Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023
🤝 The first interaction two people have is the bedrock of all strong business relationships. If you can make that experience special, you can start to build a great second interaction, and so on. Blinq is the tool to help people do that. We're building a platform that allows you to share a snapshot of who you are with anyone, anywhere via digital business cards, dynamic email signatures and virtual backgrounds. Join us on our mission to help the world connect.
(We will get to the fun perks part at the bottom, keep going!)
Let's dive into what makes Blinq an extraordinary product:
🚀 We're on an incredible growth trajectory, doubling our ARR every few months. Get ready to soar to new heights as we make waves in the industry!
😃 Our app is trusted and loved by employees at renowned companies like Patreon, Tesla, Uber, and Google. Rub shoulders with industry leaders and be part of the Blinq revolution.
🙌 Backed by Australia's top venture capitalists, Blackbird and Square Peg, we've brought together their investment prowess since Canva's seed round. It's a testament to our potential and the caliber of our vision.
❤️ With over 50K reviews and a stellar 4.9/5 star rating on the App Store, we've become one of the top 65 Business apps. Join a team that's making waves and be a part of our success story!
We're on the search for a Senior Software Engineer with a knack for back-end development to join our team. If you're a problem-solving wizard who thrives on challenges, enjoys mentoring and excels in NodeJS & TypeScript, then this is your dream role.
Our tech stack is cloud native, leveraging Google Cloud Platform, Docker, and Cloudflare for edge compute.
As a Senior Software Engineer, you'll lead projects, guide junior team members, and drive continuous improvement.
You'll collaborate closely with stakeholders and other teams to ensure top-notch software solutions, reporting directly to senior architects & engineering leads.

What you will own:

  • Implement Architectural Excellence: Take the lead in implementing and shaping our architecture — crafting robust and scalable software.
  • Craft Innovative APIs: Be the driving force behind building new APIs and services, making “it’s possible” your favourite vocabulary.
  • Forge External Connections: Create integrations with third-party systems, enhancing the Blinq ecosystem.
  • Cross-Platform Mastery: Build the foundation for consistent experiences across web, iOS, and Android platforms, ensuring our solutions work harmoniously on all engineering fronts.
  • Lead the Way: Influence and guide the future technical direction of our engineering discipline, leaving your mark on the team and our company's ways of working.

What we are looking for:

  • Proven back-end expertise: A solid track record in back-end development. We don’t measure years of experience — your lived experiences are enough.
  • Tech Proficiency: Proficiency in NodeJS, TypeScript, GraphQL and Postgres is essential, along with experience in building event-driven, test-driven and stateless systems.
  • Integration Skills: Demonstrated ability in working with third-party APIs, showcasing an aptitude for DRY programming practice and abstraction where necessary.
  • Cross-Platform Know-How: Familiarity with building experience APIs are used by engineers across web, iOS, and Android.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership and communication skills, as well as the ability to influence and shape the technical direction of the engineering discipline, will set you up for success.
Now, let's talk about our inspiring work environment:
🇦🇺 Based in Melbourne, Australia, our vibrant team of 28 (and growing rapidly) is making waves in the industry.
🍺 Fun-fact: Our office overlooks the oldest building in Australia, an enchanting old Irish pub. Experience history and innovation coming together!
🎲 We believe in fostering a healthy work-life balance, board games, and top-notch stand-up desk workstations. It's all about creativity and collaboration.
🏡 Autonomy is our guiding principle, which is why we embrace hybrid work. Come in when you need to, or work at your optimal hours—whether that's burning the midnight oil or rising with the sun.
And here's what we offer:
😎As an early member of the Blinq family, you'll enjoy a one-of-a-kind chance to influence the company's direction in a dynamic, self-managed, and results-driven startup environment. Say goodbye to corporate nonsense and micro-management because here, you are your own boss. We believe in empowering our team members to unleash their full potential.
💸Equity in the business and a competitive salary: We value our team members and want to ensure they share in our success.
✨But here's the real magic: at Blinq, we're not just creating innovative solutions – we're creating a culture that thrives on transparency, autonomy, collaboration, and big ideas. We believe in celebrating individuality and encouraging out-of-the-box thinking. With us, you'll be inspired to push boundaries, drive innovation, and ultimately leave a lasting impact on our users on both B2C and B2B realms
🚨 If you do not check all the boxes above, that is okay - we enthusiastically encourage you to apply!
We welcome individuals at all experience levels and take pride in being an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. Join us on this remarkable journey as we reshape the way people connect and network