Technical Lead (Back-End)

Job type
NZD160000 - NZD170000 per annum
The Company:

A thriving and forward-thinking fintech and payments technology company at the forefront of revolutionizing payment platforms and ecosystems. With robust partnerships and a competitive edge in service adoption, they now offer seamless integration solutions and a host of new, world-first features that empower businesses of all sizes to accept diverse payment methods and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

The Opportunity:

They are a growing, listed tech vendor seeking a Technical Lead (Backend) to drive the development of innovative serverless API solutions. Leveraging your expertise in NodeJS, TypeScript, and AWS technologies, you will collaborate with a dynamic team to build and enhance information systems. You will ensure high-quality software delivery aligned with business requirements, embrace challenges as opportunities for growth, and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and excellence.
Their initiatives are wide-ranging, including product development, integration, system/platform/network enhancement, and cyber and vendor engagement and control. With revenue quintupled in the last 24 months, their technology is rapidly being adopted throughout Australasia, with global aspirations on the horizon.

The Fit:

Mandatory Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field, or relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in backend development.
  • Lead and mentor a team of backend developers,fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise in solving complex problems, both at the code level and system architecture level.
  • Participate in hiring and onboarding processes to build a high-performing backend development team.
  • Proven experience working with cloud services (AWS preferred).
  • Familiarity with both relational and non-relational database systems.
  • Proficiency in testing techniques and tools, including unit tests, integration tests, and E2E tests.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Passionate about technology and its application to deliver value to customers.
  • A problem-solving mindset with the ability to identify and address blockers for team members with compassion and open-mindedness.
Desirable Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Familiarity with serverless frameworks other than AWS SAM (e.g., Serverless Framework, Azure Functions).
  • Proficiency in setting up and maintaining CI/CD pipelines (e.g., Bitbucket Pipelines, GitLab CI, CircleCI).
  • Experience with monitoring tools (e.g., PagerDuty) and logging solutions (e.g., Datadog).
  • Understanding of DevOps practices, including infrastructure as code (IaC), configuration management, and automated provisioning.
  • Exposure to designing, implementing, and maintaining microservices architectures.
  • Awareness of security best practices in software development.
  • Experience with strategies for scaling and optimizing databases in cloud environments.
Please note: Only applications from job seekers who hold a valid work visa, permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens presently based in New Zealand will be considered.