Auctionet is a marketplace where auction houses from Sweden, UK, Finland, Denmark and Germany sell furniture, art, design items, collectibles and more. The company was founded in 2011 by a team of people with unique experience of online auctions. Read more about Auctionet here.
Since our start, we have been focused on developing a administration system and public site primarily targeted at a desktop browser experience. Right now our data tells us more than half of our users are using our site from a mobile device, and that is just our responsive mobile site - we also have very active native apps for iOS and Android.
Our next big task will be to change our site to become great on any device. This will most likely result in a rewrite of our public web into a client-side framework like React, and changing our now native apps to use this, perhaps by incorporating React Native for the UI in order to make the important user flows really good.
We’re into modern technology and agile methodology. We try new things constantly and use the things we like. That includes practices like test-driven development, retrospectives, continuous integration, continuous deployment and devops; and tools like Vim, Rails, CoffeeScript and React. We've documented some of our practises in our devbook.
We dedicate time to do lab days, where the team sets their own goals and gets time to learn new languages (Elixir, Elm, ...) or frameworks (Phoenix, React, ...) do some fun coding exercise, exchange experiences with other teams, or just build that feature that they feel would be a fun challenge.
We contribute to open source, release our own libraries and attend and arrange meetups.
Our work hours are flexible, we work remotely when it suits us (and have done remote pairing with great success), we don’t do overtime, we’ll pay your gym membership and you get time off to use it. You get six weeks of paid vacation. You get a a work phone and the computer of your choice. Each year you get a generous budget and time allowance to attend conferences, participate in code retreats or courses.
Our team currently consists of five developers. We have a great office in central Stockholm, Sweden.