Software Engineer

FITZROY, Australia

About Flippa

Flippa is a Melbourne based start-up, running the world's #1 marketplace for buying and selling online businesses. Now we're expanding rapidly to support our even bigger plans for the future, and that means we need more awesome people to join our team!

We pride ourselves on our customer focus, our learning mindset, our culture of experimentation and innovation, and our willingness to risk failure to achieve something awesome.

Nothing about Flippa is boring or conventional. When you work at Flippa you're working in a team that values all input, regardless of position and experience. We support each other to reach goals and celebrate the wins.

What we need

We’re looking for an experienced full-stack engineer to work within our Product & Engineering team to design, build and maintain software solutions, infrastructure, and services that drive Flippa. This position plays a key role in our expansion at Flippa and will contribute to the culture of the engineering and wider Flippa team.

What you will be working on
  • Design and deliver robust, scalable and secure solutions

  • Build Ruby on Rails and JavaScript applications

  • Write clean, maintainable and efficient code

  • Follow best practices (test-driven development, continuous integration, adhering to coding standards)

  • Drive continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies

  • Collaborate with product managers and designers to scope and plan new features

  • Work with agile methodologies (Scrum, kanban)

  • Promote process and technical improvements

  • Share your knowledge and skills with the team

  • Mentor engineers to help them up-skill 

  • Perform code reviews and pair programming

  • Fulfil a primary support role for the production ecosystem (on-call rotation)

What you bring to the role

  • Solid work experience in software development

  • Proven experience with Ruby on Rails

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or in a related field, or 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML (primarily React) and CSS

  • Working knowledge of databases and SQL

  • Experience developing highly interactive applications

  • Ability to operate with infrastructure

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies

  • A firm grasp of object-oriented analysis and design

  • Passion for writing clean and efficient code

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Team player attitude with the ability to work independently and with team members

  • Flexible and willing to adapt to changing priorities

  • Customer focussed

  • Ability to clearly explain technical concepts to non-technical team members

  • A passion for self-development and learning

Benefits and perks

Flippa is an awesome place for great professionals – you'll be working with talented colleagues, tackling challenging problems, and enjoying a competitive salary and equity package. We have a great culture, professional development opportunities and plenty of perks like a fully stocked kitchen, fortnightly lunch from local restaurants, social events including monthly Friday night drinks and more!


Flippa was founded in 2009 by Mark Harbottle (BRW Entrepreneur of the Year 2012) and Matt Mickiewicz. Mark & Matt also founded and

If If this opportunity sounds like a good fit, please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume (CV).  No recruiters please.

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