Full Time Rails Engineers at Buildkite (Remote, Australia/New Zealand)

Company: Buildkite
Geo: Remote, Australia/New Zealand
Head Office: None
Level: Mid - Senior
WFH: Remote, from home, or will sponsor co-working space if you like
Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $130,000 – $180,000 AUD, $135,000 – $185,000 NZD
Closing Date: until the roles are filled!

See the listing on our website for more details: Rails Engineer

About the company

At Buildkite we build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, CultureAmp, and Canva.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that was profitable, grew sustainably, and had a strong, people-centered culture. We’re currently a distributed team of 36 humans working remotely from Seattle, Vancouver, Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Kyoto, Oakland, Long Beach, Wellington, Berlin, London, Kiev, Cordoba, and Melbourne.

Take a look at Buildkite’s values and the way they shape the benefits of working with our team here.

About the position

We’re looking for Software Engineers to help us build and shape a tool that thousands of developers use every day. As an Engineer at Buildkite, you will work closely with Product Managers, Designers and other Engineers to build new product features and manage our existing platform as the product expands.

We are hiring for multiple Rails Engineering roles, across all three of our Product teams. We are looking for:

  • Mid or Senior-level Engineers
  • Front-end or Back-end leaning
  • React experience required for one role

A typical day for a Buildkite Rails Engineer might look like:

  • Collaborating via Basecamp on crafting an upcoming feature or fix.
  • Primarily working on our Ruby on Rails (majestic) monolith which embraces Rails HTML views combined with hints of React, GraphQL and Relay on the frontend, and PostgreSQL for the database.
  • Solving problems in our production app and isolating issues to fix.
  • Video calls with others on the team to discuss or solve problems, or to just say hi.
  • Providing feedback on a GitHub pull request, or responding to feedback left for you.
  • Helping customers via email and Slack support, and following up with “support hacks” to solve any identified issues.

This job is for you if you:

  • Have deep understanding and knowledge of complex Ruby on Rails systems. You should have helped design, develop and maintain the front-end of Rails applications, and are familiar with the Ruby back-end and surrounding ecosystem.
  • You still love CSS and JavaScript.
  • Believe in quality code. You should know how to balance your own high standards of code quality with the problems you are solving and external constraints like how time-sensitive it is or the impact it will have.
  • Like solving problems. You are happy working through difficult technical problems and solving them in straight-forward ways. If you don’t know the answer immediately, you will be comfortable digging into the problem until you figure it out and know when it’s time to ask the right point to ask for assistance.
  • Understand development processes. You are comfortable writing Git commits, pull requests and tests using tools like RSpec. You know how to tackle critiquing others code in a positive and productive way, and receiving the same sort of feedback.
  • Are a good communicator. You should value empathy and kindness and be able to articulate your ideas and feelings when writing or speaking.
  • Are comfortable with working remotely. We are a remote-first company, so you will need to be comfortable working by yourself and taking initiative when team members are offline.


Check out the listing for this position and apply from our website: