Golang Job: Staff Software Engineer

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Sydney - Australia

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Company Name: Rokt

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About Rokt

Rokt is the global leader in eCommerce technology, helping companies seize the full potential of every transaction moment to grow revenue and acquire new customers at scale. Live Nation, AMC Theatres, PayPal, Uber, Hulu, Staples, Lands’ End, and HelloFresh are among the more than 2,500 leading global businesses and advertisers that use Rokt's solutions to drive more value through every transaction by offering highly relevant messages to their customers at the moment they are most likely to convert.

With our December 2022 secondary transaction, Rokt’s valuation increased to $2.4 Billion. We are expanding rapidly and globally – operating in 14 countries across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region with the largest office in Sydney and a major R&D hub in NYC. With 50% annual growth and vibrant company culture, Rokt has been listed in ‘Great Places to Work’ in the US and Australia. Our award-winning culture is guided by our eight core values: smart with humility, own the outcomes, force for good, conquer new frontiers, enjoy the ride, raise the bar, communicate with impact, and disagree then commit. These values help us attract, engage, and develop the right talent around the globe and ensure we foster an environment that helps us all do our best work. Keen to join a fast-growing company and a vibrant culture? Learn more at rokt.com.

The Rokt engineering team builds best-in-class eCommerce technology that provides personalized and relevant experiences for customers globally and empowers marketers with sophisticated, AI-driven tooling to better understand consumers. Our bespoke platform handles millions of transactions per day and considers billions of data points which gives engineers the opportunity to build technology at scale, collaborate across teams and gain exposure to a wide range of technology. We are expanding rapidly in our major R&D centres in NYC and Sydney. We are passionate about using intelligent systems to improve the transaction moment for retailers everywhere. Come join us and build the future!

About The Role

As a Staff Engineer at Rokt, you will be a technology thought leader for your team. You will be the technical owner of several components of the overall Rokt product in your vertical and be responsible for the delivery of features as well as driving technical excellence.

This role will give you a massive scope to have a serious impact on the technical direction and continuously raise the bar of the overall engineering function at Rokt.

Playing at a market-leading scale, you’ll have an opportunity to deep-dive into some of the most complex and innovative systems around.

In practice, you’ll have the chance to improve and build on a system that already has over 35,000 containers in production, deals with Petabytes of data, 2.5bn individual ecommerce transactions per year, the largest Kubeflow pipelines in the world, and systems that routinely deal with 10,000+ RPS, and continues to scale

All of that data that we process goes through Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms and models, all built and trained in-house, to ensure peak relevancy for consumers, and are constantly being improved upon, which results in one of the most advanced and mature Machine Learning practices in the world.

We’re currently at around 120 engineers in Sydney right now, with a view to double that number over the next few years, and expanding sites in New York, and a brand-new engineering hub in Seattle, with access to some of the best engineers from around the world.

This is a truly unique opportunity to come into a business hitting its stride, offering a phenomenal mix of freedom and room for innovation and growth, with a mature and well-defined engineering culture to back it up. You’d be working on systems often more scalable and complex than the major tech players, with the freedom to make the role yours, without the red tape that often comes with those roles, and the compensation to back it up.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in commercial software development experience designing, building, and operating distributed systems.
  • Deep understanding of complex and scalable systems - you can design, build and maintain top-level systems with a desire to work on deep and interesting technical problems.
  • Polyglot engineer with commercial experience in one of the following: Golang, C#, Python, or TypeScript. You have written a lot of performant easy-to-maintain code using best practices.
  • Extensive experience working with cloud-based applications and architecture (Rokt’s systems are hosted in 4 separate regions over 14 markets, all on AWS).
  • Strong system architecture design experience and understanding; space/time complexity, API contract design and stewardship, cloud-based infrastructure (AWS/GCP).
  • Learn quickly: demonstrated ability to quickly understand and absorb new information. Passion for technology and eager to dive in to figure out how things work.
  • Problem-solving skills: able to use first principles - using both qualitative and quantitative data - to solve complex problems.
  • Excellent communication skills - you can explain complex ideas to technical and non-technical audiences both verbally and in writing.
  • At Rokt we encourage autonomy; teams have complete ownership of their systems including building, running and monitoring. As such, you may be required to be on-call and respond to system alerts should they arise.
  • Ideas, opinions, and the ability to share them through respectful proposals, presentations, and team-wide discussions, An eagerness to work and learn in the open and share your learnings with your teammates.
  • A willingness and comfortable communicating remotely through chat, docs, video calls, and other collaborative online tools
  • Interface with EMs and Senior Managers or above and enable Senior Engineers to engage in initiatives
  • Solve technical problems of the highest scope, complexity, and ambiguity
  • Proactively identify and propose improvements to the current system architecture that emphasises performance, reliability and scalability
  • Teach, grow and mentor the team, and provide advice to other domain experts, and individual contributors, across several teams


  • Work with the greatest talent in town. Our recruiting process is tough. We hold a high bar because we have a high-performing, high-velocity culture - we only want the brightest and the best.
  • Join a community. We believe the best things happen when we come together to solve complex problems and make meaningful connections with each other through interest groups, sports clubs, and social events.
  • Accelerate your career. Develop through our global training events, ‘Level Up’ investment, online training courses, and our fantastic people leaders. Take your career to Rokt’speed - Grow your career in our rapidly growing company.
  • Take a break. When you work hard, we know you also need to rest. We offer generous time off and parental leave policies, as well as mental health and wellness days for all employees. We also believe taking time off in sync with one another is important. As such, we shut down our offices every year in late December/early January for two weeks, partially sponsored by the company. We also offer a paid Rokt’star Sabbatical for employees who have been with us for 3 years or more.
  • Stay happy and healthy. Enjoy catered lunch every day and healthy snacks in the office. Plus join the gym on us! Rokt offers a monthly allowance to use on a gym membership or online fitness classes. We also provide all Rokt'stars access to free 1:1 coaching, therapy and digital mental wellness resources.
  • Become a shareholder. All Rokt’stars have stock options. If we succeed, everyone enjoys the upside.
  • See the world! Along with our global all-staff events in amazing locations (Phuket, Thailand in January 2020, Hawaii in May 2022), we also offer generous relocation packages for those interested in moving to another Rokt office. We have cool offices in great cities - New York, Sydney, London, Singapore, and Tokyo.
  • Get the best of both worlds with a hybrid workplace. We firmly believe that we are better together - in-person interaction is an important part of our culture and supports our rapid growth through better apprenticeship and career development. We currently work 4 days a week in the office, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds (please note: this is subject to change based on the needs of the business and some support roles still require a full-time presence). One week per quarter, you also have the flexibility to work from anywhere.
  • We believe in equality. Rokt is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognises that a diverse workforce is crucial to our success as a business. We would love you to apply for one of our open roles - irrespective of socio-economic status or background, age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, colour, pregnancy, carer/family responsibilities, national and social origin, political opinion, marital, veteran, or disability status.

Salary Range: $230,000-$290,000 AUD per year plus equity