and let’s explore how we go places together.

Applications close on the 1st of December

Please note: applications will only be considered for candidates who have the right to work in Australia / New Zealand without restriction or sponsorship.

To apply for this job please visit www.linkedin.com.

Iztok Franko

I am passionate about digital marketing and ecommerce, with more than 10 years of experience as a CMO and CIO in travel and multinational companies. I work as a strategic digital marketing and ecommerce consultant for global online travel brands. Constant learning is my main motivation, and this is why I launched Diggintravel.com, a content platform for travel digital marketers to obtain and share knowledge. If you want to learn or work with me check our Academy (learning with me) and Services (working with me) pages in the main menu of our website.