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What's it like to work at Luminary?

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Hear what Luminary staff members have to say about working here.

Luminary is officially a Great Place to Work!

We can rave endlessly about how much we all love working here but it always carries a bit more weight when someone else says it. That’s why we’re really excited to be able to say that we have been externally recognised as one of Australia’s Top 20 workplaces under 100 employees, in the 2018 Best Places to Work Study.

Our flexible work policy

Our focus is on people getting the job done, not warming a seat from 9 to 5. You can work from wherever, pretty much whenever. We have state-of-the-art technology that allows you to work outside of a Luminary office on both an ad hoc, or more permanent, basis. We want our team to be able to work in a way that works for them and their families. Read more about our approach to flexible  work arrangements

I actually love coming into work. I love the people, I love the flexibility, I love the fact that it feels like management genuinely cares. If I had to sum it up, I’d say it’s the culture. I’ve honestly never worked anywhere else with such a great culture.

Tami Iseli

- Tami Iseli, Marketing Manager

Remote worker on video screen

Our fun side

You’d be hard-pressed to find a workplace with a more jam-packed social calendar than ours. At the end of every month we celebrate with a team event, which can be anything from bubble soccer to virtual reality gaming. We also do a catered monthly team lunch. And you’ll never go thirsty on a Friday afternoon!

We go out to all sorts of different places for our monthly team celebrations, from bowling, to laser skirmish, to … you name it!

Liam Thomas

- Liam Thomas, Engagement Director

Racing games with VR headsets
Team member smiling

Our reputation

Our reputation as experts in digital is beyond dispute. Our data-driven approach has underpinned the online success of some of Australia’s most well-known brands. The leader of our developer team is one of only a handful of Kentico MVPs worldwide, and we’re also trusted implementers of the Episerver, Sitecore and Umbraco platforms.

Team members receiving Melbourne Design Awards

The team with their awards haul at the 2017 Melbourne Design Awards

There isn't really any hierarchy. The people who work every day on the projects, the developers, the designers, the project managers, we're all seen as being equal and everyone sits out together.

Sarah Dam

- Sarah Dam, Front End Developer

Two team members meeting
Team member meeting with senior HR consultant

Our training and coaching

Continuous learning is a huge part of our culture. We offer in-house training on a weekly basis, as well as ad-hoc opportunities to attend industry events and conferences. We also provide subscriptions to online education platform Pluralsight, as well as regular access to a performance coach for one-on-one professional mentoring. Read what our performance coach, Lisa, has to say about coaching at Luminary

Having access to a coach internally has been really cool. I feel like I’ve achieved a lot more here in 12 months than I would have at another company and I put that down to having access to that coaching.

Jase Watson

- Jase Watson, Delivery Director

Team members enjoying Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Kim and Andy deliberate cake during Australia's Biggest Morning Tea in Melbourne

Our social conscience

We’re all about brightening up the world, one pixel at a time. But we also realise that we’re part of a bigger picture too. That’s why we support those less fortunate through our charity partnerships. In Australia, we support a range of different charities. In Bali, our partner charity is the Jodie O’Shea House

Our people

It sounds like a cliché but it’s actually true. The thing our people say they like best about working at Luminary is their colleagues. We’re a close-knit bunch of beautiful nerds who go out of our way to support each other. We’re united by a common goal to give our best, and be our best – and have a starship-load of fun along the way.

Three Luminary team members
Marty Drill shaking hands with Darren Stahlhut

When you put people first, they flourish. And in turn, so does their work.

Marty Drill

- Marty Drill, CEO

Team members in the water

Our Bali team

Our locations

We have six office locations, including five in Australia and one in Bali. This means we’re able to cast our talent net widely. It also means we can offer our team members the chance to relocate permanently or temporarily as the need (or desire) arises.

Team members paragliding in Bali

Celebrating the first anniversary of our Bali office with a spot of paragliding

Free trips to Bali!

Yep, you read that right! If you’re an Aussie-based member of Luminary, you’re eligible for a trip to Bali every year with all flights and accommodation covered!