Tech Lead




Sydney / Remote

Job Description

Antler is seeking a Tech Lead to join our Antler Education team to grow our Antler Launch Academy.  

The Antler Launch Academy went live in July 2020 and is on target to support 20K people in 2021. We provide online resources, tools and support to curious technologists and aspiring founders, so that they successfully launch their startup. 

You’ll be working closely with the PM to lead the evolution of the product including a free content library, extensive user experience upgrades, a recommendation/prediction engine and tools to support founders. 

This role is based in our Antler Sydney office alongside the Antler Education team. We are a hybrid team who come into the office 2-3 days a week. On one hand, we optimise for in-person working as we believe creativity happens when humans come together in the real world (not the metaverse.) On the other hand, we are outcome focused and support flexible working hours and locations so that you can simultaneously do your best work AND live your best life. 

Note: Interested in the role but aren’t based in Sydney? Don’t worry. We believe exceptional talent trumps location. Apply now! 

What we offer 

  • - Salary $160k + Super
  • - Full ownership and accountability. What you do matters. You’ll see the fruits of your labour and be a vital member in a strong team. 
  • - No more meaningless Zoom meetings. We’re an action oriented team, on a mission. 
  • - No monolithic mess. A green-fields codebase waiting to be sewn with new lines of code. 
  • - No need to write a meaningless cover letter rephrasing the values section of the Antler website. In fact, we should be writing a cover letter about why we want to work with you! 

What you’ll do

  • - 50:50 on the tools vs planning the next work. 
  • - Implement a technical vision for the evolution of the codebase to suit the next wave of product development.
  • - Understand the reasoning behind product decisions and own implementation and architecture discussions.
  • - Solve complex problems by defining problems clearly, designing a suitable solution and then bringing other engineers along the delivery journey.
  • - Share your technical experience and reasoning to help grow other engineers in the team.  
  • - Collaborate with product, design and delivery to achieve business goals and customer focused outcomes.

Skills and experience we are looking for 

  • - Previous experience leading a team through software development and technical greenfield work experience. 
  • - The ability to build solutions that scale from 10k to 1M users. 
  • - Strong in: React, TypeScript, Node.js, and Google Cloud/Firebase (Auth, Firestore, Storage, Functions, Cloud Run, etc).
  • - Experience in front-end engineering and API design and implementation.
  • - The desire to work in a collaborative software development environment with tangible outcomes.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t tick all the boxes. We understand that experience comes in all shapes and sizes. If you think you’d be a good fit, click “Apply”! 

More about Antler and Antler Education

Antler Education (the team you’ll be in), is a business unit of Antler and owns the Antler Launch Academy.

Antler is a global early stage VC. We bring exceptional individuals together to build tech companies from the ground up. In three years of operations, Antler has grown to have a presence in 14 cities around the world, including offices in most major startup ecosystems, including New York, Berlin, London, Singapore, and Sydney. Antler has invested in over 300 companies to date.