The Role

We’re looking for a self-starter to work side-by-side with the project’s lead dev to build out the product features of an existing early stage product. Given we are an enterprise startup with our first big customer already onboard, there will be a load of opportunity to create and contribute new features, functionality, and even sub-projects as part of the role. You’ll generally be given standalone features, allowing you to work independently to build it out and integrate into the core code base.

It is a full-time role, based in Sydney Ultimo, with an immediate start date.

Given you will be working with some serious ‘movers and shakers’ there will be loads of opportunities to grow professionally with our fast growing startup.


The Product

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We’re building an on-demand platform to support corporate innovation teams discover, test and validate, and scale new business ideas like fast-paced startups do. One of the Big Four Banks in Australia has already purchased the platform. You will be joining the team halfway through its build, and once complete we will be taking it to the wider enterprise market.

It’s a complex product that involves a lot of challenges that as a team we’re empowered to solve however we see fit. It’s also an opportunity to work on a well-designed (beautiful in my opinion) product with a lot of features that will eventually be used by 10s of thousands of people.


About You

  • A strong eye for detail and a taste for aesthetics

  • A talent for clear and friendly communication

  • An excellent (and succinct) written communicator

  • Comfortable taking ownership of your own work

  • A track record of building interesting and/or challenging side projects

  • Well considered opinions with a constant openness to finding a better way

  • A quick learner and problem solver



  • Minimum 3 years developer experience

  • Minimum 1 year of full-time experience (or equivalent) working with Django

  • Experience working with Git


Extra Credit

  • Experience generating PDF views in Django

  • Experience with Django Rest Framework

  • Experience working in the highly dynamic and uncertain world of a startup

  • Experience with other parts of our stack

  • Frontend experience


The Stack

  • Backend

    • Heroku PaaS (for now)

    • Postgres

    • Django Backend

    • Django Rest Framework (API)

  • Frontend

    • AngularJS (v1.x)

    • Bootstrap

    • Sass

    • Gulp

    • Bower

    • Sketch


The Company

You’ll be part of a sub-team within Fusion Labs which is building this product as if it were a standalone startup. The team is currently 4 people in-house and multiple external people working on various aspects (outside engineering).

Fusion Labs itself is a startup that empowers corporates to be more innovative through our proprietary tools, startup best practices, and many years of real world innovation experience. The full team is made up of 10 switched-on, and diverse people that are all a pleasure to work with.

Being part of this team and working on this product will give you access to the best tools and processes for innovation and entrepreneurship available.


The Office

Work out of Australia’s largest co-working space Fishburners, with over 250 other startup employees and founders. Fishburners also hosts dozens of events including meetups and keynote speakers (we’ve previously had Justin Kan of Twitch and Steve Huffman of Reddit) and has:

  • an awesome breakout space

  • tons of whiteboards

  • table tennis

  • foosball

  • a barista quality coffee machine

  • free beer in the fridges

  • a building full of smart people building cool stuff

  • Friday night startup pitches (incl beer, cider, and pizza)



$60,000 - $75,000 salary (plus superannuation) commensurate to experience, despite Fusion Labs being a startup.


To apply, please email with:

  1. a resume (or better, a link to your LinkedIn),

  2. some samples of your work (eg portfolio or Github),

  3. an overview of your most relevant experience, and

  4. to demonstrate attention to detail, please mention your preferred editor/IDE

We’d also like to see a link to the side project you’re most proud of.