Senior Engineer

Job description

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Got Code Foo?

Come join our fast growing, Sydney based start-up.

Strong engineering and product culture.

Competitive salary & generous equity package.



Docs for the web.

At Qwilr, we’re bringing the power of the web to documents. Think web-based documents that are a lot like web apps: functional, beautiful, interactive, connected to a multitude of APIs and have deep analytics. We want to help the world to move from the 1980s “paper” paradigm of documents i.e. Word, Powerpoint & PDF to the web - because the web can do so much more. 

We have a great product, many paying customers, and are well funded by some excellent investors. We’ve relatively recently hit our “product / market fit” and are beginning to grow like crazy. So we now need a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our team.

At Qwilr you will develop creative and innovative solutions to novel problems amongst accomplished, interesting and fun peers. We are a small, growing team and you will have a significant impact on the design and development of our product.


Our Engineers

  • Design, implement and test clear, elegant code (Qwilr is built with JavaScript and MongoDB).
  • Work hand in hand with the founders to bring new features to life.
  • Develop tools and processes to continually improve our team's productivity.
  • Share knowledge, teach and learn from colleagues.


As a Senior Engineer You Will Be

  • Implementing complete product features from start to finish.
  • Help architect the design of Qwilr's infrastructure systems.
  • Help solve the most difficult and complex code challenges we face.
  • Managing junior engineers to implement world class software.
  • Providing mentorship and conceptual guidance to our up-and-coming engineers.


What You'll Need

  • Have a passion for developing creative solutions in a team, and translating abstract concepts into code.
  • Eager to take the lead on tough problems from start to finish.
  • Demonstrate strong technical design sensibilities across both the top-level view and the devilish details.
  • Have a love for wrangling complexity through: abstraction, refactoring and applying well-understood (and sometimes novel) principles and patterns.
  • Know how to balance engineering quality with perfection with shipping product on time.
  • Are independent, enthusiastic, and keen to lead talented peers in innovation.
  • Know in your bones that the web can make documents at 10x more expressive, intelligent and powerful.
  • Passion and experience with architecting software solutions for complex problems.
  • Experience in leading and / or mentoring other engineers.