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Software 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 Python Software Engineer within the data ingestion squad, you will be responsible for the development of a complex DSL for crawling and data processing pipeline. No XPath involved!  We are looking for experience with AWS lambda and docker.
  • To support the rollout of our product search and discovery engine, you will be tasked with deep-diving into our microservices-based data-ingestion pipeline and continuing to refine and improve it.
  • Microservices that fall within your remit include our classifier, smart image resizing and manipulation, elasticsearch and dynamodb interactions, fetcher, parser, extraction, and validation.

What you'll do:

  • Improve and scale our crawling/feed processing pipeline infrastructure and code
  • Work with remote and local engineers
  • Gain holistic understanding of the crawling system (Python, AWS lambda)
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • 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:

  • 5 years+ experience with Python development
  • Python async/await experience is essential
  • Experience deploying AWS lambda and ECS infrastructure (with serverless and terraform) 

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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