Careers at skutopiA

Team Tech

We’re a team that’s driven to create innovative products, a sustainable planet, and sustainable society. We know we haven’t got all the answers – and that’s where you come in.

Current Roles

Strategy of the team

To ensure our technology strategy supports the business, and that the business mutually supports our employees, our CTO has outlined our long term technology strategy and vision. The SKUTOPIA Technology Strategy document is publicly available, so you can decide for yourself if you want to be part of our mission.

Alongside the technology strategy are supporting documents such as the Engineering Roles Canvas. The roles canvas makes clear our commitment to technical excellence with a robust 7 tier technical career track, with salary bands aligned with the engineering management track.

Technology Teams

Our teams are organised into autonomous cross-functional squads, aligned along the axis of change so that they can deliver incredible products independently, without politics.

Every cross functional squad in SKUTOPIA is made up of people across the four main technology disciplines: product management, UX research & design, engineering, and data & insights.

Product Management

Our Product Managers have a diverse set of compelling challenges at SKUTOPIA. Utilising the latest product frameworks, we create high-impact, high-use applications that improve the way our users run their businesses and do their work.

Bring an outcomes-focused product mindset and come help us create great products.

UX Research & Design

With incredible access to customers and a supportive engineering team, our User Experience Designers have the freedom to develop meaningful and cohesive experiences for our users.

We use inclusive and value driven design methodologies to envision every aspect of the user journey, including branding, design, usability and function. Our iterative UCD process ensures we focus on what matters most: the people who use our products.

If you’re passionate about creating meaningful, human experiences that make the world a better place, come and help us shape the future of SKUTOPIA.


We take pride in our engineering excellence at SKUTOPIA. This excellence in our craft is built on key foundational principles and practices that define how we work each day, some of these include Continuous Deployment, DevOps, Domain Driven Design, Functional Programming, Event Sourcing, and Continuous Learning & Development. See our SKUTOPIA Technology Strategy for a deep dive into how we embed these practices in our engineering culture.

Tech Stack (so far)

Part of what makes our cross functional squads so flexible is that we have a standard foundation of key technologies that we reuse as a default. This approach makes it easy to jump from one squad to another, share knowledge, and keep the work fresh.

It also means we spend more time solving problems, and less time looking up syntax. Of course, if there is a good reason to do so, we integrate other technology choices. For example, building a high speed CPU bound service might be more appropriate in Rust than Node, although we have implemented a few performant combinatorial algorithms in Node services too!

Our base stack consists of:

  • TypeScript
  • Functional Programming
  • Node
  • React
  • Postgres
  • Kubernetes
  • Terraform/Pulumi

Data & Insights

With a Data First approach and cross functional teams that embed data engineers into product squads, makes being part of the Data & Insights team at SKUTOPIA a refreshing and engaging career opportunity for anyone passionate about data.

Data at SKUTOPIA is different because:

  • Data Democratisation is a lived practice, with all reports accessible to all staff by default.
  • Data literacy and data driven decision making is embedded throughout the organisation, from the CEO to software developers engineers, everyone uses and values data to guide their decisions.
  • Modern data tooling and a preference for No-Ops solutions empowers Data Engineers to spend their time working across the entire data value chain, from source through to report, to deliver critical insights to the business and deliver real impact.

Our base stack uses Google Cloud products:

  • BigQuery
  • CloudSQL
  • Data Studio

Other tech we use includes but is not limited to:

  • Kubernetes
  • Airbyte
  • DBT
  • Terraform/Pulumi

What Our CTO Says

One of the reasons I joined SKUTOPIA myself is because technology is at the core of the company’s strategy. From our incredible access to ecommerce merchants in our Workit Spaces e-commerce hubs, to our robotic micro-fulfillment centres, SKUTOPIA is a workplace where a great algorithm could create a defensible competitive advantage, or a product insight could lead to a compelling new offering.

Anthony Manning-Franklin, Chief Technology Officer

How we hire

1. Apply

Tell us what you will bring to our team and community. If you have most of the skills but not quite all, we encourage you to apply.

2. Initial Call

Our internal SKUtopia recruiter will schedule a call with you to get a sense of where you fit into Skutopia’s team, and how we fit into the story of your career. This is a chance to discuss your career aspirations and experience, the role you’re interested in, and SKUtopia’s culture.

3. Skills based interview

Whether design, engineering, or otherwise, this is your chance to show us what you’re capable of! On the flip side, be prepared to ask us technical questions too. Ideally, at the end of this session, both sides should have had an opportunity to learn and teach each other something new. For engineering, you will be presented with a technical challenge that gives you a chance to show off your fundamentals of programming. The problem itself is always simple and has many possible solutions. What we want to see is that you can pick and implement one of them, explain the trade offs of this solution compared to the others, and consider the various non-functional requirements. This is a pair programming session, so explain your thinking, ask us lots of questions, we both want to find out what it would be like working together. For UX & Product, come prepared with examples from your portfolio, case studies, and any great accomplishments you are legally allowed to discuss with us. We’re really interested in how you frame problems, the process you use to support your work, the ways in which you collaborate with others, and how you ultimately delivered business outcomes.

4. Final Interview

This last session gives us a chance to get to know each other and understand your journey so far. Come prepared with important questions about culture fit and what you are looking for in a workplace, whether that’s how we plan and organise work or how many dogs you’re allowed to bring into our Sydney office.

5. Offer

If it’s green lights from us and you, you’ll receive an offer subject to two successful references.

Expression of interest

Looking for a role that isn’t available right now? We’d love to hear from you anyway!

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