Software Engineer


About Flippa

Flippa is a Melbourne based start-up, running the world’s #1 marketplace for buying and selling online businesses with total sales already exceeding USD$200m. 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 talented engineering 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.

What we need

We're looking for an experienced Software Engineer who will be based at our head office in Collingwood, Melbourne. You will work within our Product and Engineering team to design, build and support software solutions, infrastructure and tooling that drive the Flippa product direction. This role plays a key role in our expansion at Flippa and will contribute to the learning culture within our engineering team.

What you will be working on
  • Write clean, maintainable and efficient code
  • Building Ruby on Rails and Javascript applications
  • Design robust, scalable and secure features, handling large scale problems with asynchronous messaging solutions.
  • Collaborating with product managers and designers on new features
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Follow best practices (test-driven development, continuous integration, SCRUM, refactoring and code standards)
  • Drive continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies into design
  • Taking direction from the Senior Software Engineers
  • At times, to lead projects and endeavours through coordination and planning.
  • Deploying daily, via continuous deployment infrastructure into the cloud

What you bring to the role
  • Proven work experience in software development with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to write tested, well-designed, functional code, in Ruby on Rails
  • Demonstrable knowledge of front-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML (primarily Node.js and React) and CSS
  • Experience developing highly interactive applications
  • Ability to operate with infrastructure
  • Ability to operate within standard Agile software development processes
  • Ideally, you will also have a bachelor or master degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

Why Flippa?

Flippa is an awesome place for great software engineers – 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, monthly Friday night drinks and more!

Our tech stack runs primarily in containers on public cloud. We use Ruby on Rails and JavaScript (primarily Node.js and React) to build our core service, and we autonomously deploy dozens of times each week.

If this sounds like a good fit we’d love to hear from you!


Flippa is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with a second office in Manila, Philippines, and several employees working remotely in the US, NZ, Jamaica and SE Asia. Right now we have 40 people on the Flippa team, and counting!

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

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