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Principal Engineer

About Auror

At Auror, we’re empowering the retail industry to tackle theft and Organized Retail Crime, a $100 billion problem globally. It’s high volume crime that’s increasingly organized in nature and is putting people, retailers, and communities at risk every day.

Auror connects people with intelligence to reduce crime. As a company, we’ve built a high-performing, positive culture with a focus on providing an inclusive environment for a diverse team. If you’re excited about fighting crime and building safer communities, for everyone, then we want you on our team.

About Auror Engineering

Collaboration is at the heart of the Engineering team at Auror. We believe that we can only build the very best software through working with each other, seeking different perspectives to solve problems. As part of our team, you will:

  • Work closely with Product Management and Design to scope out the best solution
  • Prioritise helping each other and giving great feedback on PR reviews
  • Take responsibility for testing your own code, consulting with our QA team

We’re a team who:

  • Ship code to production at least 15 times a day (with a defect rate under 0.2%), prioritising short feedback cycles over project plans and deadlines.
  • Block out serious time for engineering enhancements (Tech debt) and UX improvements (based on feedback of deployed features).

Our new architecture is cloud-native, which lets us focus on delivering business value to customers, not maintaining the plumbing.

Our stack is: React SPA with MobX and Typescript over a C# dotnet core backends-for-frontends WebAPI, hosted in Azure. In Azure we use App Services, SQL, Functions, Storage, Event Grid and Search.

Requirements

About The Role

As one of our Principal Engineers, you will have the following skills:

  • A collaborative working style and an appreciation for working in an agile environment. You’ll be able to work with developers of all skill levels, and to coach and mentor your teammates.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to discuss technical problems and solutions with both technical and non-technical people.
  • Ability to think holistically about the impact of your work and your decisions on the whole business, not just the engineering team.
  • Ability to break large pieces of work into small, shippable units of value, collaborating to come up with simple, evolvable architectures that prioritise learning over perfection.
  • An interest in scalability, usability, security, cloud platforms, privacy & ethics, and/or our industry: loss prevention / safer communities / crime prevention.

In Your First 6 Months at Auror

  • You’ll make big contributions to our product, working with Product Management and Design from the very beginning to make sure we’re delivering value to our customers and making a meaningful impact.
  • You’ll use your coaching and mentoring skills to lead a highly engaged team of engineers.
  • You’ll get to know (and work on) the entire product and different parts of the codebase.
  • You’ll work to improve our processes, tooling and tech stack.

Benefits

Benefits When You Join Auror

  • Employee share scheme: You’ll own part of a company making a real difference!
  • Flexibility: We are hard-working and outcome focused, but recognize there is more to life than work. We promote a healthy work/life balance.
  • Mental and physical health: We understand how vital both mental and physical health is, and have policies to support that, including Wellness Days (days that you can take for any reason whatsoever, not just for when you’re sick/ unwell).
  • Family friendly: We offer comprehensive parental leave and benefits for primary and non-primary caregivers.
  • Personal development: We support our team to participate in courses, conferences, or events that will help them be relentless about improvement.
  • Team love: We have regular team lunches and social events where most (if not all) activities are during work hours.
  • Making an impact: You’ll work to solve interesting problems and help us keep communities safe.

Next Steps

If you’re excited about our mission and you have experience and a passion for this role, please hit “Apply” below.

We’re proud that Auror is a place where everyone can learn and grow. So if you’re not sure that you tick all the boxes but feel you’re close to what we’re looking for, please apply anyway as we’d love to hear from you!

Once you apply, you’ll hear from us to acknowledge your application. If you have questions about any of the above, or if you have any accessibility requirements, we’ll be able to help you from there.

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