Growth Systems Engineer

Easy Agile Career Description - Growth Systems Engineer

Remote (NSW) or in-person (Wollongong)  ·  Engineering  ·  Full time

About us

We believe that for too long agile has become synonymous with the “doing” of ceremonies like sprint planning, retrospectives and daily huddles. We believe that being agile is a mindset and that true agility unlocks a team’s potential to be happier at work, more impactful with the solutions they’re building, and more focused on their customer’s success.

We believe being agile means:

  • trust in the team
  • innovation and creativity
  • curiosity and learning
  • living lean principles

That’s why our purpose is to help teams be agile.

We believe the way to achieve this is by educating, empowering and giving teams at all stages of agile maturity the tools, support and thought-leadership they need to succeed.

We’re a product and technology-led software company founded by two ex-Atlassian alumni in 2016 and we’ve been building from the bottom up ever since. We’re proud to call over 1,800 companies such as Netflix, Harvard, Amazon, Lego, Mercedes and Twitter our customers.

Easy Agile has 4 products that are built on-top of Atlassian’s flagship product Jira and sold via the Atlassian Marketplace. Every month, over 160,000 agile team members use our apps to help them deliver value to their customers.

Our products help team’s at all stages of their agile journey; from just getting started at sprint planning and persona building, all the way through to enterprise and large scale, team of team planning.

We’re a team of talented and curious graduates, mums, dads, knitting and plant enthusiasts, first-home owners and pet lovers, and we’re proud of our sustainable growth story. Our values are lived and breathed in everything that we do, and have become part of our everyday language.

We’ve made the coastal town of Wollongong, Australia our home and our beautiful new office is nestled between the mountains and the sea. We love our community and show our support through groups like Siligong Valley and our commitment to Pledge 1%.

About the Role

If you love enabling your team mates, would love to be a part of a company with our values and want to work with us to scale up and punch above our weight, then Easy Agile is the place for you.

One of our values at Easy Agile is "Punch above our weight". We love to use automation to enhance our capabilities and super charge our productivity. This role is on the Growth Systems team (or The g-unit as they refer to themselves) whose goal is to provide the excellent tools and systems that multiply our teams' ability to punch above their weight. Some of the systems that we currently support are:

  • Internal developer container & tooling
  • Our CI / CD pipelines
  • Our Infrastructure (Primarily typescript and node.js running on ECS)
  • Internal apps that integrate with Jira
  • Our data pipeline tying the whole business together
  • Business analytics, insight and reporting
  • Our partner portal for our global solution partners
  • Process automation across the entire business

As part of the team you’ll be responsible for continuous improvement of our processes and practices. You’ll get to directly support the entire business and enable them to get the most out of the limited hours in their days. You’ll primarily do this by talking to team mates, observing workflows, identifying bottlenecks, creating solutions and implementing them.

The g-unit is a cross-functional team serving the needs of their customers (the rest of the Easy Agile team). It is made up of engineers who love web, infrastructure, security and performance, a data analyst, a product marketing manager and a product manager. They're dope!

About you

  • You have a passion for technology and feel you have a knack for it.
  • You are always keen to learn.
  • You understand the balance between delivering customer value and creating bullet-proof systems.
  • You love helping others achieve their goals as much as you love achieving your own.
  • You are a team player.

Technologies you'll encounter daily in this role are

  • Typescript running on Node.js
  • Docker containers for build/test/deploy
  • Jest for testing
  • TypeORM for database mapping
  • Eslint to keep everything nice and neat
  • AWS ECS for running our stack
  • Bitbucket and Github (both with CI/CD pipelines)
  • Jira and Confluence for keeping synchronised with the team

On a weekly level, you'll probably encounter

  • React
  • Webpack
  • Atlassian Connect
  • Zapier
  • Mailchimp
  • (By no means do you need to have mastered all of these to apply. Knowledge of, or a desire to learn, Typescript is a plus.)

We'll be excited if you..

  • Are a committed team player
  • Have a passion of honing your craft
  • Know the value of a pragmatic approach to delivering solutions
  • Have a keen interest in Lean principles and automation
  • Are actively developing personal repositories and/or contributing to open source projects

Working at Easy Agile

  • $5,000 annual learning allowance to help you level up your career and hone your craft
  • Generous parental leave of 20 weeks full pay for the primary caregiver and 6 weeks for the secondary caregiver. We know how special time with family is and believe the time should be cherished
  • Summer sessions where you get half days off on Fridays to enjoy the amazing weather and coastal lifestyle as you please
  • Flexible working options because we value outcomes over output. We trust our teams and respect balance means different things for different people and do our best to balance the needs of everybody.
  • Additional superannuation contributions of 2% annually on top of the national standard
  • Four paid volunteer days a year to dedicate to your favourite cause. We are part of Pledge 1% where we donate 1% of our profits, licenses and time!
  • Experimentation/hackathon weeks every 5 weeks to explore new ideas
  • Ergonomic set up. Sit-stand desks, ergonomic chairs, tech hardware of your choice and different work spaces to enable you to do your best work

Hear from the team

Hi. I'm Teagan. Product Manager at Easy Agile. I know what it's like to read a job description. You're asking how much of this is real, and what will it really be like if I get the job? I had no idea what working at Easy Agile would be like when I started, but I was only one month in and I was on a plane to San Francisco! You can read all about it in my blog post about my first two years at Easy Agile.

People over perfection

If you are excited about this role but not sure if you meet all of the criteria, please apply. Research shows women and minority groups are less likely to apply for roles where they don't meet 100% of the criteria. We value punching above our weight and people over perfection, so go ahead and apply - we'd love to hear from you.

How to Apply

Please send an application that speaks directly to this position. There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. Show us your role in Easy Agile’s future and Easy Agile’s role in yours. Address some of the work we do. Introduce yourself as a colleague. Give it a deep think and take this at your speed. We’re giving you our full attention.

All documents should be in PDF format. There’s no benefit to writing a novel. Keep it sharp, short, and get across what matters to you.

We know this is a lot of work and there’s a lot on the line. It’s a significant career move to consider. We appreciate the generosity and courage that go into giving us that consideration. Our conversation starts with this post. We look forward to hearing from you.