Senior/Staff Software Engineer at EstimateOne

Computer Software, Engineering, Full-time, Richmond, Victoria, Australia engineering full-time
Posted 16 days ago

About us

EstimateOne is a team of 55 people (and growing) with a mission to better connect the commercial construction industry in Australia and abroad. We want to enable people to do more of the things that matter, and less of the things that don’t. With 11 years in the game, we're both a profitable and fast growing business.

We're the market leader in Australia & New Zealand and have recently expanded to the UK as well. Our vision is for our platform to become the industry standard. To do that we'll need to make sure we're unlocking value from what we've already built while also inventing new stuff. It's equal parts optimisation and innovation.

About the role

We’re on a growth journey, and we want you to help us shape that. This is an exciting leadership role that will see you as custodian of the platform's quality and usability; in a position to move the needle on customer satisfaction. As a Senior or Staff level Software Engineer you'll make a real, measurable difference to thousands of users by proactively addressing performance and reliability issues, as well as implementing usable, performant, and relevant features. You will guide technical decisions as well as help us shape our Agile practices and uplift our capability in terms of Test Driven Development, Clean Code practices and our ability to work collaboratively.

As a Senior or Staff level Software Engineer, you will measure your success by the outcomes that your team achieves, and not the amount of code you produce. We bring engineers into the conversation early and it's everyone's responsibility to think big-picture and be strategic. You'll work in a cross-functional team in close collaboration with designers and product experts and you’ll help to define the way we work.

We're looking for smart people who are keen to collaborate - it's that simple. The ability to champion our values matters to us; we care about our team and you'll be joining a group of people who want each other to be happy and successful.

About the platform

Our primary codebase is a Symfony app running on AWS and backed by a MySQL database. The older parts of our platform are a pretty standard Twig/jQuery frontend talking to controllers on the backend. All of our new development is focused on building out React components to talk to our GraphQL API, with a plan to migrate the entire platform to React. We've started building out a design system to help power us ahead on that journey. You can see the progress at

We currently use the following technologies:

  • Javascript, Typescript, React
  • GraphQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • AWS technologies including: Lambda, Fargate, EC2, S3, etc
  • Buildkite, Capistrano, Ansible
  • PHP, Symfony
  • Doctrine
  • RabbitMQ
  • Twig

About You

We know that developers with all of these skills do not exist (in fact, we don’t even know how to do all of this stuff, but we want to), so hopefully you can help us with some of that. In an ideal world you will:

  • Have worked with some of the above technologies
  • Want to understand the problems you are solving, not just the features you are building
  • Value the team progressing towards its goal more than individuals task progress
  • Have polyglot experience with back-end languages such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, .Net, Java
  • Have strong experience with front end technologies including React
  • Have experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) and Devops
  • Write clean, testable code and encourage TDD
  • Encourage modern software development techniques including DDD, pair programming, microservice based architecture, CQRS event-sourcing
  • Work collaboratively in a team and encourage Pair Programming
  • Have experience in a range of Agile environments and be able to help refine and uplift our way of working
  • Have experience mentoring junior developers and leading small teams


  • You'll need to be able to WFH until we are allowed to return to our office in Richmond, Melbourne.
  • We are flexible about hours. You don't have to work full time, although we'd love it if you did.
  • You'll need to be a great communicator and a fluent English speaker.
  • You'll need to be legally eligible to work in Australia.
  • Formal training/education is nice, but not a hard requirement (after all, our CEO dropped out of university after six weeks...)


We offer a number of benefits that aren’t just limited to working with the great team. We offer entrepreneurial leave, volunteer leave, flexible hours and we invest in your learning by providing each team member with $5k annually to spend on professional development.

If you're interested in joining our team we encourage you to learn more about what it's like to work with us by reading our employee handbook:

If you want to be part of our growth journey, apply with your updated CV and we will be in touch!