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Software Engineer

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Information Technology

Software Engineer

About Kmart

With more than 235 stores and employing over 34,000 people, Kmart is proud to be one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful retailers.  

Serving the needs of Australian and New Zealand families is at the core of who we are as a business, that’s why we are driven to be the place customers rely on for low prices and making every day living brighter. 



You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive and progressive - with no two days the same! Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive.

What are we looking for?

Kmart is looking for a Software Engineer who showcases the following,


  • The business problem is clearly defined, architecture is defined, high level technical design is completed for complex components/services. It is expected that the software engineer completes the technical design, especially low-level design and implements the components, to achieve the outcome that was expected from those components.
  • Embraces modern engineering practices like building CI/CD pipelines, automation of testing etc.
  • Focuses on code quality and works to systemically reduce code defects, make code maintainable and easy to debug and conducts peer review of codes and contributes to coding standards
  • Influences his peers in his scrum team and works closely with peers in other scrum teams
  • Embraces “production support” model prevalent in the squad and demonstrates ownership of the system issues.

About You

To meet the challenges of this role, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience,


  • You can code in a few different languages. You know the right tool for the right job. At this stage our platforms will mainly contain NodeJS and small amounts of java fronted by modern REST APIs on the server side complimented by single page applications on the frontend. React.js has been the preferred framework to date for the frontend.
  • You have built a few systems that are ‘API first’. You have used a REST/JSON based API gateway. Underneath the gateway you have had extensive experience implementing and supporting microservices.
  • You have good hands on experience in Python
  • You have significant experience with and prefer the following modern technologies and architectures:
    • AWS is your preferred infrastructure provider, and you have significant experience in the core AWS IaaS eco-system and prefer to automate everything with Infrastructure-as-code (IaaC) technologies.
    • You have experience with container-based architectures such as Docker.
    • Experience with microservice based architectures and technologies and Core JavaScript (on Node)
    • RDBMS, NoSQL and various in-memory cache technologies.
    • Use of various open-source libraries and frameworks.


If you are, you will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, inclusion in company bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Target and Officeworks. 

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. 


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