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Melbourne VIC, Australia

We’re looking for someone to help us craft the future of the 99designs.com platform and help us grow to support multiple products across multiple countries. We’re looking for someone who thrives in self-driven environments and who writes test-driven, maintainable and scalable code.

Do you appreciate the value of doing things right? Want to push the boundaries through fortnightly R&D days? And drive community best practice through developer meetups and open source contributions?

Great - we’ve got 32 million viewers per month waiting to appreciate your work.

Key Responsibilities
- Build scalable web applications in PHP, Ruby and Go
- Work closely with other developers in small teams to develop our core products
- Serve as a mentor for junior engineers and peers.
- Analyze and constantly improve application performance.
- Contribute ideas for new features and identify areas for improvement proactively

Required skills and experience
The ideal candidate will have experience with most or all of the following:

- 5+ years with a language (preferably PHP/Ruby), an interest in other languages
- Test-driven development
- Performance
- Git / DVCS
- Experience with several large frameworks, and ability to rationalize what’s good and bad about each
- A love of open-source, building on the shoulders of giants

A bit about us:
99designs.com is the hottest startup in Australia, backed by Silicon Valley-based Accel Partners (who also back Facebook, Groupon and Dropbox). We connect businesses needing graphic design work with our community of over 200,000 talented designers from all over the world. We've paid out over $50M to designers in 192 countries and we're still just getting started.

We've grown from 3 people to a team of 85 across Melbourne, San Francisco and Berlin in 5 years. We’re a fast-growing global team with a philosophy of encouraging passionate people to be fun and creative.

99designs employees enjoy many benefits, including a fantastic working environment, an active social club, Friday drinks, free snacks and top-of-the-line Mac gear. In a few months time you’ll be working out of a brand new architecturally-designed office and, oh, did we mention the industrial-strength coffee machine?

If you think you're a fit and would like to come check out our Collingwood-based office, we’d love to hear from you!

Does this job really require Go skills? If not, please report it and we will take a look.