Want to Become a Silverponder?

  •   The Silverpond Team



We are a team of technologists and consultants who specialise in solving challenging problems from the forefront of IT. Our expertise covers data science, software engineering, machine learning, and design.

We are always on the look-out for like-minded technophiles and have three roles available. If you’re interested in joining our team, please get in touch with us.

Roles:

Role: Data Engineer

Silverpond is keen to grow their data-science capabilities by hiring a data-engineer to bridge the gap between data-science and infrastructure.


This will involve:

  • Evolving processes
  • Building initially effective, but flexible data-solutions
  • Iterating designs to make good data-engineering practices easier

The following skills are desirable, but not strictly required:

  • Dev-Ops capabilities (infrastructure automation)
  • Data-curation skills
  • Database design
  • Schema definition and enforcement
  • Data-pipleline engineering
  • Data-dependency analysis and resolution

We’d love to see opinions on tools and practices. Don’t be shy!

Role: Software Engineer

Silverpond undertakes a substantial amount of software-engineering, development, and architecture as part of our work. We need people with a deep and practical understanding of software development in order to build solutions for ourselves and our clients.


The following skills are desirable, but not strictly required:

  • Polyglot (competent in at least 3 programming languages)
  • Confident in either Java, Ruby or Go
  • Understanding of Functional Programming
  • 5 years experience

Role: Front-End / Designer

We’re looking for someone with the ability to distill complicated and convoluted requirements and ideas into simple interfaces. A strong focus on how the user will interact with your creations is critical.


The following skills are desirable, but not strictly required:

  • Javascript, HTML, CSS, etc.
  • Adobe Suite tools
  • Experience in design and development
  • Design portfolio

Role: Machine Learning Practitioner

Someone with a love for reading recent research and putting it to the test will be highly regarded for this role. At Silverpond we adopt and adapt new techniques quickly, so research-driven explorers are welcome!


The following skills are desirable, but not strictly required:

  • Understanding of how to implement research
  • Python & Tensorflow knowledge
  • Commercial ML experience

In General

Although the details of a position at Silverpond will depend on the kind of work being undertaken, we value several traits highly and they can be considered applicable across all roles…

T-Shaped

At Silverpond we’re interested in a wide range of domains and appreciate colleagues with similarly diverse interests. A diverse set of interests and skills gives perspective, prevents echo-chamber effects and allows us to think outside of the box. That being said, we also value having deep expertise in at least one area. This shows that an individual is capable of digging into the details, theory and perculiarities of a subject when required.

Problem Solver

The ability to focus on finding a solution to the problem at hand is very useful to us. Although we love thinking about the theory behind what we’re currently working on, we are pragmatists at heart. Especially when working with clients, we find it valuable to design effective solutions quickly, and improve upon them to design elegant final products.

Communications / Collaboration

One of the bedrocks of our organisation is clear communication. Everything from the meetings and events that we hold, to the software that we write is intended to communicate in some fashion. As consultants, we are both facilitators and problem solvers. Effective communication is not only part of our day-to-day, it is what set us apart.

Initiative

The ability to take initiative and start initiatives is a big part of what it means to be a Silverponder. This refers to our role in the both the workplaces as well as the communities that we participate in. We appreciate strong opinions backed by deep understanding on which solutions are best, as well as a passionate drive to see them through.

Self-Learning

While we run several internal groups, public meetups, workshops, and have the opportunity to pick up a great deal of knowledge on the projects which we work, a powerful thirst for knowlege and learning is a trait shared by Silverponders that has helped us all become proficient in our work and interests. If you share this with us then Silverpond is very flexible in helping you not only build your knowledge, but also apply it and turn your interests into your work.


Diversity

We are committed to diversity. We would like to see a more balanced tech community, and strongly encourage women and people of all backgrounds to apply.

If you think you can bring something new to our team then we would love to hear from you!

Are You Interested?

If you are interested in working for Silverpond, then please, get in touch by emailing hello@silverpond.com.au.

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382 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC, 3000

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Contact us

(03) 9008 5922

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