I'm looking for work in Melbourne!
I’ve just moved from the UK to my partner’s home town of Melbourne, Australia and I’m starting to look for programming work here.
Update: I’m no longer looking for work for the time being but will leave this here for posterity.
Who am I?
If you’ve just come across this post and are wondering who on earth I am, here’s a brief summary:
- Experienced full-stack Ruby developer (since 2006), although I’m also happy working with other languages
- Former Rails core team member (also started the Poltergeist and Spring preloader projects)
- Former Technical Director at Loco2.com, which was successfully sold last year
You can read more about me on my home page.
What sort of work am I interested in?
There are lots of things which would potentially interest me so I don’t have a specific ask here, but I do have some ideas:
- I love writing clean code, finding good abstractions, and refactoring over-complicated components. If you need help unpicking a messy codebase, I have plenty of experience doing this.
- I enjoy learning new things and being a bit out of my depth so I’d certainly be curious about work in an unfamiliar area which would provide a challenge and enable me to pick up new skills.
- In that vein, I’ve recently been learning Rust (while contributing to Servo) and would love the opportunity to gain more experience with it.
- I would also enjoy providing mentorship to other developers.
- More generally, I want to use my technical skills in socially positive ways, so I’m always interested in projects which are trying to make the world a better, fairer place. (I wrote an article trying to imagine what that kind of work might look like last year.)
Since I’m still settling in here, it feels a bit soon to go straight into a permanent role, so I am primarily looking for contract work. But I’m not completely ruling out a permanent role and would be open to it for the right job.
I like remote work and I’ve done a lot of it over the years, but living in a city again feels like a good opportunity to get some face time. Therefore I’m not really looking for remote opportunities, but again, I’d consider it if the work itself was particularly exciting for me.
Get in touch
If any of the above sounds interesting, or you simply want to say hi, please do get in touch with me!
Even if you’re not hiring, but you think my skillset/approach/outlook appeals, I’d love to have a chat. I don’t have many contacts on this side of the world yet, so I’m very keen to meet new people. And if you have any recommendations of other people I should chat to, events I should attend, communities I should know about, I’m all ears.
23 March 2018