Dovetail Studios

We're on the hunt for creative, passionate and talented people


We’re a tight-knit team, who care about our craft. We have hubs in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington, but value productivity over presence. We operate in a flexible fashion, catering to the personal rhythms of our team. We work in small groups on impactful projects, and hire people who are both talented, and have a significant dose of real world experience. If this sounds like a bit of you, we’d love you to get in touch.

Senior Software Engineer

We're looking for a Senior Software engineer to work on a large Ruby on Rails and React project. You'll initially be working on a large Rails project with several million monthly active users. The project also has a React Native app. You'll work closely with the team building the app and may also contribute to that codebase.

We need someone who can ship quality code while remaining mindful of performance, maintainability, and constant improvement of the codebase.

It's an interesting opportunity to work on a large codebase and deal with issues of scale. The project is moving into its next phase of growth, and so we need someone with a mind for architecture who can help take it to the next level.

For this particular role we're looking to hire in Sydney to make clients visits easier. Also because we want a cool and nice person for our Sydney crew.

We like working with people who:

  • Are highly curious. They believe in continuous improvement and learning.
  • Are one part pedant, one part pragmatic, zero parts jerk.
  • Are crafty like a fox. Or maybe more crafty like a fine carpenter.
  • Have a favourite emoji, and can throw a shaka 🤙

We're a distributed team, split across Australia and New Zealand. We have nice offices in Hyde Park, Sydney and Auckland CBD. But flexibility has always been a part of Dovetail, so many of our staff work one or two days a week from home.

The people on your team may not be co-located with you — because of this we value people who are self-motivated and comfortable working in an asynchronous and distributed team.

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