Mid/Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

Shiftcare is the fastest growing start-up in it's industry and is redefining the way Aged Care and Disability Services are delivered in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Working within a growing team as the business continues to scale, you will be given the task of building performant, scalable, and sustainable backend application architecture and software.


  • Work with the technology team in the adoption and maintenance of modern (agile) software engineering practices
  • Build technical integrations with third party vendors
  • Support critical technology incidents as needed
  • Work in technology architecture, scalability, security and performance initiatives
  • Deliver high quality hands-on engineering work inline with the companies commercial objectives
  • Mentor other platform engineers and team members
  • Track and drive to completion all of the platform focus group's deliverables
  • Work within defined project management guidelines and security best practice
  • Contribute technology inputs to 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

  • 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 🤩
  • 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, you’re free to work where you want, when you want.
  • Great community 🤝 - Regular lunch and learn events, opportunities for presenting at webinars and networking through t.
  • TGIF events 🍕 - Friday drinks & pizzas and pitches from other startups within the Sydney startup ecosystem.

Are you based in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane? In fact ANYWHERE in Australia? We are offering fully remote work opportunities!!!