Full-time Lead Full Stack Developer at Chargefox (Melbourne or Remote, Australia)

Company: Chargefox
Geo: Australia
Head Office: Melbourne
Level: Lead
WFH: Available the majority of the time, with scope for in-office collaboration
Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $140 - $190k (including super)

About Chargefox

We’re Australia’s largest and fastest growing electric vehicle (EV) charging network, we’re Australian owned and operated, and we’re committed to making charging simple, affordable and fast for all Aussies because simpler charging means more EVs on the road, and that’s a very good thing. We’re on a mission to get 100% of road transport to be powered by renewable energy.

We launched in 2017, and since then have managed more than 500,000 charging sessions on over 2,500 plugs across Australia and New Zealand. Across those sessions, we’ve dispensed over 5GWh of electricity, which is enough electricity to power the average household for decades.

Why it’s good

  • We’re just starting our next stage of growth so you will have the opportunity to influence the technical direction of the platform as it scales. If you like challenges, you’ll be a great fit.
  • We’re a passionate team, who love what we do, concentrating on building high quality code using engineering practices and techniques such as unit testing, TDD, Clean Code, refactoring, design patterns, pair programming (as appropriate) and applying a devops approach.
  • You’ll be working for a well established, well funded and growing startup that can affect change in the real world.

Who we’re looking for

Before we begin…If you don’t tick every box, please don’t rule yourself out. We’ve seen the research showing that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to apply when they tick all the boxes. We prioritise hiring incredible humans over ticking boxes – so if this role resonates, please click ‘apply’ so we can talk more about the role.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys working with a variety of different technologies and technical challenges. You’ll have expertise in Ruby (including Rails) and AWS, and will be able to hit the ground running to deliver features and also will be able to help us evolve our platform for scale. You will also contribute to our mobile app written in React Native and we’re considering expanding into other technologies so knowledge and experience in other languages/frameworks such as Go, Node, Lambda will be advantageous.

We’re looking for engineers, rather than coders. Someone who loves to collaborate across teams, is always curious. It’s a complex challenge which involves working both tactically and strategically, building both short term capabilities and planning for longer term initiatives to fulfil our vision. You’ll need to be across multiple data sources to inform your strategic and technical decisions.

Tech stack: Ruby (including Rails), React, React Native, AWS.

How we like to work

At Chargefox, we are big believers in a pragmatic and agile approach to software development. You will be participating in team stand-ups, retrospectives and occasional pair-programming. We are based in Melbourne, and we have adopted a flexible employment arrangement. You will be able to work remotely, either locally or Interstate. Because we value collaboration, we look forward to welcoming you when you visit our offices to spend time with your colleagues on a semi-regular basis.

Our company values are really important to us and we look for people who align with these, so we really hope they resonate with you too:

Sustainability (First for a reason!), Customer Focus, Safety, Transparency, Integrity and Collaboration

Why us?

We’re a growing startup, making a difference to climate change by stimulating EV growth and powering them by renewable energy. We’re backed by some great Australian businesses, with investment by the motoring clubs (RACV, NRMA, RACQ, RAC, RAA, RACT) via their wholly owned Australian Motoring Services (AMS). Our small team is proud to work for us, and we hope you will be too.

Chargefox is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting, retaining and developing our people irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

Sound interesting? If you have any questions or would like to apply then please either drop me an email at diane@chargefox.com or you can DM me on the Ruby Australia slack group, where I am @dmcotter / Di Cotterill. We look forward to hearing from you.