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Software Engineer at Amber

$80k - $110k in Melbourne, VIC

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Amber Electric is a new kind of electricity company, designed to unlock the value of renewables for everyone. We are kickstarting a smart energy revolution by empowering customers with direct access to wholesale electricity prices, as well as enabling them to shift their energy use to times when cheap wind and solar energy are generating.

We have early customers who love what we’re doing, great investors, and we have just launched to the rest of the National Electricity Market - ready to disrupt a huge market.

About the team

As a Software Engineer you’ll be working as part of a small but growing Product & Technology team, reporting directly to the CTO. 

The Amber Electric product consists of a React Native mobile app, a React web frontend, and a Serverless Lambda backend on AWS. We’re using Typescript top to bottom, and Apollo GraphQL sits in the middle. You can learn more about our tech stack here.

While we’re looking for talented and driven individuals our desire is to build a champion team, not a team of champions. We’re full-stack-ish; while it’s impossible for everyone to excel across every layer of the stack we value people who can chip in wherever they’re needed. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace from the ground up. We want engineers who are as comfortable communicating with people as they are with their code.

As a Software Engineer at Amber you will

  • Make sustainable and high quality technical contributions across the stack in the areas of your speciality
  • Flexibly contribute outside your speciality in other areas of the stack supporting your team when they need it
  • Work collaboratively with your peers in product and across the wider company to ensure you're always shipping the right thing the right way at the right time
  • Support the app across the whole lifecycle from idea through to production
This is a full time role based in our Melbourne CBD office.

Requirements

At Amber, we want to hire self-starters who are eager to learn, and are comfortable working in a changing environment. Some of the key traits we are looking for in this role:

  • You have a positive mindset: equal parts curious, collaborative, and can-do.
  • 2 years minimum commercial development experience in either Web or Mobile environments.
  • Commercial experience with the specific technologies in our stack is a strong plus but not a hard requirement. Experience with languages.
  • Past experience in teams with good delivery practices is another strong plus: continuous delivery practices, developers supporting production, pragmatic “agile” flavoured processes, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills built on a foundation of empathy for your fellow humans.
Benefits

  • Be part of a growing technology startup that will shape the future of renewable energy in Australia
  • Exciting coworking location right next to Southern Cross station
  • Flexible working hours with provision for regular work from home arrangements
  • We offset 100% of your carbon footprint for as long as you work with us (via Carbon.so)
  • Competitive salary and equity

How to apply

To apply please email us with your resume and a cover letter using the apply now button below.

If you don’t meet 100% of the requirements listed above we still encourage you to apply. You’ll know better than us if there’s something different in your background or experience that makes you the right person to help us on our mission of transforming the Australian energy market.

Our process will generally be as follows

  • A one hour in person interview with the CTO
  • A take-home technical challenge that should take between two and four hours
  • A follow up in person interview with a panel of current team members including one of the founders

We promise to be respectful of your time as an applicant while trying to be as thorough as possible in finding the right fit for our team.

Direct applications from candidates only, no recruitment firms please.

About Amber

Office address

  • Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Company size

11-50 people

Founded in

2017

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