Jul 22, 2019

Senior Software Engineer - Java / Spring Boot / Kafka

  • 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 Software Engineers know their craft, and know it well. We need you to have the right soft skills to listen to and understand other ideas, however know and see the patterns from your experience across a variation of complex implementations.

You won't be project managing but 'championing' the right practices, supporting the Community of Practice - know where to take the hard line and where to flex. We need experts in the Development field - it's likely you'll be leading leaders.


Communication, attitude and your people skills will play a massive part of this role, with all out team having a positive personality with eagerness to share ideas and learn from others. Outcome focused and ability to motivate a team around you to be the same and it goes without saying there are some additional fundamentals you need a commitment to:

  • Testing - BDD / JUnit / Integration testing
  • Messaging (Kafka, Kinesis, JMS, AMQP)
  • Distributed systems, Event driven architecture
  • Streaming processing - Kafka (Spark, Flink, Storm)
  • Java 8 / Lambda
  • Docker containerisation
  • AWS
  • Microservices and API development
  • Data modelling and relational DB


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.


Senior Software Engineer