SilverRail Technologies • Brisbane

Senior Software Engineer


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

*Please note that candidates must be Brisbane based to apply*

Rail is set to dominate short and medium haul travel around the world. Its faster, cheaper, greener and more convenient than air. With the current climate crisis, it is more important than ever to put this mode of transport at the forefront of people's minds. The trouble is, there’s nothing modern about rail’s online customer experience.

Our global company is working to solve that problem, delivering the digital infrastructure that opens up rail to the world! Our technology is powering rail and travel agencies across Europe, USA and Australia/NZ in both leisure and corporate markets.

A Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) at SilverRail is responsible for the research, design, development and operation of our complex software systems. Our software has components that are heavily reliant on understanding complex maths, components that are dependent on understanding scalability and redundancy and components that involve careful management of legacy system integrity while introducing new gentrified systems. An SDE is involved in all of these areas and brings software engineering knowledge and expertise to the solution at each step of the way.

Key responsibilities

  • Participate in our agile engineering team made up of a mixture of software developers, testers and cloud engineers (SRE’s).
  • Continuously work to improve our agility by influencing our rapidly evolving cloud capabilities, sharing ideas and results broadly and by removing technical debt.
  • Understand and apply various software development techniques including but not limited to: SOLID principles, design patterns, code reviews, multi-threading and optimisation.
  • Repeatedly apply good judgement in selecting methods, tools or techniques for obtaining solutions. This can be demonstrated by managing the process around implementation of the solution with respect to team members and also technical system integration.
  • Manage operational aspects of our existing product suites in a complex environment undergoing technological transformation, security and compliance management, high availability design and disaster recovery planning.
  • An ability to work independently on system wide issues/failures that require an ability to analyse situations through review of relevant factors and/or consultation with more senior experts.

Skills and competence

  • At least 5 years within a Software Development role
  • Customer focused by always striving for high customer satisfaction, going out of our way to be helpful and proactive, making it as easy as possible on the customer rather than our engineering team.
  • Strong working knowledge of C# and .NET Core / Framework.
  • React and Typescript knowledge/experience is a plus.
  • Some C++ knowledge/experience is a bonus.
  • Understanding of DevOps practices and Cloud-based technologies with AWS is a plus
  • Can balance listening and talking, speaking and writing clearly and accurately, influencing others, keeping others informed. Will use diagrams frequently to explore systems and to communicate about them.
  • Naturally takes ownership (initiative) of work, doing what is needed without being asked and following through on tasks.
  • Being helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment. Collegial.
  • Developed professional expertise and ability to apply company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of team or technical issues. Can make significant progress without the need for constant feedback.
  • Will be an active member of our team giving timely, helpful feedback to peers and managers.
  • Mentors junior members of the team and actively takes opportunities to provide leadership to the team and organisation
  • Consistently demonstrates company values in interactions with colleagues and customers. Supports others in new concepts.
  • Interest in Agile Scrum and SDLC.

Why us?

  • Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we put our culture at the centre of everything we do.
  • We are a hard working, forward thinking team that embraces a work life balance and has fun along the way.
  • We support flexible working and the view that we bring together great people that love what they do and collaboratively strive for excellence.
  • With an average Glassdoor grade of 4.7 and 100% recommendation rates we provide an awesome working environment with room to grow.
  • A unique opportunity to work for a tech start-up who are revolutionising the way we travel
  • A beautiful office space with incredible city views!
  • For the right candidate, we can offer a wealth of career development opportunities.
  • A company that encourages knowledge sharing and collaboration in a DevOps Culture.
  • Our teams health and wellness is important to us, so we offer a number of wellbeing seminars, yoga classes, the #1 leading meditation app
  • We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including private healthcare, additional annual leave days and more.

Although we have been around for more than 10 years, we consider ourselves an agile start-up business and are using the Scrum framework for all our software development. We believe in fail-fast-fail-early and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. Especially in the European market we have developed into a force to be reckoned with given our agility and refreshingly novel approaches.

Come and join our team … we are Stronger Together!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Teambuilding days
Share Options
Health & Dental Insurance
Mental health days
L&D opportunities
Travel Opportunities

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options SilverRail Technologies provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure SilverRail Technologies is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at SilverRail Technologies

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Boston, Brisbane, Stockholm

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
What employees are saying

"SilverRail offer flexibility enabling 'Life Work balance' rather than 'Work Life Balance', being flexible around you as an employee, rather than you being flexible around the company. SilverRail are very open and welcome to new ways of working. The door is always open for each individual employee to engage and discuss individual circumstances and ideas. I have no wish list, I feel empowered by SilverRail to manage my time around work and family. If I wasn't working for SilverRail today, I have to say that I believe I would have struggled for the same support based on some previous employee experiences."

UK Analyst at SilverRail Technologies

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Travel & Transportation companies – 1st

Most flexible Travel & Transportation companies – 1st

Industry awards 2022