Software Engineer

at Certsy
Published June 10, 2023
Location Darwin, Australia
Category Programming  
Job Type Hybrid  


Company Description

About Certsy

Owned by SEEK and operating as an independent start-up, Certsy is creating Australia's leading digital wallet for verified credentials. We want to improve the integrity of the job search process by helping candidates to securely verify their skills and credentials and allowing employers to shortlist with greater confidence. Our grand ambition is to make it simple and secure to verify and share personal information while respecting the privacy and security of both individuals and organisations.

Job Description

Working in one of our autonomous, cross-functional squads, you will make a significant technical contribution to the successful delivery of the various business priorities as well as continuous improvement of our technical platforms. As part of the Certsy team, you'll enjoy working in a start-up culture with the backing and support of a larger company. We are hardworking, open-minded and passionate about crafting phenomenal products and delivering real value for our users.


You'll play a meaningful role in:

  • Helping build, maintain and improve our platforms
  • Protecting the security and privacy of the user data
  • Integrating with partners and authorities
  • Have real involvement in the business direction of the product

Some of the technology we're using includes:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Node.js
  • GraphQL
  • PostgreSQL and Redis
  • All aspects of AWS


For this role, we have a very open mind in terms of specific work experience. If you have the right mindset and capabilities, then we strongly encourage you to apply. Here are some things we would regard highly:

  • Significant back-end development experience in Ruby on Rails
  • Strong software background
    • Writing testable, effective and communicative code
    • Architecting and building highly available, scalable, secure & performant systems
    • Data modelling, design patterns, understanding trade-offs
  • Strong experience in agile software development practices
  • Experience in developing and expanding microservices architecture
  • Experience in integrating with third-party systems
  • Strong data & application security knowledge and skills
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with AWS services

As a team member we value the following traits:

  • Curiosity and joy in learning new things (if you don't know something - you find out. If you can't do something - you learn)
  • A keen interest in the overall business context and building great user experiences

Nice to have (but not essential):

  • Experience in a start-up / scale-up environment
  • Experience with identity or document verification and compliance

Additional Information

We are also committed to having a flexible work environment. This role could be done full-time, part-time with flexibility to work remotely as required. If you've got the right skills, attitude, and dedication, then we're happy to explore how we can flex to fit around your other responsibilities or constraints.

Here at Certsy we pride ourselves on harbouring a flexible and inclusive working environment. Should you require any specific support or adjustments throughout the recruitment process and beyond, please advise us and we will be happy to assist.

At Certsy, the health and safety of our people is our highest priority. For this reason, Certsy has a policy requiring all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a formal medical exemption applies. 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.

Certsy kindly requests no unsolicited resumes or approaches from recruitment agencies and will not be responsible for any associated fees.