You’ll be working on meaningful projects that are far-reaching and high impact. How far-reaching? On any given day take a train or a bus and watch passengers busy on their phones, immersed in apps. They’re banking, making travel plans, transacting with their telco, topping-up toll tags, booking reservations, or following real-time bushfire alerts.
Many of these apps are the brainchild of ARQ, made in-house and powering everyday tasks for Australians. You’ll do work that’s far-reaching and impactful – and some of it – potentially life saving. So if work with purpose is your thing, apply to ARQ and join +450 other enterprise experts making a meaningful impact.
25 years ago we were the first to flick the switch for internet to Australian households across the country. We’ve been innovating ever since, building Australia’s first websites, mobile apps, voice, data and cloud solutions.
From day-one, you’ll inherit a heritage of 25 years of innovation-firsts. A heritage beyond a cool-sounding tag line… it’s a decades-old culture you’ll experience across the entire company, from the CEO who codes, to your project leaders and colleagues. Working at ARQ offers the empowerment of ‘anything-is-possible’ when you’re surrounded by Australia’s most brilliant minds in Dev Ops, Data Scientists, UX, Service Design, Product Designers and more.
You’ll be part of Australia’s oldest new startup: 25 years of getting started…
Welcome to a startup culture that’s two and a half decades in the making. Your career at ARQ will immerse you into an entrepreneurial ecosystem that’s promoted from the top-down by leaders who built multimillion-dollar digital businesses from behind their keyboards (from scratch).
A career at ARQ is a place where you’re given creative freedoms and the tools to design, develop and deploy. It’s a think-tank playground for your big ideas.
Joining a strong startup culture means you’ll gain organisational-wide exposure to a variety of technologies and industries. If a clear career path of progression with continued professional development is your thing, a career at ARQ might be for you.
Take Mahmud for instance. Seven years ago Mahmud joined ARQ as a Software Engineer. Today he’s Head of Technology for NSW. For job stability: meet Joe, who started at ARQ as a fresh graduate. Today Joe is Team Lead for Software Engineering, enjoying a progressive career path with ARQ for over a decade.
So if you’re tired of writing cover letters and sending CVs, join ARQ – it could be your last job (ever).
Our greatest assets are our people. And like all great assets, you need to keep investing. That’s why we founded ARQademy.
ARQademy offers employees the opportunity to attend postgraduate studies in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology. Join ARQ, and you’ll not only upskill your tradecraft, we’ll upgrade your educational qualifications! And if it’s your first time attending university – great – you can enrol on the merits of your relevant professional experience.
Welcome on board the ARQ, where you’ll enjoy a solid career path of progression and an all-expenses paid investment in your education.
If you’re looking for a playground of technological capabilities across a variety of industries… welcome to the innovation sandbox!
You’ll work on the latest in technology, be it code, hardware, methodologies, frameworks, tools and then some, you’ll get the opportunity to expand your tradecraft in other areas. We encourage it. You might be an iOS developer interested in trying your hand at Flutter. Go for it! If diversity of tradecraft and exploring new tech sounds like your idea of fun, welcome to the party. At ARQ you’ll be empowered with creative freedoms to satisfy your curiosity in any area of expertise you desire.
You’ll also get the chance to attend local and international industry conferences and partake in ARQ’s team hackathons.
As Australia’s oldest new startup we’re constantly growing and hiring – even during the coronavirus pandemic.
Where many companies are freezing new-hires, we’re growing and it is business as usual. So if you’re looking for work with meaningful impact in a startup culture of 25 years heritage that offers opportunity to upskill your tradecraft and education, join ARQ… it may be your last job ever.
ARQadians – our people – are our greatest asset. Attracting and retaining the upper echelons of talent demands embracing diversity and inclusion – values that run strong throughout ARQ’s DNA. Join a people culture embodied by taking responsibility, promoting a hunger for curiosity, and a healthy appetite for change.
If you see the world different… if you think different, then consider joining the cause at ARQ, adding your individual flair and diversity to our story. We’re totally all inclusive and just about anything goes. Variety adds spice to life and enriches the workplace. We’re ‘all for one’ and ‘one for all’, and welcome the contribution of your uniqueness.
The following is based on a true story. Some of the names may have changed to protect the innovative.
Chadstone, Melbourne: It’s the height of the coronavirus pandemic and shopping malls across Australia are implementing strict social distancing rules. ARQ’s CEO, Tristan, is patiently waiting in a long queue with his children to enter a toy store.
The management of the queue feels unsophisticated… shop staff are manually tallying every person entering and exiting the store. Wait times are unknown, and if you walk away, you’ll lose your place.
A techie at heart… Tristan’s thinking: “Surely there’s a better way?”
He scans the mall and sees CCTV cameras everywhere: at the mall entrance, inside the mall, store entrances, inside stores… there’s a thousand digital eyes watching every centimetre of floor space. And unlike humans, CCTV can’t be distracted. CCTV sees everything.
A shopper exits the toy store and Tristan and his kids slowly advance in the queue. Always the optimist, Tristan calculates at the current rate of movement, he should be first in line for Christmas shopping. There’s always a silver lining…
Now motivated more than ever, Tristan considers the adoption of computer vision and the CCTV system. The possibility of creating a digital concierge through virtual turnstiles for automated COVID capacity management. And by harnessing machine learning, predictive data analysis can accurately forecast wait times. Alerts could be sent to shopper’s devices as their position advances in the queue. Data would show store capacity and wait times, so you spend more time shopping and less time queuing.
While the idea may seem surreal right now… Tristan knows it can be done. The technology exists and the CCTV network is already in place. First thing Monday morning Tristan pitches the idea to the ARQ team. Within a week, an MVP exists and demonstrations are being showcased to Australia’s biggest retail brands.
This is just one true story (of many) of how the people at ARQ view the world. The opportunity to use technology to make a meaningful impact to the lives of many. At ARQ, if you can imagine it, we can build it. So if you’ve got big ideas and an eye to improve the status quo, come join an innovation think-tank and make the surreal become real.
Meet the Entrepreneurial-Leaders Driving ARQovation
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
We asked Tristan: “If stranded alone on a deserted island, what 3 things would you bring with you?”
Scenario: “You’re stranded on a tropical deserted island (it’s not the same island as Tristan). What 3 things would you want with you?”
“Adam, you’re stranded on a deserted island. Which 3 items would you take?”
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
“Andrew, you are alone on an exotic remote island and can take any 3 items with you. What would you choose?”
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