We’re looking for some high calibre senior developers to assist in our teams and speculating that by offering a role that suits people with lower time availability we can attract additional applicants.
Our minimum expectation is a 60% role with time in our offices 4 days per week. This will give you enough contact time to be a key member of a team.
The role would suit parents of school aged children.
Work for Software Engineers – Both your colleagues and the company owners are seriously smart programmers. We’re a 35 person business. Big enough to be stable and organised, small enough to be fun.
Low Stress, Accepting & Geeky Environment – The dress code is (very) casual and almost everyone here is a geek at heart. There’s a pool table for those who are interested and we have a relaxed, diverse and accepting culture (and decent looking offices).
Variety of Projects to Work On – We undertake custom web and mobile programming for clients across a broad range of industries. Over time you’ll do work on a variety of systems in different platforms each with unique challenges.
Training & Career Development – We want our people to continually grow – you’ll work in small teams, do code reviews, participate in weekly training sessions and be part of our ongoing professional development program which includes a dedicated yearly training budget.
Machine Learning Focus – We’re actively building an ML capacity (e.g. you’ll be given the opportunity to learn ML if you don’t know it already).
Eastern Suburbs – If you hate commuting and live near Blackburn, you’ll save time every day!
Try Before You Buy – We understand moving jobs can be risky so we give suitable applicants the option to do a week of paid work and check us out first.
Flexible Working Hours – If you have school aged kids, or have other projects on the go, or are just looking for a great work-life balance, then this job is for you. Whilst we do need you on site at least 4 days per week, we offer great flexibility in how that time is structured.
What skills do you need to get the job?
Great Coding Skills – every day you’ll be solving hard software problems. You’ll have years of practice doing this (maybe you were paid, maybe you did it for fun).
Technical Self Management – You’re able to manage your own work well. You’ll help with sprint planning and task estimation. You’ll identify challenges, happily debate the best approach to a problem and do your share of code reviews; but you won’t need significant technical oversight (e.g. consistent input into how to do a task).
If you’re a senior developer you’ll also help set the pace within your team. You’ll bring experience and common sense to your work and happily take on our hardest and most uncertain tasks including troubleshooting and exploratory work.
Communication – You’ll keep your team and PM’s / Scrum Master up to date with your progress. When you hit roadblocks you’ll tell people early so we can make alternative plans.
A bonus would be experience in Linux sysadmin, front end & unit testing frameworks, CSS3 / Bootstrap / jQuery and mobile app development.
Don’t have these skills? We’ve also had some great engineers join us with without direct experience but the capacity to get up to speed quickly, so if that’s you feel free to apply.
Niceness – We expect you to be a nice person and work well in a team (no jerks please!).
Most of all, you’ll need a passion for writing code. Typically staff here have spent years writing code in their spare time, just for fun because they love it. The result is they’re all great programmers.
What don’t current staff like?
The one common groan is that we require staff to fill in time cards via an online system. This lets us pay overtime and track time worked on projects.
Where will I be working?
Our offices are a 10-15 minute walk from both the Blackburn and Nunawading train stations, and are located above BBQs Galore at 234 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading.
How many positions are on offer?
We’re looking to fill 1 – 2 positions.
What does Alliance Software do?
Alliance Software is a 35 person developer of complex custom web applications. We’re also the founder of two successful tech startups. We have an engaged customer base of mid tier corporates & well funded startups.
Most of our work is delivered in an Agile fashion by teams of 3 – 7 people and most projects run from 3 – 9 months.
What will I get paid?
120K to 130K typical full time package consisting of $110,000 base plus super with $60/hour paid overtime (hours above agreed threshold).
Salary will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis based on the work volume you’re able to perform.
How does paid overtime work?
Yep – this is unusual. Everyone here gets automatic paid overtime. You’ll be expected to work an agreed minimum number of productive hours per day (typically 7.5). If you do more, you’ll be paid overtime automatically.
For example, assume your base was 7.5 hours per day and you did an average of 8.5 productive hours per day. You would earn $13,500 in overtime payments ($60 per hour x 1 hours x 5 days x 45 weeks at work per year).
Paid overtime is great for part time staff as it allows you to do extra paid work if you periods of greater availability.
Please note – overtime requests are rare but there’s lots to be done if you want to.
What’s the cut off?
This job ad is open until mid June.
What’s the process from here?
Alliance Software is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity.
Send your resume and a covering letter, including relevant work examples (GitHub links etc.) to [email protected]
N.B. We are not considering remote staff or sponsoring overseas workers for this role. Please only apply if you live in Melbourne (or are currently relocating) and if this is the case please indicate it in your cover letter.
Suitable applicants will be invited to perform a brief online test to confirm you can code, then a more detailed technical assessment and an in-person interview.
Want to talk? Call our CEO / Founder Ben Stickland in our office on (03) 9955 7000
Alliance Software is a web development agency with a long history spanning back to 1999. Software developers at heart, we have evolved to now offer end to end strategy and design services also. In this time we’ve spun off two successful tech startups (Web2TV and Noble Samurai) employing an additional 10 staff.
We’re fortunate to have a number of high calibre long serving developers (many who’ve worked with us for over 10 years). Staff here regularly change roles and are given the opportunity to try their hand in different parts of the business. We’re now looking to grow again and are looking for similarly smart developers to join us.
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Applications close mid June.
Send your resume and a covering letter (including relevant work examples, GitHub links etc.) to [email protected]