Senior Software Engineer

Melbourne, Australia


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We have several exciting opportunities for experienced full-stack engineers to join our talented engineering team.  While the core of our Engineering team is based in Melbourne we are also seeking candidates for remote working opportunities across Australia and in Austin, Texas where we have an office.

In this role you will, design, build and maintain software solutions, infrastructure, and services that drive Flippa. This position plays a key role in our expansion at Flippa and will contribute to the culture of the engineering and wider Flippa team.

About Flippa

Flippa’s mission is to give every business owner a pathway to exit. Flippa’s platform powers the digital real estate industry, we invented the space and we are the market leaders. Our unique peer-to-peer marketplace brings together entrepreneurs, owners, investors and operators to trade sites, stores, apps and online businesses. We represent the new real estate - it’s digital real estate - and this is your opportunity to be a part of a major shift in society, one where digital business ownership is the new currency and a new asset class. 

What you get to work on:

Specifically, you will get to -

  • Design and deliver robust, scalable and secure solutions
  • Build Ruby on Rails and JavaScript applications
  • Write clean, maintainable and efficient code
  • Follow best practices (test-driven development, continuous integration, adhering to coding standards)
  • Drive continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers and engineers to scope and plan new features
  • Work with agile methodologies
  • Promote process and technical improvements
  • Share your knowledge and skills with the team
  • Mentor engineers to help them up-skill
  • Perform code reviews and pair programming
  • Fulfil a primary support role for the production ecosystem (on-call rotation)

What we're looking for:

We are looking for a mid-level Software Engineer with proven work experience in software development including:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of databases and SQL
  • Experience developing highly interactive applications
  • Ability to operate with infrastructure (AWS, Heroku)
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Ideally a BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or in a related field

In addition to be successful at Flippa we are also looking for someone who has:

  • A firm grasp of object-oriented analysis and design
  • Passion for writing clean and efficient code
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team player attitude with the ability to work independently and with team members
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to changing priorities
  • Customer focussed
  • Ability to clearly explain technical concepts to non-technical team members
  • A passion for self-development and learning

Pay & Benefits

Flippa is an awesome place for great professionals – you'll be working with smart colleagues, tackling challenging problems, and enjoying a competitive salary, and equity package so you can share in the growth of the company. We also offer a huge suite of perks and benefits including generous paid time off allocations (annual leave, study, volunteering, birthday, parental and preventative health), a new office in Cremorne kitted out with a La Marzocco espresso machine and a well-stocked kitchen, loads of social team meals and events and considerable budgets to spend on wellness and personal growth.

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