Senior Engineer - Node.js & Spring Boot

Date: 9 Feb 2024

Location: Mulgrave, VIC, AU

Company: kmartaustr

Brighter Futures Start Here

At Kmart it’s not just what you do, it’s who you are that makes every day living brighter.

You’ll be joining a diverse team who come together to collaborate globally around tech. With six purchases made every second, you’ll feel the impacts of the work you’ll do for our millions of customers every day. We’re focusing on being a customer-led, digitally enabled retailer. Our teams are working with really cool tech from AI/machine learning, IoT, cloud first solutions, to 3D virtual reality product checks and human sized robots named Tory. Join our team, choose your own path and work on projects that excite you.

Join the Team:

Join our dynamic Stores Technology team at Kmart Australia, where innovation meets retail excellence. As a Senior Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of shaping the future of our Stores technology. Our team is dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of our hand-held devices, optimizing inventory management, and creating seamless experiences for both customers and staff.


What You Will Be Doing:

  • Designing and implementing robust, scalable backend solutions using Node.js and Spring Boot to enhance the functionality of our digital stores.
  • Leveraging your proficiency in React to contribute to the development of user-friendly and visually appealing interfaces.
  • Utilizing your expertise in Node.js, TypeScript, and AWS to build, deploy, and maintain scalable applications that drive efficiency and innovation within our Stores Technology landscape.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements, provide technical guidance, and contribute to the overall success of digital store initiatives.
  • Identifying and troubleshooting complex technical issues, implementing effective and sustainable solutions to enhance system performance.
  • Staying abreast of emerging technologies and industry best practices, actively contributing insights to enhance the overall technology roadmap.


To Be Successful in This Role, You Will Have the Following:

  • Strong backend development experience with Node.js and Spring Boot.
  • Expertise in TypeScript, and AWS to build and maintain scalable applications.
  • Proven track record in architecting and developing robust technology solutions within a retail or similar industry.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • A passion for innovation and a commitment to staying at the forefront of technology trends.
  • Proficiency in React good-to-have, but not essential.


Perks and benefits we’ll offer you:

  • Flexible hybrid working options through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy, spending 60% of your week in our National Office.
  • We’ll provide multiple ways for you to learn from online micro-credentialing in Udemy, support to gain certifications to tech community events and more.
  • Great career opportunities across the broader Wesfarmers Group.
  • We offer inclusive leave and ongoing support for team members of all backgrounds and family circumstances.
  • Free onsite parking when you’re required to come into the office.
  • We want you to feel rewarded for your commitment and hard work that's why everyone gets the opportunity to participate in a bonus program.
  • A team member discount card that gives you a discount at Kmart, Target, Bunnings, and Officeworks.
  • A free OnePass membership offering free delivery across Kmart, Target & Catch on eligible products.
  • Access to the Kmart for You benefits program which entitles you to exclusive discounts and benefits in the areas of entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and health – with over 60 suppliers!
  • Reflection room, space for prayer, meditation, or time for yourself.
  • Wesfarmers is Kmart’s parent company and each year eligible employees can elect to purchase shares through a salary sacrifice arrangement.


A place you can belong

At Kmart, we celebrate the rich diversity of the communities in which we operate and are committed to creating inclusive and safe environments where all our team members can contribute and succeed. We believe that all team members should feel valued, respected, and safe irrespective of your gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, religious beliefs, education, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and gender identity and we encourage applications from all candidates.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be their best, when applying for a role or working at Kmart. We encourage you to tell us about any workplace adjustments that you would like, by emailing

Excited about this role, but not sure if you meet 100% of the criteria? We would still love to hear from you and encourage you to apply.

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