Senior fullstack software engineer

Are you a senior software engineer with a passion for web development, who's comfortable across the full stack? Do you appreciate the value of clean, well thought-out and reliable code? Want to help us connect the world with great graphic design? If you answered yes, great. 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 a presence 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 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 and quiet spaces when in the office, and free access to wellbeing coaches online

  • In the office we enjoy 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 - when lockdown restrictions allow us to!

  • 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 across all levels of the stack

  • Mentor other engineers and act as a resource to unblock and enable your team.

  • Work with stakeholders to identify, plan, scope and deliver development projects.

  • Contribute ideas for new features and identify areas for improvement proactively.

  • Help guide technical vision, create and encourage good software development practices.

  • Anticipate performance, scaling and reliability related challenges and take part in our on-call roster; "You build it, you run it".

About you

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that welcomes, supports and celebrates people from all experiences and backgrounds. We know through experience that having a range of perspectives and ideas builds a stronger and more creative work environment.

Essential requirements

  • Minimum 5 years commercial experience with a language like Golang, JavaScript, PHP or Ruby.

  • Minimum 3 years commercial experience with React or other recent Javascript web frameworks.

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

  • Experience mentoring other developers and leading development projects.

  • Experience working iteratively or following an agile methodology.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • An eagerness to learn new languages, frameworks, and tools.

Preferred requirements

  • Commercial experience with Golang

  • Experience with TypeScript, GraphQL, and Apollo

  • Experience with AWS, Docker, and infrastructure as code.

  • A love of open-source, keeping things simple and building on the shoulders of giants.

What's next?

If you think we could be a fit for you and vice versa, click on the "Start your application" button above. No CV needed! We promise to get back to anyone who uses the application process to apply. Applications open until November 2 or position is filled.

Role posted - 2020-10-13T05:23:55Z 4:23pm, 13th Oct 2020 AEDT