Senior Platform Developer

Job Description

In the past few years HipChat has become the chat tool loved by Whole Foods, Wired, NASA, WebMD, and thousands of other great companies. We've been shipping features like crazy but need people to help us take it to the next level. 

Huge impact - Thousands of the brightest teams rely on HipChat to bring their companies together and get work done. You'll be designing, building, and shipping features that they'll love.

Independence - We're hiring great people and letting them do what they do best. No handholding or micromanaging. Plus, we actually use our 20% time and ShipIt days to build cool stuff.

Job Description

Atlassian helps teams everywhere change the world through the power of software and we are looking for a part visionary, part technical wizard to join HipChat's platform development team. As a HipChat Platform Developer, you’ll be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, scaling, and optimizing the code that powers HipChat's public APIs used by HipChat's clients as well as countless addon and bot developers.  You'll also be responsible for HipChat's integration with Atlassian's Connect framework, which powers rich and interactive extensions of the HipChat clients. You will be supported by robust backend systems, mature protocols, and an experienced team with a strong desire to build the best chat and collaboration platform out there. Think Nasa launching the Rover on Mars or Cochlear gifting children born deaf with the ability to hear, your work directly impacts the products they use to advance humanity. You'll need a strong technical prowess with incredible coding ability across a diverse set of languages and technologies. You will thrive on the ability to work under pressure.

What you do

  • Breakdown tough problems into simple, elegant solutions.
  • Understand system interdependencies and limitations in a microservice architecture.
  • Implementing solutions that meet performance, scalability, reliability, high availability, and operation excellent goals.
  • Grow other developers. Act as a mentor and lead by example to help build an awesome team.
  • Champion agile software development best practices, such as CI/CI and test-driven development.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 6+ years of software development experience.
  • 3+ years of experience developing on large scale projects.
  • Experience building public facing APIs and associated authentication mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated experience coaching and developing junior developers.
  • Experience building scalable, high performance systems that are highly available .

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building software with a focus on operational excellence.
  • Experience building software at web scale (e.g. consumer facing web or enterprise SaaS).
  • Experience building large scale distributed systems leveraging AWS or other cloud services. 
  • Experience evaluating and adopting new technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • An understanding of how to use metrics to guide technical decisions.
  • Familiarity with chat / messaging systems would be a huge bonus (but not a requirement).

More about the perks

In 2015, Atlassian was awarded the #1 Best Place to Work in Australia for a second straight year—but the love doesn't stop there. We were also voted as the #1 Best Place to Work in Asia for two years running (small and medium size companies), #1 Best Place to Work in the Netherlands (large & multinational companies), and #2 in the US (medium size companies).

Our offices are open, highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some killer perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, plenty of food and drinks (including our famous 'Charlie's bar'), ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and more.

More about Atlassian

Software is changing the world, and we’re at the center of it all. With more than 50,000 global customers (including 85 of the Fortune 100) and a highly disruptive business model, we’re advancing the art of team collaboration with products like JIRA, Confluence and HipChat–and we’re just getting started. Driven by honest values, an amazing culture, and consistent revenue growth, we’re out to unleash the potential of every team. From Amsterdam and Austin to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who are powered by passion and eager to do the best work of their lives in a highly autonomous yet collaborative, no B.S. environment.

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