Senior Developer - Backend

  • Full-time

Company Description

Why join Xref?

Xref (XF1) is a high-growth tech company supporting the HR and recruitment industries. We provide an online reference checking service to remove a traditionally manual and admin-heavy task in the recruitment process.  

We have enjoyed over 8 years of global growth and with even more growth planned ahead, this really is an exciting time to jump on board!

Why join Xref's Development team? 

  • Driven - we’re an ambitious bunch and we’re always on the lookout for new ways to improve the Xref platform 
  • A family - We're a close team of 20+ and we love what we do. We believe in the platform and we encourage each other to succeed as a team and individually 
  • Fast-paced - in a high-growth company, things can change in a heartbeat but we’ve got the drive to jump in and get a job done 
  • Hands-on - we will all roll up our sleeves and get involved. While we have individual specialist skills, we support each other to deliver the best results as a team. 
  • Award-Winning - we have won multiple awards celebrating the technology we have created and this is all down to our hard-working dev team!
  • Social - From team BBQs on our balcony to Axe-Throwing to daily HIIT sessions to company-wide events, we like to keep the emphasis on making work fun!

Job Description

As a Senior Backend Developer, you'll be joining a small team of 7 python developers which is part of our larger development team (20). We are an agile team and you'll be working closely with our Testing, Product Devemopment and Data teams to ensure new features, the existing apps and new products are completed on time and of the highest quality.

We are looking for someone who is adaptable and can work on multiple projects simultaneously. We run 2 weekly Agile releases so you will see your hard work come to fruition immediately.


We'd love to speak to you if you are a Senior Backend Developer (python) who is looking to join an innovative team where you can enjoy autonomy and a variety of work on multiple, industry leading projects across new products and features.

  • Must have a strong understanding and practical experience of Python, Angular and Django (essential)

  • Solid experience working with REST API backend frameworks such as Django 

  • Strong understanding of Javascript technologies, especially Angular

  • In-depth knowledge of relational databases such as PostgreSQL and MySQL

  • Familiarity with AWS services

  • Analytical thinker with a problem-solving aptitude 

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as being a key team player in an agile and fast moving start-up environment

  • Experience with Agile methodologies, specifically Scrum, is a bonus

  • Full work rights in Australia (Citizenship / Permanent Residence)

We're using some pretty exciting technology and our location is amazing - Walsh Bay/The Rocks area - escape the hustle & bustle of the CBD!

If you are looking for new permanent challenge with a growing tech company where the potential is uncapped, please apply today!

No agencies, please. 

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