API Engineer

  • Full Time Job
  • Hybrid
Whip Around

Your responsibilities will range from supporting and helping shape the strategy, design, planning, and implementation of internal and public APIs at Whip Around. Your role is hands-on with the plan to enable more API’s for our Mobile roadmap & also our Integrations roadmap.

You will foster an environment of continuous improvement, sharing your knowledge, fostering a safe environment to share ideas, and learning with the team and wider department. The role requires technical leadership to help enable our API strategy

What success will look like:

  • Work closely with our Lead API Engineer and support the existing API technical strategy
  • You will recommend solution designs to key stakeholders while taking the team on a journey.
  • You will successfully provide feedback and support our infrastructure strategy to enable scaling, governance, speed & quality for our APIs
  • You and your team will produce quality documentation for internal and external use where required.
  • You will support our internal and external API strategy & strategy that paves a pathway forward with stakeholder buy in
  • You successfully support & execute projects involving multiple developers and complex requirements, prioritising strategically while supporting our integrations team, web team & mobile team.
  • Present a clear, balanced analysis of advantages and disadvantages for proposed technical solutions while being mindful of where Whip Around is heading in the next 1-2 years.
  • Give reasonable and defensible time and effort estimates of your squad’s work when required, and proactively surface any changes to those estimates as the work progresses;
  • You Identify risks to inform contingency plans as soon as possible to ensure our API are designed for the future.
  • Execute technical roadmap items and integrate them alongside other product work with the guidance of other team members
  • You tactfully plan for future proofing our API eco system while giving continuous visibility of where we are today and where we are going.

What you’ll bring to the role:
Critical Competencies:

  • Strong understanding of industry best practices across software integrations
  • Strong technical understanding of API technologies - REST, GRPC, SOAP, etc)
  • Good understanding of PHP
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to present your ideas and to develop positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Effective team player with the ability to work with a diverse array of people
  • Excited to learn about how our industry works, the opportunities in the integration space and the value we bring to our customers.
  • Openness to receiving and giving feedback in a safe and inclusive work environment
  • Excellent technical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Willingness to build professional relationships throughout our entire business.
  • A desire to learn and an ability to pick things up quickly
  • You've demonstrated the ability to effectively work collaboratively across functions.


  • Strong technical understanding of API technologies - REST, GRPC, SOAP, etc
  • Experience in enterprise ecosystems
  • Experience in PHP
  • A background in API Security, monitoring and best practices
  • API Development for the Cloud, preferably AWS and/or Mulesoft
  • Low Code/No Code experience
  • Serverless architecture
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Twelve weeks additional paid parental leave
  • Birthday leave - goes without saying, no one wants to work on their birthday!
  • Regular Team events and activities
  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!

Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do. At Whip Around you will become part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to our people!

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don’t Drop the Trophy
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