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Senior Software Engineer at Shippit

Job Description

Surry Hills, NSW · Full Time · Software Engineer

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Shippit is a formidable force in the Australian market, shipping millions of parcels for thousands of retailers worldwide. Month on month we continue to revolutionise how people send things, to anyone, anywhere and we continue to delight our customers with market-leading, unique and innovative solutions to meet their customer needs. 

We’ve created a customer-focused dispatch system that gives recipients the power to book, track and reschedule their deliveries via real-time GPS. Our retailers don’t need to worry about running accounts with carriers – they simply choose a delivery option and stick on a label, Shippit handles the rest. We have developed a set of plugins for common e-commerce platforms that removes the hassle for retailers and gives them access to a wide range of shipping options - that is the basic description of what we do.
In your new role as Senior Engineer, you will help scale our business and platform by building out product features. Every change you make, and every feature you build will be instantly used by our customers, so you’ll see the fruits of your labor every day.

About you

We are looking for a proactive and passionate engineering leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You love problem-solving, you believe in continuous improvement and enjoy working collaboratively. You know how to manage your time effectively and enjoy having a laugh, celebrating individual and team success and genuinely want to be part of building something big.

Responsibilities in the role

Our Senior Software Engineers participate in all phases of the software development cycle, including analysis, design, development, debugging, testing, and deployments. 

We are looking for engineers keen on enhancing existing functionality and expanding our product offering. Our Senior Software Engineers are hands-on, individual contributors who provide subject matter expertise to deliver projects & objectives in a collaborative and inclusive format. Our senior engineers assist in crafting and enhancing our engineering culture in collaboration with leadership and the broader functional teams.

The experience we hope you have
  • Strong working experience in Ruby/ROR
  • Strong working experience in other modern programming languages
  • Experience working with Extreme programming practices like TDD, pair programming, CI/CD
  • Passionate about solving complex problems
  • Experience with Cloud-based development and DevOps practices (AWS, Terraform, etc)
  • Ability to work with other areas of the business to achieve the desired business outcomes
  • Ability to advocate and evangelise best practices within the engineering teams
More about us
If you've ever bought anything online, chances are you've had a delivery horror story. With two-thirds of online shoppers vowing never to buy again due to a bad delivery experience, this outcome can be devastating for online retailers.
Recognised as one of Australia's hottest startups, Shippit is a software company that is rapidly changing the face of Australian retail (and soon the world). Our unique technology now powers exceptional delivery experiences for thousands of iconic retailers such as Sephora, General Pants, UNIQLO, Glue Store, Harvey Norman, Zimmerman, Cotton On and more.

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About Shippit

Office address

  • 97 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Company size

51-200 people

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