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Senior Software Engineer at Koala

in Sydney, NSW

Job description

Koala is Australia’s fastest-growing furniture company imbued with a mission to become the smartest way to buy high-quality furniture online. We make furniture for the digital age and are laser focused on delighting customers with outstanding service and products that both surprise and delight.


Combining customer-centric products, and a fulfilment platform that enables us to get furniture to most customers within four hours, we’ve set out to change the way people buy furniture online. And with a donation to koala protection with every mattress purchase, we’re also doing our bit to make the world a better place.

The Role

As a (Golang) platform engineer at Koala, you will play an integral role the growth and maintenance of our digital experience. One of Koala's unique-value-propositions is our 4 hour furniture delivery which we achieve using our state of the art, in-house developed technology. This role will have a direct impact on keeping this delivery promise, ensuring a fantastic customer experience.


This is an amazing opportunity within a fast growing business to help shape our technology stack, processes and directly affect our business.


About you

  • You don't suck at  'Go'
  • Good knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Solid experience with AWS
  • Some knowledge of PHP would be ideal
  • Demonstrable experience working with distributed systems
  • Comfortable working under a DevOps model


  • Competitive salary
  • Work on complex business problems - no printer repairs!
  • Free product + discounts for family & friends
  • Build your own hardware (within reason)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Lots of free food & coffee and social events
  • Work for a company that makes significant (real) contributions to our world
  • Casual Friday every day (shorts and t-shirt friendly)

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