Staff Engineer - Platform at Culture Amp

Engineering, Melbourne melbourne engineering
Description
Posted 3 days ago

Join us on our mission to make a better world of work. 

Culture Amp is the world’s most trusted Employee Experience platform. Our mission is to create a better world of work for 100 million people by helping companies put their people and culture first. 

We do this by bringing together pioneering people science and powerful technology. Over 4000 companies like Airbnb, Slack, and Deliveroo trust Culture Amp to collect, understand and connect data throughout the employee experience. The insights help them truly understand their people and guide them on the best actions to drive positive behavior change and lasting impact. We live in a world where the ability to understand and influence culture at scale is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ but a ‘necessary-to-survive’.

Culture Amp is a remote-first company and this position may be based anywhere within Australia or New Zealand. The role can be fully remote, or a mix of in-person if you’re based near our Melbourne office.

About the role

You’ll be joining a team that works on crafting the central shared services that underpin our product – #team_core_services. This software stack, that you’ll play a pivotal role in contributing to, helps companies understand their people and make meaningful change to their workplace culture. All our teams are cross-functional and have the autonomy and responsibility for bringing features from conception all the way through to owning them in production, and you’ll be involved throughout that process.

As a Staff Engineer at Culture Amp you can expect to:

  • Tackle a wide variety of technical problems across our codebases as you build features and help us move to a distributed and event-driven architecture.
  • Collaborate and guide other engineers in your team through pair/mob programming, writing solution designs, or giving feedback on pull requests, to build shared understanding of your work.
  • Work with the product managers and designers in your team to understand customer problems and help to develop, refine, and then implement solutions.
  • Design, maintain and support the services your team is responsible for. Ensure dependencies are up-to-date, observe and understand services in production, refactor code, and attend to issues raised by our customers.
  • Work with engineering leadership to adapt and refine our architectural vision.

About you

This job is for you if:

  • You have experience in building and maintaining software at scale. You understand fundamental engineering concepts, scalability, security, and maintenance.
  • 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 seek to understand and solve customer problems. You think about how your work – at all levels – impacts our customers and improves their experience.
  • Your process involves documenting your work. You write code that is consistent, maintainable, and understood by your teammates.
  • You have experience writing and operating backend services.
  • You are proficient with Go, Ruby, Kotlin or TypeScript (or are willing to learn).
  • Your code is thoroughly covered by integration and unit tests. You understand the value of test-driven development and know how and when to add tests.
  • You’re 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’re 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, React, Kafka, Rails, Kotlin — 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.

Please keep reading...

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. 

Non average workplaces attract above average people.

We consider ourselves anything but average and strive to make a home for different types of people from around the world to do their best work and have fun doing it. So we have created 4 “not your average” values that we live by, take a read, and if this sounds like the environment for you, please apply! 

We are extremely proud of the Culture we have built, but don't just take our word for it, our Glassdoor reviews speak for themselves! 

We are committed to not only making a better world of work, but also a better world. So we are proud to be recognised as a certified B-Corp.

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 support our customers in making a better world (of work). You can see our current commitments to Anti-Racism here.

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
  • 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 the future) in-person events

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

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