Senior Software Engineer (Engineering Enablement) at Culture Amp

Engineering, Melbourne melbourne engineering
Posted 18 days ago

Culture Amp revolutionizes how over 25 million employees across 4,000 companies create a better world of work.  As the global platform leader for employee experience, Culture Amp empowers companies of all sizes and industries to transform employee engagement, develop high performing teams, and retain talent via cutting-edge research, powerful technology, and the largest employee dataset in the world.  The most innovative companies across the globe, such as Salesforce, Unilever, PwC, KIND, SoulCycle, and BigCommerce depend on Culture Amp every day.

Culture Amp is backed by 10 years of innovation, leading capital venture funds, and offices in the U.S, U.K, and Australia.  Culture Amp is recognized as one of the world’s top private cloud companies by Forbes and one of the most innovative workplace companies by Fast Company.

Learn more about how Culture Amp can help you create a better world of work at

The role

We have formed a new back end engineering enablement team at Culture Amp and we are now looking to hire an engineer into that team.

If you’re excited by the idea of empowering fellow back end engineers and interested in engineering enablement — covering scalable software architecture, tooling ecosystems, and the developer experience — then this role may be for you!

As part of the team, you’ll work closely with the back end engineering Practice Director to:

  • Meet with product teams to understand their needs, then implement and maintain tooling to streamline their work in building back end systems
  • Spread understanding of our back end tooling through documentation, evangelism, and pairing with engineers in the flow of work

Specifically, you’ll be aiming to shave weeks off the time needed by other teams to get started with new services and patterns, and then make it easy for those teams to build consistent, well-integrated parts of the Culture Amp technical ecosystem. This will take the form of building templates for a range of common service types, libraries to implement our sensible defaults, as well as libraries for consuming data specified via OpenAPI and Avro schemas, and much more.

You’ll bring an interest in;

  • Library authorship and maintenance
  • Supporting other engineers in the flow of work by pairing in real time on problems at the code level; you’ll develop comfort in jumping into unfamiliar contexts and getting up to speed quickly
  • Thoughtful and empathetic communication, especially via technical writing for other engineers
  • Experience with Ruby — knowledge of ecosystem best practice and patterns.
  • Insight into the adjoining parts of our stack, such as cloud infrastructure (AWS), front end systems, and the overall web platform

As an early member of the team, you’ll need to work across a range of different areas to unlock our back end engineers as effectively as possible. You should be confident in navigating ambiguity and managing your own work, and be proactive in drawing and balancing feedback from a wide range of people.

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