Mar 23, 2022

Senior Developer

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

  • Open to people across Australia, do not let location deter you!

  • Hybrid working model, work from home or the office in a rhythm that suits you and the team

  • Support for your Mental and Physical Health through our “You Matter” program

The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. Our external candidates will interview via Zoom. Not only do we wish to protect the health and safety of our people, we want to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.

We're REA

An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating.

Some of our brands include,,,,, and Mortgage Choice.

We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for 2021. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.

What we’re doing

With us, you’ll experience Impact. You’ll be part of our Orana Squad helping us deliver which is a newly formed squad, focused on unlocking the value of REA data for Brokers to leverage through great products, by:

  • Providing timely notifications to brokers to help them support their clients and retain business

  • Creating platforms and interfaces with other areas of the business to support leveraging REA data for other broker products such as leads, broker profiles on the website etc.

What you’ll be doing

As a Senior Developer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining our products in a collaborative team environment. You will be expected to implement solutions using a variety of programming languages, databases and cloud technologies. You will follow agile software development practices such as test driven development, continuous delivery and pair programming.  You will form a part of a small cross-functional team and will contribute to the success of the team’s mission. You will use your skills and experience to mentor more junior team members.

You’ll be a key part of our team and will help to contribute to our team goal and team culture.

  • Designing, coding, testing and deploying new software products using a variety of technologies and platforms. 

  • Maintaining existing products, including bug fixes and “Business As Usual” feature enhancements. 

  • Supporting production systems

  • Building high quality solutions that meet the needs of our users.

  • Leading the implementation of major features.

  • Providing technical mentoring and guidance to less experienced members of the team.

Who we’re looking for

  • Advanced or significant experience working in software development.

  • Advanced skills in one or more of our programming languages – Java, Typescript, Kotlin and GraphQL.

  • Advanced skills in building full stack web products using open source and cloud technologies.

  • Advanced skills in modern software development techniques such as object orientation, test driven development, micro-services and continuous delivery.

  • Developed skills in implementing solutions that scale and perform for millions of users.

  • Able to be effective in a collaborative team environment.

  • Looks at tricky situations through a solutions-focused lens.

  • Work productively in a fast paced and agile environment - #gsd (urban dictionary will help on this one!)

  • The right attitude:

  • Have a can-do attitude and a growth mindset

  • Joins in and contributes to team activities

  • Builds relationships throughout the wider tribe and REA

  • A focus on collaboration, communication and alignment with the REA values

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box

  • A strong and creative communicator

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work -

  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers

  • Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?