Back End Developer

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Job Description

6.2’s Innovation Lab is a team of designers and developers focused on early, discovery-driven digital prototyping. We’re in search of a Back End Developer to join our Sydney Digital Team (it is ok, you can be based anywhere). You will play an essential role in building a huge variety of mobile and web prototypes and products for an amazing client list, from quick-hit projects to long-term development efforts.

While working collaboratively with other members of the Innovation Lab and the 6.2 community at large, you may find yourself collaborating with client development teams or with one of 6.2’s preferred development partners. You’ll provide expertise in Ruby on Rails and full stack development, help troubleshoot the most difficult software challenges. Your creative efforts will channel into entrepreneurial initiatives and technical investigations.

Preferred candidates demonstrate outstanding prototyping and development skills with an expertise in robust-but-rapid-back end implementation. You enjoy being challenged; love learning; are detail-oriented; appreciate a diverse work environment (cloud or office); and can thrive amidst the occasional chaos and invent-as-you-go nature of a startup-like environment.


Developing and scaling awesome products and human-centered solutions to complex challenges. Coding back end implementation with experience in scaling systems

Empathy for front end design (web and mobile)

You must have demonstrated expertise in:

1. Ruby on Rails or equivalent experience with MVC-based framework

2. “We prefer” experience building and managing relational (preferably MySQL) and NoSQL (preferably MongoDB) Databases. Specifically, you must be able to model a relational db schema, understand the no-SQL movement, work with no-SQL databases and be able to set up and develop new solutions against both.

Skills: prototyping, design

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