Imagine a world where people aren’t wasting time getting lost online. We’re building tools that are used by researchers, designers and organizations around the world to make their experiences better for their own customers.
We also want to create good experiences for everyone who works with us. It’s something we keep at the forefront of everything we do. We’re always on the lookout for talented and driven people who want to make a difference, so if this sounds like the right place for you, we’d love to hear from you.
We’re here when you need us and love a silly question. We give people the tools and knowledge they need to get stuff done and grow. We’re exclusively inclusive because we care!
is in our DNA
We’re not afraid to do things differently and make a few mistakes along the way. We take ownership of opportunities and find the courage to forge a better path.
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We’re insatiably curious, just like our customers. We prove hunches with data and follow our instincts. We put people at the heart of everything we do.
Work how you want – with all the support you need
We work in a fast-paced, fun and flexible environment right in the heart of Wellington. We think we’re a pretty friendly bunch – check out our Instagram to learn more about us and our awesome workplace culture.
We offer flexible work hours and access to the latest industry tools so you can get your job done in a way that works for you.
We love to learn. Check out the books in our cozy office library, order new titles to add to the collection, attend a workshop, or do some online learning – it’s on us!
We attend, sponsor, host and present at some of the biggest industry events both locally and around the world. We also regularly open our doors to local tech Meetups and community events.
A fun workspace that cares for you
Health and wellbeing
We value work/life balance and are dedicated to providing an environment that looks out for everyone. We provide an annual health and wellbeing fund to help you pursue a new activity or improve your overall long-term health. We also have trained mental health first aiders and EAP services available anytime to those in need.
Craft and mastery
We love to learn new things and stay up to date with trends in our industry. Everyone can attend conferences or workshops related to their own craft, as well as the UX industry to keep learning on the job. If one-on-one mentorship is more your thing, we can help with that too.
We’re all about gratitude and helping each other out whenever possible at Optimal Workshop. We recognize the efforts, hard work and amazingness of others by handing out Bravo Awards and celebrating milestones as a company. We also have a dedicated #gratitude channel in Slack for acknowledging people who go above and beyond.
Spaces to get in the zone
We work in a recently converted cinema right in the heart of Wellington’s Courtenay Place. If sitting (or standing) at a desk isn’t really your style, we’ve got a number of flexible working options spread throughout our spacious, dog friendly office. Park yourself up on a bean bag, high table or couch to nab some focus time.
Find time to unwind by choosing from many activities, clubs and events on offer. From dinner clubs to boardgames nights, lunchtime yoga to our annual bowling competition – there’s something for everyone. We also come together at the end of each week for demos and drinks and encourage regular group outings by providing quarterly social budgets to each of our teams.