Senior Rails Developer at Advoc8

Full-time, Sydney sydney engineering full-time
Posted 11 days ago

Advoc8 is a four year old startup based in Sydney. We make political engagement tools for government relations teams at industry bodies, charities and corporates.

Advoc8 gives them the data and tools to more effectively advocate for public policy or regulatory change. Our customers span large enterprises to small not-for-profits and include IAG, Coca Cola, Unicef Australia and the Community Broadcasting Association.|

My name’s Harry, I’m the CTO and one of the founders.

We’re a team of 4 and have big plans to grow this year. I’m looking for a pragmatic, versatile Rails dev to help us build the next phase of the product; a solid all-rounder. There is a mix of lots of new green fields development alongside refactoring and infrastructure work. You will have the opportunity to inject your own product ideas too if that is something that interests you.

This will be a great opportunity for you to broaden your technical skills, learn the inner workings of a B2B SaaS business and optionally take on more responsibility as the team grows.

We have two products:

  1. A collaboration platform for teams to share the conversations they have with politicians and keep track of who’s who in government (typical full stack Rails application)
  2. A mapping tool that allows companies to visualise their impact in electoral districts. (React frontend and Rails GraphQL API)

You will have the opportunity to work on both, but the primary focus for this role is on the first.

Our Stack

  • Rails 5 (soon to be 6)
  • Postgres
  • Elasticsearch
  • Sidekiq
  • Redis
  • React JS
  • GraphQL
  • AWS EC2/RDS/Elasticache etc.

About you

At least 3 years experience working in Rails is required. Exposure to any other items listed in the stack above too is helpful.

A passing interest in politics will also obviously be a plus! Overall I’m looking for a strong collaborator: someone who is capable of discussing both technical aspects as well as fleshing out product ideas.

We’d love to meet you!