Team Lead, Software Engineering

Sydney Office

Team Lead (Checkout)

Sydney, Australia


BigCommerce, a Great Place to Work Australia winner, is looking for a full-time Team Lead for our Sydney office who wants to make an impact to every level of society through powering innovators, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and business owners around the world to be successful at each stage of their business.

What you’ll do:

  • Build beautiful, scalable products using modern tools like PHP7
  • Advocate for modern development practices like SOLID and DDD
  • Help build and lead a high-caliber team of software engineers
  • Collaborate with our product and design teams to define feature specifications and timelines
  • Build new features with a focus on testability and extensibility
  • Engage in technical discussion of new solutions and architectures
  • Review other engineers code to maintain and improve quality and security
  • Support an open, positive, and energised culture
  • Take on basic people responsibilities such as regular 1:1s, plus facilitating stand-ups, retrospectives and post-incident reviews
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • Ensure that technical decisions support our goals of quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and security
  • Mentor and coach other software engineers

Who you are:

  • You’re an experienced professional with 5+ years of software development experience building amazing things that speak for themselves
  • You are passionate about software design and patterns, and understand when it’s appropriate to apply them
  • You’re passionate about teamwork, believe in the agile principles (especially people over process), and are constantly looking for ways to help your team do better
  • You believe in the value of unit tests as guards against regression and tools for improving design
  • You are passionate about creating extraordinary software experiences by writing beautiful code
  • You're not biased toward a specific technology and are more interested in finding the right tools and patterns for the job
  • You enjoy being part of a collaborative team that is focused on building a product that will delight customers
  • You have knowledge of using and building JSON APIs
  • Have a bias for action
  • You always put customers first
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to collaborate and communicate in person or via Slack or email efficiently

Inside BigCommerce

BigCommerce is a robust, flexible ecommerce platform that provides established and emerging brands with everything they need to launch, promote, manage and scale a successful online store. BigCommerce merchants earn more than retailers on competitive ecommerce solutions thanks to advanced features, better site performance and streamlined business processes. Founded in 2009, the company has received more than $100 million in funding from SoftBank Capital, American Express, Telstra Ventures, General Catalyst, Revolution Growth and FLOODGATE. BigCommerce supports thousands of retailers around the world from its offices in San Francisco, Austin and Sydney. 

We’re a team of smart, passionate and talented people on a mission to democratize commerce. If you’re looking to work with industry leaders and love what you do, we want to hear from you!

Perks & Benefits

  • An amazing company culture that doesn’t just talk values, but lives them
  • Competitive compensation packages and meaningful stock grants for every employee
  • We have lunch provided every day and free onsite massages
  • Fully stocked kitchens and craft beers (don’t worry, we also subsidize gym memberships)
  • Three especially cool offices in Austin, San Francisco and Sydney
  • A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams
  • Employee-driven team building activities like paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, hackathons, movie nights, etc.
  • Time off for volunteering and employee-driven charity events
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