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Lead Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Canberra, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

About Karbon

Karbon is the global leader in practice management software for growth-minded accounting firms. We provide an award-winning, highly collaborative cloud platform that streamlines work and communication, enabling the average accounting firm using Karbon to save 16 hours per week, per employee.

We have customers in 34 countries and have grown into a globally distributed team, with our people based throughout the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines. We are well-funded, ranked #1 on G2, have a fantastic team culture built on our values, are growing rapidly, and making a global impact.

Karbon is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our team in Canberra or Sydney. This person will work with designers, product managers, developers and qa engineers to design and build interactive web applications. They will be responsible for technical specifications, developing, and deploying software.

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will...

  • Assist product managers and designers with the design, prototyping, and preparation of software specifications and interaction designs for product features
  • Assist with the preparation of test plans for the purpose of QA testing software deliverables
  • Work closely with the QA team to resolve issues raised by testing throughout the development cycle
  • Provide timely responses and bug fixes to issues identified during development testing and production support
  • Develop robust, high-quality software that meets the requirements of the agreed specifications and complies with Karbon's formal and informal development team procedures and standards
  • Maintain current knowledge of development technologies used in Karbon software applications, and identify and promote opportunities to extend and enhance the use of these technologies
  • Provide guidance and insight on development methodologies and techniques
  • Ensure that other members of the development team are appropriately tasked and meeting their potential in terms of productivity and professional development
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with the development team and the wider organisation

About You

Candidates with the following characteristics and experience are encouraged to apply:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (or relevant industry experience)
  • 5+ years of experience developing consumer-facing SaaS products
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with an international, distributed team
  • Passionate about all things web-related and developing consumer facing software that is used globally
  • Ability and willingness to go the extra mile and to take pride and ownership of your work
  • Deep understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures, and algorithms
  • Knowledge of network, distributed, asynchronous, and concurrent programming
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the full software development lifecycle
  • Proficiency with C#, SQL Server, and .Net (.Net Core, MVC, WCF, and Web API a plus)
  • Prior experience with Azure Cloud Platform a plus
  • JavaScript/TypeScript experience a plus

Why work at Karbon?

  • Gain global experience across USA, New Zealand, UK, and Canada
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus 5 extra "Karbon Days" off a year
  • Flexible working environment
  • Work with (and learn from) an experienced, high-performing team
  • Be part of a fast-growing company that firmly believes in promoting high performers from within
  • A collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity, invests in development, and provides consistent feedback
  • Generous parental leave

Karbon embraces diversity and inclusion, aligning with our values as a business. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. If you've made it this far in the job description but your past experience doesn't perfectly align, we do encourage you to still apply. You could still be the right person for the role!

When we look for talent to join our team, we want unique, creative, and amazing people that align with values, and help us build a world-class product and company.

We recruit and reward people based on capability and performance. We don’t discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, physical or cognitive ability, and other diversity dimensions that may hinder inclusion in the organization.

Generally, if you are a good person, we want to talk to you. 😛

If there are any adjustments or accommodations that we can make to assist you during the recruitment process, and your journey at Karbon, contact us at for a confidential discussion.

At this time, we request that agency referrals are not submitted for this position. We appreciate your understanding and encourage direct applications from interested candidates. Thank you!