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Lead Frontend Engineer at Whispli

in Sydney, NSW

Job description

Whispli is a secure platform enabling individuals to anonymously report suspected misconduct or wrongdoing to organisation, making them safe to speak up. Compliance, HR and/or Legal teams from these organisations can then verify and substantiate the reported information and act upon it internally - before it becomes public and harms the organisation brand, reputation and financials.

Whispli counts hundreds Enterprise clients and enables 5M+ employees to speak up, which resulted in thousands of reports on topics like fraud, corruption, sexual harassment, bullying and more. Whispli also helps these organisations to promote a culture of open feedback, which is key for employee engagement and retention. Whispli is also used by Universities, Schools, Non-Profit Organisations and Journalists.

Whispli was co-founded by Sylvain Mansotte, a whistleblower of a $20M fraud. Read more about our story and our team. Whispli has its HQ in Sydney, Australia but also offices in Boston, MA and Paris, France. It is backed by top Australian and US investors and participated to Y Combinator.

About you

  • You value pragmatism over perfectionism - proven ability to build both quick/dirty hacks and elegant/robust solutions, and the wisdom to choose which is appropriate for a given problem at a given time
  • You are a problem solver but most importantly, you want to solve the right problem - always taking into account what's the most important for the user
  • You have a hacker's mentality - nothing is impossible or too big and you have the desire to simplify rather than over-engineer solutions
  • You're experienced to work in startup environment - flexible and at ease in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • You're a starter who look forward to own tasks and responsibilities

What you will do

  • Architect and build our new user facing features for our different products
  • Own central and complex components of our application
  • Drive & deliver on our roadmap, converting rough specs/mockups into usable features
  • Collaborate with our backend engineers to identify the most elegant solutions
  • Provide leadership & mentorship to other engineers of the teas


  • 3-5+ years of industry experience building fast and reliable web-based products. Sophisticated personal/side projects will also be considered. We want to see a strong track record of launching and delivering projects of significant complexity and high level of ambiguity
  • Experience with modern web technologies and excited to learn new ones, e.g. Vue.JS, ES6, React.JS
  • Experience using build tools/bundlers (Webpack)
  • Experience using state management libraries (Vuex/Redux)
  • Ability to write high performing code and reusable UI components
  • Experience writing front-end tests (TDD with Jest/Mocha)
  • A solid knowledge in HTML5 / CSS3 and cross-browser & cross-device development

Benefits of working with us

  • Work with modern technologies, with room for learning and sharing
  • Be part of the early team of one of the fastest growing startups in Australia with clients around the world
  • Work in a startup that is financially viable and has a positive social impact by letting people speak up safely and increase transparency in organisations
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Office in the CBD of Sydney
  • Work in a flat hierarchy team and meet/liaise with our customers

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