[rails-oceania] [Job] Senior Ruby Developer (REA Group, Melbourne)

*We are looking for multiple ruby developers at REA Group. I’ve been at REA
for over 10 years and can safety attest to it being an amazing company to
work for. *

Check out the job ad below.


We are an Australian-based digital media company with a passion for real
Our leading brand is Australia’s biggest property resource,
realestate.com.au. We also operate the number one commercial property site,
realcommercial.com.au, and have businesses that help property developers
and other brands advertise with us. Whilst we live in Australia, we’ve also
got ventures in Asia and North America, and have the vision of expanding
our footprint further. Everything we do is driven by our purpose to ‘change
the way the world experiences property’ – from product innovation to our
international investments.

The Senior Developer sits within the Developer line of business, headed up
by Joseph Lyons. The Developer team works with property developers to
promote their Projects and New Homes through a suite of world class display
and classified media products across Australia’s favourite property
websites and mobile apps, realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au. When
you join the Developer team, you join a cross-functional group of
high-achievers representing product, IT, sales and marketing, supported by
PR, communications, HR, finance, legal – all the people you need to
provide exceptional products and services to Australia’s property developer
community. The team is responsible for ensuring the needs of property
developers are always at the forefront, as well as creating products our
consumers love and customers’ value.

The role is in the Property Platform squad, where you’ll be working on an
exciting new product in the wholesale property market. If you want to feel
the buzz of a start-up whilst having the backing of a stable and secure
company then this is the role for you!

We are looking for a Senior Developer who is passionate about software
quality and someone who can apply a commercial mindset to their work
ensuring it achieves business outcomes. You will be working collaboratively
with other developers/designers to help design, implement, deploy and
maintain new products in the wholesale property market.

  • Designing, implementing, testing and deploying new software products
    using a variety of technologies and platforms.
  • Contribute to the overall technical solution design
  • Work across the full stack with a focus on web technologies including
    Ruby, JavaScript (React experience a plus), HTML5 and CSS3
  • Working in an agile team, where we value iterative experimentation and
    data driven decisions (collaboration with UX specifically)
  • Learning – we are constantly learning together, mentoring each other
    and striving to do things better
  • Work with product to understand business priorities and communicate
    technical options, report on progress and express ideas
  • Providing technical mentoring and guidance to less experienced members
    of the team.


  • Advanced skills in Ruby and Rails
  • Intermediate skills in React + Redux
  • Advanced skills in core web development technologies such as
    JavaScript, HMTL, CSS,
  • Advanced skills in building full stack web products using open source
    and cloud technologies.
  • Advanced skills in modern software development techniques such as
    object orientation, test driven development, micro-services and continuous
  • Advanced skills in modern web application frameworks and libraries and
    design patterns
  • Advanced skills in implementing solutions that scale and perform for
    millions of users.
  • Able to communicate and collaborate effectively with business

Each team has around 10 people who collectively represent technology,
business, and product and work together to maintain existing products while
building new capabilities for the business. Each day we get together, talk
about what we’ve just done, what we’re about to do then work together
during the day. We believe strongly in pairing, testing, continuous
delivery. Each week we participate in guilds across the company to keep our
skills sharp and increase our impact, and in team retrospectives where we
keep track of how our team is going. Your manager acts as a mentor to help
guide you and your career, instead of being someone who monitors your day
to day.

We’re committed to creating inclusive, safe environments where anyone, no
matter their background, can contribute and succeed. Our people are our
greatest asset. Without them, we would not be the successful business that
we are today. That’s why we offer a range of benefits to ensure we hire and
retain great staff.


  • An annual reward and recognition program for staff who are kicking
    goals throughout the year
  • Onsite health and wellbeing programs, including yoga and meditation
    classes, a relaxation pod and weekly massages
  • A day off for volunteer leave, to ensure you have the opportunity to
    give back to your community.
  • An Employee Community Grants program to show you that we care about
    your community just as much as you do
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 3 days every 3 months in our regular hackathon – See
  • Industry leading parental leave policy
  • REA even treats you on your birthday by giving you a day off!

To apply please click here: www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/334670630