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Senior Software Engineer

Sydney, AustraliaFull time

What you will do

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

  • Identify, define, design and implement technical solutions for Dovetail’s web product to successfully fulfil the needs of our customers
  • Work closely with the CEO, CTO, other engineers, external stakeholders, and customers to proactively gather, understand and prioritise areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to evolve the existing feature set for Dovetail’s web product, including both “backend” and “frontend” development.
  • Maintain and foster a pragmatic approach to software development within and across our teams (think - “Just in time engineering”)
  • Mentor colleagues to promote team wide career and personal growth through established practices like code review, pair programming, design sparring, etc.
  • Contribute new features written in programming languages like TypeScript Node.js, TypeScript React, HTML, and CSS.
  • Collaborate on, improve, and maintain detailed guidelines and standards for product development processes and application security based on industry best practices and your experience.

Your background

As a Senior Software Engineer, ideally you will join us with:

  • Several years writing code and managing teams at other startups or world-class software companies. You should be able to hit the ground running and step into team management as we grow.
  • The mindset of a problem solver or problem finder
  • Extensive hands-on exposure to building the frontend and backend of web products with technology like TypeScript, React, GraphQL, Node, ProseMirror, PostgreSQL and AWS.
  • Practical knowledge of how to architect cloud services so they can scale to thousands of concurrent users worldwide (“web-scale” if you will!)
  • An understanding of all roles involved in product development—from product management to marketing—and the ability to explain how each one adds value to the business.
  • 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

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This is a full time role in Sydney, Australia. If you fit the criteria and the job description sounds exciting, please apply now.

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