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Staff Engineer

BlinqMelbourne, AustraliaFull-timeJan 12, 2024
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🤝 The first interaction two people have is the bedrock of all strong business relationships. If you can make that experience special, you can start to build a great second interaction, and so on. Blinq is the tool to help people do that. We're building a platform that allows you to share a snapshot of who you are with anyone, anywhere via digital business cards, dynamic email signatures and virtual backgrounds. Join us on our mission to help the world connect.

(We will get to the fun perks part at the bottom, keep going!)

Let's dive into what makes Blinq an extraordinary product:

🚀 We're on an incredible growth trajectory, doubling our ARR every few months. Get ready to soar to new heights as we make waves in the industry!
😃 Our app is trusted and loved by employees at renowned companies like Patreon, Tesla, Uber, and Google. Rub shoulders with industry leaders and be part of the Blinq revolution.
🙌 Backed by Australia's top venture capitalists, Blackbird and Square Peg, we've brought together their investment prowess since Canva's seed round. It's a testament to our potential and the caliber of our vision.
❤️ With over 50K reviews and a stellar 4.9/5 star rating on the App Store, we've become one of the top 65 Business apps. Join a team that's making waves and be a part of our success story!

Role Overview: 

As a Staff Engineer at Blinq, you will be a pivotal force in our technical landscape, demonstrating expert-level knowledge and mastery across multiple domains. Your role will encompass leadership in technical decision-making, designing innovative and scalable systems, optimizing internal workflows, and fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.

Key Competencies: 

Staff Engineers at Blinq are expected to embody the following competencies:

1. Technical Excellence

  • Possess expert-level knowledge and mastery in multiple technical domains.
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in programming languages, tools, methodologies, and frameworks.
  • Guide teams in technical decision-making and set high standards for technical excellence.

2. Architecture & Systems:

  • Lead architectural initiatives and design comprehensive, innovative, and scalable systems.
  • Establish architectural patterns aligned with long-term organizational goals.
  • Influence the evolution of the company's technical landscape through profound understanding of complex architectural principles.

3. Better on the Inside:

  • Lead initiatives to optimize internal workflows, refine processes, and implement improvements.
  • Drive transformative changes that significantly impact organizational productivity and efficiency.
  • Take charge of enhancing internal tools, methodologies, and workflows.

4. Leadership:

  • Exhibit exceptional leadership qualities, guiding technical strategies and contributing to the organization's vision.
  • Set high standards for performance and professionalism, serving as a role model for both technical and leadership excellence.
  • Actively shape the organizational culture, driving innovation and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

5. Teamwork:

  • Provide strong leadership within teams, serving as a mentor and guide to junior and mid-level engineers.
  • Facilitate a culture of collaboration, encouraging knowledge sharing and creating an environment where individuals thrive.
  • Play a pivotal role in resolving complex team challenges and ensuring effective communication across diverse teams.


  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 4-8 years of proven experience in roles demonstrating the specified competencies.
Now, let's talk about our inspiring work environment:

🇦🇺 Based in Melbourne, Australia, our vibrant team of 28 (and growing rapidly) is making waves in the industry.
🍺 Fun-fact: Our office overlooks the oldest building in Australia, an enchanting old Irish pub. Experience history and innovation coming together!
🎲 We believe in fostering a healthy work-life balance, board games, and top-notch stand-up desk workstations. It's all about creativity and collaboration.
🏡 Autonomy is our guiding principle, which is why we embrace hybrid work. Come in when you need to, or work at your optimal hours—whether that's burning the midnight oil or rising with the sun.

And here's what we offer:
😎As an early member of the Blinq family, you'll enjoy a one-of-a-kind chance to influence the company's direction in a dynamic, self-managed, and results-driven startup environment. Say goodbye to corporate nonsense and micro-management because here, you are your own boss. We believe in empowering our team members to unleash their full potential.
💸Equity in the business and a competitive salary: We value our team members and want to ensure they share in our success.
✨But here's the real magic: at Blinq, we're not just creating innovative solutions – we're creating a culture that thrives on transparency, autonomy, collaboration, and big ideas. We believe in celebrating individuality and encouraging out-of-the-box thinking. With us, you'll be inspired to push boundaries, drive innovation, and ultimately leave a lasting impact on our users on both B2C and B2B realms

🚨 If you do not check all the boxes above, that is okay - we enthusiastically encourage you to apply!
We welcome individuals at all experience levels and take pride in being an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. Join us on this remarkable journey as we reshape the way people connect and network