Aug 16, 2019

Senior Ruby Developer

  • Envato
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
Full time Front End Developer

Job Description

A little bit more about the role

A Senior Developer provides technical and delivery leadership for a team of developers working on specific projects. This role will work with stakeholders and other developers to design and implement technical solutions for the business in a way that balances quality, cost, time and maintainability.

You'll be required to take responsibility for delivery of larger projects, lead multiple projects at once and support others by managing and mentoring other team members across various projects and day to day tasks.

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 deploys a day. You understand that configuring and managing this scale of infrastructure requires a fully-automated infrastructure provisioning toolset. You need to have a broad knowledge of system administration, networking, 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 Senior 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
  • Monitoring: contribute to the improvement of the monitoring and measurement systems that support our operational scale and continuous delivery
  • Operations: help the engineering team to operate the systems required to deliver the sites
  • 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
  • Developing: write clean, well thought out and reliable code (we don't have analysts, testers or system administrators)

Technologies you'll be working with

  • SQL Database management
  • AWS
  • DDoS defence systems
  • Ubuntu
  • Datadog, NewRelic, Rollbar and Splunk Monitoring and Logging Tools
  • Application and Edge Caching and CDNs
  • Ruby and Ruby-on-Rails application development
  • AWS Aurora (MySQL performance tuning and troubleshooting)
  • Security and Risk identification, assessment and mitigation
  • Puppet and Cloudformation
  • Self-healing systems

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
  • Commercial experience with AWS
  • Experience with EventSourced/CQRS architectures a bonus

Role

Senior Front End Developer