Jan 11, 2023

Senior Developer (Full Stack)

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

  • Join a cross-functional group of high-achievers

  • Work from the office or from home in a rhythm that suits you

  • Make an impact working with the latest tech


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, 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. This role sits in the Property Owner squad in the Membership & Owner Tribe within the Product & Audience Group.

The Property Owner tribe has end-to-end responsibility for the delivery of new features specific to ‘My Property’ section on the realestate.com.au website and app used by millions of Australians every year. Our job.   The team’s purpose is to discover and prioritise the things that enable and assist consumers on their buying and selling journey beyond the traditional property purchase and sale events REA is so well known for.

What the role is all about

  • Working within our web development squad, specifically in the property owner section of realestate.com.au

  • Contributing to the overall technical solution design and product direction

  • Working in agile teams, where we value experimentation and data driven decisions

  • Utilising modern software development techniques such as CI/CD and test driven development

  • Learning and teaching - we are constantly learning together, mentoring each other and striving to do things better

  • You build it, you run it. We are responsible for delivery into production

  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to understand business priorities and communicate technical options, plan your work, report on progress, and express ideas

  • Work with other teams in the business to deliver shared goals and outcomes

Who we’re looking for
 

  • Our team already has very strong front end skills, so we are looking for someone with really strong backend skills to compliment our current squad, someone that is also OK to do front end Web development.

  • Frontend - Javascript, TypeScript, React, HTML, CSS, responsive UI

  • Backend - able to work with multiple languages in Objected Oriented or Functional Programming paradigm (Scala/NodeJs/TypeScript), GraphQL, Restful API, micro services, docker

  • Knowledge of software design patterns and best practices for software development

  • An understanding of common testing practices

  • Contribute to the technical decision-making process

  • Looks at tricky situations through a solutions-focused lens

  • Work productively in a fast paced and agile environment

  • A growth mindset - it's not about what you know but how you learn 

  • Some extra things that aren't mandatory, but a bonus if you do - just don't let It stop you applying If you don't have them

    • Experience working with distributed teams (specifically in another continent !) would be a bonus, but hey, we're all working In a distributed fashion currently anyway !

    • Cloud computing (e.g. AWS EC2, Lambda, SNS, SQS, S3, basic networking etc..)

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 - 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?
 

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