Full Stack Ruby Engineer - 100% Remote


At Covidence.org we want the world to make decisions informed by evidence, not opinion. That’s why we we build software that transforms research into knowledge.

Launched in 2014 we are a world leading SAAS platform that enables health and science research teams to rapidly synthesise and uncover actionable insights from the mountains of existing research in the world. We are trusted by 170,000+ researchers and 200+ top institutions including the World Health Organisation, Harvard, Yale and Stanford.


  • Great salary - we pay competitively and review salaries regularly
  • 100% remote - live and work anywhere as long as you can offer a 4 hour workday crossover with the AEST timezone
  • 5 weeks paid leave - 4 weeks standard plus a bonus week at Christmas and on your birthday, option to purchase 3 more weeks pro rata
  • Knowledge allowance - so you keep learning and developing
  • Impact - by working here you will have more impact on humanity than any individual scientist


We are seeking a Software Engineer to join our Product and Engineering team and report to our Chief Product & Technology Officer. We’re keen to chat to mid/senior level candidates and learn about what talents you can bring to our team.

You’ll get to:
  • Write code that thousands of researchers rely on everyday
  • Contribute to making architecturally-sound engineering decisions
  • Do engineering best practices like code review and pair programming
  • Work to refine the team's processes to improve development, quality assurance, and delivery
  • Work alongside a product manager and designer to help shape product specifications
  • Be part of a small tight-knit, high-achieving team that values trust and respect for one another
What you bring:
  • Robust experience in building and deploying in Ruby on Rails (we're open to candidates with mid to senior level experience)
  • A keen interest in modern technologies such as React, GraphQL and PostgreSQL
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A reasoned and pragmatic approach to software development and testing.
  • A love of problem-solving, investigating problems and determining the appropriate fix
  • Experience working in an agile development environment


We build new features to support our vision and at the same time modernise our technology for scale. Here’s a summary of our tech stack:

  • Backend: Ruby on Rails, Ruby, PostgreSQL
  • Frontend: React, Typescript, GraphQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript frameworks
  • DevOps: AWS, Heroku
  • Monitoring tools: Sentry, Datadog
  • CI/CD experience: Buildkite
  • Services Based Architecture


If you are interested in this opportunity, please hit APPLY and send us through your details. We’ll be back in touch with you promptly. Should we proceed further you can expect 3 rounds of interviews:

  • Round 1: 30 min Zoom interview for us to get to know each other
  • Round 2: 60 min Zoom interview diving into your technical and team experiences
  • Round 3: 90 min Zoom code pairing exercise with 2 engineers on the team
In a hurry? We can speed this process up if needed - just let us know!

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