Golang Job: Staff Engineer

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Melbourne - Australia

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Golang Job Details

Who we are

EstimateOne is an Australian-born SaaS platform and one of AFR’s 2022 Best Places to Work in Australia and NZ. Headquartered in Richmond, Melbourne, our ambition is to become the global industry standard procurement platform in the commercial construction industry.

We’re the market leaders in Australia & NZ, and now we are growing the size of our team so that we can extend our product offering and enter new markets. We recently secured $20M in new investment to support our strategy, so it’s a really exciting time to be joining us.

At EstimateOne, we believe that by looking after our whole ecosystem of users and balancing the needs of our team, our shareholders and the industry, we can achieve our vision to become a global leader in construction technology; famous for the positive impact on the industry we serve. 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.

Our established scaleup vibe keeps things lively. We’ve come a long way in 14 years, and seeing what we’ve achieved in that time, get’s us pretty excited for the next 14. We’re passionate about transparent and fair expectations and results and we have a commitment to creating a career-defining place to work for all of our team.

About the platform

We’ve started the journey of splitting our PHP (Symfony) monolith into microservices. For all new services or anything that needs to be rewritten we’re using Node, and we have a few teams using Golang for performance-based services.

All of our front-end development is in React and Typescript to talk to our GraphQL API.

For infrastructure, we are in AWS using things like Lambda, Fargate, S3, etc, which are controlled by Terraform, Ansible, Capistrano and Buildkite.

We've started building out a design system to help power us ahead on our journey. You can see the progress at https://styleguide.estimateone.com

The role

We’re looking for a Staff Engineer (Technical Lead) to join our team. Staff Engineers at EstimateOne are responsible for the technical and architectural direction, uplifting technical best practices and mentoring and upskilling other Engineers within the team.

We know that Engineers 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 experience with some of the following:

  • Polyglot experience with back-end languages such as Node.js, PHP, Ruby, Python, .Net, or Java
  • Strong experience with React and Typescript
  • Experience with uplifting Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) and Devops practices
  • Write and encourage clean, testable code and encourage TDD
  • Have experience in a range of Agile environments and be able to help refine and uplift our way of working
  • Have experience mentoring developers
  • 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

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. If you’re a motivated, self-starter and user-orientated person with experience in growing a company and designing products in a construction technology space, we need you in our team.


There’s more to working at EstimateOne than just creating game-changing technology for the construction industry. We know that to reach the lofty goals we set ourselves we need to look after our team, our shareholders and the industry we serve. These are just a few of the things we offer:

  • Flexible working hours & the ability to WFH
  • You don’t have to work full-time, but we’d love it if you did.
  • $5,000 per year to put towards your professional development
  • 5 days entrepreneurial leave per year, to work on your side projects and make them come to life
  • Paid Parental & volunteer leave
  • Business-wide activities on a Friday afternoon, every 7 weeks (think escape rooms, drawing classes, games afternoons, cooking classes)
  • We also match NFP donations 2:1 - to name a few!

EstimateOne is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Should you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. As a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer, we also commit to responding to every applicant.