Ruby on Rails Developer 🔻

If you are confident and autonomous, you write performant, scalable and efficient code and you take pride in your work, this role is for you. Learn more.

ShiftCare is a fast-growing SaaS start-up that is redefining the way Aged Care and Disability services are delivered in AUS & NZ. This business is growing 3x year on year and continues to be a truly successful business and one where its staff are genuinely happy and enjoy career development.

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, as the Rails Engineer/Developer, you will be responsible for writing performant, scalable and efficient code. Micromanagement is not our style so use your autonomy and initiative and enjoy taking pride in your work.


  • Working with the technology team in the adoption and maintenance of modern (agile) software engineering practices

  • Building technical integrations with third-party vendors

  • Supporting critical technology incidents as needed

  • Working in technology architecture, scalability, security and performance initiatives

  • Delivering high-quality hands-on engineering work in line with the companies commercial objectives

  • Mentoring other platform engineers and team members

  • Tracking and driving to completion all of the platform focus group's deliverables

  • Working within defined project management guidelines and security best practice

  • Contributing technology inputs to the product team and roadmap discussions

  • Be the champion of delivering scalable, robust, commercially viable technology outcomes for the company

  • Become a cultural change agent within the technology group to focus on engineering best-in-breed, commercially viable technology outcomes for the business

  • Reporting into the Lead Development Engineer


  • Full Australian work rights

  • Minimum 3 year’s industry experience with Ruby on Rails development deploying scalable Rails API & applications

  • 5+ years experience in any Web Development fields

  • Identifying bottlenecks, optimizing and profiling web applications using NewRelic and related tools

  • Develop and maintain specs using Rspec, Jest, and e2e preferably Cypress

  • Experience in creating APIs

  • Good understanding of pair programming and in pair code reviews

  • Working proficiently in relational databases

  • Have worked in teams of 3 or more developers

  • Experience and understanding of CI/CD tools such as CircleCI

  • Experience deploying scalable cloud solutions on AWS

  • Experience working within Agile environments (Scrum/Kanban)

  • Basic experience working with frontend frameworks such as Vuejs.

  • DevOps skills a bonus

Your attributes

  • Confident and autonomous

  • You write performant, scalable, efficient code

  • You take pride in your work

  • You have good (written/verbal) communication skills and contribute regularly to architectural and team discussions

  • You aren’t afraid of making and learning from mistakes

  • You share and communicate your knowledge with the team

  • TDD and BDD by default

  • Some knowledge/interest in other technologies we use, Vuejs, React native, serverless


ShiftCare is progressive in its thinking of staff wellbeing & interest and as such we offer:

  • Competitive base salary 🤩 - Even though we're a small startup, we pay salaries that can hold their own against the big Sydney techs.

  • Floating public holiday 🏝 - You can choose to work public holidays and use that day another time in the year.

  • Flexible working hours and location 🧑‍💻 - We value work-life balance, especially right now. While we’re mostly back in the office, you’re free to work where you want, when you want.

  • Modern working environment 🖥 - Sit-stand desks, 27” monitor, quiet spaces to suit all kinds of working styles.

  • Great community 🤝 - Regular lunch and learn events, opportunities for presenting at webinars and networking through the Sydney startup community.

  • TGIF events 🍕 - Friday drinks & pizzas and pitches from other startups within the Sydney startup ecosystem

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