Careers at Flippa

Flippa is the world's leading online marketplace for buying and selling websites, and we're growing fast. We've sold tens of millions of dollars worth of websites in the last year and there's much more to come.

Web Developer - Ruby/Rails

Job Description

Are you sick of job ads that say 'Kick-Ass' or 'Ninja' or 'Brilliant' or 'Best of the Best'? We are. We just want real Ruby devs who love to code.

Flippa is looking for devs—senior through to junior—who want to work in a small but high-class team that gets stuff done. We're good at making software and we're fairly agnostic and flexible about the technology we use to do it. 2.5 years ago we decided we needed to get away from PHP and since then we've moved about 80% of our code to Rails. The two apps share a MySQL database and behave like a single application together.

Travis runs tests for us. 'bundle exec cap deploy' takes our code straight to AWS and into production, where it's served by a clever mixture of nginx, varnish, perlbal, unicorn, and apache. Around the edges, there's memcache, redis/sidekiq, elasticsearch, and a number of other bits and pieces. Our newer apps are often on Heroku using Postgres.

Your role in this is to slot into the team and build quality software. We're agile, so you'll be working closely with our product team who think through the impact of new features and put together user stories before a project is kicked-off.

Mostly you'll be designing and writing Ruby code and specs with RSpec and Capybara. Some days you'll pull your chair up and pair program for the day with another developer. You'll probably have strong opinions on tech choices and dev process, and that's a good thing.

Skills & Requirements

You just need to be a proper web dev. It would be great if you were already perfect at Ruby and PHP but if you're good enough, we're pretty sure you can pick up what you need.

About Flippa

We're the world's biggest marketplace for buying and selling websites, domains, and iOS apps. We were born from SitePoint, along with 99designs, and Learnable.

We're very profitable and growing. We have a relaxed workplace in Melbourne - the town with the best coffee in the world. Not to mention some amazing food.

Our office space is shared with other companies in the SitePoint Group and feels like one big, happy family. There's plenty of room for sharing knowledge and grabbing developers from any of those companies to talk about and solve problems.

Once a quarter, we have Triple Time - three straight days to work on whatever you want. Mid-year, we go away on a team retreat for a week. At the end of the year, we celebrate with a few nights at the beach. We have a great team and we actually love working together.

How to Apply

E-mail: with the subject 'I love building internet'

Tell us a little about yourself, why you want to build internet at Flippa, include links to any cool projects and samples of your code.