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Software Engineers and Startups

Articles written by experienced startup software engineers
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Before You Join a Startup

What is a start-up? Why join a start-up? Is it the right move for you? What are the risks? How do I pick the right one?
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What to Expect at a Startup

What are the biggest shocks of joining a startup? What's pay like? How does career progression happen?
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Getting a Job at a Startup

A guide to finding a job and navigating applications and interviews.
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Startups in-review

A deep-dive into life at Australia's best startups
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Amber Kersten (Customer Success Manager at attract.ai)

Amber Kersten (Customer Success Manager at attract.ai)

Software Engineers: Why Work at a Startup Over an Established Business

Authored by engineering leaders at InLoop, Mr Yum, Atlassian, EntryLevel, Culture Amp, Zeller and more

Authored by engineering leaders at InLoop, Mr Yum, Atlassian, EntryLevel, Culture Amp, Zeller and more

Software Engineers: Resume and Job Application Tips for Startups

Authored by engineering leaders at Atlassian, Simply Wall St, Mr Yum, Culture Amp, Campaign monitor and more

Authored by engineering leaders at Atlassian, Simply Wall St, Mr Yum, Culture Amp, Campaign monitor and more

Startup Interview Tips for Software Engineers

Authored by engineering leaders from Simply Wall St, Prezzee, Mr Yum, Hivery, Local Measure, Campaign Monitor, Cloudwave, Bluewater Control, Car Next Door and Displayr

Authored by engineering leaders from Simply Wall St, Prezzee, Mr Yum, Hivery, Local Measure, Campaign Monitor, Cloudwave, Bluewater Control, Car Next Door and Displayr

What it Takes to be a Successful Startup Software Engineer

Authored by senior engineering leaders from Cloudwave, Displayr, Simply Wall St, Campaign Monitor, Bluewater Control, Prezzee and Zeller

Authored by senior engineering leaders from Cloudwave, Displayr, Simply Wall St, Campaign Monitor, Bluewater Control, Prezzee and Zeller

40 Questions Software Engineers Should Ask in Startup Interviews

Authored by engineering leaders from Atlassian, Culture Amp, Mr Yum, Campaign Monitor, Cloudwave, Displayr, Simply Wall St, Campaign Monitor, Prezzee, Bluewater Control, Pendula, Zeller, and Car Next Door

Authored by engineering leaders from Atlassian, Culture Amp, Mr Yum, Campaign Monitor, Cloudwave, Displayr, Simply Wall St, Campaign Monitor, Prezzee, Bluewater Control, Pendula, Zeller, and Car Next Door

Software Engineers: What to Look For When Choosing a Startup

Authored by engineering leaders at Longtail UX, Simply Wall St, Campaign Monitor, Prezzee, Bluewater Control and Cloudwave

Authored by engineering leaders at Longtail UX, Simply Wall St, Campaign Monitor, Prezzee, Bluewater Control and Cloudwave

What skills are start-ups looking for?

Authored by leaders from CancerAid, Vow, Vend, Dovetail, Snap Send Solve, Afterpay, TikTok, Brex, Atlassian, Airwallex, Simply Wall St, Uber and Rampersand

Authored by leaders from CancerAid, Vow, Vend, Dovetail, Snap Send Solve, Afterpay, TikTok, Brex, Atlassian, Airwallex, Simply Wall St, Uber and Rampersand

Choosing the Right Startup for You

Authored by leaders from Sonder, CancerAid, Vend, Dovetail, Vow, Afterpay, Simply Wall St, Uber, Snap Send Solve and TikTok

Authored by leaders from Sonder, CancerAid, Vend, Dovetail, Vow, Afterpay, Simply Wall St, Uber, Snap Send Solve and TikTok

How to Get Your First Startup Job

Authored by leaders from CancerAid, Dovetail,Vow, Afterpay, Snap Send Solve, TikTok, Airwallex

Authored by leaders from CancerAid, Dovetail,Vow, Afterpay, Snap Send Solve, TikTok, Airwallex

How to Reduce the Risk of Joining a Bad Startup

Authored by leaders from CancerAid, Airwallex, Rampersand, Simply Wall St, Uber, Atlassian and Sonder

Authored by leaders from CancerAid, Airwallex, Rampersand, Simply Wall St, Uber, Atlassian and Sonder

Is a Startup the Right Move for You?

