Senior Data Engineer

Zip Co

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Full-time

Jul 8

About us


We are Zip, a rapidly expanding global fintech headquartered out of Sydney, Australia with a growing presence focused in the US and UK markets.  

We're here to simplify how the world pays for what they need by connecting merchants with consumers and offering them fair and seamless payment solutions, everywhere.

Our values: Customer First, Own It, Stronger Together and Change the Game, are at the heart of everything we do. They form our Mamba mentality - how we’re better than yesterday, and are used to create game-changing experiences for our customers and our people.

Join us on our mission to be the first payment choice, everywhere and every day.

The Role:

  • As a Senior Engineer in our Data Engineering squad, you will build out solutions to deliver the Data Engineering product roadmap.
  • You will promote a high-performance culture and lead delivery and outcomes 
  • Develop, grow, and support engineering best-practices
  • Perform architectural design and help your team solve complex problems
  • Collaborate across teams to deliver on the team’s OKRs
  • Ensure solutions can balance between long term ambitions and near term goals

To help us level up, you'll bring:

  • A vision of what great data engineering looks like and a desire to embed it in the broader team
  • Ability to coach and bring the best out of others
  • Technical excellence across design principles and code quality Focus on operational maturity and effective delivery 
  • Comfortable challenging directly whilst caring personally 
  • Ability to balance outcomes for customers, the team and the business
  • Flexibility, an open mind, curiosity and passion for learning
  • Ability to jump between empathizing with a customer problem and designing an engaging solution
  • Curiosity in understanding payment problems in various industries where people spend every day
  • Our values in your DNA: Customer First, Own It, Stronger Together and Change the Game

Your skills and experience:

  • Designing and building data solutions and platforms
  • Developing data engineering best practices
  • Expert experience with Python, Spark, Scala or other data tools and frameworks. Exposure to Tableau is a definite plus
  • Solid experience on AWS, microservice-based designs, SQL and noSQL databases
  • Solid experience on the Agile development, Design Patterns, TDD and Gitflow 
  • Experience with Terraform (or any IaC frameworks), Newrelic (or any monitoring toolkits) is a plus

We’re looking for someone who always finds new boundaries to cross - a future Zipster who will obsess over excellence and make constant improvements for our customers. We’ve removed the red tape here to get things done quickly, so if you see a problem, own the solution. You've gotta hustle at Zip!

If you only meet some of the requirements for this role, that's okay. We value a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas and believe this is fundamental for our future success. So, if you have the curiosity to learn and the willingness to teach what you know, we'd love to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive workplace that provides equal opportunities to all persons regardless of their age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or anything else.


Benefits @ Zip


- Flexible working culture

- Share incentive programs

- Generous paid parental leave

- Birthday and wellness leave

- Epic offices with a casual dress code

- Fun team with high-growth hustle

- Free breakfast and weekly lunches

- Heaps of social events


Join us on our mission to be the first payment choice, everywhere and every day.

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