Senior Rails Engineer (Full Stack)

Surry Hills, Sydney

Advoc8 is a five year old startup based in Surry Hills, Sydney. We make a political engagement tool for government relations teams at charities like Unicef and big businesses including Google and Pfizer. 

Over the past year of lockdowns we’ve seen how government decisions can make or break industries. Our Saas platform provides teams with real time data and collaboration tools to help them better understand government decision making and more effectively advocate for their issues. 

We’re a team of 6 and have big plans to grow this year. I’m looking for a pragmatic, versatile Rails dev to help us build the next phase of the product. Someone who can contribute to product decisions and build great user experiences with a solid foundation in good Ruby/Rails practice.

We’re all big believers in the Majestic Monolith for all the benefits it brings to small fast-moving teams like us. We hope you are too. 

This will be a great opportunity for you to broaden your technical skills, learn the inner workings of a B2B Saas business and optionally take on more responsibility as the team grows. 

Our Stack

  • Rails 6.1
  • Bootstrap
  • Stimulus JS (we're experimenting with Hotwire)
  • Postgres 11
  • Elasticsearch 7
  • Sidekiq
  • Redis
  • AWS


  • Flexible working arrangements (work from home when you like)
  • Dog-friendly Surry Hills office (when we’re allowed back!)
  • Choose your hardware, Windows or Mac (we're not religious)
  • Training budget to continually help you skill up
  • Inclusive team culture
  • Small but nimble team that likes to have fun

About you

At least 3 years experience working in Rails is required and over 5 years as a developer in any discipline.

A passing interest in politics will also obviously be a plus! Overall we’re looking for a strong collaborator: someone who is capable of discussing both technical aspects as well as fleshing out product ideas.