Backend Staff Engineer (Public API) at Culture Amp

Engineering, Melbourne melbourne remote engineering
Description
Posted 14 days ago

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 bringing to life our strategy to make data acquisition easy on our platform – #team_data_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 Backend 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.
  • Help build tools and libraries that will improve the developer experience for Kafka
  • Work with the product managers in your team to understand customer problems and help to develop, refine, and then implement solutions.
  • Play a huge role in coaching and uplifting more junior developers in the team
  • 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, or an interest in, developing robust and secure public APIs that focus on the developer experience. 
  • You are excited about the prospect of working to empower and amplify other engineers.
  • You are proficient with Go, TypeScript, Ruby, Kotlin or Java (or are willing to learn).
  • You take a domain-driven approach to modeling data and understand/are curious about patterns such as event sourcing
  • 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 — Kafka, AWS, TypeScript, Ruby, Go, 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.

Research shows us that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don’t apply for roles unless they meet all the criteria. We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re at all interested. We’d love to learn how your unique experience will improve our teams and widen our perspective.

Supporting you at work

We ensure you have the tools and support you need to thrive, both inside and outside of work:

  • A new computer and budgets for setting you up to work where and how you want
  • A stake in the company’s success through our employee share options program
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements so you can create a schedule that suits you
  • Generous parental leave allowances and at-work support programs for both primary and secondary carers
  • Resources and flexible budgets for coaching, well-being, and to support your growth

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

Culture Amp revolutionizes how over 25 million employees across 5,000 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 cultureamp.com.