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Lead Engineer - Python at Zip

Sydney, NSW

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We are Zip, a rapidly expanding global fintech headquartered out of Sydney, Australia with a growing presence focused in the US, Canada 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. We’re also the brains behind Pocketbook which helps almost a million Aussies take control of their money and improve their financial wellbeing.

Our values 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.

The role

As a Lead / Engineering Manager within the Python squad within our most recent acquisition, TheUrge, you will be responsible for the development and deployment of a complex crawling and data processing pipeline. We are looking for experience both managing teams, and being hands-on in crawling and at least 5 years of technical experience working with Python, serverless and terraform on AWS.

Experience working within a product-based platform (such as eCommerce) will be highly regarded, as well as the ability to work autonomously within an agile environment. 

What you'll do:

  • Lead, hire, manage, mentor, and coach a team of remote and local engineers
  • Perform effective code reviews
  • Arrange, encourage and run regularly check-ins with engineers in your team
  • Expert hands-on Python coding skills
  • Deploy and manage AWS lambda and ECS infrastructure (with serverless and terraform)
  • Gain holistic understanding of the whole system (Python, AWS lambda)
  • Track progress of each engineer in the team
  • Keep the bigger picture in mind, planning new/exciting features and run daily stand-ups
  • Explore new technologies and share your findings with the wider global engineering teams
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Work in a team with a "customer first" and “team first” mentality
  • Identify and remediate pain points in the application lifecycle
  • Recommend and assist with architectural changes to improve performance and reliability

To help us level up, you'll ideally have:

  • 3 years (minimum) experience as a Tech Lead / Engineering Manager
  • 5 years (minimum) experience with Python development
  • 5 years (minimum) experience with AWS (Lambda, ECS, Serverless, Terraform)
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Computer Science or relevant/equivalent” industry experience
  • Our values in your DNA: Customer First, Own It, Stronger Together and Change the Game

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Scrapy framework
  • Experience with Data processing
  • Python async/await experience

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.

Job Type

Full Time



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About Zip

Office address

  • 10 Spring Street, Sydney CBD, NSW, 2000
  • Melbourne CBD, VIC, 3000

Company size

201-500 people

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