Senior Ruby Backend Engineer (Melbourne)

Australia - Melbourne

Join a high-powered startup leading innovation with verification and security. Extremely high engineering benchmark, great runway and resources.

  • High-powered startup with world's leading marketplace platform
  • Leading innovation with verification and security
  • Relocation and sponsorship available for the right candidate

The Team and Company

Lean and high-powered team, spearheading the way is a technical lead with extensive experience scaling highly successful SaaS platforms from the ground up. This startup is incubated within a leading global marketplace platform, poised to leverage the extensive reach, capabilities and assets of the wider group with significant autonomy.

Are you hearing the calling of this role?

  • Are you excited about maintaining integrity and security of sensitive data and leading the charge with verification technology?
  • Do you have OCD for high quality code?
  • Are you ambitious about fulfilling a pressing market need with a real sense of urgency?
  • Do you intrinsically care about customer needs and have the ability to translate it into a forward thinking product?
  • Are you wanting this so bad you're dying to hear more?

*The must haves *


  • Dealing with ambiguity, 'minimum viable products', and rapid iteration & learning is your mojo
  • You're so positive and resilient you liken yourself to a plant growing out of a parched crack
  • You can analyse and solve problems like a world-class chess champion, yet welcome collaboration and different perspectives
  • You can help your 60 year old grandpa understand technical concepts with your words and writing
  • You can identify trade-offs and make decisions based on sound judgement, as well as take ownership for all outcomes
  • You can (hypothetically) sell someone a pen

Technical skills

  • Significant (more than 5 years commercial experience) in Backend development with Ruby on Rails (or similar)
  • Software craftsmanship in

    • Architecting and building highly secure, fault tolerant, reliable, scalable and extensible systems
    • Data modelling, design patterns, understanding trade-offs
    • Testable, effective and communicative code
    • Microservices architecture
  • Strong experience in agile and engineering best practices

  • Integrating third party systems

  • Understanding and experience with AWS services

  • In depth data & application security knowledge and skills

You get brownie points for

  • Experience with any of

    • Identity or credential verification
    • Working with government agencies
    • Screening and interviewing developers
  • Technical skills, experience with

    • ReactJS and TypeScript
    • GraphQL
    • Encrypted and highly sensitive data
    • Payment gateways, web analytics, or SSO integrations
    • Full stack development (stronger emphasis on Backend)

We welcome your involvement and sharing of open source projects if you have them. Feel free to include a link to your portfolio, blog, GitHub, StackOverflow, BitBucket, Dribbble, Behance - anything that shows off your skills!

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