Insights - Engineering @ Phocas Software

Published Mon Feb 10 2020
FundingSeries A, $4 million by SafetyCulture
LocationsSydney, New York, London

Tech Stack

.NetAWSC#GitJenkinsOctopus DeployReactReduxSQL

How do we create value?

Our mission is simple - Phocas makes people feel good about data. We are experts in helping manufacturing, distribution, and retail customers with tailored industry-focused solutions to turn data into results. Our award-winning software provides customers with powerful analytics and visualisation tools to generate insights that help them make better data-driven decisions, improving efficiencies, and boosting their bottom line.

Our customers create real-time, ad-hoc reporting and analysis - drilling down from high-level dashboards to underlying transactions with our renowned lightning fast grid. Phocas delivers self-service capabilities that scale with business growth. Our customers get instant, focused and visual data when they need it.

We are loved by our customers because we make the complicated simple and is the reason Phocas ranks #1 in G2 Crowd and BARC BI 2019. 


What does the future look like?

With over 1700 customers around the globe and 20,000+ people who rely on our software we are already a leader in providing data solutions but our opportunity to grow is huge!

We continuously evolve our core product to delight our customers with new functionality, as well as investing in our platform, AI and machine learning, and extending our product suite with entirely new offerings, to make sure we stay ahead of the competition.

Whilst our customer retention rate is 98% we never stop looking for ways to add value to our customers and their businesses. That takes the right kind of people - passionate about what they do and who aspire to be great not just good.


Who we are

    • Award winning culture, where our people and their families come first
    • Obsessed with seeking new ways to improve our product - to make a difference in the lives of our customers and their businesses
    • Fun! We spend a lot of time working passionately together, so it’s only fair we let our hair down regularly
    • Collaborative. To be successful our teams around the globe work towards the same goals

Who we aren't

    • Boring. There’s always exciting change and growth going on. When
      you join us you are significant and so is the impact you can have
    • Content with good. We strive for great
    • Selfish. We will support you to grow with us but also want you to help others grow. Sharing is part of our

Engineering at Phocas Software

Our core engineering team (10 full stack engineers) is based in Orange, Australia. As we scale up we are adding fully functional engineering teams in Coventry, UK and Christchurch, NZ. Despite our dispersed teams we are global in mindset and cohesive in approach, under the leadership of our CPO Blair Cassidy.

Tech moves fast and so do we. We are always looking at how to leverage the latest technologies. We use .Net on the back end and React, Redux on the front end.

We work hard to balance quality, speed and staying up to date with tools, techniques and architectural developments - challenges faced by all tech companies. We utilise agile principles to deliver value incrementally, working towards continuous integration and continuous deployment.

Our Challenges

Growth - Constant growth ensures you will have opportunities and a long-term future, but means not everything is in place (like systems and processes). You will get the opportunity to build it with us as we develop!

Global - Multiple time zones and remote teams means communication and flexibility are key! Some early morning/late evening calls are inevitable as you communicate with colleagues and customers on 4 continents. We all have families and lives outside of work so our flexible work practices help to get the balance right.

Why join us?

Join us if you are excited by our mission and think you can can help people feel good about data!

Join us if you are attracted by our values - Fun, fulfilling, forever. We don’t expect everyone who joins Phocas to literally stay forever but we guarantee that the version of you that leaves will be better than the version that started with us, and you will have have a whole lot of fun along the way!

Join us if you like to be challenged every day, love to learn and grow, want to work with some of the loveliest colleagues on the planet and be part of an awesome culture.

. . .We’ve got some big exciting challenges ahead so what are you waiting for?!

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