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Mindvalley offers visa sponsorship

Mindvalley will arrange the immigration paperwork required for the winning candidate and cover the associated costs.

senior web developer
Code Climate
Ruby on Rails


  • Develop interactive, stable, high quality web applications through the use of HTML/HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Ruby on Rails 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 maintain websites, and other related internal and external activities.
  • Help develop IT requirements for web applications including overall tech strategy for the company.
  • Respond rapidly to continuous changes and real-time updates required for websites.
  • Conduct internal training and knowledge sharing regularly.
  • Mentor junior developers to increase their code quality and productivity.


  • You have at least 8 years of experience with your favourite language(s), preferably Ruby.
  • You understand current web development standards and software development paradigms.
  • You have a proven track record of successfully delivering high quality web software at scale.
  • You have strong interpersonal, communications and presentation skills.
  • You have a good understanding of program/project management techniques and styles.
  • You are multi-task oriented and very well organized.
  • You have proficient analytical skills.
  • You have excellent root cause analysis problem solving skills.
  • You have experience managing a team of 3-5 members.
  • You work well under pressure developing key features for high volume business critical financial systems.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Apply and let's discuss your salary and benefits.
  • We'll give you a Macbook or PC laptop that you can take home and use on the weekends and after working hours.
  • Annual trip to paradise island, a team of 100+ folks from 32 countries, killer growth opportunities, flexitime and more!
  • We have our own 150-seater auditorium that hosts the best tech meetups in our city. Tons of growth and connection opps!
  • Work in an award-winning office with a team that's launching some of the most innovative and highest grossing apps on the iTunes store.

Job description

You must have a solution-oriented mindset and are always looking for the absolute best solutions to solve problems, and are even more productive in a collaborative team environment. In this role it's essential to be a team player; we succeed because we catch and support each other in our work. In your day to day operations you must appreciate receiving feedback on your work because you know it’ll make you even better at your job and at the same time you will be comfortable assisting your teammates by doing the same in the form of code reviews, general feedback and structured sharing.
Your responsibilities will include designing, architecting, developing and maintaining web applications. Designing, completing and maintaining complex 3rd-party integrations and also troubleshooting existing web applications and integrations. 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.
This position requires you to be physically located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is not open to full time remote working.
Tech at 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 back-end)
Media streaming (live and repeated)
Serving websites to large audiences (high concurrency)
In-house customer service tools
Financial reporting
Shipping and logistics
E-mail handling (sign-ups, cohort analysis, etc)
Authentication, identification and 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 and learning.
At least 2 people working together on every project (collaborating not pairing)
Full test coverage for everything important
Constant learning (we have learning days, an unlimited book budget, conference/training budget, etc.)

The company

Life at Mindvalley

At Mindvalley, we grow our employees into extraordinary individuals by exposing them to leading edge ideas in human transformation. But here, we don’t just work on ourselves - we take the whole world to new heights with us.
We often hear from people that today’s education failed them. So Mindvalley partners with legendary teachers to fill these gaps and create disruptive new ways of learning. We do this in the real world by inventing a radically new form of college called Mindvalley U., and we do this online via Mindvalley Academy and its innovative new forms of digital learning like Quests.
Ultimately, we’re more than an education company, we’re a community of 2 million people across 100+ countries dedicated to becoming the most extraordinary versions of ourselves. And we are using these new found abilities to help push humanity forward.
No matter what role you fit into, you’ll be playing a crucial part in transforming lives across the planet. Because at Mindvalley, all paths lead to one common goal: upgrading humanity to its next level. Imagine collaborating and hanging out with some of the smartest, most ingenious, passionate people in the world. Learning the freshest, most innovative ideas in the realm of education and personal growth. Being part of festivals like A-Fest happening in exotic locations worldwide, meeting and creating with legendary authors and teachers, working from an award winning designer office with colleagues from 40+ countries -- but most importantly, taking advantage of the many opportunities here to grow into the best version of yourself you can be -- in mind, body, spirit and your ability to have an impact on the world.
Ready to apply to Mindvalley? This three-step process will help you see if we're a match:
Mindvalley is a not a regular company. Rather we are a cross between a company, a community and a mission. We’re focused on ONE thing --- envisioning the future of human education and making that future a reality TODAY, so we can push the human race forward.
Because of this, we care about three things when you apply. First, which Mindvalley education mission best appeals to you, second, if you can fully and relentlessly get behind our values and finally, which team you’d like to join. At Mindvalley, we live and breathe our mission.
Step 1: Does Our Mission Excite You?
The most extraordinary people in the world today don't have a career. What they have -- is a mission. At Mindvalley, our mission is to give humanity the education system it deserves.
When you’re working at Mindvalley, you can directly touch millions of lives of with your work and give human beings one of the greatest gifts of all, the gift of wisdom and knowledge that leads to them awakening into the greatest version of themselves.
We’re working on education in a number of ways. Before applying, see if any of these four initiatives appeal to you. Can you see yourself working on one of these projects for the next 3 years?
Mission 1 - Work with Legendary Teachers to Create Best-in-Class Courses
Mission 2 - Build the World’s Best Online Learning Platform
Mission 3 - Reinvent University for the Future
Mission 4 - Shape the Teachers that will Uplift Humanity
Step 2: Do You Align with Our Values?
These three values define everything we do. Do they resonate with you?
We fiercely believe in multiculturalism, humanism and environmentalism. We as the human race are in the evolution towards a better future together. As a Mindvalley community, we will never be afraid to take a bold stand for what we believe is right.
Transforming individuals into the best versions of themselves is our goal - this holds true for our customers, partners and employees.
We are not afraid to question the status quo and will never settle in our pursuit to push boundaries and create a better future. Our default approach is innovation, even if it involves a healthy disregard for (b)rules.
Step 3: Would You Love to Be Part of One Of These Teams?
Our teams drive us towards the mission. Our work culture and employee development programs attract brilliant applicants from around the world. Make it in, and you’ll be working with some of the best minds in the business. We understand that “A” players attract “A” players. We recruit people who are not just brilliant, but people who are talented, driven, positive and live life with a purpose. Get in, and you’ll be surrounded with friends, peers and a network that will help you move your life to a whole new level. Each team seeks people of unique and different skills.

The Location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Moving to Malaysia

If you hold the passport of a visa-free country, you can start working in Malaysia within approximately 4 weeks after submitting your application. If you need a visa to enter Malaysia, the visa processing time will be added to that.