Overview

Does the idea of working for a global product interest you? Are you proficient in React.js or Vue.js? Are you equally comfortable working with Node.js microservices? Are you looking for a growth-stage startup that is mission-driven and values-orientated? Let’s talk!

We are thrilled to team up with the team at EdTech growth startup, Teach Starter, to find a superstar Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join their Engineering team here in Brisbane.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this role is for the curious, problem solving, lifelong learner who is comfortable in and has a passion for creating beautiful client-side experiences. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Full Stack Engineer looking for the next step in their career and we can’t wait to talk about it with you!

But wait, before we talk more about the role! Who is Teach Starter?

Let’s talk about Teach Starter…

Teach Starter creates the tools, resources and inspiration that teachers need to help their students to succeed. Teach Starter has grown to include a library of over 10,000 bespoke teaching resources made by teachers, for teachers and matched to the local curriculum in Australia, the US and the UK.

Teach Starter is a purpose-driven tech company at heart, helping teachers create better lessons in less time so that they can focus on the needs of each individual child. Everything they do is designed to help teachers thrive because thriving teachers change the world.

There is no work they would rather do – and they are recruiting more purpose-driven people to help them scale their impact!

Since Teach Starter’s inception in 2012, they have:

  • Saved over 40 MILLION hours in teachers’ lives!
  • Created well over 140,000 pages of resources
  • Planted more than 67,000 trees as part of their One Million Trees pledge. For every subscriber of Teach Starter, they promise to plant a tree!
  • Grown the team to 50+ (well 51+ including you 😉)

And did you hear about the benefits (warning: There are a LOT of perks to being a Teach Starter team member):

  • Paid volunteer leave (2 days/year) + Company Volunteering Day
  • Generous parental leave (4 weeks paid leave for mums and dads)
  • Learning and development budget (access to LinkedIn Learning & Skill Share, conferences, training, certifications and more)
  • Performance bonus
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Donation matching
  • Social work culture
  • Alllll the tools you could ever need to succeed (if they don’t have it, just ask!)
  • Customised Equipment Options (ergo mouse, large monitor… you choose what works for you)
  • Flexible working options, remote/hybrid – Teach Starter sees value in working together in the office, but they also know life happens so they enable you to adjust your schedule and work remotely when needed so that your work and life can fit together in a way that works for you
  • Modern offices in Brisbane
    • Milton location next to the train station
    • Great coffee and healthy snacks on site
    • Fun-Fridays
    • Creative activities in the offices
    • Team lunches
  • A truly impact-driven company, Teach Starter is also committed to giving back to local communities and minimising their impact on the environment. Not only do they support several non-profit organisations, but Teach Starter also plants a new tree for every new customer to offset their carbon footprint!!! Learn more about the One Million Trees by 2033 project here.

Please note: Apply directly to Hunt & Co. for this role. Any direct applications will be sent back to us.

So let’s tell you about the role…

As a Full Stack Software Engineer you will contribute to the development of our client’s website as well as various other widgets, publishing tools, and portals that they maintain. If you love working in Vue.js + Nuxt.js (or similar) for frontend, and also Node.js microservices, all while building a product you believe in, then we’d love to speak with you.

About You:

  • You have strong front end experience in either Vue.js or React.js and preferably SSR technology such as Nuxt.js or Next.js
  • You have strong experience in Node.js and working in Cloud environments
  • You are moving towards a future role as a Tech Lead or Team Lead
  • You are dedicated to your own continuous learning and development as technology is forever changing

The Role:

Here’s a sneak peek at your day-to-day:

  • Collaborate with a small and nimble team of Brisbane-based engineers to design, build, and maintain a new platform which will scale to support Teach Starter’s strategy and rapid growth
  • Work closely with Product, UX, Analytics, and Marketing counterparts to understand users’ problems and in turn build and deliver purposeful technical solutions which meaningfully address users needs
  • Utilise a wide range of technologies, including, TypeScript, JavaScript, Node.js, Vue.js, Nuxt.js to craft a scalable and performant platform for Teach Starter’s product experiences
  • Be able to take initiative, and do research to determine the best technology fit to solve customer problems.
  • Take part in code reviews and share knowledge with the rest of the team to support an environment of continuous learning
  • Be mindful of new tools, technologies, and frameworks to help scale Teach Starter’s stack and help us achieve their goals more efficiently

Experience:

  • Developed skills with a range of programming languages and frameworks, including TypeScript/JavaScript, Node.js, Vue.js, and Nuxt.js (or similar)
  • 5+ years of commercial experience developing complex web applications
  • Experience in both frontend and backend
  • Previous experience in PHP/WordPress would be beneficial as that is the base of Teach Starter’s legacy stack
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and/or NoSQL databases such as MySQL and MongoDB
  • Commercial experience developing complex web applications
  • Commercial experience working with cloud providers such as AWS or GCP
  • Production experience in Docker and Kubernetes (or similar) would be a plus
  • DevOps experience in writing Infrastructure as Code, using tools like Terraform would be beneficial

Salary:

Commensurate with experience

This is a terrific opportunity for a purpose-driven Full Stack Engineer. If you’re seeking a career growth opportunity where you can deliver value every single day to a global user base, then this is the role for you!

Interested? You should be! Contact Zak (zak@huntandco.io, 0452 208 416)

Interested, but this role isn’t quite right for you? Get in touch! We have other current and upcoming opportunities we’d love to discuss with you.


At Hunt & Co., we are fierce advocates for diversity, inclusion and equality in digital and believe that technology should be built by all people, for all people. You have probably seen the stats: women and other underrepresented people in tech tend to only apply for a role when they meet 100% of the criteria. Don’t take yourself out of the race! If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

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