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Nodejs Backend Software Engineer


1 year ago

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Company Description

Nine. Australia’s Media Company.

Underpinned by our people, our strategic focus is on content, connections and growth. 

Driven by our purpose - Australia belongs here - and guided by our values - walk the talk, turn over every stone, keep it human - we are the home of Australia’s most loved content  and trusted brands across News, Sport, and Entertainment. 

We lead the total television market in Australia through our key brands of Channel 9, Gem, Go, Rush and Life, and of course you can consume all our content, live or on-demand, on Australia’s leading free streaming platform, 9Now. We also own Stan, the market leading local subscription streaming service.

Our total publishing business covers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, to the breadth of and The Pedestrian Group. 

In our total audio business we are building talk radio for the next generation across  2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR. 

Nine is also an active participant in Australian consumer marketplaces through our majority shareholding in Domain and our ownership of Drive.

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen in our North Sydney office for a Fullstack Software Engineer with a stronger backend programming focus within on our 9Now Engineering team.  This role will give you the opportunity to work across your stronger back-end focus, utilizing Nodejs as our primary platform including front-end & dev-ops skills working together as part of a dynamic tight-knit team.

You will be responsible for building and operating a highly available, performant device and user authentication system and responsibly managing the identity data of Australia’s largest BVOD 9Now, Radio and publishing user-base. Our systems are in the critical path for Nine’s BVOD and Digital Radio services and we pride ourselves on building highly scalable and resilient solutions that are consumed across by millions of users. We expect you to love solving problems, enjoy working collaboratively with other engineers, like to ship and support solutions that you design and build, and of course be curious about technology and love to learn and grow as an enthusiastic software engineer.

You will be supported to cross skill and train in DevOps and other areas of our stack.

Our tech stack includes Node.js, Typescript, React, PostgreSQL, Redis, Docker, AWS, TeamCity CI/CD, Slack, Grafana, ElasticSearch,  and more.


Enough about us, let's talk about you.

We invest heavily in the continuous development of our people, so you will need to be someone who is open to new ideas and is motivated by learning new things. You will also enjoy working collaboratively across the team and the organization, and be able to share creative ideas in a professional and constructive way.

In order to be successful for this role, you will ideally have:

  • Previous experience in an mid to senior level S/W Engineer, Senior Engineer or Lead Engineer position

  • Hands-on experience with Typescript, JavaScript, NodeJS, React or equivalent framework

  • Unit testing and Test Driven Development 

  • Experience designing APIs using microservice architecture

  • Experience building and deploying solutions on AWS or other cloud platforms

  • Demonstrated quality focused engineering skills

  • A passion for mentoring and sharing ideas

  • A self-starting and inquisitive approach

Don’t worry if you can’t tick every single one of these boxes, we would still like to hear from you. With a willingness to learn, a positive attitude and a growth mindset anything is possible at Nine! 

Additional Information

Life at Nine

Nine is a people business. Being part of the team means you’ll be in a culture that promotes creativity and innovation, diversity and inclusion, is open to feedback, rewards impact and ensures everyone is heard. Importantly, you'll receive the following:

  • Career development and quality training

  • Up to 16 weeks paid primary carer’s parental leave

  • Discounts on lifestyle, entertainment, and leisure memberships, including health insurance, dental and gym

  • Discounts on products and services with corporate partners

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At Nine, we are committed to fostering a workforce that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion and where practices are equitable to ensure our people experience a sense of belonging. From day one, you'll be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and will be supported to perform at your best. Should you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and cultures.

Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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