Senior Back-end Software Engineer - WebinarNinja

Senior Back-end Software Engineer

At WebinarNinja, we help small businesses grow with webinars. Join us, and help others win, everyday.

Senior Back-end Software Engineer

Location: Sydney, Australia/ Hybrid

The position

Contribute your efforts to a product that empowers independent educators and creators to share what they know and earn a living. WebinarNinja is hiring a Lead Back-end Software Engineer to continuously develop our offering, work with our awesome team of ninjas and continue our push towards engineering excellence!

WebinarNinja is a distributed global company with a team working around the world across 4 continents.

What will you be doing as our Lead BE Engineer:

You will be responsible for designing, building and improving our existing PHP/Laravel based web application back-end while following current best practices and test driven methodologies. You will be expected to provide guidance and manage our small but growing engineering team .

The primary spoken and written language is English. You will be expected to lead and participate in daily standups according to the team’s schedule but will have flexibility in personal development hours. Strong communications skills are a must.

You will be required to act as an escalation target for support issues that may require high-level engineering assistance and infrastructure assistance (AWS). You will be required to provide communication to peers as well as represent the engineering team when communication on support issues when they are escalated. You will be required to work in multiple collaboration tools such as Basecamp and Jira.

Why you should apply:

  • You want to build amazing software without sacrificing quality
  • You are eager to solve difficult problems and is interested in the live online learning space
  • You want to have input into the overall development of the software and development practices
  • You want to work with a team that strives to follow best practices in development and testing
  • You want to act as a customer advocate, recognizing them as our #1 stakeholder
  • You are collaborative, willing to teach and learn from others
  • You are fun and expect to have fun, respecting a proper balance of work and life
  • You like leading a team to create cool things

Core Technical Must Haves:

  • Expert knowledge in PHP (8.0+)
  • Expert knowledge in Laravel (8.0+)
  • Expert knowledge in API design and development
  • Expert knowledge in Test Driven Development where tests are used to drive feature completeness and correctness. A strong understanding of Laravel testing best practices using Facades, Database assertions and JSON validation.
  • Good experience in utilizing Laravel Vapor for Serverless Laravel deployment.
  • Good understanding of CI/CD tooling and best practices. Knowledge in CircleCI a plus.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Amazon Web Services. RDS, S3 and Cloudfront. AWS Certification at Associate level and above a strong plus.
  • Good understanding of how reactive client side applications are written and communicate to the back-end Knowledge of Angular2+ a strong plus.
  • Solid knowledge of MySQL relational databases, schema design and query optimization
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes is a plus.

Core Leadership & Management Must Haves:

  • Strong self management skills and is comfortable using project management tools such as JIRA & Basecamp
  • Solid team leadership and management. Leads by example and through mentorship. 
  • Holds people accountable and delivers sprints in a timely manner
  • Has experience running efficient and effective daily stand-ups 
  • Can make data-driven decisions to innovate and improve the overall product
  • Has experience working on an app that is relied upon daily, by its users  
  • Can work closely with founders to drive company goals forward, daily
  • Can balance high level development duties with management duties

Who we are:

Launched in April of 2014, WebinarNinja has set out to allow digital educators (coaches, trainers, consultants) and creators (course creators and independent business owners) a way to easily create engaging webinars to share their expertise with the world.

Our USP has been a friendly, easy-to-use interface and a fun and personable brand. We make it easy for our coaches and creators to get up and running quickly so they and their attendees can focus on content and enjoy the webinar experience.

We have helped 1,000's of businesses around the world and today, over two million people attended a WebinarNinja webinar.

Why Work at WebinarNinja:

We strive to give each team member an unmatched level of job satisfaction. We offer a healthy level of autonomy while providing consistent communication so expectations are met and you get the support you need. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us.

As a Hybrid team, we've managed to foster a culture of communication and transparency everyday.

Every year, we like to take a break from our regular work with an annual, in-person team retreat. In March 2023 we spent a week in Cebu, Philippines working and playing together- taking in the culture, food and fun.

But the biggest reason why you would love working at WebinarNinja is that we create cool stuff that makes a significant impact on the businesses we serve, everyday.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a sustainable future. You can learn more about us on our about page.

Note: This position is based in Sydney, Australia, you will work out of our HQ office in Sydney a few days a week with the rest of your time working remotely. 

How to Apply

Complete our application form here.

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