Lead Developer at Envato

Content - Technology, Melbourne melbourne engineering
Posted 29 days ago

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  • Huge scale: Envato has one of the world's largest Ruby apps by traffic!
  • Join the team responsible for truly immense amounts of global traffic
  • Work from anywhere in Australia or from our Global HQ in the Melbourne CBD


We’re so happy you found us. Since you’ve come this far, it’s safe to say you’re curious about our story and what career opportunities exist, so we’d love to start by introducing ourselves.

Then & Now

Our story starts in 2006 with three founders in a Sydney garage (no, we’re not kidding). Born from a desire to earn a living doing what they loved, with the flexibility to do it from anywhere, Envato set out to create an online community for buying and selling creative digital assets. Nearly 13 years later, we’re profitable and still totally bootstrapped. This allows us to stay super experimental and totally focused on the best interests of our authors & customers around the world.

We’ve built marketplaces where anyone can buy and sell the creative assets they need to complete their projects faster. Our community can now buy millions of different kinds of assets on Envato Market, or subscribe to the #1 unlimited subscription service for creatives, Envato Elements. Every day, these products continue to help everyone from freelancers to small business owners and agencies get their creative projects done.

While we are known and loved within the digital professional community globally, where our authors have earned over $750 million, we also want to be a place where anyone can Make with Envato. Alongside Market & Elements, our portfolio also includes Milkshake, a website builder for Instagrammers, Placeit, a smart template tool for logos, mockups, graphic design & more, Mixkit, for free stock footage and animation, and most recently, Twenty20, a stock-photo subscription service.

With over 600 people globally, we have offices in Guadalajara, Mexico & Los Angeles, alongside our funky Melbourne HQ. We pride ourselves on being super remote friendly, with a staffing population just as diverse as the global community that use our products. To keep this sustainable as we scale, we support people to work from anywhere, whether that’s the beach in Croatia, on the Mornington Peninsula, or from their living room.

What you'll be doing

The purpose of this role is to increase the effectiveness of a delivery team within the Content group at Envato. Working closely with the delivery lead, you will maintain a good understanding of the commercial and technical vision, provide guidance and coaching on practice and principles of good software development, and get hands on with the team to deliver initiatives.

Skills & Experience

  • Is likely to have 10+ years of technical experience in their field, including lead responsibility on several projects
  • Has experience presenting high level technical designs and architecture to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Has proven experience designing, building and operating large scale web applications
  • Has proven ability to lead and deliver multiple projects over a period of time
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand the commercial context of technical initiatives and have shaped technical outcomes based on that information
  • Effectively takes and gives constructive feedback to work towards a better solution
  • Effectively and proactively communicates with stakeholders for delivery of required and desired functionality
  • Is professionally self aware and can objectively and dispassionately evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Proactively seeks and acts upon feedback on their performance from stakeholders and managers
  • Engages with the technology community and helps grow Envato as a technical brand
  • Displays honesty, openness, fairness, transparency and integrity in line with the Envato values

What we offer

  • A fantastic culture of creatively minded, hard working people who are passionate about Envato and being part of its growth and success
  • Flexible working conditions – we want you to love your work but also your life outside of Envato
  • We actively work on creating a safe, inclusive environment free from discrimination
  • A fast paced and progressive environment where everyone has regular interaction with teammates and Envato community members from all over the world!
  • Read more from our staff about why they love working at Envato by visiting www.jobadvisor.com.au/envato

Who should apply?

We care deeply about diversity and inclusion at Envato, and welcome applicants of all types, and from all backgrounds. If you think you have the skills and experience needed for this role then we'd like to hear from you.

What next?

Submit a cover letter, an up to date copy of your resume and answers to the below questions. Good luck!