“Life at Optimal Workshop”
Work how you want with lots of great support
At Optimal Workshop, we’re all about creating good experiences for everyone. It’s something we keep at the forefront of everything we do. We’re always keen to hear from like minded people who love a challenge, thrive on working in a fast paced and fun environment, and live for greatness (just like us here at Optimal Workshop HQ!).
We work from a great space in the heart of Wellington. We live in Slack, Trello and Spotify, and we love our daily Havana coffee. We're a friendly bunch — see our Instagram to learn more about us and our awesome workplace culture. Social events are high on the agenda too!
We use Ruby on Rails and other cool tech such as VR headsets, a pancake making robot, and an office drone. You can also choose everything you need for your workstation.
We love to keep on learning new skills. Peruse the books in our office library, order some new titles to add to the collection, attend a workshop, or do some online learning on us!
We attend, sponsor, host 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.
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A fun workspace that cares for you
Better Experience Bureau
The Better Experience Bureau is here to ensure that everyone in and around Optimal Workshop is having a happy and productive day, every day. They’ll also set you up with all the branded swag you need.
Health and fitness
If you like to stay active (just like us!), we provide an annual health and fitness fund to help you pursue a new activity and improve your long-term health. We also have our very own in house Juice Technician who makes us awesome fresh juices and smoothies every day.
We’re a family at Optimal Workshop, and we help each other out whenever possible. We recognize the efforts, hard work and amazingness of others by handing out Bravo Awards. Social events are also something we love — from secret team getaways, karaoke nights, laser force, and after-work drinks.
Craft and mastery
We love to learn new things and stay up to date with trends in our industry. Each Optimalian can attend conferences or workshops related to their own craft, as well as the UX industry to keep learning on the job.
Comfy spaces to get in the zone
There are heaps of cool spaces in our office for everyone to chill out in. Throw a few darts by the beer shrine, soak up some sun on the balcony, have a meeting on the couches, or get some quiet working time on the beanbags.
Our Chief of Security and Vice President of Sandwich Tasting, Bowie the Dog, is here to keep you safe and secure. However, he can easily be bribed with bellyrubs or a head scratch…