Senior & Lead Software Engineers | Go, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby or PHP


It’s no secret by now that our very good friends at 99designs are continuing to scale – and rapidly. It’s energising to be around, one of Melbourne’s (now global) absolute darlin’ product success stories going from strength to strength. It’s a great time to join the business: there are lots of complex challenges to go at here and continually emerging growth opportunities. We’re on the lookout for solid leads to support this growth and make their mark in the next chapter. 
Who are they?  
99designs is a real success story and a highly thought of workplace for good reason. They’re a global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together to make designs they love. 
Why join now?
99designs are now entering another exciting period of growth with their acquisition by Vistaprint.  What are they all about? They’re a friend to small businesses & well… they’re all about prints! Such as custom ordered marketing collateral, and this is why the coming together with 99designs’ global creative community makes complete sense. 
99designs will continue to do their thing, as they always have, but they now have greater resources to support and really drive their scaling. Also platform complexity creates interesting and meaty technical & governance challenges to solve, and there are individual growth opportunities that will continue into the future.
What is the role all about?
These are roles that intersect being a technical leader whilst still being happy to primarily remain on the tools as a full stack software engineer, across the following tech: PHP, Golang, Typescript, JavaScript or Ruby. It’s a big stack – so experience in just one, and the drive to learn the rest will work beautifully!
As a Senior/Lead, you will be involved in defining what ‘good’ looks like, leading technical decisions & architecture, assisting with product development, and overall strategic technical decision making.

Depending on your preferences and experience, your role might include some organic mentoring but with an overall heavy technical focus; or perhaps if you’re really keen on leading people this could be a more formal part of your role, too. You tell us where your passions lie :-).
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/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
You have experience architecting, designing, and developing solutions with any of the following languages – Golang, JavaScript, PHP or Ruby (and bonus points for experience with React or other recent JavaScript web frameworks).
You are a hands-on, technical leader who thrives on innovation and developing meaningful products. You love process – building things the right way and making continuous improvements to how we work. Most importantly, you have a positive, people-first mindset and love building teams that foster creativity and collaboration, and you take ownership of everything that comes your way.
What makes them so great? 
Well, there’s a lot of reasons! Their people, their collaboration, their motivation and desire to help designers work across borders with greater flexibility and freedom, allowing people to create their own success, and their pursuit of customer excellence; that every customer and creative is delighted by the 99designs experience. 
99designs is committed to building an inclusive and diverse team as they continue to scale – they want people to feel like they belong and can bring their whole selves to work. They have a culture of workplace flexibility and wellness, support for working parents, and support for the community – including tech groups, non-profits and dedicated open source projects. We would love to tell you all about their initiatives…
Just a little bit curious?! Let’s have a chat to see if this can be your happy (work) place. 
Alex Post
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Kushla Egan
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