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Senior Software Engineer - Apps (Hybrid Working)
Last seen on SEEK Asia website about 9 hours ago at 25 Sep 2022, 2:07PM

The Role

The Senior Software Engineer has a high level of technical competence and the skill set necessary to address all areas of software engineering, problem resolution, solution architecture and system implementation. This is an individual contributor who will help drive when, where, and how technology is used to solve complex problems.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Owning the technical approach for Seek Asia mobile apps.
  • Evolving delivery processes to continuously improve the Seek Asia mobile apps.
  • Contributing to SEEK’s overall mobile apps technology strategy and aligning systems with that strategy.
  • Ensuring systems are fit for purpose, well architected and follow current SEEK development practices.
  • Maintaining platform health ensuring that our systems are secure, reliable, resilient, and cost effective.
  • Consult with stakeholders, to translate technical concerns into business impacts and provide relevant information to inform and facilitate effective decision making.
  • Act as an enabler for the team, removing obstacles from their paths and identifying potentials for delivery, business, and process improvements.
  • Help facilitate the healthy tension between the desire for immediate delivery and the long-term viability of the code bases.

So, what we are looking for?


  • Test-driven development and agile software delivery methods. A familiarity with evolutionary architecture is an asset.
  • Hands-on experience in estimating, planning, designing, implementing, testing and operating highly scalable, available, performant, maintainable and secure applications, including supporting fellow engineers. ​
  • Applies relevant technologies knowledge to the development and improvement of software applications, being able to drive better technical decision at the team level.
  • Involve in collaboration with stakeholders to understand business challenges and customer needs, remove bottlenecks, and identify new opportunities for growth.
  • Knowledge and experience with industry best practices, regulations and compliance (GDPR, PDPI), and quality assurance techniques.
  • Being able to participate in the hiring processes.
  • Experience working with geo-distributed teams and external consultants.

Personal Skills

  • Positive attitude and a clear sense of initiative.
  • Has a growth mindset - flexible, open, and actively seeking opportunities to improve.
  • Continuously learn and understand the business requirements, customer, and end-user feedback to further improve the products.
  • Actively investing time in technical growth.
  • Manage own time well, being able to support fellow engineers and be critical on inefficiencies. ​
  • Highly self-motivated team player with good analytical and conceptual thinking, results-driven and customer focus.
  • Ability to grow other engineers’ personal and technical skills through coaching or mentoring.
  • Ability to help team members translating requirements to improve customer experience.
  • Prioritize tasks and plan tasks for the longer term for the team. ​ ​
  • Ability to share new knowledge and new tools to cultivate constructive conversations and improve team capabilities.
  • Open minded collaborator and clear communicator who can manage stakeholders' expectations.

Technical Skills

  • Expert knowledge in JavaScript, Typescript, React and ideally React Native.
  • Creates software in at least two modern software development languages.
  • Creates and maintains continuous delivery pipelines using current agile practices, patterns & tooling.
  • Creates software using secure coding practices and mitigates common vulnerabilities.
  • Working knowledge of modern stacks e.g. Node.js, Express, GraphQL, Jest, React Testing Library, Apollo:
  • Uses current technical practices such as writing clean, testable code and pair programming.
  • Solid knowledge of building solutions deployed on AWS.
  • Demonstrated experience building and designing Microservices REST API 

The Team

  • Seek Asia Apps provides products and services to candidates in job markets across the Asia region. We operate under the 3 brands of JobStreet, JobsDB and SEEK to help over 150 million candidates find employment.

Additional Information

At SEEK, the health and safety of our people is our highest priority. For this reason, SEEK has introduced a policy requiring all employees and visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 within our offices, unless a formal medical exemption applies. In addition, all employees attending in-person work related meetings or events outside the office will also need to be fully vaccinated. We have chosen to share this information early in our hiring process, so that candidates can make an informed choice. On this basis, as part of the application process you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood this policy, and would like to continue with the hiring process.  Further details about this policy will be shared during the hiring process, as required.  

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SEEK is a diverse group of companies, comprised of a strong portfolio of online employment, educational, commercial and volunteer businesses. SEEK makes a positive contribution to people’s lives on a global scale. SEEK is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, where it is a top 100 company. In Asia, SEEK operates the JobStreet and JobsDB brands, the region’s leading employment platforms and preferred destinations for candidates and hirers. SEEK attracts over 500 million visits a year across the six markets it operates in, namely namely Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.