Careers
Careers

Over the past 30 years we have built a dynamic IT company that takes pride in its products and is a world leader in its market. This has been achieved by investing heavily in talented young people and in new technologies.

We offer a relaxed, yet professional, challenging and equitable work environment, with offices located both in Adelaide, Australia and California, USA. We provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills further and reach your professional goals.

We are looking for people who are motivated, dedicated and can work effectively in a team.

  • What Spectra QEST employees say

    The camaraderie is astonishing. It doesn't matter where you sit in the company, it's less like working for a business and more like working on a passion project with your smartest friends."

    Gavin Schultz-Ohkubo
    Software Engineer

  • What Spectra QEST employees say

    Spectra QEST provides me with a great working environment. I am part of a helpful and friendly team and I appreciate the flexible work hours."

    Iresha Jayasekara
    Software Engineer

  • What Spectra QEST employees say

    Working in a small company with global reach allows me to gain experience in many facets of software engineering, including working with modern & legacy software, staff training, customer relations, & project management."

    John Meegan
    Software Engineer

  • What Spectra QEST employees say

    The collaborative work environment and calibre of people allow us to provide world class solutions to our clients. There is also plenty of opportunity to be involved in interesting projects both locally and overseas."

    Krzysztof Kot
    Senior Software
    Implementation Manager

  • What Spectra QEST employees say

    I have a sense of ownership in Spectra QEST. I have security and my efforts are appreciated."

    Shane Rowley
    Software Engineer

  • What Spectra QEST employees say

    I could not imagine a better workplace than Spectra QEST. We are supported and encouraged to excel in all that we do. I am very lucky to say that I have a job that I enjoy and in which I find great satisfaction.”

    Sonja Caddy
    Finance & Admin Manager

  • What Spectra QEST employees say

    Spectra QEST are good people to work for and it feels like a large extended family. I have previously worked in universities and enjoy working with bright young people. Spectra QEST also provides that experience for me."

    Warren Hill
    Software Support Engineer

Current Employment Opportunities

Graduate Software Engineer

With continued success and growth, we are looking for recent graduates to join our software implementation team in Adelaide.

Reporting to the Senior Software Implementation Manager, you'll assist with the implementation of enterprise level solutions, ensuring that the configuration and features meet customer needs. You'll be involved throughout the end to end lifecycle of projects, from project planning and documentation through to systems configuration, testing, installation and assisting with training for new and existing users. 

We are looking for someone who has strong problem solving skills, is a fast learner, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will also need strong MS Excel skills, and an understanding of relational databases. The ability to parse advanced SQL queries is beneficial, but not essential. 

You will need to have a Computer Science or Engineering Degree (CS, IT&T or similar) with good grades and preferably with honours.

This permanent position is located in Adelaide, with some interstate and potentially overseas travel. 

Apply now by forwarding your CV, cover letter, and academic transcript to recruitment@spectraqest.com.

Self-motivated Implementation Manager/Consultant

With continuing success and growth, Spectra QEST is looking for a self-motivated Implementation Manager to join our team.

Reporting to the Director of Services, you’ll be responsible for managing implementations of enterprise level solutions and ensuring that the configuration and features meet customer needs. You’ll be involved throughout the end to end life-cycle of projects, from conducting project planning workshops and compiling documentation through to systems configuration and delivery of training for new and existing users. Providing your expertise and support to customers throughout the implementation process, you’ll add value wherever possible including suggesting improvements to business processes. Along with a high level of interaction with customers, you’ll need to coordinate internal development and support teams who assist with project delivery.

Self-driven, customer-focussed and organised, you’ll need experience implementing enterprise software systems, preferably gained within the construction materials or geotechnical testing industries. A team-player, you’ll need experience in managing or coordinating projects and show that you can build trusted relationships with a wide range of customers. Solid Microsoft Excel skills are also required.

This permanent position is based in Adelaide. Please note that there is some degree of interstate and potentially overseas travel for certain projects.

For more information or to apply for this job click here.

Software Engineer
Software Implementer
Undergraduate Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer

    Are you a talented and experienced software engineer or a recent graduate in IT with good grades and a strong willingness to learn and develop further? We would like to hear from you!

