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Elixir Developer

We are looking for a software developer with solid technology skills across a broad range of tools, an unmatched passion for technology, an obsession for quality and experience contributing to open source projects. If you have experience with Ruby and you are already familiar with Elixir, this opportunity is for you!

The Role

By joining Mindvalley you can expect to grow with an international team and work with state of the art tools and techniques. You will have the opportunity to work with different technologies and bring your ideas to the table to constantly improve the way we do things.

Your responsibilities will include designing, architecting, developing and maintaining web applications. Our tech stack predominantly consists of Ruby on Rails, nginx, PostgreSQL, Redis with Linode as the host - production/professional experience with any of these technologies will be a big plus. We also writing software with Elixir and the Phoenix framework, so we are looking for a developer who is already familiar with it.

Here in Mindvalley we focus a lot on quality and we make sure our features are well tested and match our quality standards before they are pushed out to production. Since Mindvalley is a company invested in people’s personal development, you can expect that this learning mindset is also applied to the way we work. So expect to have a lot of code reviews and feedback on your work, which will help you to become better every day.

This position requires you to be physically located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop interactive, stable, high-quality web applications through the use of HTML/HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Ruby on Rails and Elixir for all web mediums;
  • Work closely in functional scrum units to execute the vision of the business leaders in terms of functionality and user experience;
  • Provide solutions, develop and maintains websites, and other related internal and external activities;
  • Helps develop IT requirements for web applications including overall tech strategy for the company;
  • Responds rapidly to continuous changes and real-time updates required to websites;
    Conduct internal training & knowledge sharing regularly;
  • Experiment with different solutions and share your learnings with the team.

Requirements

  • 4-5 years of experience with your favourite language(s) - including Ruby and Elixir;
  • Understand current web development standards & software development paradigms;
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering high quality web software at scale;
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and presentation skills;
  • Good understanding of program/project management techniques and styles;
  • Multi-task oriented and very well organised;
  • Proficient analytical skills;
  • Excellent root cause analysis problem solving skills;
  • Works well under pressure developing key features for high volume business critical financial systems.

 Tech in Mindvalley

Due to the unique environment that Mindvalley has in terms of having its own ecosystem of applications that support the business, working with us in a technical role is a great challenge.  

We generally look for attitude over aptitude when it comes to technical skills, a history of proven execution and excellent root cause analysis problem solving skills are things that we value highly.

We predominantly build apps with an nginx, Unicorn, Ruby, Redis and PostgreSQL architecture on Linode so experience with any of these will be valuable to us.

The technical ecosystem is both interesting and broad covering systems that deal with:  

  • Payment processing (both check-out and backend)
  • Media streaming (live and repeated)
  • Serving websites to large audiences (high concurrency)
  • In-house customer service tools
  • Financial reporting
  • Shipping & logistics
  • E-mail handling (sign-ups, cohort analysis etc)
  • Authentication, identification & user data collection/analysis
  • In-house Textile based CMS for large number of sites

Any technical role will provide a good mix of development work, systems thinking, problem solving, business analysis with a large dose of teamwork. 

Engineering Culture

We run functional teams based on the SCRUM methodology and are a fairly Agile environment, with 2 week sprints and teams with a minimum of 2 developers (preferably 3) plus a Platform Owner. Sprints cannot be interrupted and work is planned out well in advance to keep stress down to a minimum.

We have a focus on scalability, stability and code quality and we use tools such as Circle-CI and Code Climate to help with that.

Other stuff we do/you will encounter:

  • Line by line code reviews for every pull request on Github, this maintains code quality and keeps everyone in the loop & learning.
  • At least 2 people working together on every project (collaborating not pairing)
  • Full test coverage for everything important
  • Constant learning (we have learn days, and unlimited book budget, conference/training budget etc.)

About Mindvalley

Mindvalley builds businesses that innovate on transformational education for all ages, through mediums that range from digital publishing, educational technology, online learning, mobile apps, content, events and more. We stand for ideas that enable people to be extraordinary and impact lives. Founded in 2003 by Vishen Lakhiani, we are a team of 200 people from 40 countries, working across a wide range of inter-related businesses that are dedicated towards pushing humanity forward through reforming global education.

Why do insanely smart people from around the world give up traditional job ideas and instead come and work for MindValley?

J-O-B is a dirty word. Work, we believe, needs to be fun, educational and something that makes you excited so much, that you jump out of bed each morning.

Screw the Traditional 9-5 Job. Instead, get paid to Play, Create, Learn and Grow. It’s like Being a Child Again. But with a Salary.

You'll be exposed to some of the best knowledge, people, and resources available anywhere - which you can apply to your own projects and become much more employable. Mindvalley is considered one of the top places in the world to work and has been written about in magazines, articles and on TV. 

Here are some More Perks:

  • An office that was voted one of the top ten Coolest Offices in the World in an Inc Magazine audience poll
  • Our company is a 6 time winner of the World's Most Democratic Workplace Award
  • Work on a team that's launching some of the most innovative and highest grossing apps on the iTunes store
  • We have our own 150 seater Auditorium that hosts the best tech meetups in our city. Tons of growth and connection opps
  • Annual trip to paradise island, a team of 100+ folks from 32 countries, killer growth opportunities, flexitime and more
  • Plus, we'll give you a Macbook or PC laptop which you can take home and use on the weekends and after working hours.

Plus you'll enjoy flexible working hours, which fit into your life as you want them to - a competitive salary, and you'll get to work in a medium size, highly international team. You'll also get whatever hardware and software you need to ensure that you can play, create, learn, and grow more every day.

We're looking for people with a passion for technology, who want to have an impact and don't mind getting their hands dirty.

If this is you, don't delay - make sure you jump on this rare opportunity now, you may never get this chance again.

Your application must include:

  1. A resume in pdf formatInclude into your resume the links to software, mobile apps, your coding samples, or your web designs and portfolio so we can see proof of your talents.
  2. Your completed application questionnaire.

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