About the position
We've got a lot of work to do, and not quite enough developers to do it. Hopefully you can help us out.
We're looking for a few friendly, technically competent developers to augment the Envato development group. We've got a preference for people with commercial Ruby and/or Rails experience, but it's far more important that you're a capable problem solver, who can learn quickly and think on your feet. We can teach you Rails, but we can't teach common sense.
Generally as a developer on one of the Envato teams, you'll work on all kinds of things: big projects, small maintenance tasks, fiddling with servers, getting involved with users on our forums, etc. Importantly, you’ll be deploying and supporting the work you do in production (typically many times a day). We are firm believers in the mantra “you build it, you run it”, so we don’t have a QA or Ops department to cover your back. You own the problem from beginning to end. Find out more about our team and the cool problems we solve at our developer blog - webuild.envato.com.
To come work for us, you'll preferably tick all of the boxes below, but if you're missing a few and still feel you're a good match, apply anyway.
- Be a nice person
- Communicate well in person and in writing
- Be a curious person committed to continual learning
- Be capable of writing clean, well thought out, and reliable code
- Be a nice person && be funny
- Have commercial Ruby on Rails experience
- Have experience of other high volume/scale web apps
- Have solid TDD/BDD experience (and the ability to mentor juniors in this skill)
- Contribute to Open Source projects
- Past experience in other agile environments
A Great Company
We’re 6 years old, bootstrapped, profitable, and proud. (We were even featured in the 37signals series of the same name.)
From our home page: Our mission is to help people to earn and to learn, online. We operate marketplaces where hundreds of thousands of people buy and sell digital goods every day, and a network of educational blogs where millions learn creative skills.
A Great Set of Sites
We now have 9 marketplaces, with over a 2.7 million items for sale, and 2 million users. Our biggest marketplace is ThemeForest, which is the clear leader in its space, and has an Alexa rank of around 200. Our newest is PhotoDune. It launched last year, now has 2.4 million photos, and is considered a serious player in the stock photo industry. Our users are engaged and passionate.
A Great Team and Culture
- We’re careful about hiring, and have built a team of great devs.
- Developers are responsible for features from inception through to them being in the hands of customers. The devs talk directly to customers about what they’re working on.
- We do continuous delivery properly: any team member can deploy, and we regularly do several deploys a day.
- We publish portions of our code as open source, and contribute back to open source projects we use.
- We run weekly retro and education sessions, and constantly encourage our team to improve their craft.
- We have a low politics-to-actual-work ratio.