Life at Optimal Workshop

Imagine a world where people aren't wasting time getting lost online...
Come and help us build tools for experience designers that make a real difference.

Work how you want with the technology you love

Work with a great motivated team and be challenged daily in a focused, fast paced and fun environment. At Optimal Workshop we work with an awesome customer base comprising thousands of the worlds greatest user researchers working with some of the world’s most considerate firms.

We're a high growth company in a high growth industry with big ambitions and a long way to go. We focus on building software that solves a genuine problem so that people will want to use it and tell their friends.

With multiple workspaces you will always have the perfect work area whether you like to stand-up and work with a friend, hold meetings at the picnic bench or Skype meetings on the swing.

We'll provide you with the latest tech gear to get your work done efficiently and in style.

We encourage learning whenever possible, your ideas and skills will always be heard. We offer you the freedom to imagine and the tools and skills to get it done.

  • We use Ruby on Rails and other cool tech.
  • We have a conference budget so the whole team can get amongst it and absorb a wealth of knowledge from industry giants.
  • We attend, sponsor and present at some of the best and biggest industry events both locally and around the globe. Happy customers regularly profile our tools on stage.
  • We use fun technology in our office; such as lighting hooked up to change color as people interact with our tools.

A fun workspace that cares for you

Our Office

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Our office is awesome! An historic building with wooden floors, high ceilings, an indoor garden room complete with plants, luxury turf, picnic bench and swing (aka "the thinking chair").

Chill Out

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Take a break and play some darts, sit and stare into Steve’s tropical underwater paradise or crack the code while swinging towards your future.

Part of the team

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Join the team and wear the badge with pride. We have an indoor soccer team that looks and plays the part and always has room for some more skills on the field.

Better Experience Bureau

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We have a bureau dedicated to you having a better experience. The BXB takes care of the day to day running of the office, as well as making fresh juice to energize and feed the brain, or chilling you a delicious beer after a big day.

Inhouse Security

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Feel safe and secure (other than when you are trying to eat a sandwich) with our resident guard dog Bowie, the loveable Spanador.

Optimal Lovin'

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Our team support and look out for each other, encouraging and helping each other at every opportunity. We welcome any like-minded new members with open arms.

Getting hired

  • Write us an awesome cover letter and send it along with your CV to jobs@optimalworkshop.com
  • Include a portfolio or examples of your work
  • We'll be in touch and organise to meet any future heroes (in cyber or real space)
  • Demonstrate your passion for providing a great customer experience and show us you can get it done
  • If you tick all the boxes come and meet the team
  • Once hero status is confirmed, high 5's all round!

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