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Careers at

At Kogan, we believe that technology can make the world a better place. When you join the Kogan team, you become an integral part of our mission to offer high-quality products to Australians, at affordable prices.

Since our beginnings in 2006, the company has experienced rapid growth and large-scale expansion to become Australia’s largest online retailer. But we’re not going to stop there. We plan to continue growing, making more products available at even better prices and reaching more customers all over the world.

As part of our expansion, we’re always looking to hire bright, enthusiastic individuals who can bring their unique skills and ideas to the company. If you have a passion for consumer electronics and online retail you’ve come to the right place!

In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer a fantastic office culture, a committed and friendly team and the opportunity to be part of our continuing growth and success.

Avaliable Positions

Assistant Buyer Software Developers, Engineers, Scientists, Hackers, Coders, Etc

Assistant Buyer

The Company is Australia’s largest online retailer. Sitting at the forefront of technology, Kogan is dedicated to providing consumers with the latest and best in consumer electronics for the most affordable prices.

The Role

This role requires someone that has a high attention to detail, someone that is able to manage numerous suppliers, products and orders at the same time. You will be responsible for ensuring that the products our customers order are available and delivered on time.

Communication is critical, the role requires you to be able to communicate with both internal and external staff and suppliers in an efficient and timely manner.

Your analytical skills will be required to evaluate offers on products, advise the department head on hot deals, and administer current orders effectively. These same analytical thinking will allow you to look at existing processes and openly suggest improvements based on experience gained throughout your role.

As the range on expands, you will be required to not only have in depth knowledge of consumer electronics products, but products across a range of categories.

What We Offer

  • A dynamic and high-performance culture
  • Unlimited ability to grow within a company where advancement is based on merit
  • Exposure to the most in demand products across all product types
  • Modern, comfortable offices within 15 minutes walk of Melbourne's CBD

Essential Skills

  • Key understanding of the retail market, trends and in demand products – We want someone who is passionate about retail, and uses that passion to drive our product selection.
  • Understanding of what is a hot deal – somebody who knows the price point of popular items off the top of their head, and somebody who knows what products are in-demand intuitively
  • Highly Developed analytical skills – Being able to evaluate offers and products quickly to determine if they’re of value to our customers is key
  • Ability to build relationships with key people in our supply chain – You must be able to talk the talk and walk the walk with people in our supply chain to ensure we have good working relationships
  • Multi-tasking specialist – At Kogan we expect you to juggle 50 different things at the same time. You are expected to be skilled in jumping from task to task throughout the day without missing anything.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills - You need to have a strong understanding of Microsoft Excel, and be able to quickly manipulate data, while keeping a strong attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a top tier university in a relevant field (accounting, IT, finance, engineering, mathematics, etc)

Testing Criteria

  • All short listed candidates will be invited to sit tests


  • Experience in buying or distribution or relevant products is desired but not essential

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we will only respond to people who we think are appropriate for the role. Software Developers, Engineers, Scientists, Hackers, Coders, Etc

Do you think all E-Commerce sites are boring and involve hacks around an out-of-box solution?

Do you like to write untested and undocumented code that mainly doesn't work?

Do you need someone to hold your hand and tell you how to complete a project every step of the way?

If you answered yes to the above, then we'll save you some time and let you know that this job isn't for you. is Australia's largest online store and is built in-house by an engineering team from the ground up using lots of Python, Django, Javascript and other open source technologies.

So what's the deal?

We're looking for software engineers/computer scientists/developers (you get the gist) that can join our team in Melbourne and help build & refine platforms, services and apps.

To start, you pick your platform of choice - Linux, OSX, Windows (FYI we're yet to have someone pick Windows). We kit you up with a workstation and you get going on projects like:

  • Continuous Delivery across multiple application servers
  • Using and building Application Monitoring and Insight tools(let us know when something unexpected has happened)
  • Architecting and creating new web features which will be seen by millions of people
  • Locating performance bottlenecks (CPU, Memory or Storage bound) and optimising or refactoring them which may involve complex SQL or DB specific queries
  • Building and maintaining performant RESTful web APIs which power mobile apps and sites
  • Improving search engine performance speed, retrieval and relevance scores
  • Implementing innovative machine-learning features for product recommendations and more
  • Building developer helpers and tools (like our Docker PaaS which allows our developers to push their branch to the cloud for UA testing)
  • Front end work in HTML/CSS/SASS/LESS/JS/Backbone/etc

About's culture

  • Your quality and work ability defines your capabilities, not your years of experience
  • We value open source, we recently donated $10,000 to the Django Software Foundation
  • You like working around a close-knit and funny team
  • You're independent and ambitious, you like to get things done!
  • You love seeing your code reach production servers and see the impact is has
  • On occasion, you get superhero powers and 'super code' to get functionality out really quickly (like our world first IE7 tax -
  • Warning: many on the dev team like playing table tennis, so you might want to skill up before your first game!

The Requisite Skills (or things that help you get the job)

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task (work on multiple projects)
  • Be enthusiastic about tests and documentation
  • Be eager to learn new technologies
  • You're a nice person but can be firm when you need to code review :)
  • You seriously know how to program and have worked on similar platforms, languages or concepts mentioned in this doc. (This isn't a junior role, but a graduate, student or drop out available full time that has extensive real work experience, Git profile etc qualifies for the 'seriously know how to program' definition!)
  • A Github, Bitbucket, etc portfolio showing your projects and contributions will also help!
  • You will write a short paragraph or two in your email about why you're suited to the role (for example, if you don't know Python but are a Scala expert and are willing to learn Python/Django as well as be an advocate for Scala if the right opportunity arises).

How to Apply

  1. Do not use any of the automatic application submission things
  2. Write an email to with the subject “[201405] {{ Your Full Name }}”
  3. Don’t forget to address the important point in the Requisite Skills section above
  4. Attach or link to your CV, GitHub, and whatever else you think is relevant
  5. Hold tight. Also, an FYI we may have a trivial Python test or substitute test for other languages to help us assess your skill level.