Backend Software Engineer

Job description

In the time it takes you to read this job ad, around 100 new accounts will have signed up to Linktree

If you've read through the requirements as a checklist and haven't ticked every box, don't rule yourself out just yet. We've seen the research that women and other people in minority groups tend to only apply when the checklist is all ticks and no crosses. So if you think you have what it takes, hit that apply button

What you will own:
We are looking for Mid to Senior Backend Software Engineers who are great problem solvers, enjoy collaborating with others (not just engineers) that value well-written and tested code. As a Backend Engineer at Linktree, you’ll be working together with various members and teams to achieve your goals  - You’ll dive deep into how we currently work and help us optimize it as you grow into your role. We’re just getting started, so joining us now means a LOT of influence on the direction we’re going. 


What to know what a day could look like here?

We hire with a people-first approach, so more importantly as a human, you will be collaborative, curious, enjoy solving complex problems and have empathy for the growing pains of a rapidly scaling startup. 

There are a lot of things we think are great about working at Linktree but we are biased, so here are the key takeaways that most engineers seemed to want to know.

  • You will be working with many different tools and technologies: TypeScript, Node.js, Redis,  Fastly CDN, Jest, Docker, REST APIs, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, AWS (Lambda), Terraform and Snowflake. Our first build was in PHP so that is in our legacy code.
  • You will work across the entire stack: server-side content matching algorithms, lots of third-party API integrations, caching strategies, infrastructure setup and maintenance, customer support/admin, etc.

  • You will work in cross-functional teams, where you will have real ownership over a problem end to end.

  • You will work closely with our platform/devOps team who will ensure you have the best tools to do your role effectively.

  • We strive for a work culture of flexibility + collaboration, focus on quality of work instead of when you work, strong asynchronous communication, mentorship and pairing early and often, etc.


Requirements

  • Ideally you have some experience with our tech stack but we are looking for technology agnostic engineers who want to use the best tool for the job.
  • You enjoy helping people, including both your teammates and our users
  • Strong communication skills and enjoy working in cross-functional teams.
  • You are not afraid to ask for help.
  • You genuinely enjoy writing code and building software.
  • You enjoy learning.

Where and how we work:

We are a global, diverse group across age, gender, and race and offer a truly flexible and family friendly work environment. Kids, pets and the occasional delivery person are all actively encouraged to appear on our Zoom screens. All of us at Linktree work either fully remote or a hybrid "remote and in-office sometimes" approach and that will continue even when COVID is behind us.


We currently have offices in Melbourne, Sydney with LA coming next but our team is spread across Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, USA, Canada, Ireland and Nigeria.


Being globally distributed doesn't mean working to one time-zone and we offer autonomy and flexibility in how you structure your days and weeks. There will be the need for some collaboration outside of a "normal" 9-5 being a global company but we aim to work asynchronously where possible.

Our Culture/Benefits:

Linktree's company culture and values are based around collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and flexibility. Those are all nice words but to give you some more specific examples:

  • We have a paid 18-week parental leave program that is inclusive of birth and non-birthing parents and supports the whole parenting lifecycle
  • We are proud to offer all regular full-time and part-time employees 20 hours' paid volunteering leave per calendar year.
  • We have several diversity and inclusion initiatives underway, including a D&I council, training for all staff on neurodiversity, unconscious bias, and the incorporation of a transgender inclusion policy.
  • We prioritise our team's mental health, with all employees have free access to Headspace and Uprise, including 1:1 coaching sessions from qualified psychologists or counsellors.
  • All Linktree staff receive $1000 AUD towards setting up their work from home space


Company: The Linktree Story

The average number of social media accounts is close to 9 per person these days. Chances are you’re also using more than 3-4 social media platforms - But where should someone who want to discover more about you can achieve that? In a highly fragmented digital world, the concept of presenting your whole self feels overwhelming to most - and that’s where Linktree comes in.

Creating this category 5 years ago, we launched a simple tool that allowed anyone to manage their corner of the online world. Want to link all your social media accounts under one link? Thinking of turning your passion into your income? Want to share your ideas, beliefs, or even just a playlist you like? Linktree has the platform to help you get it done

It sounds good, we hear you say, but how do I know if it works? Fair question - why don’t you take it up with Facebook, TikTok, Redbull, HBO, Metallica, Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez, or Michelle Obama? They’re all using Linktree!

With an average sign up rate of 30,000+ new users per day for the past 18 months (with no signs of stopping), and with our latest funding round of $45M USD announced recently, we’re on our way to make real impact on the digital world - and we’d love for you to join us for this ride.