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Senior Software Engineer / Shipping & Tax Team - Remote



Software Engineering
Remote · Australia
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been recognized numerous times for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

The objective of the Shipping and Tax Team; is to make the most of a customers ecommerce buying experience and improve conversion We create a seamless integration workflow process, that is user-friendly and simplified.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will build and expand APIs and services, working with other engineers to build delightful features that span all the varying integration paths that BigCommerce offers, as well as working with our sales and operations teams to understand and solve our users’ pain points. You will have the opportunity to work directly on some of the UI our merchants interact with the most, as well as some customer-facing.

Collecting and filing sales and indirect taxes is a classic area for technology disruption. Our customers selling across countries, states, and even smaller jurisdictions must navigate through a myriad of tax rates, product-level tax exemptions, filing requirements, and registration obligations. The rules are constantly changing, and not accurately calculating and filing taxes can have legal ramifications.

BigCommerce platform offers its customers multiple options that accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the ecommerce GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

**To be considered a candidate you must be located in Australia**

** Work Authorization Visa Sponsorship can not be provided**

What You’ll Do:

  • Our core programming languages include PHP, Scala, Ruby, and TypeScript, but we’re more interested in your problem-solving skills and your willingness to learn than your specific experience.
  • Produce bullet-proof code that is robust, efficient, and maintainable.
  • Work on challenging problems such as query optimization and performance optimization while adhering to security protocols
  • Work closely with operations and infrastructure to improve the architecture while building and scaling back-end services.
  • Engage in technical discussion of new solutions and architectures
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain and improve quality
  • Mentor other engineers in the current domain
  • Build beautiful, scalable products using modern tools
  • 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 engineer’s code to maintain and improve quality and security
  • Support an open, positive, and energized culture
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • Ensure that technical decisions support our goals of quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and security

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a Software Engineer
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, MIS or related equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience with principles of continuous integration and designing, implementing, and taking ownership of various tasks across the development cycle
  • Experienced in developing high-performance, scalable, and available web services, and applications
  • A team player who works closely with stakeholders, pod leaders, and other teams to promote communication and collaboration
  • Enjoy working on solving challenging problems in a fun, collaborative environment
  • Highly proactive and results-oriented with excellent critical thinking and communication skills
  • Excited to learn about new technologies
  • Experience with eCommerce and SaaS platforms is highly preferred

Following your introductory period, and after having the needed training, you will be part of the on-call rotation for your team

Compensation: Base Salary, Plus Super, Plus Equity

Posted: 09 January, 2024




Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

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