What does Alliance Software do?
Alliance Software builds custom web & mobile applications for mid-tier corporates and well funded startups. We actively seek to apply both Lean and Agile principles to our work. We're also the founder of two successful tech startups. Most of our work is delivered in an Agile fashion by teams of 2 - 5+ people and most projects run from 3 - 6 months.
See the associated video for a description of what it's like to work with us.
Why would you want this job?
Great projects - mostly complex web platforms along with regular work in mobile apps & machine learning. Diverse range of clients across a broad range of industries. Projects are big enough to be interesting, small enough to give you variety. Moving projects is a key source of informal training.
Fun, caring atmosphere - a 25 person business, big enough to be organised & small enough to be fun. Dress code in the office is very casual. At home it's up to you.
Smart team - your colleagues are smart programmers. Our PMs aren't too shabby either. The two founders are software engineers themselves.
Accepting & kinda geeky - there's a pool table in the office and weekly staff meetings that combine fun and serious training.
Training & career development - work in small teams, lots of peer review, weekly training sessions plus and tailored individual development programs.
Do I need to live in Melbourne?
Most of our staff live locally and, following Covid, work at our Nunawading office one or two days per week. We're open to an “all remote” offering for high calibre applicants. You need to have Australian working rights (even if you're currently stuck overseas but are happy to work in our timezone).
What skills will you need to get the job?
We care most about coding skills (not specific experience or qualifications) - most staff stay with us for a long time (many over 10 years) and we can teach a good programmer Django and React in a month or two. So whilst knowing our tech helps it's more important to find great developers and we'll teach you specific skills you're missing.
Team and individual - you can work well without supervision but also form an active part of a team. You're keen to learn and have the patience to teach others. When you hit roadblocks you communicate early.
Niceness - 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 the time worked on projects.
How many positions are on offer?
We're looking to fill 2 positions.
What will I get paid?
Senior applicants - $130K - 140K typical package.
$120,000 base + super + paid overtime
Mid tier applicants - $110K to 125K typical package.
$100,000 - 110,000 base + super + paid overtime
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).
Please note – overtime requests are rare but there's lots to be done if you want to.
What's the process from here?
Apply here through SEEK and we'll get back to you. In addition to the usual work history and quals, pls include on your CV:
- Relevant work examples or links eg GitHub
- Australian working rights (Citizen, PR, Visa status & VEVO details)
- Contact details:
- Current residential address
If not Melbourne that's ok; it may work out.
We'll have that conversation later.
- Phone number
- Current residential address
Closing date - this job ad is open until it's filled so best apply soon.
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