Job title: Senior Backend Developer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Australia
Job published: 18-10-2023
Job ID: 32464

Job Description

Senior Backend Developer - sustainable tech

Australia or remote

Base to AUD 125,000


Our client is a world leader in encouraging sustainability in fashion. With powerful technology that empowers customers to gain first hand knowledge about the impact of brands that they choose, we are now expanding the engineering team.

Reporting in to the Head of Technology (based in Australia), you will continue the good work that that they achieved so far by working in a close knit backend team. Building products in a fast paced startup with a social impact mission should be your main driver. 


Working closely with the Head of Tech in a collaborative team of engineers and product designers, you will contribute to all technical aspects of  strategy, product development and system operation.

You’ll play a major part in developing:

  • efficient and robust systems that aggregate and process data from multiple sources to create a world leading sustainability brand ratings 

  • polished user-facing tools to empower shoppers to make better choices, and brands to become more sustainable.

What are we looking for?

  • A demonstrable passion for sustainability and a commitment to the company vision
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally and not afraid to ask questions
  • Have an appetite for discovering new technologies and skills
  • Able to thrive in a fully remote environment
  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience, with a significant portion in senior engineering positions, delivering production-ready code using different tech stacks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Laravel and SQL (specifically with PostGREs and MySQL), showcasing the ability to develop robust and scalable code and systems while adhering to SOLID principles.
  • Exposure to MongoDB, complementing a well-rounded skill set in database technologies.
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a solid understanding of DevOps processes, emphasising the ability to effectively leverage cloud services and implement efficient development and deployment practices.

Additional skills that would be a benefit in this role:

  • Wide Back end experience

    • PostGREs, MySQL or similar RDBMS

    • Understanding of RESTful APIs design and implementation

    • While the core focus for this role is Laravel, Node.js is a big plus

    • Experience writing Python commands for automation

    • Exposure to the Parse framework

  • Proficiency in developing and enhancing code for high-traffic applications, demonstrating a track record of impactful contributions.

  • FE experience

    • FE development experience using React


What's in it for you?


  • Be a part of a passionate and collaborative global team making a real impact on important problems

  • Make meaningful contributions to the codebase of large scale applications 

  • Work in a diverse environment where you will be encouraged to share your ideas and suggest improvements

  • Focus on achieving goals rather than hours spent on a task

  • Join a truly remote company with an established ‘work from anywhere’ policy;  

  • Access benefits including

    • annual allowance to set up your work space

    • annual allowance for personal and professional development

    • generous leave provisions