Why Would You Want this Job?

Work for Software Engineers – both your colleagues and the company owners are seriously smart programmers. We’re a 25 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.

We Value Coding Skills (more than qualifications or employment history…) – we know that you become a great programmer by spending thousands of hours writing code. So whilst a solid employment history and qualifications are handy (they show you can stick with something) it’s really your programming skills we’re interested in.

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 (we think you’ll like it…).


The Role & Benefits

What does Alliance Software do?

Alliance Software is a custom web and mobile application development business. We’re also the founder of two successful tech startups. We have an engaged customer base of well funded startups and mid tier corporates.

What personal skills do you need to get the job? 

  • Intelligence – we want people of high IQ to solve hard problems
  • Niceness – we expect you to be a nice person and work well in a team.
  • Communication – both in our regular meetings and in work generally, you’ll need to keep others informed about your work and seek input as required.
  • Speed – you need to be able to produce a reasonable volume of work for the time put in.

But 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 professional skills are required?

Core Skills:

  • Python (esp Django) – this is the primary skill we are seeking
  • Javascript frameworks (e.g. React, Angular)
  • Database development (MySQL or PostgreSQL)

Bonus Skills:

These are advantageous but not required .

  • Linux Sysadmin
  • Front end & Unit testing frameworks
  • CSS3 / Bootstrap / jQuery
  • Mobile App Development experience

How many positions are on offer?

We’re looking to fill two positions.


What will I get paid?

$93,000 base, $8K super and $60/hour paid overtime (over 7 hours per day). Typical package is 98K to 110K plus super.

How does paid overtime work?

Yep – this is unusual. Everyone here gets automatic paid overtime. You’ll be expected to work a minimum 7 productive hours per day which includes both client and internal and. If you do more, you’ll be paid overtime monthly.

For example, assume you work an average of 8.5 productive hours per day – you would earn $20,250 in overtime payments ($60 per hour x 1.5 hours x 5 days x 45 weeks at work per year). This would take your salary to $113,250 + super (or gross $123K).

Please note – overtime requests are rare but there’s lots to be done if you want to. You can do as many or as few bonus hours as you like.

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.

What’s the cut off?

Applications close midnight Sunday the 17th of September. However we’re likely to begin interviews prior to this date.

What’s the process from here?

Send your resume and a covering letter (including relevant work examples, GitHub links etc.) to [email protected]

Suitable applicants will be invited to perform an online test and in-person interview.

Want to talk? Call Ben Stickland in our office on (03) 9955 7000

Our Story

Alliance Software is a web application 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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Want to apply?

Applications close midnight Sunday the 6th of August.

Send your resume and a covering letter (including relevant work examples, GitHub links etc.) to [email protected]