Careers

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Work Environment

We’re a small, dedicated software engineering team headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. We balance elegance with pragmatism and sound judgement to punch above our weight and deliver great software that makes a difference.

Our customers rely on us, and we rely on each other. We all share a positive attitude, a desire to create quality, and an innate tendency to help each other out and watch each other’s backs. 

We enjoy our work; we like to feel challenged but not overwhelmed, and we enjoy meaningful work that makes a positive contribution to the world.

We’re not an agency, we’re not a corporate cubicle farm, and we’re not a cool start-up. We’re an established business with sustainable work practices and a sense of family. There’s also very little hierarchy here. We are a meritocracy and good ideas can come from anyone.

Cultural Values

We value:

  • Working in a safe, positive and life-friendly workplace;
  • Delivering meaningful results for our customers, the company and the planet;
  • Being conscientious in our work, and pragmatic to maximise its value;
  • Having integrity in our people and our systems.

We like working with people who share our ethos for a healthy workplace.

Life Friendly

Datalink is a family and life-friendly work environment with modern management and a work/life culture.

With arrangement, staff can work from home and work flexible times to fit around their lives. 

We want you to have a holiday, see your child’s after-school concert, take the dog for a walk, go to the gym. We care about the individual. We think that people do their best work when they’re healthy, happy and safe to be themselves. Crazy, huh!

Melbourne HQ

Datalink HQ is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Our office is task-centred, with a mix of workspaces that suit different styles of work. All staff get a modern MacBook that allows them to roam the office (and the world) as needed to work in teams or individually.

Standing desks, large-size monitors and comfy chairs are standard-issue. We’ve got gigabit internet, several meeting rooms and breakout spaces to collaborate, couches for informal working, and a quiet room for those times when we need to focus.

Our serviced office features a fully-equipped kitchen with fresh fruit, coffee, filtered water and regular events such as morning teas and “wine-down” Fridays. And being Melbourne, there are hundreds of amazing food and coffee options nearby.

Your work at Datalink HQ will combine periods of collaborative work with independent work. Some days will be quiet and focussed, some days will be chatty.

Our recruitment process

We know it’s time-consuming looking for a job, so we’ve developed a simple recruitment flow to ensure a good fit without wasting too much of your time.

We’ll try to always be upfront and fast if we feel you’re not right for the role, so you can concentrate elsewhere.

  1. Send us your resume: The first step in applying for this role is to send us your resume. We try and review all resumes we get within a day or two of receiving them.
  2. Complete a technical survey: If we like what we read, then we’ll follow up and ask you to complete a short technical survey so we can get a quick sense of your technical chops.
  3. Phone meeting: After we review the technical survey, if we like what we see then we’ll arrange a phone interview where you can tell us about your experiences and we each get to ask each other some questions. This will be with the manager you’ll deal with daily, and it lasts about 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Meet us in-person: If we both think you may be suitable for the role, we’ll invite you to an in-person interview at our office. This is where you get to see where you’ll work, meet the team and put your best foot forward. It will cover both technical and non-technical aspects, and will include some pair coding and some whiteboard work.
  5. Offer: If this goes well, we’ll follow up with an offer within a day or two.

To all recruitment agencies: we usually recruit directly. We’ll add a note to our job adverts if we’re open to recruiting through an agency. 

Job Opportunities

We have a number of opportunities to be a part of our small, dedicated team that is working to enhance and extend an established SaaS product to turn it into a world-leading product. 

We favour aptitude over skill. If you have the right stuff but don’t have direct experience with our technologies, then don’t let that dissuade you from applying.

We are not accepting resumes just yet, but will be ready in mid-October to commence recruitment. 

Experienced Software Engineer

RECRUITMENT COMMENCES MID-OCTOBER

We are seeking a motivated, experienced LAMP+JS engineer to join our team, working on our platform across the stack. You’ll work with a range of technologies from the server to the client.

This role is a mid-level role that will grow into a senior position as you gain experience with our stack.

Our stack includes:

  • Back-end: PHP, SQL, NoSQL, Doctrine, Zend
  • Front-end: HTML & CSS, JavaScript (both TypeScript and ES5), React, Backbone, Cordova
  • Services: AWS, ElasticSearch, Cognito, Redis, RDS, CouchDB, Docker 
  • Tooling: Jenkins, Selenium, BASH

We know that ‘full stack’ is pretty broad nowadays, so we’ll get to know you when you apply and we can adapt to suit your strengths and interests. We’re interested in your aptitude more than your skills, and can tailor the role for the right applicant.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the right attitude
  • Have solid skills with the core web technologies HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP and SQL.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge and a preference for quality software engineering practices such as software design patterns, test-driven development and others
  • Be as comfortable in maintaining existing code as writing new code

Bonus points for any of the following: UI or UX skills, writing, experience with Zend, Doctrine, CouchDB, JSON Schema, Backbone, Cordova, Cognito.

Your role will include:

  • Designing, developing, testing and releasing new platform features
  • Improving existing features based on feedback and analysis, as well as fixing defects on the platform
  • Working with customers and product specialists to design and implement end solutions on top of the platform
  • Helping customers to achieve their mission with direct customer interaction
  • Conducting automated and manual testing, code reviews, security reviews, retrospectives and other aspects of the craft of software development.

At Datalink, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for mentoring, pair programming and professional development both formally and informally.

Graduate Software Developer

RECRUITMENT COMMENCING MID-OCTOBER

We are seeking a motivated, graduate-level software engineer to join our team, working on our platform across the stack.

You’ll be exposed to a range of technologies from the server to the client, and will work both collaboratively and independently on a range of tasks including feature development, customer solution development and quality.

This is a great role to get a broad range of experiences in a “devops” style software engineering team, where you’ll get experience from initial designs and briefings all the way through our software development process and out into the hands of users.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the right attitude
  • Have solid skills with the core web technologies HTML/CSS, JavaScript, SQL and a back-end technology, preferably PHP.
  • Have solid conceptual software development skills, with demonstrated knowledge in quality software engineering practices such as software design patterns, test-driven development and others.

Your role will include:

  • Developing, testing and releasing new platform features
  • Improving existing features based on feedback and analysis, as well as fixing defects on the platform
  • Working with customers and product specialists to design and implement end solutions on top of the platform
  • Helping customers to achieve their mission with direct customer interaction
  • Conducting automated and manual testing, code reviews, security reviews, retrospectives and other aspects of the craft of software development.

At Datalink, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for mentoring, pair programming and professional development both formally and informally.

This role can grow into a senior position over time.

We’re commencing recruitment in mid-October for these roles.

We’re only a small team and we’re focussed on other things right now, but we’re gearing up for recruitment and will be ready shortly.

If you’ve got what it takes, and if you can see yourself being a key contributor in a small, friendly and dedicated team working on an interesting problem, then get check back here after October 12. 

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