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12 May 2016

Full-Time Full-Stack Ruby on Rails Developer

Car Next Door – Posted by carnextdoor Anywhere

Job Description

Car Next Door is looking to attract an enthusiastic and self-motivated full-stack Ruby on Rails developer to join a highly experienced development team as we scale up. This is a unique opportunity to join a progressive start-up with an already proven concept and a strong financial position. The role will suit someone who wants to work on a broad range of projects, expanding their skill set fast with the support of our CTO and development team. You’ll complement our existing capabilities as we embark on an exciting, fast-paced programme of development to help the business expand throughout Australia and beyond. The key responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the development of Car Next Door’s core car-sharing platform;
  • Gathering requirements, generating mock-ups and developing prototypes;
  • Contributing to the direction of our technical environment and development practises; and
  • Rapidly iterating as we push ahead with new development while maintaining and improving the current systems.

From the outset, you will be working on a broad range of development tasks, taking the lead on the front-end components. Ongoing, you’ll participate the support roster (alongside everyone else in the organisation). Our rapid growth over the coming months and years will also generate new opportunities within the business for ambitious team members looking for new challenges and responsibilities.


Preference is for Sydney or Adelaide, but remote work will also be considered.

Skills & requirements

You will need:

  • Experience developing full-stack web applications with Ruby on Rails;
  • A focus on detail including around automated tests and documenting your code;
  • Experience debugging and optimising web applications for speed and scale;
  • An agile mindset and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements;
  • Pride in your work and a desire to contribute to a small team of dedicated and talented people;
  • An understanding of what we’re doing (and why) and a passion to get involved; and
  • 2-5 years professional experience in a similar role.

Nice to have:

  • Computer science, engineering or equivalent degree;
  • DevOps experience with AWS;
  • Experience developing front-end components with a JS framework such as Angular or React (we’re using Angular2/Ionic2);
  • Experience using split-testing and data analysis to help validate interface changes; and
  • Experience with, or an appreciation for, Lean principles.

About car next door

Car Next Door is fundamentally changing the way Australia travels by turning any car into a share car. We let Car Owners share their cars with their neighbours during times they aren’t using it themselves. We do this by providing an online marketplace with safe and trusted members, a booking system and a range of in-vehicle technologies to make car-sharing safe, fast, and easy for both Car Owners and Car Borrowers. We have a proven concept and we’re on an exciting trajectory with rapid growth over the last 12 months, and having recently raised a substantial amount of capital, big plans ahead.

How to Apply

To apply:

Email outlining your relevant skills and attributes referring to the ‘Ideal Candidate” description above, and attaching your resume along with demonstrations of your past work.

Job Categories: Design and User Experience. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: developer, developer jobs, front end, Full Stack, Full-Stack Ruby on Rails, ruby on rails, and web applications. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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