Junior fullstack software engineer

Are you a software engineer with a passion for web development, who wants to help us connect the world with great graphic design? Would you like to expand on your skills while making real contributions to an exciting product across the full stack? Read on to learn more about who we are, what we need, and what we can offer you.

About 99designs

99designs is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easier for customers and designers to work together to create designs they love. Our mission is to champion creativity to create opportunities for people around the world. Founded in 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a worldwide community of talented designers that is now the go-to solution for businesses, agencies, and individuals.

About working with us

We’re a global team with a philosophy of encouraging passionate people to be fun and creative. With offices in Melbourne, Oakland, and Berlin we benefit from bringing together the experiences and viewpoints of a wide range of talented people from around the world. We believe a diverse workplace is a healthy workplace.

We believe in investing in our people and will give you space to grow and progress your skills. We have plenty of exciting engineering challenges that you could help us solve, and we encourage engineers to help us find new ways to improve our products. We care about quality and strive to keep our systems modular and our code clean. We constantly refine our processes and tools with the aim to make developers happy, efficient and able to focus on building great products. We love shipping, continuous delivery is in our DNA; anyone on the team can deploy to production, and we do so many times a day. We also have a number of open source projects which we proudly develop and maintain.

99designs employees enjoy many benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home when you need to

  • Continual training and learning, conference attendance, in-house mentoring and fortnightly R&D days

  • Health and wellness programs like yoga, a running club, fresh towel service, and quiet spaces

  • A fully stocked kitchen, with enough food to make delicious breakfast and lunch every day, including an industrial-strength coffee machine, free snacks, and weekly delivered lunches

  • An active social club, with events for you and your family

  • Paid parental leave

  • Top-of-the-line Mac gear

About the role

On a day to day basis, you will:

  • Make sustainable and high-quality technical contributions to the platform

  • Learn and self-reflect on an ongoing basis with the support of our team

  • Work closely with your peers in Product, UX, Marketing and Engineering to contribute to the team goals

  • Assist in keeping the app up in production. All devs take part in on-call - don't stress, we train staff well for this!

About you

At 99designs we care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants of all types, from all backgrounds that have the skills and passion we're looking for because we know our ability to design and create products for all our customers is largely a sum of the diversity and empathy of our team.

Essential requirements

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript and eager to learn new languages, frameworks and tools.

  • A positive mindset: equal parts curious, collaborative, and can-do attitude

  • 0-2 years commercial web development experience

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related subject, bootcamp graduates with additional relevant life or education experience also welcome

Bonus points

  • Commercial experience with a server-side language like Golang, Javascript, Ruby or PHP

  • Experience with React or other recent Javascript frameworks.

  • Familiarity with TypeScript and GraphQL

  • A love of open-source, building on the shoulders of giants.

  • A keen eye for design and usability

What's next?

If you think we could be a fit for you, click on the "Start your application" button above. We promise to get back to anyone who uses this application process to apply.

Role posted - 2019-07-04T00:00:19Z 10:00am, 4th Jul 2019 AEST