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Principal Engineer

  • Queensland, QLD, Australia
  • Flight Centre
  • Full time

About your opportunity...

Flight Centre Travel Group are looking for a passionate, motivated, and experienced Principal Engineer to join our Digital Commerce team. This is a hands-on role working across our product, design & engineering teams to solve complex business problems, contributing to our product & engineering strategies.

The ideal candidate will have strong technical leadership and development experience, continuously learning and developing themselves and others in their craft. This is a backend focused role, where you will design and build highly scalable & robust solutions – cloud-native architecture, technology, micro-services, APIs, and event-driven applications.


What you’ll be doing...

  • Architecting, building and operating cloud-native solutions that demand high scalability, availability, performance, and security
  • Improving our engineering team’s overall software delivery performance
  • Championing & driving engineering culture of technical & operational excellence, growing and enable teams to achieve their missions and continuously learn and develop yourself and others to reach full potential
  • Create software using secure coding practices and mitigates common vulnerabilities
  • Collaborate in our cross-functional product, design, and engineering teams to plan and deliver high quality solutions in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Documenting technical design in sufficient detail to present clearly to technical teams & stakeholders
  • Full-stack development, focus on backend, across front-end web applications using modern JavaScript libraries such as React, and backend microservices/APIs, serverless architecture using Node.js
  • Take initiative and always look for ways in improving the quality of our solutions, code bases, technical debt, standards, processes, and best practices


Who you are...

  • You are passionate about software engineering craft and growing yourself & others
  • You are an enthusiastic, proactive leader, keen to drive goals, objectives & strategies
  • Articulates complex problems, value & vision to business terms
  • Loves to drive change, excite teams & brings them on the journey
  • Can multi-task with ability to drive outcomes across many initiatives & projects
  • Objective over subjective with growth mindset
  • Ability to solve highly complex technical and business problems and present conceptual information to all levels of internal and external management
  • 10+ years experience in software development, mainly with backend but desirable to have frontend experience, as we have full-stack engineering approach using JavaScript/TypeScript
  • 3+ years as a technical lead or software/technical architect
  • Proven experience working across multiple product, design & engineering teams
  • Proven experience in designing & building reliable, high quality and performant solutions
  • Proven track record in improving company software engineering practices, quality, standards, best practices, software design and architecture patterns
  • Strong experience in software design & architecture patterns/ styles, such as services-oriented architecture, micro-service-based architectures, event-driven architectures
  • Experience in cloud-native architecture and hands-on experience with AWS cloud platform, including EKS, Elasticsearch, Redis, Lambda, API Gateway, Kinesis, DynamoDB, S3, and CloudFront
  • Experience with DevOps tooling & practices valuing a DevOps culture
  • You are experienced with modern JavaScript coding, debugging, and test automation techniques. You are proficient in some of the following: TypeScript, React, Styled Components, JSS, Jest & Cypress


What’s in it for you...

  • Generous remuneration structure
  • Travel discounts, in-house financial and health services, access to internal 24/7 gym
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Fun and flexible work environment
  • Potential to attend global awards events - Global Gathering Bali (2023)
  • Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform through the Flight Centre Foundation, Responsible Travel Charter, and Brighter Futures programs


Who we are...

At Flight Centre, our vision is to open up the world for those who want to see and in digital commerce our mission is to deliver seamless and inspiring digital experiences for our customers.

We DREAM BIG through collaboration and innovation and are supported to make incredible ideas a reality. We deliver quality, innovative digital solutions to delight our customers and achieve our strategic priorities.

The Digital Commerce Team makes the customer booking experience for Flights, Packages and Hotels seamless whilst giving a rich experience in viewing, searching for the perfect deal.

Irreverence. Ownership. Egalitarianism. 

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