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Senior Backend Engineer, Kafka

Culture Amp

Culture Amp

Software Engineering
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Join us on our mission to make a better world of work.

Culture Amp is the world’s leading employee experience platform, revolutionizing how 25 million employees across more than 6,500 companies create a better world of work. Culture Amp empowers companies of all sizes and industries to transform employee engagement, drive performance management, and develop high-performing teams. Powered by people science and the most comprehensive employee dataset in the world, the most innovative companies including Canva, On, Asana, Dolby, McDonalds and Nasdaq depend on Culture Amp every day.

Culture Amp is backed by leading capital venture funds and has offices in the US, UK, Germany and Australia. Culture Amp has been recognized as one of the world’s top private cloud companies by Forbes and most innovative companies by Fast Company.

For more information visit cultureamp.com.

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Data Services team. We sit within the Data Intelligence Camp, where we own the data sharing platform and the tooling that teams use to publish and consume data and the reporting and analytics platform that is leveraged by data engineering, ML engineering and data scientists.

We're working on a brand new set of features to help HR leaders utilise data from across the Culture Amp platform to maximise and measure the impact they have on their organisations.

As part of this team of amazing humans,

You will

  • Work in an agile multidisciplinary team.
  • Own specific problems/designs and implement solutions for them.
  • Pair with other engineers whenever possible
  • Communicate directly with stakeholders when relevant to your current project
  • Follow and advocate for software engineering, data engineering and SRE best practices
  • Help onboard and up-skill more junior engineers
  • Receive mentoring and support from the practice and team leadership
  • Run experiments with new technologies such as Kafka streams or Apache Flink

You have

  • Experience with distributed systems in particular using and operating Kafka
  • Experience with CI/CD and infrastructure-as-code such as CDK or Terraform, ideally within AWS cloud
  • Experience running containerised applications at scale
  • Solid software development fundamentals, ideally with exposure to Go, Typescript or Kotlin and experience with SQL
  • Comfortable writing and supporting client libraries, SDKs and automation code.

You are

  • A driver of technical excellence in a team environment. You’re an expert in your domain and can develop the expertise and knowledge of those around you.
  • Someone who loves collaboration - our teams are cross functional and you’ll be working with other engineers, team leads and product managers to deliver great outcomes.
  • Keenly interested in understanding and solving customer problems. You think about how your work impacts our customers and improves their experience.
  • A pragmatic engineer. Before jumping into solutions, you ask and understand what we're optimising for, and can comfortably balance long-term objectives with short-term tradeoffs.
  • Aligned with our values, check them out here: https://www.cultureamp.com/company#values and demonstrate them through your working practice.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, comfortable dealing with ambiguity when necessary. You take the initiative to ensure that you have everything you need to work effectively and ask for support when required.
  • Someone who enjoys learning, upskilling and growing as an engineer.

We believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our success. We're committed to fostering a work environment that truly cares for and develops its people, and creates lasting positive impact. In addition to providing a competitive compensation package, some of the key benefits we offer are:

  • Employee Share Options Program: We empower you to be an owner in Culture Amp and share in our success
  • Programs, coaching, and budgets to help you thrive personally and professionally
  • Access to external providers for mental wellbeing and coaching support to sustain the wellbeing, safety and development of our people
  • Monthly Camper Life Allowance: An automatic allowance paid out each month with your pay - you can spend it however you like to help improve your experience and life outside work
  • Team budgets dedicated to team building activities and connection
  • Intentional quarterly wellbeing pauses: A quarterly company-wide shutdown day in each region to to collectively pause, reset and focus on restoration and rest, without having to tap into individual vacation time
  • Extended year-end breaks: An extended refresh period at the end of year
  • Excellent parental leave and in work support program available from day 1 of joining Culture Amp
  • 5 Social Impact Days a year to make a positive impact on the community outside of work
  • MacBooks for you to do your best & a work from home office budget to spend on setting up your home office
  • Medical insurance coverage for you and your family (Available for US & UK only)

Additionally, we don't just focus on our internal community; we believe in creating a better world of work for all. We're committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with Employee Resource Groups and ally communities in place.

We have a strong commitment to Anti-Racism, and endeavor to lead by example. Every step we make as a business towards anti-racism is another step we can take to support our customers in making a better world (of work). You can see our current commitments to Anti-Racism here.

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Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements.

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we'd love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

Thank you for taking the time to read this advert. If you decide to apply, as part of your application, we will ask you to complete voluntary diversity questions (excluding Germany). Please watch this video from our amazing DEI Leader, Aubrey Blanche to share more on why we collect the data and how we will use it.

If you require reasonable accommodations or adjustments to complete the online application or to participate in the interview process, please contact accommodations@cultureamp.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.