Platform Engineer

Melbourne, AU

Get To Know UTU

At UTU, we are on a mission to redefine social media as we know it. UTU is the social media platform that empowers decentralised communities to self-govern, and respects user data. 


UTU is seeking a well rounded, passionate mid to senior level Software Engineer to join our team in our Melbourne, AU office. As a Platform Engineer you will be part of a team of api and backend engineers of various levels and work across the organisation to help develop, improve and scale the UTU platform. 


This role is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving, well-funded startup with big ambitions. In addition to doing ground breaking work, this role will be pivotal in establishing a culture of open thinking, positive communication, and continuous learning. We are looking for the best and brightest to take our platform to the next level. 

Our modern and cutting edge application stack includes kubernetes, docker, reactjs, nodejs, graphql and blockchain all running on aws and google cloud and we are excited to find the right candidate to help us develop in this world.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of strong engineering capabilities with high team engagement, a history of leading large initiatives through collaboration, and a passion for architecting with integrity. 

Platform Engineers will be required to be strong in systems architecture, reactjs, api/backend development, and high availability all within the cloud.  Ideally this candidate will be open to not only teaching new technologies to the team but learning from existing technologies and processes as well.


  • Help hire, coach and mentor a team of engineers and/or vendors to greater excellence
  • Help estimate projects and tasks and take responsibility for on time delivery
  • Research, evaluate and improve the UTU platform
  • Contribute to the design and build of a highly scalable, secure and available web, api and backend capabilities
  • Contribute to new features, maintenance and bug fixing for web, api and backend capabilities using reactjs, nodejs, graphql and more
  • Work to reduce or remove bottlenecks and inefficiencies within the platform
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Technical Skills

  • Experience with Node.js and GraphQL
  • Expert knowledge of Functional Programming in JavaScript and asynchronous programming
  • Proficiency in at least 1 other language than JavaScript
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Understand fundamental design principles and patterns behind a scalable applications

Desired Technical Skills

  • Experience with Yarn, NPM, Jest, Redux, GraphQL, Buildkite, Jira, Atom, Redis
  • Experience with React
  • Experience with modern C++ (11 and above) & Blockchain Technologies
  • Experience with Docker, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery/Deployment and/or any related DevOps tasks
  • Experience with AWS and/or Google Cloud


  • 3 or more years of experience in engineering as an individual contributor using server side javascript 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant discipline.
  • Comfortable facilitating between technology, creative, marketing, and executive teams.
  • Strong software product lifecycle management experience.
  • Track record of defining and launching successful software.
  • The independence to manage, execute, and take initiative without supervision.

We are compliant with official health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 workplace conditions, including social distancing and working remotely as appropriate. This position may begin working remotely, however the ability to work on-site in our Melbourne, AU office is expected (as official guidelines evolve).

UTU is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you meet the above requirements, please send your resume to