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Senior Back End Engineer

A Day-in-the-Life of our Senior Back End Engineer

If you are eager to work in a collaborative startup environment and to empower people to make better choices for the planet, this is the role for you! Our new Senior Back End Engineer will be the backbone of a buzzing team of engineers, product managers, designers and commercial gurus to bring the Good On You products to life.

Working closely with our Head of Tech and Tech Lead, you will play a major part in developing:

  • An efficient and robust systems that aggregate and process data from multiple sources to create our world leading sustainability brand ratings; and
  • Our polished user-facing tools that empower shoppers to make better choices, and brands to become more sustainable ; and
  • Experimenting and implementing LLM based solutions

So if you are looking for a role that mixes software engineering, sustainability, agile methodology and a keen, diverse team – keep reading!

You have:

  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience or equivalent self-reliance and knowledge to get the job done.
  • Ability to deliver 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.

It would be terrific, but absolutely not necessary, if you also had:

  • Wide BE experience
    • 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.
  • Experience with LLMs orchestration using langchain.
  • FE experience
    • FE development experience using React

You are:

  • Passionate about sustainability and commitment to our vision.
  • A pragmatic thinker who favours trusted technology that does the job
  • An effective communicator, both in writing and verbally.
  • Not afraid to ask questions and challenge how we do things!
  • An eager learner, with a real appetite to learn new technologies and skills
  • Happy to work and thrive in a distributed work environment where you can manage your own time and work independently, while still actively collaborating with a distributed team.

Maybe this is not the right role for you if:

  • You are not comfortable with incomplete information – startups deal with uncertainty every day
  • You need a lot of direction or structure for daily tasks – our team is very autonomous!
  • You are looking for a hierarchical team – we have a flat structure and offer individual paths of growth!

If you are excited about this role but don’t feel you meet all the criteria outlined above, please apply anyway. We want to hear from everyone who shares our passion for our mission and who wants to grow with Good on You.

The role

Reports to: Head of Tech

Hours: Flexible up to Full time

Location: Remote

Distributed team

You can ‘work from anywhere’ provided you have access to what you need to do the job. You will also need to be available for a certain amount of meetings with your team. Most team members are located in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne) and Europe including the UK.

How to apply

Please use this short form to express your interest in joining Good On You.