Polyglot Engineer


So I started researching what a Polyglot Engineer is lately, cause who needs another buzzword in their life, am I right?! I started going down this path of Polygons… Triangle, Quadrilateral, Pentagon, Hexagon, Heptagon, Octagon, Nonagon. So whilst cutting shapes is fine after your Friday night drinks, it’s not exactly what I was looking for. I still needed to know more.
Now I asked around, consulted some of the best engineers we know in Melbourne and in all honesty, Polyglot isn’t a buzzword. It’s a real thing. But we have just known it as ‘generalist’ or ‘versatile’ engineers. But these words are boring, and I like saying the word. Polygot. It sounds funny after saying it ten times in a row really fast. So, we’re going with it. 
We are looking for POLYGLOT ENGINEERS. Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? But what do we mean? The business we are working with doesn’t pigeon-hole anyone to a particular stack in their background. What we want instead are people who are just clever engineers who come with a breadth of experience and pick up new things as they go. 
I’ll get more specific for you.  The current tech stack is Ruby on Rails and React.js – hosted on AWSHOWEVER – being the understanding, accommodating and open-minded peeps they are, Ruby is NOT entirely essential. If you’re pretty great when it comes to Python, Java/Scala, Javascript, in fact, any solid OOP languages really… keep on reading, cause if you’re eager to add Ruby to your portfolio, this could be the right opportunity to do so! 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work closely with designers, product, and other engineers to design, build, and ship new technology builds
  • Evaluate and improve the performance, durability, and security of applications in production
  • Assist with production support of the features you deliver
  • Champion best practices and technical standard

What we’re looking for: 

  • Team players, they’re an inclusive and understanding bunch – they want you to feel like a part of the family, and have you wanting the same too!
  • A keen-ness to add value, suggesting ideas and new ways of doing things or improving the business.. you think it – they want to hear it.
  • A think outside the box type, who is always pushing to grow, try new things, educate themselves and want to learn from those around them.
  • Strong analytical skills, an unwavering commitment to quality, a collaborative work ethic, and cutting-edge coding skills. 
  • An understanding of software development techniques such as Functional programming, Object-Oriented Design, Test-Driven Development, Continuous build and delivery 
  • A genuine care for your end user and a highly process orientated and logical mindset, as well as a commitment to producing clear, well-tested and reliable code 
  • A variety of levels of skillset – you could have a couple of years experience up your sleeve, a few years, or eons. We’re building teams, so we’re keen to chat to everyone!

What they’ll offer you:

  • Career progression – what you’re doing now might not be what you want to do six months down the track and that’s totally okay, because they encourage growth, and have the internal opportunities to support it too
  • A nice team of good people, who will always listen and want to collaborate
  • Encouragement to attend community engagements such as conferences, MeetUps, monthly HackerDays hosted in-house
  • The ability to have fun at work, and run your role how it works best for you – they’ll allow you the freedom to craft and create your future, and give you all the tools and support you need to help you get there!
  • Daily MarioKart and Ping-Pong tournaments, where healthy competition is encouraged, and an abundance of cafes/breweries/bars nearby to allow reconnection between your colleagues after intense matches

This is one of those too-good-to-be-true-opportunities that actually exists, so if you’re keen to hear more – I’m keen to tell you! Reach out and let’s chat!

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Permanent / Full Time