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Senior Full Stack Engineer (Node/TypeScript)

Lyka Pet Food

Lyka Pet Food

Software Engineering
Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

Who are we?

Lyka is an Australian founded pet wellness company that’s shaking up an outdated industry and paving the way for happier, healthier pets. Despite medical advancements, animal lifespans are on the decline. Today, the average pet only reaches 37% of their full potential lifespan and statistics have shown us that many suffer from dental disease, cancer, and obesity. Simply put, the status quo is not enough.

As humans, we’ve experienced firsthand the positive impact fresh wholefoods can have on our health and wellbeing, and we believe our furry friends deserve the same. We're on a mission to do just that, starting with nutritionally balanced, wholefood meals delivered direct to doors around Australia. As the world’s most sustainable pet wellness company, we’re putting pets and our planet first — one bowl at a time.

Today, we are proud to share we’ve served almost 30 million meals to puppers and their parents across Australia, and this is just the beginning. Our vision is to create multiple nutritional products, adding disease prevention meals and supplements, and expand into new markets.

Currently, we have a team of 200+ pet-obsessed and we're continuing to grow (yes, looking at you!). These carefully selected people are dedicated to building the next generation of technology and products to help empower pet parents to take control over their pet’s wellbeing.

To date, we have raised over $60M in funding from venture capital investors and pet industry insiders, who believe in our mission and ability to drive change in a stagnant industry, providing nutrition that nourishes puppers from the inside out.

Are you ready to shake things up and give pets the life they deserve? Come join our pack!

Our Mission

The time we share with our pets is being cut short. Despite medical advancements, they’re getting sicker earlier. They’re dying prematurely. The industry has it backwards — prioritising treating symptoms instead of addressing the root cause. That’s where we come in.

At Lyka, we take a preventative, holistic and personalised approach to pet care. We look at the full picture, factoring in the diet, lifestyle and environment of each individual animal.

We don’t stop at symptoms, instead we dig for the root cause. We create nutrition plans unique to each pet, because it’s not just about living longer, but living well too.

Our mission is to double the average lifespan of dogs and cats by 2050.

Engineering & Digital Product at Lyka

Our technology, systems and processes have allowed us to scale from zero and find product market fit in a few short years. We are now taking our digital product and engineering function to the next level.

We are creating the foundations for a global scale, servicing millions of pets in multiple countries. Our aspiration is to become Australia's most respected engineering team for scale and innovation!

Our roadmap brings exciting innovative technologies to life, such as wearables for pets, genetic data, and blood sampling – our technology will enable us to re-invent pet care and pet health. We are looking for smart, driven engineers who want to be a part of this incredible journey and really shape your career while redefining what good looks like for Australian engineering.

Who you are?

You will operate as a key member of your squad and provide strong leadership to ensure the timely implementation of its objectives as we move towards an event-driven microservices architecture and expand our technical capabilities across the entire engineering team. You will be working on core components of a greenfield project, helping to bring to life the technical vision of a brand new B2B e-commerce platform, aimed at bringing the Lyka brand to businesses across Australia!

What you'll do:

  • Be a thought leader. Bringing new ideas to the table, challenging our existing processes and direction to help bring the best out in your squad
  • Bring strong knowledge and understanding of contemporary software development practices, principles & design patterns
  • Use your strong problem-solving and analytical skills to help us develop the best software solution
  • Effectively communicate within your team and with cross-functional stakeholders across the business
  • Work effectively as part of a coding pair
  • Use agile development methodologies in your ways of working