Software Engineer

Fitzroy, Australia

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced full-stack engineer to join our talented engineering team based in Melbourne.  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 is a global startup and technology platform based across two offices - Austin, TX and Melbourne, Australia. We run the world's #1 marketplace for buying and selling digital assets and online businesses. Now we're expanding rapidly to support our even bigger plans for the future, and that means we need more awesome people to join our team!

Flippa connects asset and business owners with buyers around the world. The community is powered by creators, makers, entrepreneurs and business owners who are either looking to buy or sell.

We pride ourselves on our customer focus, our learning mindset, our culture of experimentation and innovation, and our willingness to risk failure to achieve something awesome.

Nothing about Flippa is boring or conventional. When you work at Flippa you're working in a team that values all input, regardless of position and experience. We support each other to reach goals and celebrate the wins.

Selling is hard. It’s easy with Flippa. We’re building a business that makes it easier for our clients to sell theirs.

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

Benefits and perks

Flippa is an awesome place for great professionals – you'll be working with talented colleagues, tackling challenging problems, and enjoying a competitive salary and equity package. We have a great culture, professional development opportunities and plenty of perks like a fully stocked kitchen, fortnightly lunch from local restaurants, social events such as the coveted Flippa day and first Friday drinks, birthday leave, purchased leave a wellness program and more!


Flippa was founded in 2009 by Mark Harbottle (BRW Entrepreneur of the Year 2012) and Matt Mickiewicz. Mark & Matt also founded and

Apply now!

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit, please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume (CV).  

This role is sourcing candidates directly by Flippa, no recruiters please.

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