Full Stack Engineer at Koala

Furniture, Information Technology, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney engineering full-time
Posted 1 months ago

Koala’s mission is to become the smartest way to buy high-quality furniture online. Combining customer-centric products, a world-class technology and fulfilment platform, and incredible customer service, we are changing the way people buy and enjoy furniture.

Why we have this role @ Koala

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer at Koala, you will play an integral role in maintaining and growing our digital experience. You will work in our Software Engineering Team with other developers and designers to build and maintain our eCommerce website, our backend logistics automations and our wider digital ecosystem. This is a unique and rare opportunity within a fast-growing digital business to help shape our technology stack, our processes and directly affect our business.


What key responsibilities does this role have @ Koala?

  • Work with the Product Managers, Producers and UX/UI Designers in your team to build the next-generation “single page app” with a focus on exceptional user experience for customers around the globe
  • Build even more capabilities into our best-in-class ESB, so that we can automate even more logistics and back-office processes
  • Formulate technical designs, then build the solutions you've created and participate in code reviews

Ideal background…

  • Experience in HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, AJAX and related technologies in the context of interactive web applications and email
  • Experience in backend API integrations, API development, ETL, and object-oriented development
  • Strong knowledge and wide experience with JS Frameworks (Vue, React)
  • Experience with PHP is an advantage
  • Experience in deployment of software on to platforms through DevOps environment.
  • Experience with AWS/GCP services and serverless concepts
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and NoSQL database design, configuration and usage
  • Great experience using module builders (e.g. Node, Webpack)
  • Strong understanding of State Management (Mobx, Vuex, Redux)
  • Experienced in working in an Agile, Lean, Scrum, or Kanban team


Treehouse Perks and Privileges…

Koala is only as good as its employees are happy - and we’re one happy mob!

We offer our teams flexible working options and the freedom and autonomy to do their best work in a way that works for them. Whether that’s working your own version of 9-5, working from home in your trackies from time to time or hanging out at our Treehouse (this is what we call our office digs), you decide whatever helps you find your flow! The Treehouse also has a fully stocked Koala Kitchen with an emphasis on healthy, local and organic produce - VB fridge, our ever-changing selection of Grifter Brewing Co beers, Mecca Coffee Co. beans and the famous Koala Kombucha on tap with new flavours every week. And there's more than just tasty treats - the Koala Treehouse is as dog-friendly as they get, there are also plenty of social activities to get involved with and help you get to know your fellow Koalas better as well as free Koala products for all employees - who better to shout from the tree tops how awesome our products are, right?! We also recognise that we can’t grow as a brand unless we support the growth of our teams so this is a strong focus for us. All in all, the Koala Kommunity is a great place to hang out in and belong to!

Koalities we look for…

At Koala, we do things a little differently and we don’t shy away from the fact that we expect a lot from our employees! We want you to challenge expectations, always look to make a difference and give us something different from the norm. We want people that bring great energy, that have a long-game focus and are always curious to find new angles and approaches to the way we work. We're a team full of entrepreneurial spirit and have a relentless focus on 'what's next' but while always reviewing 'what's been done' and learning, growing and adapting. We're bloody confident, but NEVER arrogant and we adapt to change like Steve Smith under a short ball. Honesty and selflessness drive everything we do, as well as a total focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations. So if you feel like this could be you... well what the bloody hell are you waiting for? Drop us a line, and let's see what you've got! ;)

*Recruiters, sending you love and light, but we got this and won’t be accepting unsolicited CVs