Make a huge impact on the evolution of Real Commercial
Work from the office or from home in a rhythm that suits you
Lead or significantly contribute to medium to large-scale features and initiatives
Please note that REA Group has a company-wide shut down from Friday 23 December 2022 through to Tuesday 3 January 2023. Don't worry if there is a delay in hearing back from us - we're off enjoying the festive season and will respond in the new year.
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, 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 realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, Flatmates.com.au, Proptrack.com, Smartline.com.au and Mortgage Choice.
We're proud to be named in Australia's "Top 5" Best Workplaces two years in a row. 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 Innovation. You’ll be part of our Real Commercial team helping us become Australia’s undisputed number one destination for commercial property! While no two days are ever the same, you’ll be doing:
Working closely with the Lead Developer and other developers to ensure our solution is in line with our technical vision
Leading or significantly contributing to initiatives with strategic focus and value
Providing deep expertise and specialized knowledge in one or more core technical competencies
Solving deep, complex technical problems in ways that enable other team members to learn and extend
Connect with developers across the tribe facing similar technical challenges to connect solution architecture with broader tech strategy
Working with stakeholders/product managers to design high quality solutions that meet the needs of our users.
Informing delivery planning and technical design by providing a balanced view of options, effort and quality considerations
Keeping abreast of the latest technology advancements to inform product and technical design, thus proactively contributing to continuous improvement of products, technology, process and team development
Actively developing skills and experience through continual learning and evaluation
Maintaining existing products, including bug fixes and “Business As Usual” feature enhancements.
Managing and maintaining existing systems in line with our product custodianship strategy
Participating in engineering practices that produce testable, maintainable products to be proud of
Knowledge sharing, growing & mentoring other developers within the team and the wider REA community
Who we’re looking for
You will likely have extensive experience working in software development using tools like Java, Scala, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Big Query, GraphQL, REST, API Gateways, Load Balancers, CDN, WAF, AWS, Docker, GCP or Azure
You would be considered a recognised expert in your technical specialisation
Experience building reliable, scalable, complex software applications
Developed skills in modern software development techniques such as functional programming, test driven development, micro-services, and continuous delivery.
An appetite to work on both front-end and back-end systems
Hands on experience of software design patterns and best practices
An understanding of common web and application architectures
Open to learning other languages and frameworks that support our technical direction
Understanding of software infrastructure, deployment practices and CI/CD
Great people skills and a good communicator
Looks at tricky situations through a solutions-focused lens
Work productively in a fast paced and agile environment
You've probably written and published white papers specific to your specialty, and maybe even contributed to open source projects.
You’ve been through critical, operational situations and supported the resolution ofhigh-impact issues.
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.
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 - https://rea.to/hybrid-working
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?