Authored by startup leaders from Vow, Snap Send Solve, Vow, Dovetail, Vend and Sonder

Authored by startup leaders from Vow, Snap Send Solve, Vow, Dovetail, Vend and Sonder

What To Ask Before Joining a Software Engineering Team

Authored by engineering leaders at Hivery, Simply Wall St, Prezzee, Campaign Monitor, Bluewater Control, Car Next Door and Longtail UX

Authored by engineering leaders at Hivery, Simply Wall St, Prezzee, Campaign Monitor, Bluewater Control, Car Next Door and Longtail UX

Startup Job Titles for Generalists

Emily Burke (Strategy Analyst, Insight Timer), Tim Atkins (COO, CancerAid), Lee Lubner, Tim Rossanis (GM, Head of Growth - Retail & New Verticals A/NZ, Uber)

Emily Burke (Strategy Analyst, Insight Timer), Tim Atkins (COO, CancerAid), Lee Lubner, Tim Rossanis (GM, Head of Growth - Retail & New Verticals A/NZ, Uber)

Day in the Life of a Startup Software Engineer

Authored by engineering leaders from Culture Amp, Mr Yum, Atlassian, Car Next Door, Pendula, Entry Level and Zeller

Authored by engineering leaders from Culture Amp, Mr Yum, Atlassian, Car Next Door, Pendula, Entry Level and Zeller

Applying and Interviewing at a Startup

Authored by startup leaders from Uber, Vow, Dovetail, Snap Send Solve, TikTok and Atlassian

Authored by startup leaders from Uber, Vow, Dovetail, Snap Send Solve, TikTok and Atlassian

The Risks of Joining a Startup

Authored by leaders from Dovetail, Afterpay, Vend, Brex, TikTok, Vow, Atlassian, Airwallex, Rampersand and CancerAid

Authored by leaders from Dovetail, Afterpay, Vend, Brex, TikTok, Vow, Atlassian, Airwallex, Rampersand and CancerAid

Working as a a lawyer at a startup

Authored by startup leaders from Forage, Uber, Blackbird, Snap Send Solve, TikTok, Uber and CancerAid

Authored by startup leaders from Forage, Uber, Blackbird, Snap Send Solve, TikTok, Uber and CancerAid

What does a startup career look like?

Authored by startup leaders from Uber, Vow, Snap Send Solve, Dovetail, Vend, CancerAid, Simply Wall St and Sonder

Authored by startup leaders from Uber, Vow, Snap Send Solve, Dovetail, Vend, CancerAid, Simply Wall St and Sonder

Shocks of Joining a Startup

Authored by startup leaders from Vend, Airwallex, Insight Timer, Uber, CancerAid, TikTok, Vow and Dovetail

Authored by startup leaders from Vend, Airwallex, Insight Timer, Uber, CancerAid, TikTok, Vow and Dovetail

How Much do You Get Paid at a Startup

Authored by leaders from CancerAid, Vend, Dovetail, Vow, Afterpay, Brex, Atlassian and Simply Wall St

Authored by leaders from CancerAid, Vend, Dovetail, Vow, Afterpay, Brex, Atlassian and Simply Wall St

Choosing Between Venture Capital and Startups

Authored by leaders from Full Circle Venture Capital, Rampersand, Afterpay, Dovetail and CancerAid

Authored by leaders from Full Circle Venture Capital, Rampersand, Afterpay, Dovetail and CancerAid

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