Jul 22, 2019

Microservices / Serverless Engineer - Product Team

  • Versent
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
Full time Back End Software Engineer Front End Developer

Job Description


Versent is a rapidly growing Cloud Consulting organisation, specialising in AWS. We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Singapore and have grown to over 270 people in just four years! We believe in bringing craftsmanship back to technology, because as technology artisans, we passionately care about the quality outcomes we leave behind.

Our microservices engineers help deliver clean, modular and repeatable code that integrates with continuous improvement process. They are learning how to implement clean/best practice code and how a SDLC incorporating pipelines, checkpoints and policy ensures that the code written by the team is stable, testable and meets all specifications. They are working towards understanding the difference between "dev done" and "done, done" code.

We are kicking off a brand new team to focus on new product(s) we are building, like we did with our first one www.stax.io. Most of the team is formed but we are looking extra experienced Engineers that can join to learn, share and grow with the team.

The team will be using a mix of tools and frameworks that include Python, Node.js, Go and Typescript all within a AWS native space. Its never going to be 100% fixed on the tech, so having an openness to learning is a must have trait.

The core focus for us, above all the tech, is having a great bunch of people working together with everyone learning and sharing along the way.


  • Our Microservices Developers exhibit the following behaviours;

    • Focus on getting cards "across the line" for review
    • Are learning how to write clean, testable code
    • Are learning how to best work within an agile team
    • Are learning different patterns/architectures for common problem types
    • They are disciplined in the way they work
    • They are direct and authentic in their communication
    • They are always learning & developing their skills

    People wanting to become Microservices Developers at Versent have the following skills;

    • Background and experience in one (or more) programming language's (NodeJS, GoLang, Python, etc...)
    • Understanding what getting a card to done done looks like (documentation, testing, continuous improvement of process)
    • Have experience with the AWS ecosystem (EC2, S3, EBS, RDS, etc...)
    • Basic understanding of Git and associated ecosystem
    • Basic understanding of the Agile Process and have worked in a team who has used Agile

    Example Tasks for a Microservice Engineer;

    • Participating in agile rituals (stand ups, planning sessions, retros, etc...)
    • Working on stories and tasks
    • Conducing Code Reviews (PR's or Pair Programming)
    • Conduct and Participate in Technical Spikes
    • Take Ownership of their card moving to "done, done" which may include some DevOps, Security and Testing Work


At the core of what we do, we're an engineering company. We value our people more than commercials and put culture at the centre of everything.

We do weekly internal tech meetups with food and drinks, host game nights, organise Hackathons, pay for your AWS training and certifications, and other relevant certs (if it's something you want to do).

We have many social events, often supporting charity initiatives such as TourXOz and RUOK Day. We also have family functions such as lawn bowls, company picnics etc. We have a paid parental leave program.

We embrace the notion of Versent as a Family, working together to achieve outstanding success.

We have flexible working hours and a culture based on respect, trust and collaboration.


You know, work doesn't have to feel like work. In fact, we don't want it to. That's why we've cultivated an environment based on creativity. Because when people who care about their craft are given the freedom to explore possibilities without restriction, amazing things can happen.


No cool cliques, just hard-working humans generating ideas and devising solutions in a creative, collaborative work space. Professional but not corporate, we believe success is achieved through strong leadership (without interference from middle-management) and an autonomous working environment backed by the moral support of like-minded peers. This is a highly collaborative, supportive environment.


  • People: We believe in a positive team with family spirit, because life is to short for anything else.
  • Customer: We create remarkable experiences for customers and treat them as you would wish to be treated.
  • Quality: Be Artisans who care for their craft and lead change through continuous improvement.
  • Reliability: Do what we say we will do when we say we will do it, every time.
  • Transparency: Full disclosure, integrity and honesty in all things.
  • Reciprocate: Give back and assist as much as possible, whenever possible.