Staff API Engineer

US - San Francisco
Engineering – Developer Experience /
/ Hybrid
Airwallex is a global payments fintech company transforming the way businesses move and manage money globally. We have built a global financial infrastructure platform to help businesses transact, collect and pay across 130+ countries and 50+ currencies, without the constraints of the traditional global financial system. We've grown to 13 global locations and have raised over $900 million in funding. To support our ambitious growth plans, we’re looking for smart, collaborative and passionate people who are looking to make a genuine impact.

Airwallex has a mission: to provide a world class developer experience to our customers. Our platform provides a comprehensive set of APIs and tooling that allows our customers to automate everything in an industry where manual processes have been the norm. The new Developer Experience (DX) Team at Airwallex empowers developers to evaluate, integrate, and operate our platform in a completely self service model.

The Engineering Lead is a high-impact role that will collaborate with product, engineering, customer-success, and technical support teams to ensure our customers have a delightful developer experience from start to finish. This will cut across all product domains and require working with cross functional teams across the business, and includes our customers.  

Who you are
You are passionate about developer experience – you are eager to solve the challenges that developers like yourself face.
You can think on your feet – with experience building platforms which resolve fast paced, ever changing success measures.
You are team player – you enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative and customer first driven environment
You are naturally curious – always asking why to better understand our customer needs
You are a problem solver – You love digging deep and brainstorming with colleagues in order to come up with the best solution for a problem

8+ years of software engineering experience, with a focus on API development
2+ years of experience managing and mentoring a team of developers
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Solid understanding of RESTful API design principles and patterns
Experience with backend technologies is essential. While we do not mind what language you have most recently been using, we are using Java or Kotlin, Spring / Spring Boot
Experience developing and maintaining automated tests and quality control processes
Evidence of working on high volume distributed systems. Strong cloud experience GCP (preferred) or AWS (EC2, RDS, ELB, CloudFront etc) with docker and Kubernetes
Experience integrating with observability tooling such as Splunk, NewRelic, Prometheus, Grafana
Basic experience with frontend technologies such as React and Angular is preferred but not required
Experience working within a financial domain is a plus
At Airwallex you’ll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. We organize regular team building events, encourage hybrid/flexible working, and we give our people the freedom to be creative. 

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. 

Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s).  Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.