As Qwilr enters the next phase of growth, one of the important roles we'll need is in DevOps. If you are a DevOps engineer with a passion for building and automating reliable and observable services, drop us an Expression of Interest below so we can reach out when we start hiring.
It would be a bonus if you have experience in AWS, Kubernetes, Observability or Scripting (e.g. Python).
This role will be based in Sydney, with the option to work from home or in the office multiple days a week.
Problems we're tackling
Deliver a best in class web editor
Web pages can do amazing things today, and we want Qwilr to enable everyone to create those experiences. Visually engaging layouts, interactive content, transitions and styles. The challenge here is finding a way to make these impressive outcomes fast, simple and intuitive. And that's no easy task.
Broaden our product's use cases
We started as an online proposal tool, but people have been organically using us for more—landing pages, brochures, events. We want to make it easier and more valuable for teams to work with these use cases across their organisation.
Enable real-time collaboration
There's lots of tricky experience and interaction details that need to be figured out to make this feel smooth and clear, especially to match the expectation that's been framed by Google Docs.
Set the stage for automation
Our future lies in being able to automate the creation of Qwilr Pages. From forms people fill out, other integrations, or even things they click inside other Qwilr Pages.
Expression of Interest
Whilst we don't have an open role currently, if you're interested in joining us at a future point in time, you can send in an expression of interest here.
Qwilr Team 2020
The Hard Things
The Hard Things...
(Which Are Also The Best Things).
Qwilr is a large, complex and multi-layered app used by tens of thousands of people conducting millions and millions dollars worth of business.
Because we are still a small team, that means you might work on (take a breath): feature building, analytics and data crunching, build systems, Docker and container questions, infrastructure, load and scale questions, caching & CDN questions, headless browsers, low level APIs for our WYSIWYG editor and a lot more (okay, breathe out).
We aren’t a group of specialist engineers who own separate domains, we are generalists who work together to solve problems. To thrive in this environment you need to fundamentally love learning new things, improving where you might have gaps or weaknesses and embrace That Kindergarten Feeling of starting from a low knowledge baseline and figuring things out.
We’re a Startup (no, really, we actually are).
At Qwilr we’re building something that has no precedent, dealing with tricky technical domains (WYSIWYG ain't easy!), chasing exponential growth and grappling with scarce resources. This is the genuine startup engineering experience. Sometimes that means making mistakes and that’s OK. In our experience, you'll need humility, independence and a good dose of fortitude. But if you’re the right kind of mind, it’s also the most fun you’ll ever have.
We Have A High Bar Of Excellence.
Our first principle as a company is “Undeniable Bestness”. We believe in winning our race by being the best, not through hacks, bandaids and shortcuts. This means we have a high bar of excellence at the company. For code, product and for people. We care about how expressive that function name is, whether we have boiled things down into the crispest abstractions and whether the pieces of a system fit together, as naturally as Lego. We go back to the drawing board when things aren't right, because we care deeply about the quality of what we produce.
High Bar Of Excellence Meets Velocity
There’s an episode of the Simpsons where Homer says: “that’s future me’s problem”. It's funny in the context of the Simpsons, but less funny in the context of a complex and long-lived codebase. Qwilr engineers have the difficult task of managing tradeoffs between Current Us and Future Us. Respecting and thinking about this tradeoff is part of Qwilr’s second principle as a company: “Velocity With Valour”. And it’s no easy thing to do. But building this muscle and making it part of our daily conversation is what makes us a formidable product team.
Engineering Is Connected
We are a product driven company. That means that engineering operates very closely with design and product decisions are made in a wide context of concerns around our users and the business. This can be a challenging way to engineer because it means coding doesn’t happen in isolation, but its an incredibly valuable mindset and skill set for engineers to have.
The Great Things
The Great Things
Every member of Qwilr (engineering or otherwise) is actively encouraged to input and contribute to the direction of the product and the company. We actually have a formal process around The Big Questions at Qwilr called “Group Think”. Ideas can come from any quarter and shape our whole trajectory.
Flexibility (aka Be Comfortable & Produce Good Code)
Qwilr has no requirements about attire or what time you turn up at the office. Our ethos around issues like these can be summarised as: it's all about productivity. What we care about is that you produce quality code, solve problems well and collaborate well. For some people that means working from home a few days a week. For some people that means sleeping late and working in the night. For some people that means going to the gym in the middle of the day. Whatever it is that makes you comfortable, focused and able to produce great work and collaborate well.
Your Life Is Compatible With Qwilr
Happy and healthy people can focus, push themselves when it matters and do great work. Exhausted and stressed people do not do good work. Period. Part of Qwilr’s focus on “Undeniable Bestness” is a focus on encouraging employees to be mentally rested, to take leave and to lead fulfilled lives outside of work. We want the best people and we want to keep them. Part of that means ensuring that life is compatible with Qwilr and ideally, enhance one another.
Working With Smart People Who Care About What They Do.
We’ve got that list of impressive backgrounds we can reel off (Google, Microsoft, Campaign Monitor, Harvard etc) - but what you really need to know is this: Qwilr is fierce about finding the best people and providing them an environment to flourish. That means we’ve got a team of really smart people, who really care about, and take pride, in what they do.