Senior Software Engineer (Remote - based in Australia)

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Job Title: Senior Software Engineer

Reports into: Engineering Team Lead

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Remote - open to candidates based on Australia

About Us

BibliU is a digital learning platform that is changing the future of the multi-billion-dollar textbook industry. Our mission is to shake up higher education and make reading materials more accessible and learning more effective. We do this by making textbooks and monographs more affordable for students, so that in most cases, they are included in tuition costs. We have incorporated accessibility features to accommodate multiple learning styles and the different needs and preferences of each student.

BibliU has grown rapidly, and during this time we have created Europe's largest digital education content programme, in partnership with Coventry University. Upon entering the US market, we have secured the largest digital textbook programmes in the US with Phoenix and Grand Canyon Universities.

We are working with over 60% of universities in the United Kingdom, and are steadily growing in the US . We have recently raised $10 million in a Series A investment round (you can read more about this on Sky News and EdSurge) and have ambitious plans for continued growth and expansion.

Our team of 80+, of which half the senior management team are women, are currently seeking engineers to work within a global, cross-functional, product-driven team.

About Our Role

As a Senior Software Engineer at BibliU, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of brilliant engineers and provide solutions to technical problems that have a direct impact on our customers. You will then take the solutions from concept to production with support from the team.

Our infrastructure is on AWS, with our codebase mainly in node.js which is written typescript/javascript. There is a frontend component to what we deliver, experience in frontend development will be beneficial currently this is based on web components.

As a senior member of the team, you will have the opportunity to act as a mentor to more junior members of the team and to help shape our technical direction. We also work closely with other teams within Bibliu so you will have the chance to build relationships across the wider team and help deliver business objectives.

We are a fully remote team, across different time zones but maintaining a positive, open and collaborative team culture remains a priority to us. We have put in place lots of initiatives to keep connected; from fortnightly team online board games and company-wide social events to weekly catch ups and virtual tea breaks. In addition, you will also have weekly one on one sessions with your manager to make sure you are getting the support you need to complete your role and to help you in career progression.


As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing and implementing technical solutions.

  • Delivering those solutions on agreed upon timelines

  • Collaborating with your team and other teams to achieve company objectives

  • Owning the teams infrastructure

  • Providing code and scoping reviews

  • Responding to and handling incidents in our production systems


What we are looking for

  • Experience with node.js with javascript/typescript

  • Good understanding serverless architecture pertaining to AWS

  • Confident in SQL, bonus if experienced with mysql

  • Some experience with Elasticsearch/Opensearch

  • Previous experience in building front end applications in javascript/typescript

  • Individual contributor that enjoys working with a team

  • Recognize security best practices and the ability to implement and enforce them

  • An interest in statecharts as an application design pattern

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds, experiences and identities to apply. Each new hire is an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective and BibliU is committed to building an inclusive and supportive workplace where everyone can do rewarding work.

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