Is this you?
You understand the difference between websites and web applications, and you want to write apps that matter for people that care about them.
You’ll have a track record of working on completed projects. You’ll have a few years commercial experience, probably working as part of a team doing solid but under-appreciated work. You will have experience with Mac, Linux or UNIX, but it might not be your daily environment. Similarly you will have an opinion about vi vs. Emacs or Python vs. Ruby, but you’ll understand that they’re just opinions.
You’ll care about your tools and will take real, genuine pride in the quality of the code you create. You won’t consider automated testing and continuous integration as optional components of a project, and will appreciate automated deployment procedures too. Learning new programming languages and getting more out of the languages you already know will excite you. Efficiency will be important too, and you’ll be looking for ways to automate your workflow and push the repetition off to a script.
Using the right tools is important and we realise that. We don’t have a parent company dictating how we do things or what our “standard operating environment” is – you’ll get to make those decisions with us. We all use MacBook Pros for development, but you might want a new iMac, for example. You’ll keep up to date with current trends and care about using modern techniques and practices, as well as tools and technologies.
What we give you
Variable salary, dependent on position (Starting at $63,000 on probation)
9% superannuation (on top of salary)
A MacBook Pro with SSD (yours to keep, replaced every two years) ~$3,500
$1,000 travel allowance per year (parking, bike servicing, public transport)
Internet and mobile allowance ($80 each per month)
Current and relevant books, training, tools and gear
Pay reviews every 6 months with no ceiling on earning potential
Freedom to grow your role with our organisation
What you give us
Agreed units of production (standard working week)
Your creative genius and passion
How to apply
Send a short email to email@example.com and reference your Github and Stack Overflow accounts, along with any Open Source projects you’re involved with. Include a resume if it’s three pages or less.