Senior Backend Developer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Senior Backend Developer

Lived is on the lookout for a Senior Software Developer who punches above their weight, to join our fully remote (and fully awesome) team, tackling one of the world's most misunderstood and under-supported health conditions—addiction. But that's just the beginning...

🙌 Why Join?

Work with purpose and pride: Knowing that your efforts will genuinely change lives around the world for the better
Work from anywhere: We are a fully-remote, flexible (and awesome) team
Work at a global, seed-stage startup: Where you get to be a part of genuinely shaping the future of the product, culture and business
Small team and flexible environment making it easy to rapidly iterate
Join a diverse team of people from Canva, Findr, Milkrun, eBay, Secure Code Warrior and more

🚀 About Lived

Our mission Lived is on a mission to radically change the way people access and experience support for overcoming some of life’s toughest challenges—starting with alcohol. Our vision We believe the future in health support is peer-led and clinically-backed, because there can be no greater teacher than lived experience. That’s why all of Lived’s products are guided by people who have overcome their own challenges in life, figured out what works, and share that wisdom through Lived—in a way that others can truly relate to and learn from. What is Lived? Lived is an app for anyone wanting to make changes with alcohol (big or small). Lived connects you with the wisdom and advice of those who have navigated through their own challenges with alcohol, discovered what works, and reached where you want to be. Audio guides take less than 10 minutes a day, in your own space at your own pace. No labels. No judgement. No pressure. Just real answers from people who have been there.
😎 Stalk us
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📲 Download the app
🖥 Website
🙌 Lived’s name

💾 About the Role: Problem solver and value creator

Lived is looking for a full-stack developer.
If you're a senior backend guru, you'd likely know that having some experience with infrastructure and SQL database management is also useful.
A senior developer at Lived is someone that understands business requirements, and is able to prioritise for learning and outcomes, demonstrating technical knowledge and capabilities. They are able to take the lead on feature development, working with the wider team to define definition and drive the solution.
They are committed to building software that delivers value to our members, always striving to improve user experience through solid and performant code.
Our engineering team work in a relatively light version of Agile and Scrum, so you won't be sitting in meetings for hours at a time, feeling like you're itching to get back into some code.
💡 At Lived you will:
Help to shape the Lived platform for our growth and expansion. We are on our way to building not only a world-first platform, but a world-leading movement
Be working in a cross-functional team, to deliver the best experience possible for our customers, and genuinely changing their lives for the better
Own high quality development outcomes, helping in both the concept/value creation, and the execution of features: build, test, deploy and monitor
Help define business requirements from a technical perspective to create actionable, measurable tasks
Work with the wider team on feature feedback and outcomes to help improve the platform
Be proactive in code reviews, feedback sessions, and technical discussions
Be dedicated and eager to tackle difficult problems
Own your work. Push it through QA/UAT and into production with pride
Work effectively both independently and with an established engineering team
Share your knowledge with the other technical team members—we all love to learn

🤳 About you

Minimum of 3 years server side software dev experience
Experience working with TypeScript
Experience creating & maintaining a distributed architecture on AWS:
CDK (infrastructure as code; we use Typescript) & working with/deploying CDK Stacks
Lambda functions
Queues (SQS)
API Gateway
Experience with (SQL) database design
Experience authoring and maintaining (Postgres) SQL, stored procedures, policies
Experience with GraphQL:
we use Postgraphile but others like Hasura etc. is fine
authoring/deploying custom mutations
👌 Nice to have:
Experience with REST APIs (in AWS environment)
Familiarity with API architecture and development practices
🏆 Bonus skills:
Dabbling in some Mobile development

⚙️ Lived’s tech stack

Dart & Flutter (for mobile app); CodeMagic for CI/CD
GraphQL with PostGraphile
PostgreSQL database
Integration to multiple third party services (eg Mixpanel, Intercom, Onesignal, RevenueCat…)

😎 A day in the life...

A typical day as a developer at Lived would consist of you considering how to implement new features and requirements, working with the wider team to solidify your understanding of the task, and then diving into the code to write some poetry.
You’ll occasionally be pulled into meetings where appropriate to bring some perspective, but generally you’ll be able to focus and get into a state of flow.


💼 Backed by top investors including Folklore, Antler, Airtree, Simon Griffiths (Co-Founder & CEO of Who Gives A Crap), and more.
👀 Featured in the Australian Financial Review as one to watch.
🤝 Partnered with Monash University, The Buttery, Australian Federal Government and other industry leaders.
💪 Founder: CEO & Founder Sally Krebs is one of the youngest (and most fierce) CEO's in the global Social Impact Start-up community—having founded Lived at just 27. Read her story here.

Our values

Values are actions not just ideas. They inform the way we treat each other and those we support, as well as the products and experiences we build. With a shared understanding of our values, we can go further together.
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🤝 People are the priority. Period.
💎 Clear is kind
🙌 Lead with pride
👂 Listen carefully

The process we run (so we BOTH know what good likes like)

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