Senior Software Engineer

Dovetail's mission is to enable the world to create better products and services through deep customer understanding. We empower 45,000+ people, from agencies to universities to Fortune 100 companies, to make sense of their customer research in one collaborative and powerful research platform.

We're growing rapidly and looking for Senior Software Engineers to join our product engineering team. Over the next 18 months, we're going to be more than doubling the size of our product team, evolving our existing products, and building brand new products. We’re all about sweating the details on delightful experiences, tackling ambitious technical challenges, and delivering customer value, so there's a huge opportunity for growth and impact.

Who you’ll work closely with

Chris Manouvrier
Principal Engineer
David Richard
Senior Software Engineer

What you’ll do

  • Join our product engineering team. You'll be a crucial part of our product team, working closely with your engineering manager, tech lead, product manager, designer, and other engineers to evolve the feature set of Dovetail's product.

  • Deliver high-quality software design. Working with your product team, you'll identify, define, design, and implement technical solutions for Dovetail’s web product, including both frontend and backend development, to create meaningful value for our customers.

  • Mentor and support other engineers. We're growing quickly and as a senior engineer, you'll assist in optimizing the team to continually improve their software practices through code review, pair programming, design sparring, etc to support career growth.

  • Foster a culture of pragmatism. You'll maintain and foster a pragmatic approach to software development whilst also collaborating towards the establishment of detailed guidelines and standards for product development processes based on industry best practices and your experience.

Our company values, from the inside out

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Your background

  • Extensive experience building web products. You'll have hands-on exposure to building the frontend and backend of web products with technology like TypeScript, React, GraphQL, Node, ProseMirror, PostgreSQL and AWS.

  • Experience managing software projects. You'll have the ability to own the delivery of complex features, break down requirements and provide reasonable estimates.

  • You are pragmatic and flexible. Like your new teammates, you're used to doing what's necessary to get the job done. You'll need to be comfortable with ambiguity, be resourceful to solve problems, and be able to adjust to shifting deadlines and project goals.

  • When you do it, you nail it. You share our keen eye for quality. You don't half-ass your work, instead what you ship is top-notch. You cut scope before cutting quality.

  • Excellent, concise communicator. You can easily convey your thoughts, opinions, and feelings with your product team and have the ability to articulate effort vs impact tradeoffs.

Studies show that people identifying as a woman or from under-represented groups are far less likely to apply for roles if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements. At Dovetail, we know that there’s no such thing as a perfect candidate, so would still love the opportunity to have a chat and explore your experience further!

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Sydney, Australia
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Benefits

Competitive salary and equity for all

12 weeks equal paid parental leave

KitKat days, extra paid leave to take a break

Personal learning and development budget

Flexible working hours & work / life balance

Great office complete with pool table and lounge

Monthly social events and annual retreats

Dog friendly – bring your pooch to work

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