Careers

The Internet of Things is more than a buzzword; it represents a multi-trillion-dollar market opportunity over the next 20 years. We call this the Quantified Economy. Buddy Platform is working from the ground up to help realize the promise of smarter spaces. From a powerful cloud service, to a flexible monitoring system for buildings, to a forever-free back end for mobile applications, Buddy is providing the building blocks necessary to unlock the power of data, and the insights it can provide.

We have a vibrant and engaging team culture, and a strong work ethic – putting our customers at the center of every decision we make. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, but there’s lots more to do. We’re passionate about the promise of smart spaces, and the savings, quality of life and services they can provide. If you’re looking for a place to learn, execute, and thrive, we’d love to get in touch.

 

We have offices in Adelaide, South Australia, Seattle, Washington, Dublin, Irelandand Miami, Florida and new opportunities to join the team pop up regularly. IoT is growing fast, and so are we.

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Mission and Culture

We are looking for stand out developers, marketing and sales people who want to be a part of a rapidly growing company and work in a fun, team-centered culture.

We have a strong dedication to our product and our customers’ experience. We believe in a handful of simple core values that shape what we do:

  • Customer-focus: We recognize our customers determine our success.
  • Transparency: We communicate clearly and directly.
  • Accountability: We do what we commit to and take responsibility for our actions.
  • Ownership: We all have skin in the game and we act like it.
  • Fun: We revel in our work and each other.

Benefits

Healthcare options:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits for employee, spouse, dependents (U.S. employees)

Time-off:

  • Vacation and sick days (take as needed) and nine (9) designated paid holidays for U.S. employees.
  • Twenty (20) days annual leave, public holidays and ten (10) days personal leave for Australian employees.

Other:

  • 401(k) (U.S. employees)
  • Orca Card (Seattle employees)
  • Snacks, drinks and company sponsored lunches
  • Monthly team outings from happy hours to sporting events, we do it all together!
  • Opportunity to travel domestically and globally to help our customers, attend industry events, and spend time in Buddy offices in Seattle and Australia.

If all this sounds good, shoot us a note.

Here are the opportunities we are actively looking to fill, but if you are an experienced, enthusiastic person who wants to make an impact, and Buddy sounds like a good fit, don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected].

You can also follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook where we will be advertising job opportunities on a regular basis.


Job Listings

ROLE IS ADELAIDE BASED – with no relocation being offered.

Do you want to work on real products that help conserve natural resources and save the planet? Do you want to lead small feature crews that solve and ship real user stories every week? Do you want to help your crew grow their skill set and careers with close support from your community of peer leads and the VP of Engineering?

Come join Buddy Platform, a fast-growing company with offices in Seattle and Adelaide, Australia!

Our team is built around feature crews that blend three to four people with different skills (frontend, backend, mobile, …). Each crew jointly functions as a full-stack group to deliver end-to-end stories. Depending on the week, the work may touch our analytics pipeline, advance our rich mobile and web experiences, improve our engineering systems, or all of the above.

We’re looking for an engineering lead equally interested in their own growth and the growth of their crew. We’ll help you build that crew with well-matched and complementary engineers that help you expand both your and their breadth of skills over time. Your time will be spent working as an engineer, a mentor, and a product designer, not doing paperwork.

Our tech stack is centered around Azure, Java, React, and Azure. You don’t need to be deeply proficient in those exact technologies today, experience in equivalent environments and a willingness to learn are fine.

Buddy balances the best of both startups and more established companies: have the kind of impact on the company’s product, culture, and direction that you get at a startup, but also get stock grants of publicly traded stock, and sustainable working hours. Our offices are in dynamic downtown locations. We encourage all-expenses-paid engineer exchanges between our Seattle and Adelaide offices on a regular basis. We also encourage career growth through conferences and training programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Using software engineering principles to design, plan and build solutions
  • Collaborate with feature crew engineers (to plan and deliver user stories in sprints
  • Collaborate with peer leads and the heads of Product and Engineering to shape the direction of features and the product at large
  • Work well in a team
  • Apply your intellectual and emotional intelligence to resolve ambiguity and find the right path forward
  • Share DevOps and QA responsibilities within the team
  • Take on week-long on-call rotations every few months (much easier with a globally distributed team across time zones)
  • Grow into a principal engineer, principal engineering lead, or program manager role over time (we support people switching in and out of management or across disciplines over time as they desire)

Qualifications:

  • Strong background in software engineering
  • Degree or equivalent experience plus 8+ years’ industry experience in software engineering (frontend, backend, or otherwise)
  • Proven track record in people leadership
  • Proven track record in working with and resolving ambiguity
  • Proven track record in flexibility
  • Passion for learning
  • Passion for communicating clearly and respectfully
  • Experience with Azure or equivalent cloud providers
  • Experience designing, building solutions with Java or equivalent languages
  • Experience with ElasticSearch or Postgres highly regarded
  • An understanding of information security fundamentals
  • Ability to troubleshoot performance issues at scale

Ideal Technology Strengths:

  • GraphQL
  • Java/Kotlin
  • Azure
  • ElasticSearch
  • Android (Java)/ iOS (Swift)
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • React
  • React Native

ROLE IS SEATTLE BASED – with no relocation being offered.

Do you want to work on real products that help conserve natural resources and save the planet? Do you want to lead small teams that solve and ship real user stories every week?

Our team is built around scrum teams that blend people with different skills (product, qa, frontend, backend, mobile, …). Each team jointly functions as a full-stack group to deliver end-to-end stories. Depending on the week, the work may touch our analytics pipeline, advance our rich mobile and web experiences, improve our engineering systems, or all of the above.

We’re looking for an experienced frontend engineer who can mentor junior developers, and contribute to establishing patterns and practices for all front end developers to follow. Your time will be spent working as an engineer, a mentor, and a product designer, a champion. If you are a full stack engineer or would enjoy the chance to grow your backend skills, then thats a bonus.

Our tech stack currently focuses on Java, React, and Azure. You don’t need to be deeply proficient in those exact technologies today, experience in equivalent environments and a passion for learning and adapting is great.

We’re a startup, and were on the ASX. So have the kind of impact on the company’s product, culture, and direction that you get at a startup, but also get stock grants of publicly traded stock, and working hours that allow you to spend quality time with your family.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with feature crew engineers (pair-programming as appropriate) to plan and deliver user stories every week or two
  • Collaborate with peer leads and the heads of Product and Engineering to shape the direction of features and the product at large
  • Grow the people around you
  • Apply your intellectual and emotional intelligence to resolve ambiguity and find the right path forward
  • Share DevOps and QA responsibilities within the team (we have no walls to throw things over)
  • Take on week-long on-call rotations every few months (much easier with a globally distributed team across time zones)
  • Grow into a principal engineer, principal engineering lead, or program manager role over time (we support people switching in and out of management or across disciplines over time as they desire)

Qualifications:

  • Ability to apply software engineering principles to solve problems with a focus on simplicity and maintainability
  • Degree or equivalent experience plus 8+ years’ industry experience in software engineering (frontend, backend, or otherwise)
  • Proven track record in people leadership (experience in a direct management role strongly desired but not required)
  • Proven track record in working with and resolving ambiguity
  • Proven track record in flexibility
  • Passion for learning
  • Passion for communicating clearly and respectfully

Ideal Technology Strengths:

  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • React
  • HTML/CSS

Bonuses for the following:

  • React Native
  • GraphQL
  • Java/Kotlin
  • Azure
  • Android (Java) / iOS (Swift)
  • ElasticSearch