Ruby Developer

For $500 — Ends 5 Mar 2018 (in 3 months)

Continuously deployed up to 20 times a day!
We're still growing! We've created a huge number of new developer roles due to growth
Work from anywhere in Australia or from HQ in Melbourne at one of the Best Places to Work in Australia
We will also consider applications from experienced Ruby Developers who would like to work remotely (Australia wide)
We're continuing to grow our team and we're looking for developers who would love the opportunity to work at Australia's premier Ruby development company. We work in small cross-functional teams with a variety of skills and experience so, whether you're a passionate Ruby newbie or you've worked at our scale before, we'd love to hear from you.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, we're a completely online company with an ecosystem of sites and services to help people get creative. In September 2014, one of our sites, ThemeForest, was the 90th most visited website in the world and it remains among the most visited Australian-owned website on the planet! With more than 350 staff and contractors worldwide, we've helped a community of creative sellers earn more than $500 Million.
JobAdvisor awarded us the title of Australia's Coolest Company for Women and Diversity (2015 and 2016). We were also named as one of the Best Places to Work in Australia in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 BRW Awards.
On Envato Market thousands of people earn a living selling things like WordPress themes, photos, music tracks and illustrations. With Envato Elements, we oversee one of the world’s largest subscription services for digital creatives, providing hundreds of thousands of files for unlimited download for one flat fee. We offer website design and hosting with Envato Sites. On our education platform Tuts+, over 5 million people learn skills including code, illustration, photography, web design, and more, each month. We also run a freelance marketplace called Envato Studio.
You might be surprised to know that not only do we run some of the biggest websites in the world; we’re also growing really fast!
All applicants will be considered for all open engineering roles across the Envato marketplace (Market, Tuts+, Studio, etc.)
What we’re looking for
You will have built and managed large scale, web-facing systems serving millions of requests a month while still supporting many deployments a day. You understand that building and maintaining this scale of application requires a fully-automated testing and deployment chain. You need to have a broad knowledge of web application development, databases, security, storage and performance and have expertise in at least one of these disciplines.  
You align with the goals of the DevOps movement in improving collaboration between the development and operations disciplines.
What you’ll be doing
We value people who can roll up their sleeves and get things done while keeping the big goals in sight. As a developer, you'll be part of a team that supports the wider engineering team to ensure the reliability of Envato's websites. Here's a snapshot of your day-to-day:
Availability: work to increase the mean-time-between-failures and decrease the mean-time-to-repair of public-facing systems
Emergency Response: take part in the roster to support the site after normal office hours, troubleshoot live production issues, facilitate the response to emergency situations, and review incidents and make recommendations based on lessons learned
Performance, Efficiency & Latency: contribute to the measurement techniques that assist in the performance tuning of the applications stack, use the monitoring systems to help maintain application performance at acceptable levels, and recommend and implement performance improvements across the stack
Security & Risk: participate in the ongoing process to identify and mitigate risk in Market systems
Capacity Planning: use our monitoring to advise on capacity requirements
Review and guidance: reducing the risk of code changes causing regressions in quality or maintainability
Can you Meet the Expectations of Envato's Engineering Team?
At Envato, our Engineers expect certain things of each other. Not all of these are easy to uphold. Are you ready to join the team and meet the expectations of your peers at Envato? Read about the expectations and how they were developed by our team on our technical blog.
What you'll be doing
Writing clean, well thought out and reliable code
Participating as a member of a small cross-functional team containing members with different skills and experience
You'll work on big projects, small maintenance tasks, server management tasks and anything else that makes software our customers love
Taking lots of responsibility for your work as most teams don't have analysts, testers or system administrators
Taking part in our 24/7 on-call rotation supporting one of the biggest websites in the world
Essential Requirements
Be a nice person who cares about their work
Communicate well in person and in writing
Be a curious person committed to continual learning
Be capable of writing clean, well thought out, and reliable code
Be comfortable working on a project from the original fuzzy brief through development and deployment and beyond with minimal oversight required
Be comfortable in a Linux software development and deployment environment
Preferred Requirements
Have commercial Ruby on Rails experience
Have solid TDD/BDD experience
Have experience of other high volume/scale web apps
Contribute to Open Source projects
Past experience in other agile environments
Excellent Linux knowledge
What We've Got
A Great Team and Culture
Developers are responsible for features from inception through to them being in the hands of customers. The devs talk directly to customers about what they're working on
We do continuous delivery properly: any team member can deploy, and we regularly do several deploys a day
We publish portions of our code as open source, and contribute back to open source projects we use
We were recently named Australia's Coolest Tech Company by JobAdvisor and one of the Best Places to Work in Australia
A fantastic culture of creatively minded, hard-working people who are passionate about Envato and being part of its growth and success
Flexible working conditions – we want you to love your work but also your life outside of Envato
We actively work on creating a safe, inclusive environment free from discrimination
In addition to hiring for our Melbourne CBD office, we will also consider applications from experienced Ruby Developers who would like to work remotely (Australia wide)
Future career progression will be available across the entire business - we're big on internal opportunities and professional growth!
Who should apply?
We care deeply about diversity and inclusion at Envato, and welcome applicants of all types, and from all backgrounds. If you think you have the skills and experience needed for this role then we'd like to hear from you.
What next?
Submit a cover letter, an up to date copy of your resume and answers to the below questions. Good luck!
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