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April 21, 2016

Attention Web Developers: We’re Hiring

by shiftyjelly

wanteddeveloper@2xHi there, nice to meet you! Let us introduce ourselves: we’re Shifty Jelly, an Adelaide based mobile and web development company. We currently have four staff who make and support neat products like Pocket Casts and Pocket Weather. We’ve been mentioned in parliamentary speeches on innovation, received a Google design award, and we write really silly product release notes (sorry (not sorry)).

Our products are growing faster than we can code, which is why we need a new server-side developer who has experience in both Java and Ruby on Rails.

The role

It’s a full-time permanent role.

You’ll be working with our whole team in our (soon to be) renovated Adelaide office and you’ll maintain our web products, including the server back ends for both Pocket Casts and Pocket Weather, as well as some front ends like our Pocket Casts web player.


We have a couple of requirements, and we’re pretty bullish on these so please only apply if you meet all of them:

  • You must reside in South Australia and be able to commute to Adelaide daily (we’ll let you have the weekend off).
  • You’ll need 4 or more years of experience in web development (including Java, Ruby, HTML, Javascript and CSS).

If this sounds like you, then by all means, read on. If it doesn’t, then know that we still love you, but this isn’t the role for you.


We’d like you to also have experience in Linux servers, VPS hosting and setup and scaling web servers and databases to cope with millions of requests per day.

Why you want to work here

Shifty Jelly is a unique kind of app developer, one of only a handful in Australia, in that we develop our own products rather than doing client work. This means that we choose our own destiny, we spend time improving our products, and they reach millions of people around the globe. We like to think that we’re also a pretty fun and happy team, but we’ll let you decide that for yourself.

How to apply

Send us an email explaining why you want to work at Shifty Jelly, and attach a resume that shows us what you can do. You can address that to If you sound like a good fit, we’ll call you for an interview. Please don’t stress about a fancy suit, we’re not that kind of company.

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