Senior Application Engineer (Python)

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Engineering | Full-time



Quantium are continuing to hire with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. We look forward to meeting you in person when our offices re-open and it is safe to do so.

Founded in 2002, Quantium combines the best of human and artificial intelligence to power possibilities for individuals, organisations and society. Our solutions make sense of what has happened and what will, could or should be done to re-shape industries and societies around the needs of the people they serve.

We have an opportunity for someone who loves Python to help us grow our engineering capabilities.

Our opportunity

We are increasing our investment in Python and this role will play a big part in the change. While our engineering practice has historically focused on dotnet, Scala and React, we are using more Python every day. As our technology shifts, we need someone who can show our engineers the pythonic way; and help our analysts as they bring more engineering discipline to their existing expertise. 

We're a cross-functional team of product managers, designers, analysts, testers, and of course engineers. We're multi-lingual, collaborative and don't do silos. You’ll make a positive contribution as an expert in your field, who is excited by the idea of mentoring and training people on Python. This role will naturally give you ample opportunity to grow in other areas of the stack.

Apart from writing well-tested code, your day to day will involve:

  • Influencing what we build and how we build it
  • Building up the python skill of the team, and in turn picking up other areas of our stack
  • Supporting analysts building branded dashboards using Plotly Dash
  • Contributing to in-house libraries and packages, including our Dash UI library
  • Performing code reviews
  • Wrangling CI, CD, and local development to "sharpen the saw"
  • Participating in our agile ceremonies

From a stack perspective - typically we maintain a React Single Page Application (SPA) written in TypeScript, backed by C# .NET Core services, querying big datasets in CosmosDB and Snowflake, populated by Scala and Spark. We've adopted Kubernetes for orchestrating our core services and products, moving to a gitops model driving builds, configuration and deployment.

We see Python adding to these capabilities. We have tasks where we believe it's the right tool for the job, and we want to get better at using it.

Our new team member

We are looking for you to bring the following knowledge, skills and experience to the team:

  • You'll have experience designing, building, testing and maintaining web applications in Python. You understand API contracts and how they enable sensible separation of concerns.
  • You'll be familiar with RESTful API design and microservices, and can explain the pros and cons of both, you keep up with industry trends, but focus on solving the right problem the right way.
  • You know your PEPs from your pips (or perhaps you're more into Poetry) but you can remember what it was like when these were still problematic
  • You're good at collaborating with people across disciplines, including frontend and design. When it comes to development and interface design discussions, you’re comfortable advocating your ideas and participating in constructive critique
  • Must enjoy mentoring others, as well as setting goals for your own learning and development – we’re all about growth
  • UI development skills (or a desire to learn) would be a bonus, but are not required to apply for this role

More about Quantium

We are passionate about creating opportunities for ourselves and each other. You will have access to relevant, meaningful, and actionable learning. We are growing our technical, professional, and leadership capabilities through our robust internal learning curriculum, team knowledge-sharing sessions, and our mentoring program.

We also believe there is more to a successful career than just hard work and recognise the need to balance personal and family commitments with work. We enjoy weekly group fitness sessions (being done virtually at the moment), team sports (we are looking forward to these starting again), and well-being resources.

Quantium are an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are a multicultural team of various beliefs, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We celebrate our diversity of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, and disability status.