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Steady and consistent improvement for your people and culture

We believe thoughtful engineering practices lead to quality, stability, and effectiveness. We work with startups and established technology organisations to deliver cultural outcomes that drive business results. We do that by sharing what we know, seeking to learn more, and continously improving.

About Blackmill

Blackmill is a software engineering consultancy that was established in 2017. Our focus is on delivering best practices and undertaking deliberate development. We believe there is always room for growth and the best way to write high quality software is to follow industry best practices, driven by automated tests, and guided by agile processes.

We help organisations and their people continuously improve their culture and work processes. We review your engineering practices to identify core strengths, key weaknesses, and areas for improvement. We work with you to cultivate a healthy culture that supports both the business and its individuals' goals. We help you learn and grow.

We work with you to create a customised approach to your next project. We initiate a discovery phase to understand your problems, where improvements are required, and where results can be achieved. We have delivered numerous successful tailored programs to our clients in the following areas:

Our work

We created and delivered an Associate Developer onboarding program with Qantas Hotels that resulted in the Qantas Hotels Engineering Academy. We worked with ANZ on hiring the right people for their internal Re-Skilling Accelarator. We have worked with Buildkite to launch a number of key projects, such as their plugin directory, blog, and careers site. We consulted to the Data61 executive team on the rollout of Objectives and Key Results, then supervised and drove that rollout over twelve months. We’ve had multiple engagments with Biarri Networks coaching their software engineering leaders and producing new processes for software development, hiring, and product support.

Lachlan and the Blackmill team have been an important resource for us, helping us launch a number of key projects, such as our plugin directory and careers site. They’ve let our product team stay focused on their existing projects, fit in with our existing dev tools and processes, and their management experience means they’ve been proactive, self-managing and extremely communicative. Would recommend them to any team in a heartbeat.

Tim Lucas , Founder & CPO at Buildkite

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Would you like to improve team effectiveness and productivity? Got a project you think we can help with? Interested in leadership coaching or engineering training? Basically, want to work with us? Get in touch: gday@blackmill.co and we will be in touch in a jiffy.

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We are grateful we share this land today. We hold sorrow for the costs of that sharing, and we hope for a reconciliation to bring us to a state of equity, justice, and partnership together.