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Backend Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails at HotDoc

Melbourne, VIC

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Help us improve the health system through good software for doctors, nurses and patients to interact and manage their care. Almost half of Australia's GP clinics use us now, and we're helping them deliver a better experience for millions of patients when they visit their doctor. We now have a chance to go further by developing products that could improve patient outcomes and help everyone in Australia better manage their health.

As a Backend Engineer you will work on our diligently maintained code base to create products you can be proud of, and that our users love. You will work mostly with Rails, and will be encouraged to get involved in some Elixir, frontend JS, and infrastructure to a degree as well.

We value people who

  • Are empathetic and care about doing right by others
  • Take ownership of problems and their solutions
  • Are prepared to speak up and question the status quo
  • Don’t take themselves too seriously
  • Are continuously learning and curious
  • Like to be involved in product planning and influence what gets built by understanding the user’s problems and opportunities
  • Have an interest in healthcare, or a personal link to the healthcare industry.


  • Implement and release products and features with Ruby on Rails
  • Write and maintain automated test coverage
  • Conduct peer code reviews
  • Collaborate with peers on software design and planning
  • Attend occasional customer visits, and contribute to product development discussions with your own ideas.


  • 2+ years of Ruby on Rails experience in a good engineering culture. Open to mid-level or senior engineers.
  • Enthusiasm for automated test coverage as a way to maintain code quality and velocity
  • Motivated to own products and features from inception to users appreciating their value
  • Experience and opinions on software design and architecture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Considered the 'go to' person for one or more technical area
  • Has made and learnt from some mistakes
  • Relentlessly curious and driven to keep learning.


  • Influence over how and why things are done
  • Regular work from home days encouraged
  • Any learning resources (books etc) paid for
  • Domestic conference attendance paid for
  • Team retreats to Phillip Island, including the satisfaction of beating the CEO at mini-golf
  • Spacious terrace overlooking the Yarra, plus a fine selection of beverages on tap, fresh fruit, and snacks
  • Subsidy for gym membership, personal training, or yoga.

Who should apply, and how?

We celebrate diversity, and welcome applications of all types, and from all backgrounds. If you think you have the skills required, please submit a short cover letter and an up to date CV.

In your cover letter, please mention what interests you about HotDoc, what you most enjoy about software development, and your opinion on three of the most important things in an effective engineering culture.

Job Type

Full Time

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About HotDoc

Office address

  • 525 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Company size

51-200 people

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