Backend Engineer


  • Backend Engineer with experience in a wide range of data platforms and implementations
  • Ready to join a transformational team working at the forefront of data intelligence?
  • It’s an exciting time to be part of the growing KPMG team. Be a key part of our growth and innovation strategy
  • Supportive work environment
  • This is a full time role with flexible working arrangements

KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected professional services firms globally. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow.
Our highly skilled Data & Analytics team helps our clients to use their data resources for creating value, enhancing competitiveness and driving business decisions. Within Data & Analytics we provide unique services through delivering consulting projects, custom analytics work, proofs of concept, fantastic face to face and on-line trainings and accreditations and our brightest minds around data and advanced analytics.

KPMG has an ingrained culture of diversity and inclusion where everyone, including you, has the opportunity to succeed. Our culture is made up of our people’s attitudes and behaviours, which reflect our shared values, experiences and aspirations. We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We value all types of diversity including gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women.


Your new opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Back-End Web Developer to work within our solution delivery team to develop leading data and geospatial solutions for our clients. The Back-End Web Developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well with cloud integration and migration experience for new and existing products is desired.

To effectively deliver quality data products to the market the role involves continual engagement and knowledge sharing with our stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing guidance on the technical feasibility and scope of engineering/architecting needed to solve problems and deliver features
  • Working in cross-functional teams to develop and deploy assigned web and data  features utilizing code built to a very high standard
  • Working with peers to address and fix any technical roadblock
  • Communicating with the engineering, product and client teams to manage any deployments and incidents and ensure clear documentation
  • Actively questioning and suggesting improvements to current systems, work practices, and processes
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developers with server side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Mentor team members and encourage continuous learning
  • Take the lead on projects all the way through to delivery
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of technologies and stay abreast of current industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Contributing to the team culture and having fun along the way!

 What makes you extraordinary?

As a Backend Developer well into your career, we know you're exceptional at what you do, but you're still eager to learn and hone in on skills as a developer... That's why we're placing a heavy emphasis on leaning on your expertise in one or more tech stacks but still learning and growing. We don't expect you to be an expert, but we'll sure make sure you get on the right path towards becoming one.

This role will continuously drive scalability, automation, innovation and be an enabler for our software engineers, working closely with the team to build and integrate modern tools, best practices and techniques into our environment.

You will:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience is required.
  • 6+ years of experience working on software development teams
  • 6+ years of experience with API experience (Design and Development)
  • 6+ year experience with languages and frameworks such as React (+ React Native and Redux), Javascript, NodeJS, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience with scripting languages, such as Python, Bash, Perl, Lua
  • 3+ years of experience working with distributed source control systems, like Git, GitHub or BitBucket
  • Experience with Amazon AWS or Azure services desired
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Demonstrated expertise with one or more database engines, including MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL, etc
  • Experience with data/analytics projects (DB clustering, data pipelines) desirable
  • Have specific interest in data with a customer-centric mindset
  • Possess the following traits:
  • Intellectual curiosity; exploring new territories and finding creative and unusual ways to solve data management problems.
  • Patience, as nothing will work the first time.
  • Focus; enjoy working in the detail and understanding the intricacies of how and why a data pipeline works as it does.
  • Have a questioning mind and lots of bright ideas
  • Be a critical thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Be passionate about delivering high quality work


The KPMG Difference

This role is full time with flexible working arrangements.

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.


  • Backend Engineer with experience in a wide range of data platforms and implementations
  • Ready to join a transformational team working at the forefront of data intelligence?
  • It’s an exciting time to be part of the growing KPMG team. Be a key part of our growth and innovation strategy
  • Supportive work environment
  • This is a full time role with flexible working arrangements

KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected professional services firms globally. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow.
Our highly skilled Data & Analytics team helps our clients to use their data resources for creating value, enhancing competitiveness and driving business decisions. Within Data & Analytics we provide unique services through delivering consulting projects, custom analytics work, proofs of concept, fantastic face to face and on-line trainings and accreditations and our brightest minds around data and advanced analytics.

KPMG has an ingrained culture of diversity and inclusion where everyone, including you, has the opportunity to succeed. Our culture is made up of our people’s attitudes and behaviours, which reflect our shared values, experiences and aspirations. We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We value all types of diversity including gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women.


Your new opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Back-End Web Developer to work within our solution delivery team to develop leading data and geospatial solutions for our clients. The Back-End Web Developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well with cloud integration and migration experience for new and existing products is desired.

To effectively deliver quality data products to the market the role involves continual engagement and knowledge sharing with our stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing guidance on the technical feasibility and scope of engineering/architecting needed to solve problems and deliver features
  • Working in cross-functional teams to develop and deploy assigned web and data  features utilizing code built to a very high standard
  • Working with peers to address and fix any technical roadblock
  • Communicating with the engineering, product and client teams to manage any deployments and incidents and ensure clear documentation
  • Actively questioning and suggesting improvements to current systems, work practices, and processes
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developers with server side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Mentor team members and encourage continuous learning
  • Take the lead on projects all the way through to delivery
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of technologies and stay abreast of current industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Contributing to the team culture and having fun along the way!

 What makes you extraordinary?

As a Backend Developer well into your career, we know you're exceptional at what you do, but you're still eager to learn and hone in on skills as a developer... That's why we're placing a heavy emphasis on leaning on your expertise in one or more tech stacks but still learning and growing. We don't expect you to be an expert, but we'll sure make sure you get on the right path towards becoming one.

This role will continuously drive scalability, automation, innovation and be an enabler for our software engineers, working closely with the team to build and integrate modern tools, best practices and techniques into our environment.

You will:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience is required.
  • 6+ years of experience working on software development teams
  • 6+ years of experience with API experience (Design and Development)
  • 6+ year experience with languages and frameworks such as React (+ React Native and Redux), Javascript, NodeJS, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience with scripting languages, such as Python, Bash, Perl, Lua
  • 3+ years of experience working with distributed source control systems, like Git, GitHub or BitBucket
  • Experience with Amazon AWS or Azure services desired
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Demonstrated expertise with one or more database engines, including MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL, etc
  • Experience with data/analytics projects (DB clustering, data pipelines) desirable
  • Have specific interest in data with a customer-centric mindset
  • Possess the following traits:
  • Intellectual curiosity; exploring new territories and finding creative and unusual ways to solve data management problems.
  • Patience, as nothing will work the first time.
  • Focus; enjoy working in the detail and understanding the intricacies of how and why a data pipeline works as it does.
  • Have a questioning mind and lots of bright ideas
  • Be a critical thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Be passionate about delivering high quality work


The KPMG Difference

This role is full time with flexible working arrangements.

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

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