Shine exists to create an environment for people who are passionate about technology to deliver excellence in business software for our clients. Our culture is deeply technical. We love learning and sharing our experiences with each other, our clients and software communities.
We provide time and incentives for our people to share via: our blog; Guilds around specific technologies; regular forums in our office (usually accompanied by food and drinks); and, opportunities to present at meet-ups and conferences. That’s why you’ll find Shiners featured in videos with Google, forums and case studies with Amazon and tweets from technology innovators.
All staff are encouraged to regularly identify further study opportunities, You’ll be provided with one-week formal, external training per year, or other as required, and an annual discretionary budget to spend on learning materials.
Most of our staff balance working on site at clients’ premises, and the occasional visit to our offices. We understand you’ve got a life and a family, so flexible working hours are keenly supported, remote or otherwise. Some people prefer to start a little later in the day and finish a little later in the day, some earlier – as long as we deliver our client needs and make sure we’re available for daily stand-up meetings and other key discussions, we can be flexible. Flexible options include lifestyle leave, part-time arrangements and sabbatical leave possibilities. We offer 4 weeks of paid parental leave in addition to government parental leave options.
We know you won’t have one job for life, but while you’re with us we’ll strive to give you every opportunity to take on new skills and challenges. We have two clearly defined main career paths – the Engineering/Technical career path and the Consulting/Management career path.
We work with an interesting mix of large enterprise and government clients, 75% of which have been with us for more than 10-years. Typical projects entail cross-functional teams working with our clients using Agile approaches. Innovative projects across the broad areas of our service offering range from running an entire digital platform for an energy retailer to building microservices for a large financial institution, building data lakes for retailers and delivering rich multi-channel customer experience.
Working with varied innovative technologies and business domains keeps you fresh and accelerates your career. We work predominantly within AWS environments as well as GCP and Azure, with technologies like Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform , Jenkins, Lambda and Redshift.
Our key AppDev tech stack includes: React/React Native, Angular, Spring Boot, Node.js, Lambda, TypeScript, GraphQL, Swift, Kotlin, Java, Python
“My manager consistently shows consideration for me as a person” – 96%
“Shine provides a work environment that is open and accepts individual differences” – 99%
“Shine provides me with a good range of options for my training needs” – 98%
“Shine respects my non-work time” – 98%
“Given the opportunity, I say great things about working at Shine” – 96%
*SOURCES: AON Hewitt staff engagement global average 2018; Average turnover LinkedIn Embedded Software Engineer 2017; Annual staff turnover AHRI 2018.
The Technical career path demonstrates the very high value that Shine places on technical experience, knowledge and skills. Our business is based on people and technology. You can build a strong career within Shine by being awesome with technology and being able to share your technical knowledge with other Shiners, clients and technical communities. Shine’s technical people can progress to high levels of seniority in Shine – as high as reporting directly to the CTO.
The Management career path acknowledges that there are some non-technical experiences and skill sets which are also of value to Shine, our people and clients. Shine must lead and manage our people, manage our client relationships and delivery for and with our clients. This career path provides career options to people who demonstrate the desire and potential to broaden their experience and capabilities beyond their technical career within Shine.
We love technology and its many powerful possibilities. But for us, people come first. That means looking after people with empathy and respect, and communicating effectively and often.
We are passionate, curious, and love learning. We have deep and wide knowledge, and we empower others with it.
We prioritise reality over theory and build the right thing for optimal business results. We commit to excellence and lead with action.
At Shine, integrity is more than a platitude. It’s ingrained in all we do. For us that means honouring our word and staying true to our values.