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Software Engineer

Sydney, AustraliaFull time

What you will do

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

  • Collaborate with senior engineers 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 engineers 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 engineers, external stakeholders, and customers to proactively gather and understand areas for improvement.
  • Support senior engineers 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 Engineer, 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.

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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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