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Full Stack Engineer at Propeller Aero

Surry Hills, NSW

Construction. Waste management. Aggregates. These industries are dirty, dangerous, and often overlooked by a world obsessed with sexy new technology, social networks, and shiny devices running the latest apps.

But without construction, you’d have no place to live or work. Without aggregates, say goodbye to your roads and sidewalks. And landfills? You get it.

Propeller sees opportunity in these vital industries. Opportunity to change how the world gets built, make extracting resources safer and more efficient, and ensure waste is handled in the most environmentally friendly way.

We give the people building our civilisation the power to track, map, and measure everything they do. We close the information gap between a physical worksite and the people who manage it.

If you love the idea of working for a company that codes a latte-delivery app or builds an expensive smart water bottle, do not apply for this job.

But if this huge opportunity piques your interest or, better yet, you’re excited about smart software and hardware solutions that solve problems for honest, hard working people —Propeller is the place for you.

We’re fascinated with solving hard problems in uncharted territories. Everyone is empowered to approach, own, and solve problems creatively. We’re 100% about impact and 0% about ego.

We treat each other in a way that means people love coming to work. We listen and we own our mistakes. We really like making each other laugh. We embrace and inspire change. We are transparent, respectful, and fair. Want to know what our team actually says about us? Check out our Glassdoor reviews.

Your mission

You'll be building our core survey processing machinery. Propeller is growing fast and that means data, and lots of it, in all shapes and sizes, from a range of drones, cameras, scanners and machines, in a huge variety of reference systems from around the world. You will be working closely with our team of GIS Specialists and hardware engineers to ensure our customers can capture and process data reliably and accurately.

You will be working across the stack in pursuit of getting captured data into Propeller, processed through a cluster of very busy machines, and a series of exacting quality gates so that the customer has a reliably accurate surface available to track and measure their site.

About you

You are up for a challenge and don't mind turning your hand to a range of interesting problems. You can build front-ends, but your interest goes as deep as the problem — through devops, cloud computing, databases, esoteric GIS tools, and scantly documented file formats to build robust and simple solutions.

Your capacity for challenges may not extend all the way to the hardware or WebGL — but if it does, Propeller has a broad range of teams to grow into. Ultimately, you are interested in the outcome as much as the code and collaborate closely with a range of specialists and customer-facing teams to get the job done.

Your skills

  • Degree qualified, ideally in software engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent collaborative skills and ability to be part of a close-knit but globally spread-out team
  • Node.js / JavaScript and Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS / CloudFormation
  • React / Redux
  • Docker
  • CI practices
  • API integrations

Bonus points for personal experience with, or working knowledge of

  • Coordinate reference systems
  • GIS tools such as Agisoft Metashape, GDAL, PDAL, GlobalMapper, CloudCompare
  • Ruby / Rails

About us

We’re really proud of our Glassdoor rating and, according to our Culture Amp survey, 100% of people here would recommend us as a great place to work. We offer employee stock options, paid parental leave, and a beautiful office with stocked kitchens in Surry Hills, not to mention the best roof deck in Sydney. We take being a good place to work pretty seriously.

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Job Type

Full Time

About Propeller Aero

Office address

  • 251 Riley Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Company size

51-200 people

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