Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses growing beyond borders. With one of the world's most powerful payments and banking infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all in one single platform.
Established in 2015, our purpose is to connect entrepreneurs, business builders, makers and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world. Today, Airwallex has a global footprint across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Your Work: We are building the next generation of fintech services. Our new Principal Engineer will have a unique opportunity to lead the design and implementation of this critical system, leveraging data, distributed systems, and AI to build advanced financial services, reduce risk and enhance our capabilities. The role spans the full SDLC from requirements capture, systems design, implementation, testing, and operational support.
Attracting world-class architectural talent is crucial to our long-term success. We are also keen to contribute to the broader external engineering community in the form of blogs, talks, and open source tools.
What You'll Do: As a Principal Engineer, you will lead the selection and rollout of patterns and frameworks within your feature team. You will be expected to demonstrate leadership through the quality of your architectural work. In conjunction with your team's Engineering Lead, you will ensure that the way we build our solutions is of exceptional technical quality.
Our engineering team takes ownership of the technical construction of key systems. This role will see you making contributions to technologies and libraries that we depend on while leading the refactoring of complex systems and components.
Who You Are: • A leader: Who enjoys formally coaching other team members. You strive to produce high quality and tested solutions in everything you do. • You know API's: From designing to building REST APIs. • A team player: Fostering effective collaboration in multi-disciplinary squads across regions. • A thought leader: Attracting other senior hires to the company through your knowledge sharing. • A passionate problem solver: Weighing up pros and cons of new tech solutions before implementing them with your team.
What You'll Bring: • Strong computer science fundamentals. • While we do not mind what language you have most recently been using, we prefer Java or Kotlin, Spring/Spring boot • Experience in building and maintaining financial services or financial risk management systems • Proven expertise in distributed systems, data-driven solutions, and AI • Evidence of working on high volume distributed systems • Hands on experience with event-driven architectures • Strong cloud experience GCP (preferred) or AWS (EC2, RDS, ELB, CloudFront etc) with Docker and Kubernetes • Operational tooling such as Splunk, SignalFX, Prometheus.
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 organise regular team building events and we give our people the freedom to be creative.
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 colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. 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.