Senior Backend Developer

Brisbane, Full time

Senior Backend Developer: Shaping the future of video

What is Clipchamp?

Clipchamp is the go-to video platform with one simple mission: to empower anyone to tell stories worth sharing! Since 2016 we’ve attracted over 14 million registered users globally and counting, and that’s only the beginning! Our in-browser platform gives users access to professional video editing tools and features alongside an 800 thousand asset-strong stock library and hundreds of editable video templates. We're the go-to platform that's built for everyday editors and creators, and as a winner of the employers choice award, we're also the start-up developed with our people in mind.

Our Philosophy

We’re a software company, so engineering is at the heart of what we do. As part of the development team, you’ll be tackling technical challenges every single day. There’s never any guesses about what work will actually reach our users, it all does. You can be confident that your work will have an impact on the millions of users who love our product. 

At Clipchamp, we endeavour to innovate. We believe the path to innovation lies in valuing questions, craving feedback and exploring new ideas. Developers are encouraged to take ownership and drive change, and we’ll support you in receiving the resources needed to get the job done. Our engineers are valued, and we ensure you the respect of being treated like an expert in your field. 

Our Stack

We choose to use the browser like an operating system and handle files and operations in the browser for which browsers weren’t built. All of our video editing and exporting is executed on the client side, which is why we use tech like React, WebAssembly, FFmpeg, and OpenGL. Our backend is Python-based and runs on Google Cloud and AWS. 

As a Senior Backend Developer, you’ll be:

  • Collaborating on technical decisions related to our in-browser video editing infrastructure and improving product performance using Python, Google Cloud, and AWS.
  • Directly impacting strategic decisions with growth hackers, designers, product managers, and other developers in small cross functional teams

Who we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrated experience in backend software development
  • Passion for cloud computing and cloud storage
  • Drives collaboration in your own team and across squads – you can consider others’ ideas, implement new methods, surface and resolve disagreements and empathize with users without breaking a sweat

Bonus points if you love

  • Online video and contributing to the technically challenging problems we’re solving
  • Startups – ever changing landscape, experimentation, innovation, and direct impact on the direction of the company
  • Maxing out what browsers can do, that’s what we’re about! We were told you can’t build a video editing platform in browser, including encoding the final video – but we did

Clipchamp Perks & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Impressive tech stack & state of the art technology
  • Providing your preferred OS and custom ordered machine
  • Flexible work & work-life balance supporters
  • Team lunches & social events
  • Sponsored learning and development

Please submit work examples / github / opensource when applying at

If you feel this fits you, but have further questions, please reach out at

All candidate inquiries are confidentially reviewed by Clipchamp staff. Unsolicited resumes from external recruitment agencies will not be accepted or reviewed. 

About us

Clipchamp is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to ensuring an inclusive workplace where all our people feel valued for their uniquity. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, nationality, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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