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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Canberra, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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 software engineers skilled in balancing efficiency and excellence. Ideal candidates thrive in teamwork, innovate, and maintain products while valuing autonomy and creativity. We prioritize ownership and impact, welcoming diversity, passion, and authenticity in a collaborative, sincere environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Balance Speed and Quality—You adeptly balance the need for speed with a commitment to quality. You know when to accelerate to meet deadlines and when to focus on detail for perfect outcomes. You have the judgment to navigate these priorities effectively, maintaining a keen eye for both efficiency and excellence.
  • Work effectively as part of a team—Software development is a team sport, where solo victories are rare. It thrives on your robust collaboration and dedication to supporting your colleagues. You contribute to a harmonious blend of focused work and engaging discussions, flexible between home and office settings, ensuring everyone can contribute to the team's success. You are eager to be part of an exceptional team, ready to invest your efforts towards collective achievements.
  • Build and maintain—Your role involves developing innovative products and ensuring the continuous operation of existing ones. You appreciate not only the allure of new technologies but also the importance of iterative improvements on established systems. Your commitment to pioneering and preservation is crucial.
  • Autonomy—You are inherently curious, finding joy in learning and exploration. Faced with challenges and direction rather than predefined solutions, you engage fully and creatively with problems.
  • Own your work—You take genuine pride in your creations, feeling a deep sense of responsibility for the products you develop and their impact on customers. This sense of ownership is paramount, and you share this commitment.
  • Bring your passion and personality—Your creativity, curiosity, and authentic self make the team stronger. If you've worked in highly political environments, you'll find our culture, free from office politics and valuing openness and authenticity, a refreshing change.


  • We are primarily a .NET-focused team, seeking candidates proficient in C#, SQL Server, and .NET technologies (MVC, Web API, .NET Core). That said, candidates with demonstrated ability to repeatedly and successfully adapt to new technologies over several years will also be considered.
  • Team versatility is important, so experience with JavaScript/TypeScript is considered a plus.
  • Strong communication skills are essential for our international, multi-locational team dynamics.
  • Candidates should understand scalable systems, software architecture, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Familiarity with the full software development life cycle and engineering best practices is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is needed.

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!