Software Developer - Join a very unique company

Red Guava


Red Guava is a small, bootstrapped and profitable software company based in Melbourne, Australia. Our team works remotely from all over the world.

Our sole focus is building an application called Cliniko. Cliniko makes life easy for Allied Health professionals by handling appointment scheduling, storing treatment notes and a bunch of other things. It’s quite a neat system and is used globally by tens of thousands of people every day.

Things we love to do:

Provide great software and service.

Work with talented people.

Delight our customers.

Make the world a little bit better.


We work smarter, not harder. We think work/life balance is important and we work a 30-hour week as standard (you still get a full-time pay; it’s a full-time position).

Even though we’re based out of Melbourne, Australia, our team is spread around the world. We want to hire the best person available, not just the best person within a 10km radius. You can see our team’s locations on the Red Guava website.

If you want to know more about how we work (which really is quite different), our founder Joel gave a talk about it.


We are looking for an amazing software developer to join our team. This doesn’t mean you need to have 5+ years experience in the industry, we care about skill, passion and integrity much more than credentials.


You are a software developer presumably, otherwise your chance of success for this role is quite low.

You love to code and for your work to have a positive impact. You want to have fun and enjoy yourself. You want to constantly improve.

You’re comfortable working in at least a few of these:



Client side JS


Web frameworks

Relational databases


Experience with Ruby on Rails, Angular JS and React are quite a bonus, but not required.


You’ll spend your time developing Cliniko. Things you might be doing include:

Adding new features to Cliniko.

Improving existing features.

Fixing bugs.

Refactoring code.

Making Cliniko faster.

Anything else you think needs doing.

Basically, you’ll be making Cliniko better for our customers.


We want people doing their best work with us. We know that needs a great work environment, and we don’t just mean a flashy office. Some things we do a little differently to enable people to do their best work and live a happy life:

30-hour work week

Complete autonomy

Work whenever you want

Work from anywhere

Unlimited annual leave (minimum 4 weeks per year)

Supplied computer equipment

Ergonomic furniture

Fresh organic fruit weekly to your home

Overseas trips for full team meetups (family invited and paid for too)

No managers

No meetings


Let’s be clear, you do need to be seriously amazing. We are a small team and we want to keep it that way, we don’t hire often. We will offer you the best job you have ever had with plenty of perks, but we expect you to be super-talented.

You should be absolutely passionate about building great software. You should take pride in your work and be excited to share it with our users.


Job applications close 18th July 2018.

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