Senior Engineer - Engage - Data Services at Culture Amp

Engineering, Melbourne melbourne remote engineering
Posted 2 months ago

The Opportunity

The Engage Data Services team is responsible for building and supporting a stable, scalable and future proof backbone of data that will help connect and grow the Engage platform. This role is a key part of enabling us to scale from helping improve the world of work for 25 million to 100 million people.

This new team will own the design and execution of building out a new data publishing platform. Taking learnings from our past endeavors you will help shape the future of how we publish and deliver survey data to the rest of our Engage and the Culture Amp platform.

As part of the Engage Camp, you will have the support of a group of experienced technical leaders who are already leveraging areas such as serverless, event sourcing and distributed event-driven microservices to evolve our overall technical architecture.

What you'll bring to Culture Amp

As a Senior Engineer, you will be driving technical conversations, providing technical suggestions, making decisions and collaborating with engineers and stakeholders in the company. You will be responsible for bringing features from conception all the way through to owning them in production. You will own the software life cycle in our platform, focusing on code quality, best practices, monitoring, logging, and alerting. You will have opportunities to amplify your impact by pairing up with engineers from other teams, collaborating with our fantastic designers, attending external customer meetings, and contributing to our code base, which is used by other engineers.

You will:

  • Work closely with other engineers to build, maintain and enhance our services following industry best practices
  • Work with product teams, design teams and end users to understand their needs/requirements/problems and then work to develop, refine, slice, implement and measure the impact of the solution.
  • Collaborate with other engineers in the team through pair programming, writing solution designs, or giving feedback on pull requests, to build a shared understanding of the work.
  • Drive technical conversations, provide technical suggestions and make decisions as a team

You have:

  • Strong programming skills. Experience with a backend programming language (Ruby preferred), Kafka and optionally Typescript is core to this role.
  • Experience with Postgres and/or MongoDB
  • Experience with or knowledge of distributed systems, event-driven architecture
  • Experience building reliable, scalable, complex software applications
  • Familiarity with logging, monitoring and alerts in microservices
  • AWS experience, CDK and CI/CD skills
  • Curiosity and interest to learn new technologies and implement practical solutions

You are: 

  • You are a proactive and clear communicator. You value empathy and kindness and are able to articulate your ideas and feelings when writing or speaking, and are open to the perspectives others bring.
  • You are self-motivated and can work independently. You take the initiative to ensure that you have everything you need to work efficiently and call for support when required.
  • You are interested in understanding and solving customer problems. You think about how your work – at all levels – impacts our customers and improves their experience.
  • You are aligned with our values and demonstrate them through your working practice.

It’s not expected that any single candidate would check every box here — what’s important is that you arrive with a strong set of fundamentals, and that you’re committed to building the skills you’ll need to do great work. Similarly, while we use a range of specific technologies — Go, AWS, TypeScript, Kafka, React, Ruby/Rails — you don’t need to have direct experience with them for this position and there’ll be opportunities to learn as part of the role.

We believe that inclusive businesses are better, not just for “company results”, but for the world. We have a strong commitment to Anti-Racism, and endeavour to lead by example. Every step we make as a business towards anti-racism is another step we can take to support our customers in making a better world (of work). You can see our current commitments to Anti-Racism

We ensure you have the tools you need to thrive both in and out of work.

  • MacBooks for you to do your best work 
  • Share Options - it’s important to us that everyone is an owner and can share in our success
  • Medical insurance - for you and your family so you can feel safe in these uncertain times
  • Excellent parental leave and in work support programme, - for those families to be
  • Flexible working schedule - where we can, let’s make work, work for you
  • Fun and inclusive digital, and in-person events

Most importantly, an opportunity to really make a difference in people’s lives.

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Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements.

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we'd love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!