IN A NUTSHELL…
Bellroy has sold carry goods direct-to-consumer in 172 countries from warehouses on 4 continents. We’ve made localization a first-class citizen of our internal e-commerce platform; we can pivot into new markets faster than any off-the-shelf platform can currently offer. Our site is translated into 9 languages, we sell to customers in 13 local currencies, with no duplication of configuration or content. We are constantly looking for new opportunities outside of our existing markets.
We quite often get asked why we’d run our own e-commerce platform when there are so many in the marketplace. We’ve asked ourselves the same question every few years, evaluated the platforms and (so far) found them wanting. We have a world-class team across product design, creative, data science, logistics and production, and by working closely together we’re able to innovate in ways that we’re not seeing in the market. In this role you’ll be working closely with many different teams, as well as your Technology Team colleagues, to innovate in the delivery of e-commerce features and integrations.
We have a culture of intellectual honesty. We foster a friendly atmosphere, but you will be challenged about decisions you make and “this is the way I’ve always done it” will not cut it. If you see this as the best way to develop your knowledge and learn from other perspectives, you’ll fit right in! If this sounds like your worst nightmare, maybe this isn’t the right team for you.
WHY WORK IN THE BELLROY TECHNOLOGY TEAM?
We really like weekends. This is why throughout our codebases, we’re moving to static types and a functional-programming mindset. We’ve found that this has resulted in less bugs, less maintenance and less time spent writing tests that just check for dynamic type explosions. We’d rather have code that “just works” delivered a little later than code that “sometimes works” delivered a little sooner. Though we still have a significant Ruby codebase, we are at the leading edge of Sorbet
adoption and extensively use the dry-rb family of gems
). We use Elm as our principal front-end framework and most of our greenfields projects are being written in Haskell.
At some companies, we observe a familiar and depressing pattern: the most technically excellent developers hit a ceiling beyond which they can’t progress unless they start taking on direct “reports”, and becoming “managers”. At Bellroy we love the people who want to make that transition, but we don’t think that it should be the only way to progress your career, and we make sure that we have a technical stream that allows people to keep getting better at programming. This is a role in that technical stream and we expect that you will continue to learn and master your craft while working at Bellroy.
You can expect to learn a lot while you’re here. We have an allocated learning budget, hack days and company-wide learning events to support your development. The Technology Team runs a book club that meets weekly to read and discuss various titles, from Don’t Make Me Think
to The Pragmatic Programmer
to Losing The Signal
YOU COULD BE THE ONE IF YOU…
- Have a solid technical background in Ruby on Rails, even if it’s not your preferred technology stack
- Are interested in learning more about functional programming, or already have experience
- Are able to work directly with less-technical stakeholders to really grok the problems they’re trying to solve
- Consistently deliver high-quality code with strong, well-researched design principles
- Want to work alongside a highly competent technical team, supported by a world-class professionals in all fields
- Don’t work just to pay the bills, but also because you’re passionate about building great software
- Get excited about great books and the ideas you can lift from them – technical and non-technical books alike
- Want to work for a company that cares about doing good things for the world
That’s up to you. We have people that work with and for Bellroy in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Our remote team are a critical part of our business, and are treated as such. We ask our remote people to be available to overlap Melbourne office hours a few hours a day, but otherwise, we’re highly flexible when it comes to working hours. If you’re located in Melbourne and surrounds, we’re flexible about how much of your week is spent in our offices.