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Software Developer

Sydney, AustraliaFull time

What you will do

As a Software Developer at Dovetail, you will be expected to:

  • Collaborate with Senior Developers to design technical solutions for Dovetail’s web product to successfully fulfil the needs of our customers
  • Implement technical solutions to problems defined in conjunction with Senior Developers in order to evolve the existing feature set for Dovetail’s web product, including both “backend” and “frontend” development.
  • Contribute new features written in programming languages like TypeScript Node.js, TypeScript React, HTML, and CSS.
  • Work closely with senior and peer developers, external stakeholders, and customers to proactively gather and understand areas for improvement.
  • Support Senior Developers with the design of detailed guidelines and standards for product development processes
  • Participate in established quality assurance practices like code review, pair programming, design sparring, etc.

Your background

As a Software Developer, ideally you will join us with:

  • A few years writing code at other startups or world-class software companies.
  • The mindset of a solution implementer or problem solver.
  • Recent hands-on exposure to building the frontend and backend of web products with technology like TypeScript, React, GraphQL, Node, ProseMirror, PostgreSQL and AWS.
  • Excellent, concise communication so you can easily convey your thoughts, opinions, and feelings with other teammates, founders, and customers.
  • The right attitude towards a sense of urgency, risk, and uncertainty about the future that comes with working at an early-stage startup.
  • Experience articulating constructive criticism on architectural or design decisions beyond phrases like “I don’t like it” or “it doesn’t look good”.
  • The ability to offer thoughtful opinions on important business decisions like fundraising, hiring, and establishing management structure if / when it’s required.


  • Competitive salary plus equity.
  • Flexible working hours – we value work-life balance.
  • Personal learning and development budget.
  • Office snacks, cereal, sparkling water on tap.
  • Sit-stand desks, 4k 27” monitor, Aeron chairs.
  • Pet friendly office including a terrace, BBQ, concrete floor.
  • Regular events like yoga on Tuesday and monthly social events.
  • Annual company retreats
  • Regular lunch and learn events with other companies.

Apply now

This is a full time role in Sydney, Australia. You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role. If you fit the criteria and the job description sounds exciting, please apply now.

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