Technical Owner

  • Full Time Job
  • Hybrid
  • $150,000 - $170,000

You’ll play a key role as part of our Engineering Team, taking responsibility and ownership over delivering a seamless user experience for new users as they join the Hnry platform. You’ll be expected to take ownership of the strategic technical direction of the Hnry platform, mixing being hands-on writing code alongside working collaboratively with other engineers to drive feature delivery.

  • Engaging with customers and all members of the business to actively identify problems and propose solutions
  • Thinking strategically about the future direction of your areas of the feature set, and working with other Technical Owners to collaborate and align
  • Working alongside other engineers to make sure we are providing our customers with the best experience with Hnry, whether they are new to self-employment, or whether they already use alternative systems
  • Taking technical accountability for creating seamless user experiences
  • Take responsibility for delivering functionality from concept through to production release and post-release maintenance
  • Ensuring you, and those around you follow best practices in building robust and reliable software
  • Produce work that meets the expected level of test coverage and improve test coverage across the existing codebase
  • Provide detailed code reviews to colleagues, sharing your knowledge and ensuring that standards are maintained
  • Design the architecture of new features and present this back to the team for feedback
  • Mentor and provide support to other members of the team
  • Collaborate with and support other members of the wider Hnry team
How we work
  • We follow agile practices, delivering improvements iteratively in small chunks. We track the impact of our work and measure ourselves on results, not the amount of code written.
  • We’re growing fast, and are focused on building a well designed, scalable & robust platform. In some areas of the work (e.g. payment processing) there is very little margin for error.
  • Our technology platform is built in Ruby on Rails, and we also use a bunch of AWS services (via Terraform), Postgres, Docker, and a little bit of React.
  • We have automated tests, continuous deployment, and release to production multiple times per day.
  • We review each others code, and set aside time for hacking on experimental features, refactoring and/or learning new things.
  • We work hard and finish on time, no crazy hours.
About you
You will:
  • Have experience with Ruby on Rails, or a comparable web application framework (such as Django, Laravel, .NET, ExpressJS etc) with the curiosity to learn Rails
  • Have a good understanding of front-end technologies
  • Care about writing clean, maintainable and efficient code, and improving existing code, both for your peers and future you
  • Be confident using distributed development tools such as GitHub and Slack
  • Have an understanding of test/behaviour-driven development, cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Be comfortable with numbers, not scared of some algebra and basic statistics concepts
  • Be able to take complex problems, break them down, and build robust solutions
  • Approach problems with a curious mindset and empathy for the end user, always considering the impact of changes
  • Actively monitor systems, identify problems and propose solutions
  • Have excellent communication and collaboration skills — we work together and succeed as a team
  • Have experience with automated testing
  • Enjoy discussions about software/product design and crafting solutions
Bonus points for the following:
  • Experience building large scale systems
  • Experience being self-employed (freelancing, contracting etc) in any industry/profession


Sydney, AU, Wellington, NZ or 100% remote

Our staff benefits include:

  • Additional day of annual leave for your birthday
  • $50 wellness allowance per month
  • Gifts of share options for high performing staff
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuous remuneration review cycles (pay rises for high performers aren’t reserved for ‘annual reviews’)
  • Strong culture with Friday team get-togethers, weekly team lunches and regular team and partner social events
  • A clear focus on professional development, with encouragement to attend training courses, conferences etc - all during work time
  • Opportunity to forge the career path that’s right for you in a high growth environment
  • Growth Framework to support your personal career growth at Hnry
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Public Holidays Transfer
  • Long-term unpaid wellbeing leave to allow individuals to focus on their health and wellbeing when needed
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pawrental Leave (for parents of furbabies)