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Senior Software Engineer

Salary: $90,000 - 120,000 per year
Location: The Rocks
Hours: Full time
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Freelancer owns, the world’s largest online escrow company with over US$5 billion in transactions secured, powering the sale of jet parts to oil wells. Freelancer also owns Freightlancer & Loadshift, marketplaces with more freight on a typical day than the distance from the earth to the moon, with over 550 million kilometres posted since inception.

This won't be your typical cog-in-the-machine type of job. If you're a high achiever with talent, looking for something more than a boring job in corporate, want to work with the best and brightest and don't need to be handheld, this is the job for you.

If you join a mega-cap technology company as the 10000th hire you might struggle to figure out the impact you are making. If you join a startup, you might get to work on the latest fad, but likely have few mentors to learn from, work on toy problems and never change the world.

At Freelancer you’ll get to work on a highly diverse, global set of internet-scale challenges where you will make a meaningful difference with real responsibility, while rapidly building your skills. We run a meritocracy - we actively promote from within.

You’ll also change lives- our mission is to provide one billion jobs. Not many companies actually make a difference like Freelancer does in providing opportunity and income to people all around the world.

We have a very wide range of engineering challenges to sink your teeth into. You’ll get a chance to be exposed to a wide variety of technologies across our businesses. is an Alexa top 1000 website with a cutting-edge frontend stack incorporating Angular, TypeScript and RxJS. Our backend powers a large suite of services running a modern global marketplace; messaging, payments, translations, file services and a notification system sending millions of notifications an hour. We deploy code to production multiple times a day.

Our companies include: - a global payments system for large ticket items with over $5 billion USD transactions secured.

Freightlancer - a global heavy haulage freight marketplace.

Photo Anywhere - give us a location, we'll send you photos in 24-48 hours.

Warrior Forum - the #1 internet market community since 1997.

So you think you have what it takes to be an Engineer at Freelancer?

We are looking for fullstack software engineers. Our team work with the latest tech, and push code 30-40 times a day in a high-performance cloud environment. We develop core, revenue-generating products, and so this represents an opportunity to have a fundamental impact on our global business.

Not only will you build features and software that scale, but your work will have direct impact on tens of millions of users worldwide. You would be architecting web applications at scale, enjoying the challenge of writing optimised lightning fast SQL for massive data sets, you will be structuring extensible data and application logic, and be passionate about designing high quality APIs.

Our advanced Angular codebase runs in the browser for desktop and mobile devices, runs on the server to deliver fast, server-side rendered pages for SEO, and inside our iOS and Android mobile apps, all tested with cutting edge automated test suites.


Musts haves:

  • Proficiency in a few web development languages, such as Python, Golang, PHP, Node.js or Ruby
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQL
  • Background or interest in web engineering at scale
  • Experience working in an agile team environment, continuously shipping environment
  • Linux experience
  • Cloud computing experience, preferably AWS
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and able to self-manage work
  • Self-motivated and tracked-record of learning new technologies
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and creative problem-solving ability
  • Experience with designing and implementing complex software systems
  • Experience with mentoring/training junior engineers


  • Experience with SOA, microservice and containerisation architecture
  • Experience with development of public facing APIs
  • Experience with modern Javascript framework, such as Angular, React or Vue
  • Experience with TypeScript
  • Strong knowledge of computer networking
  • Sound understanding of OWASP and the best web security practices

We would love you to have:

  • Strong academic achievements
  • MS or PhD degrees
  • A Github page with contributions to open source software
  • Experience with leading an engineering team


  • A meritocratic culture with the ability to take ownership and fast track your career growth. Several of our Directors and VP-level managers started out as interns or Junior Product Managers just a few years ago!
  • You will be working on an Alexa top-635 website, solving complex, internet scale and global problems in product & engineering with over 50 million customers across 247 countries, regions & territories.
  • Free Class Pass membership.
  • Fully stocked kitchen’s + yes we do have beer taps (and a bar with a killer view)!!
  • Catered lunches once a week
  • Weekly Town Halls with the all important Q&A session with the CEO (you really can ask him anything)!
  • Quarterly hackathons with a huge prize pool !!!!
  • Regular team building events (think speed boats in the harbour, escape rooms, karaoke, laser tag, trivia nights, poker nights in the office)!
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