Software Engineer, Full Stack at Cadmus

E-Learning, Engineering, Full-time, Remote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia melbourne remote engineering full-time
Posted 21 days ago

What is Cadmus?

At Cadmus, we are committed to making learning accessible to everyone; inspiring generations of learners to create lasting global change. We believe assessment provides a powerful learning opportunity, which is why we have spent the last five years building an online assessment platform that puts simplicity and learning at its core.

Today, Cadmus is used by universities globally to create and deliver incredible learning experiences to hundreds of thousands of students. Join us on this learning journey as we transform education across Australia and beyond!

Why we need you

As we grow, it's important that we maintain a high-quality experience for our users all over the world — ensuring our cloud infrastructure is reliable, performant and set up to scale. We want to do everything we can to ensure our users enjoy their experience and love our platform. That’s why we're looking for a talented Full Stack Developer to join our Engineering team. With countless opportunities to make an impact, you’ll help us solve exciting engineering challenges and deliver improved functionality to take Cadmus even further.

About the role

As a Full Stack Developer, you'll work across multiple codebases with a small team of cross-functional developers to solve a wide range of product engineering and architectural design challenges. You'll apply your software engineering skills to build performant, modern front-end applications with functional paradigms in React and Typescript. You'll also implement the backend GraphQL APIs (Elixir) and the micro-services which furnish the product features.

You will have strong ownership across the development cycle and in addition to implementing new features, you'll focus on improving performance and reliability, and polish existing features. This is a truly unique opportunity to help shape our technology stack, processes, and contribute to the culture of the engineering team.

About our tech

  • React (Typescript) front-end web applications (SPA)
  • Elixir backend with GraphQL APIs
  • Haskell web services and Typescript (NodeJS) lambda functions
  • AWS cloud infrastructure

We also use and love to experiment with other languages for various tooling to ensure we find the best tool for the job. If you want to know more about what it’s like to be a developer at Cadmus, check out our blog post.


Who are you?

We want to hear from developers with a passion for building modern web applications. You love exploring new technologies in order to solve problems and want to make constant improvements to our users’ experience. You have an eye for UI design and an interest in applying product development methodologies to boost the user experience. You thrive working in a team, love end-to-end ownership, obsess over details, and use data to help make the best choices for the wider business.

In this role you'll:

  • Develop complex front-end applications in React, in Typescript, and the GraphQL and REST APIs servicing them
  • Implement features for our web-based rich-text Editor and the surrounding architecture for a complete online editing environment
  • Write code and services for the backend systems in Elixir, Haskell, and other languages to implement business logic
  • Implement the testing, performance, and telemetry processes for the product features to ensure a high-quality experience for our users
  • Play an active role in designing and improving the overall product architecture to support massive growth in users and products
  • Collaborate with product designers and other developers to scope and plan new features, translating requirements for a feature into technical design

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • 2-4 years industry experience in software development
  • Experience developing rich front-end applications in React and using the frameworks in the React ecosystem
  • Experience with Typescript and Browser DOM APIs
  • Experience in creating and working with front-end design systems, CSS-in-JS and CSS layouts with Flexbox and Grid systems
  • Back-end programming experience with languages like Elixir, Typescript (NodeJS), Ruby, Haskell, or similar in building web servers
  • Knowledge of computer science fundamentals, data structures and design patterns, and an ability to use them practically when implementing solutions

We'd really love to hear from you if you have:

  • Startup DNA; you’re flexible, comfortable with ambiguity, and have experience scaling systems to support rapid growth
  • Experience with Functional Programming languages


What's great about working at Cadmus?

  • Flexible working culture
  • The opportunity to work where you want
  • Learning allowances
  • Equity incentives
  • New Apple tech
  • Hilarious coworkers

Who can apply?

We're a remote-friendly company and this role is open to candidates in Melbourne or remote from anywhere in Australia as long as you have a good internet connection and are willing to travel to Melbourne throughout the year.

What's our hiring process?

Apply online with your resume only.

Instead of a cover letter, we’d love for you to answer a few questions alongside your application.

Our interview process is normally a recruiter interview, a hiring manager interview, a programming task, and 2-3 hours of onsite interviews that will be held via Zoom.

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