    If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@spectraqest.com.

    Software Engineer
  • Software Implementer

    Do you have experience with software implementation in the construction materials space? Do you have highly developed interpersonal skills for working in close partnership with our customers? Would you like to join our growing and enthusiastic team in our California or Adelaide office? We would like to hear from you!

    To express your interest in joining our company, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@spectraqest.com.

    Software Implementer
  • Undergraduate Software Engineer

    Spectra QEST believes in developing young engineers and assisting them to enter the workforce smoothly and well prepared.

    We have established a final year program together with the University of Adelaide for students enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in which we fund and supervise students’ final year honors projects. If you would like to be a part of the program then please contact us during your third year as you may want to also apply for some approved work experience during the summer break, before you start fourth year.

    Send your CV and a copy of a current academic transcript to recruitment@spectraqest.com.

    Lumen

    Lumen (The University of Adelaide Alumni Magazine) published an article about Spectra QEST's history of employing local graduates.

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    LogoRecognizing the valuable contribution The University of Adelaide is making to engineering practice, Spectra QEST presents an annual prize to the student with the highest aggregate of marks for courses in Level 2 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) at the university.

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer

    Are you a talented and experienced software engineer or a recent graduate in IT with good grades and a strong willingness to learn and develop further? We would like to hear from you!

    If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@spectraqest.com.

    Software Engineer
  • Software Implementer
  • Software Implementer

    Do you have experience with software implementation in the construction materials space? Do you have highly developed interpersonal skills for working in close partnership with our customers? Would you like to join our growing and enthusiastic team in our California or Adelaide office? We would like to hear from you!

    To express your interest in joining our company, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@spectraqest.com.

    Software Implementer
  • Undergraduate Software Engineer
  • Undergraduate Software Engineer

    Spectra QEST believes in developing young engineers and assisting them to enter the workforce smoothly and well prepared.

    We have established a final year program together with the University of Adelaide for students enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in which we fund and supervise students’ final year honors projects. If you would like to be a part of the program then please contact us during your third year as you may want to also apply for some approved work experience during the summer break, before you start fourth year.

    Send your CV and a copy of a current academic transcript to recruitment@spectraqest.com.

    Lumen

    Lumen (The University of Adelaide Alumni Magazine) published an article about Spectra QEST's history of employing local graduates.

    View article

    LogoRecognizing the valuable contribution The University of Adelaide is making to engineering practice, Spectra QEST presents an annual prize to the student with the highest aggregate of marks for courses in Level 2 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) at the university.

    • What Spectra QEST employees say

      The camaraderie is astonishing. It doesn't matter where you sit in the company, it's less like working for a business and more like working on a passion project with your smartest friends."

      Gavin Schultz-Ohkubo
      Software Engineer

    • What Spectra QEST employees say

      Spectra QEST provides me with a great working environment. I am part of a helpful and friendly team and I appreciate the flexible work hours."

      Iresha Jayasekara
      Software Engineer

    • What Spectra QEST employees say

      Working in a small company with global reach allows me to gain experience in many facets of software engineering, including working with modern & legacy software, staff training, customer relations, & project management."

      John Meegan
      Software Engineer

    • What Spectra QEST employees say

      The collaborative work environment and calibre of people allow us to provide world class solutions to our clients. There is also plenty of opportunity to be involved in interesting projects both locally and overseas."

      Krzysztof Kot
      Senior Software
      Implementation Manager

    • What Spectra QEST employees say

      I have a sense of ownership in Spectra QEST. I have security and my efforts are appreciated."

      Shane Rowley
      Software Engineer

    • What Spectra QEST employees say

      I could not imagine a better workplace than Spectra QEST. We are supported and encouraged to excel in all that we do. I am very lucky to say that I have a job that I enjoy and in which I find great satisfaction.”

      Sonja Caddy
      Finance & Admin Manager

    • What Spectra QEST employees say

      Spectra QEST are good people to work for and it feels like a large extended family. I have previously worked in universities and enjoy working with bright young people. Spectra QEST also provides that experience for me."

      Warren Hill
      Software Support Engineer