Mid Level Software Engineer | Help millions find work online

Melbourne

affix are delighted to continue scaling the 99designs Connection group with opportunities for a Mid Level Software Engineer to contribute to an area that’s truly disrupting the status quo. 
  
This would be a great opportunity for someone who has experience in either front end or back end development and already knows their way around Golang, TypeScript and GraphQL, or perhaps even for a .NET or Java web developer who would like a little taste of something new. Read on, my friends…
  
99designs is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and designers to work together to create designs they love. Its 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.
  
Why join now? You’d be joining a high calibre and mature product tech business that’s small enough for you to have real impact.
  
Working in the Connection group your attention will be drawn to the moment both sides of their creator and client market meet, seeking to understand and solve such challenges as equitable work distribution, work recommendations & matching, scaling our product offerings and the marketplace dynamics that underpin the 99designs platform.
  
Working in the Curation & Work Opportunities squad you will work with a team that is focused on supporting the creators in the 99d community; learning about their skills, expertise and interests with the goal of bringing them best suited work opportunities on the platform and making the best match possible. 
  
What is the role?
As a mid level software engineer in the Connection group you will be helping to solve software design challenges and building new and disruptive capabilities that will have a massive impact on how clients and creators connect with each other on the 99designs platform and beyond. 
  
The two areas of focus in the Curation & Work Opportunities squad are to build out a new streamlined matching workflow for connecting clients and creators, and building tools & capabilities to help surface the skills and expertise during creator onboarding, with the eventual goal of building a work recommender.
  
This is a full stack software engineering role, across the following tech: Golang, Typescript, PHP, JavaScript and React. It’s a big stack – so experience in web development (any language is fine!), and the drive to learn the rest will work beautifully!
  
The techy bits
The 99designs platform consists of a fleet of microservices written in Go, Ruby and PHP with a GraphQL backend-for-frontend aggregation layer and a Typescript/JavaScript React frontend.
  
Every team is full stack and looks after an end-to-end, vertical slice of the 99designs product. This means that you own part of the front-end, back-end, storage, and operations – the goal is for teams to be in control of delivering a great end-user experience.
  
A little bit about you
  

  • Most importantly you have a positive mindset with equal parts curious, collaborative, you take initiative and ownership.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An eagerness to learn new languages, frameworks, and tools.
  • Passionate about full stack, front end development or back end development.
  • Commercial experience with any web development languages – ours are Golang, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, PHP, and React, but we’re open to hear from web developers with any tech stack!

  
  
Why 99designs?
As 99d continues to scale, they are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team that reflects the communities in which they operate. They want people to feel like they belong and can bring their whole selves to work. Their aim is to continue to foster a collaborative environment with a keen focus on innovation, growth and ownership. Below are just some of the things they do to support our people:
  

  • Career development and learning in whatever way suits you! Think paid R&D days, courses, formal and informal mentoring, conferences… however you learn best 99d has got you covered.
  • Culture of workplace flexibility and wellness. Study? Parent juggling? Everyone has different needs and the business will support you in the best way we can. Some people work remotely, some with flex start and finish times…the common thread is it’s all about your individual needs. With annual wellness bonuses of $605 + annually refreshing your WFH space with $300, you’ll be supported to do your thang.
  • Support for working parents. 18 weeks paid parental leave policy for all parents (they don’t distinguish between a primary and secondary carer), which can be accessed part time or anyway you want it over the first 18months, which you can access from day 1 of joining them. They also pay super for paid and unpaid parental leave for 18months!
  • Support for the community. In addition to 99nonprofits, 99designs provide one paid volunteer day a year for you to support a charity and the community as you see fit!
  • 99d are also a Proud Code Like a Girl internship partner, host of Girl Geek Academy hack days, & maintain popular open source projects, and support a range of other community groups. It’s in their DNA.

  
Just a little bit curious?! Let’s have a chat to see if this can be your happy (work) place.
  
Kushla Egan
[email protected]

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Date Listed
11/11/2021
Reference
AF1249495
Location
Melbourne
Contact
[email protected]
Type
Permanent / Full Time