Senior Backend 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 Engineer to join our team in Melbourne AU. As a Frontend Engineer, you will be part of a team that focuses on the web application for 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, react native, reactjs, nodejs, graphql and eos/ethereum blockchain all running on aws and google cloud and we are excited to find the right candidate to help us to shape the world. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong NODEJS, TYPEORM, NESTJS, GPRC and performance-minded skillset. Candidates will be empathetic to users, drive consistency and usability in cross functional teams to create engaging product experiences for our users. 

Ideally this candidate will be open to not only teaching new technologies to the team but learning from existing technologies and processes as well. 

Who are we looking for? 

5+ years relevant industry experiences
Excellent communication skills with technical and non-technical people alike Demonstrated competency in making high traffic real time system experiences Collaborative approach to problem solving person
Self-starter with a thirst for knowledge and experimentation
Eye for detail and ability to turn product/design dreams into realities Preference for working with and tweaking experiences for the UI layer
Strong software product lifecycle management experience
The independence to manage, execute, and take initiative without supervision 


Engage with product and platform engineering teams to deliver performant, consistent and engaging features for the application backend system
Contribute to new features, maintenance and bug fixing for the application with nodejs, css, typescript, jest, and more 

Help to hire, coache and mentor a team of engineers and/or vendors to greater excellence
Help to estimate projects and tasks and responsibility for on time delivery Research, evaluate and improve the UTU interface for web clients 

Required Technical Skills 

Fluent in modern javascript framework especially with NodeJS Expereinces
Mastery of TypeOrm or similar ORM system, gooding understanding Relational DB structure. Experience in microservices architecht, Node and Typescript is a must.
Working knowledge of Git and Github
Ability to write meaningful unit tests
Experience with UX/Design.
Proficient in using developer tools to debug and troubleshoot performance issues 

Bonus Points 

Golang and rust with multi-threaded system design is a huge plus.
Hands on C++ experiences and have large time critical application design experiences Understand Blockchain Ecosystem especially in EOS and Ethereum
Experiences with Android / IOS native development
Hands on blockchain development experiences 


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