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Quantexa • Sydney, Australia

Technical Lead

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

What we’re all about.

It isn’t often you get to be part of a tech company that, since 2016, has been innovating the data analytics market in ways no-one else can. Our technology started out in FinTech, helping tackle serious criminal activity. Now, its potential is virtually limitless. Working at Quantexa isn't just intellectually stimulating. We’re a real team. Collaborating and constantly engineering better and better solutions. We’re ambitious, we think things through and we’re on a mission to discover just how far we can go. Nearly half of our colleagues come from an ethnic or religious minority background. We’re made up of people from 47 nationalities who speak over 20 languages. As a diverse mix of individuals, we make one big unstoppable team.

If our incredible culture sounds like you, we’d love you to join us.

The opportunity.

Our Quantexa Delivery team is all about bringing context to data. Technical Leads are drivers within our fast-paced delivery teams, implementing Quantexa’s innovative technology for an ever-expanding list of domains including banking, insurance, government, healthcare. We are problem solvers, delivering sophisticated end-to-end big data solutions to our internal and external client stakeholders. As a central part of our team, you will experience opportunities beyond that of an engineer. You enjoy leading by example, guiding and mentoring data engineers to solve complex technical problems, sharing success with the team and taking pride in achieving milestones together. You share success with the team and take pride in the sum of its achievements. You will balance your time engaging with our business teams and clients to break down requirements into technical tasks, working hands-on as a programmer, and supporting the work of other engineers within a collaborative environment.

The work you do here will be impactful. The challenges we tackle are big, but they're also incredibly rewarding. Your leadership in managing, transforming, and cleansing high volume data help our clients solve business problems across a wide range of areas including fraud, financial crime, data management, risk and customer intelligence.

What you’ll be doing.

  • You will lead, support, and mentor a team of junior data engineers within an agile framework.
  • Write defensive, fault tolerant and efficient code for production level data processing systems.
  • You’ll configure and deploy Quantexa’s software using tools such as Spark, Hadoop, Scala, Elasticsearch, with our platform being hosted on both private and public virtual clouds, such as Google cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon.
  • You will be a trusted source of knowledge to your clients. You will articulate technical concepts to a non-technical audience helping them to make big decisions.
  • Collaborate with both our solution architects and our R&D engineers to champion solutions and standards for complex big data challenges. You proactively promote knowledge sharing and ensure best practice is followed.


What you’ll bring.

    • You’ll have a background in hands-on technical development, with at least five years of industry experience in a data engineering role or engineering equivalent, and at least 18 months of experience acting in a lead role within a data or software engineering team.
    • Proficiency in Scala, Java, Python, or a programming language associated with data engineering. Our primary language is Scala, but don’t worry if that’s not currently your strongest language, we believe that strong engineering principles are universal and transferrable.
    • You’ll have expertise building and deploying production level data processing batch systems maintained by application support teams. Importantly you’ll share an appreciation of what makes a high quality, operationally stable system and how to streamline all areas of development, release, and operations to achieve this.
    • Experience with a variety of modern development tooling (e.g. Git, Gradle, Nexus) and technologies supporting automation and DevOps (e.g. Jenkins, Docker and a little bit of good old Bash scripting). You’ll be familiar with developing within a version-controlled process that regularly makes use of these tools and technologies.
    • A strong technical communication ability with demonstrable experience of working in rapidly changing client environments.
    • Knowledge of testing libraries of common programming languages (such as ScalaTest or equivalent). Knows the difference between different test types (unit test, integration test) and can cite specific examples of what they have written themselves.

Nice to haves.

    • Experience growing and up-skilling team members as a career mentor, technical line manager, or acting in an equivalent guidance role.
    • A passion for expanding the business – and leading initiatives to do so.


Our perks and quirks.

What makes you Q will help you to realize your full potential, flourish and enjoy what you do, while being recognized and rewarded with our broad range of benefits.

    • Competitive salary 💰
    • Company bonus
    • 11% Superannuation
    • Private healthcare with Medibank
    • Dental, Orthodontics & Optics Cover
    • Free Calm App Subscription #1 app for meditation, relaxation and sleep 🧘‍♀️
    • 20 days annual leave, 13 national holidays + birthday off! 🌴
    • Ongoing personal development

Our mission.

We have one mission. To help businesses grow. To make data easier. And to make the world a better place. We’re not a start-up. Not anymore. But we’ve not been around that long either. What we are is a collection of bright, passionate minds harnessing complexities and helping our clients and their communities. One culture, made of many. Heading in one direction – the future.

It’s all about you.

It’s important to us that you feel welcome, valued and respected. After all, it’s your individuality and passion for what you do that will make you Q. We see that – which is why we’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’ve created and will continue to improve our inclusive and diverse work environment. Regardless of your race, beliefs, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity or ableness – whoever you are – if you are a passionate, curious and caring human being who wants to push the boundaries of what’s possible, then we want to hear from you.

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Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Work from home allowance
Teambuilding days
UK nursery benefit scheme
Private healthcare
Accredited Quantexa Tech Academy & Management Training
Personal development platform & funds + 1 hour weekly dedicated time to learn
Volunteer & Birthday Leave
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Quantexa

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

London (HQ), Boston, NYC, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dubai, Malaga, Luxembourg

Funding levels

Series E

Hiring Countries








United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023

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