There are a lot of things we think are great about working at Linktree but we are biased, so here are the answers to the things we get asked most by Engineers when we are hiring at Linktree:What is your tech stack?The below doesn't mean we expect everyone to have all of the below, our primary languages are React, Node.js with some legacy PHP so that is great to have as a starting point. The rest of our stack includes React, Node.js, Typescript, Storybook, Elasticsearch, REST APIs, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, AWS (Lambda), Kubernetes, Terraform and Snowflake. Our first build was in PHP so that is in our legacy code but React/Node is where the stack is headed.
What do you look for in engineers?
Great problem solvers who enjoy collaborating with others (not just engineers) that value well written and tested code. A match with our current tech stack and the ongoing desire to continue to learn new skills and share yours with others. Experience in similar startup environments can be good as you are used to this style of working but we care more about you and your skills over what names are on your CV.
Where is this role based?
We are mostly based in Melbourne but currently have engineers in Perth, Sydney, Tasmania, Newcastle, Queensland, country Victoria, and Ireland. Our CTO Mitch Malone
is also fully remote so you could be anywhere really.
What is your dev environment like?
Linktree has grown a lot and quite quickly, which means our structures and processes aren't perfect, yet. That should be ok with you and if anything, appeal to you so you can contribute to the design of those systems.We are agile with one of our Lead Engineers also an agile coach and cross-functional. We don't have BA's or have any intention of hiring in the near future, as we expect our Engineers to do requirements analysis and work closely with Product Managers and Designers on developing user stories. Our Engineering team writes unit, integration and e2e tests and we have a DevOps specialist building out DevOps practices.
We hire with a people-first approach, so more importantly as a human, you will be collaborative, curious, enjoy solving complex problems and have empathy for the growing pains of a rapidly scaling startup.
Linktree's company culture and values are based around collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and flexibility. Those are all nice words but to give you some more specific examples:
- We are a family-friendly and flexible work environment with our team with a number of our team working hours around school and home commitments.
- We have several diversity and inclusion initiatives underway, including a D&I council, training for all staff on neurodiversity, unconscious bias and the incorporation of a transgender inclusion policy.
- Our team is diverse across age, gender, and race and we are very proud of that.
- All Linktree staff work either fully remote or a hybrid remote and in-office sometimes and that will continue even when COVID is behind us
- We prioritise our team's mental health, with all employees have free access to Smiling Mind & Uprise, including 1:1 coaching sessions from qualified psychologists or counsellors.
The Linktree story:
The Linktree journey begins in 2016 when co-founders Alex, Anthony and Nick were running a digital agency and using Instagram to make announcements about the artists they managed. Created as a side hustle to solve a simple problem, Linktree has well outgrown its roots, with over 12 million users worldwide, 30,000 + new signups every day, and over 120 million unique views per month. Paired with rapid growth, Linktree has recently garnered much attention in the tech world, earning 4th place on Fast Company's "10 most innovative social media companies of 2020"
In March 2021, Linktree raised $45 million in Series B Funding led by Index Ventures and Coatue on top of our Series A with Insight Partners and AirTree. The funding will be used to expand headcount globally, develop product features and go towards making Linktree the best possible place to work for our staff.
The Linktree audience is broad, spanning publications, artists, celebrities, fashion and beauty influencers, YouTube stars, sports teams and household brands, right the way through to individuals with a side hustle and micro-influencers. Linktree subscribers include TikTok, Facebook, ClassPass, Patreon, Zapier, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Pharrell, Jamie Oliver, HBO, Red Bull, Adult Swim, Cara Delevingne, Comedy Central, Gordon Ramsay, Billabong…and many more!