Senior Software Engineer

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Senior Software Engineer

Temple & Webster
- St Peters, Sydney NSW

In 2011, our co-founders, Mark Coulter, Adam McWhinney, Conrad Yiu and Brian Shanahan, decided to change the way people shopped for furniture and homewares. Along the way, they unearthed a little known, but important Australian story. That of convicts William Temple (a carpenter) and John Webster (a carver and gilder) who were commissioned by Governor Lachlan Macquarie to make two fine chairs. As a result of their courage, teamwork and craftsmanship, the pair were pardoned. This story about collaboration and empowerment inspired our name, Temple & Webster, with the powerful symbol at its core also showing Australians that we can be there for whatever ‘&’ comes next in your life.

  • Australia’s #1 furniture and homewares online retailer
  • Hybrid working arrangement – work from home and our St Peters Office
  • Growing business with a fantastic culture

Role Purpose

Temple & Webster is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to develop, manage, maintain, and update our ecommerce web and dependent backend services, associated administration and transactional platforms. The role is also responsible for leading and mentoring engineers.
The Temple & Webster Group is one of Australia’s fastest growing online retailer groups and this role provides a real opportunity at the start of an exciting period of growth where your dynamism and vision could have a direct influence on the success of our business.

Position Detail

The development, implementation, management, optimization and continuous improvement of the technology stack and associated platforms to ensure our digital products provide an exclusive, elegant and engaging experience for customers
and suppliers to support our rapid growth and achieve commercial objectives.

What we’re looking for

  • E-commerce / shopping cart knowledge
  • Previous PHP 5/7/8 experience
  • Javascript/jQuery/CSS (Backbone, Tungsten, Node)
  • MS SQL query knowledge and skillsets
  • Have worked with and web API integration such as REST and SOAP
  • Comfort in working in Linux and Windows Server based environments
  • Agile Development Methodology
  • Familiar with Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • You know how to develop your application for both functionality and performance
  • Payment gateway management and integration
  • Load balancing and web traffic management
  • *nix system administration, configuration and deployments
  • Third-party platform integration experience
  • Analytics integration and custom metrics tracking

What you already have

  • 5+ years of PHP development experience
  • 2+ years of e-Commerce development
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work directly with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. The role will require you to hit the ground running quickly and to be working with stakeholders across the business. Therefore your interpersonal skills and ability to managedifferent stakeholders will differentiate you as a talented developer.
  • Preference for a small team and a highly focused environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop high-quality software
  • Responsible for leading and mentoring engineers
  • Love to learn new skills and technologies to solve problems for customers and clients
  • Supply chain domain experience preferred but not mandatory
  • Want to be a part of a team working to build an awesome e-commerce platform for desktop platforms and mobile. As the business grows, we will also be working on tools to help scale technical operations within production, fulfilment and customer care

Additional benefits

  • Amazing culture
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous employee discounts across our entire range
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Paid leave on your birthday
  • Paid parental leave
  • Catered lunch provided 3 days a week
  • Daily mindfulness practice and free access to ‘Calm’ sleep and wellbeing app
  • Opportunities to volunteer with our charity partner