What it’s like being an Onset candidate


We’ve built our reputation by helping candidates like you flourish

In recruitment, success comes from caring about the people you work with, paying it forward and making the right introductions. We are Australia’s leading technology recruitment agency because we have a proven track record of helping candidates and businesses thrive.

We’ll work closely with you to ensure we help you secure the best outcome possible. We’ve got your back.

The Onset team

Great success requires great focus

Onset recruiters will give you more than just a job spec. We’ll take the time to prep you for your interview, explain the role in depth and guide you through the process. Your experience with us will be different.

You’ll know we’ve got your back throughout the recruitment process and because we’re specialists you’ll have access to a variety of roles to suit you.

Your next role
What to expect


Our commitment to you

We invest in relationships. When we promise an outcome, we make it happen.

We’ll take time to get to know you beyond the resume. We’ll meet with you face to face, discuss your career direction and most importantly listen. You’ll be introduced to the businesses you’re interested in, hear about unique opportunities and enjoy great advice.

We’ll keep you in the loop on your progress at all times and we’ll stay in touch once the recruitment process is over.

Clients we work with

Your new workplace

We have options for you. Our client base is as diverse as you are.

We work with businesses that innovate, create and inspire. They’re startups, scaleups, enterprise, disrupters & established corporations. We’ll work with you to find the right role and organisation for your next step.

Your next role
Meet the team

Get to know your eclectic, diverse team of experts

Meet the people that make The Onset the best damn technology recruitment company in Australia

What candidates
say about our team members

Ronny understood my career aspirations and successfully managed to align my profile with opportunities. We worked perfectly as a team in order to make sure that both me and the company are an excellent match… Thanks to The Onset I could find exactly the position I was looking for!

Jose Muller Prospa

I had a very stress free and one-of-a-kind recruitment experience with Christina. She happened to connect with me at the time when I was ready and looking for something that will give me an opportunity to do full stack development… I value sincerity, honesty and professionalism and she has demonstrated them all.

Neneth Robledo Rezdy

…The roles Onset had were all really exciting and challenging, I eventually accepted an offer… If I have any questions regarding payroll or need an update on market or new role/contract I just shoot an email or give a call. I’m really happy with Onset’s services and I’ve referred quite a few of my friends!

Syed Junaid Yousuf Tech Lead/Senior Data Engineer oOh! Media Ltd

The entire process was very smooth. They worked very hard to find the perfect match for me. I wouldn’t be able to find that without them… The entire team is amazing and super friendly.

Tanvir Hossain Software Engineer @ HIVERY

Julien is one of those rare professionals that you always hope to encounter during your career – and when I found myself on the wrong side of 50 and looking for a new role, I was fortunate enough to encounter him. His professionalism and dedication have him stand head and shoulders above his peers in the industry.

James Shelton Senior Consultant - Technical @ DXC Technology

The recruitment process with Julien at The Onset has been a great experience from the first moment… he demonstrated a good knowledge of the technical field and its context, as well as its market inside and out… Not only he’s helped me to find a successful job that I like, but he’s also continued to follow up with me regarding my achievements.

Lorenzo Chianura Software Engineer @ Calumino

I am amazed by The Onset’s ability to build good relationship with their clients. The constant follow ups and updates plus genuine concern makes them stand out from the rest. It was lovely working with them and I would highly recommend The Onset to all my friends and colleagues.

Evelyn Tee Operational Delivery Lead

Throughout the process I found Christina to be extremely helpful and available. Christina and the whole Onset team helped me to secure the role I have wanted for a long time… It was very easy to reach Christina via email or by phone. …Overall, the process and experience with the Onset was fantastic in my case.

Sudhan Timsina Software Engineer @ Prospection

I found The Onset to have a strong knowledge of the value of Product to a business, and importantly, a network of senior product contacts within the tech businesses I was targeting for my next role. This was instrumental in pushing the recruitment process forward – within a relatively short time I had multiple interviews and landed a key role that I love.

Rory Watt Senior Product Manager - Site Minder

The Onset were absolutely fantastic. Out of all the recruiters I have worked with, they are the most professional, knowledgeable and genuinely passionate recruiters I have had the pleasure to work with. They very quickly found multiple roles that fit my requirements, and I couldn’t be happier in my chosen role. I don’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking for the next step in their career.

Jordan Cran oOh Media

What struck me most was how thorough they were. My consultant, Sean, insisted I meet him in advance of my meeting with my prospective employer and put me through my paces testing my knowledge, company research, questions for hiring manager.

Jennifer Flynn Group Manager, Product Management

The Onset is one of the best recruitment firms I have worked with. They are great at developing relationships with candidates and provided excellent guidance on the Australian job market. They recognise your talents, connect you with the right job opportunities, and then keep candidates informed and motivated during the entire recruitment process

Omar Khalid oOh! Media

It was an absolute pleasure from the day one. The Onset consultant created a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and were extremely attentive to all my requests and questions. They were incredibly supportive throughout interview stages by sending additional information and questionnaires to build up my confidence and knowledge about the company. Overall it was an unusually quick and smooth recruiting process I have ever had and I cant recommend The Onset high enough!

Nadya Metalnikova nearmap

Overall I found the process to be managed very professionally. I never had to worry about anything slipping through the cracks because it was very clear that you were on top of it.

Ben Ritchie Growth Marketer at Hatch

I’ve just signed the contract with my new employer today. Julien read between the lines to strike up a deal which has everybody winning. During the whole process Julien kept me informed of all the goings on.

Shannon McCullough Software Testing @ Brevelle

Greg was extremely helpful in securing a great career opportunity for me. He is knowledgeable, responsive and understands the analytics landscape for his clients. I highly recommend Greg if you are looking for your next career move.

Gabriel Miranda IPG

The Onset was a massive help throughout the whole recruitment process. I felt as though they genuinely cared about my experience and satisfaction with the role. I’d recommend any product, UX, UI designer looking for interesting roles to reach out to The Onset

Sean Batchelor Product Design and Strategy @ Hatch

I am grateful for Onset for providing me with my first job in Australia, it is one of the biggest moments in my life.
Thank you to everybody at Onset for helping me directly & indirectly throughout my journey.

Sandeep Navale Ooh Media Data Engineer

I felt that The Onset had my best interests at heart and worked hard to find a company that would be a good fit for me. Soon after, I was starting in a great team that matched my skillset and personality really well. They organised and guided me through each stage of the interview process, answering any questions I had.

James Fallon Software Engineer at EARTH AI

I really appreciate the time he took with me, challenging and coaching me to an extent. Dan really made the effort to get to know me and where I was coming from and I really took a lot from our conversations that helped me throughout the process of finding the next role and company that was right for me. Dan is someone I would definitely recommend to others as I believe he is fantastic at what he does.

Andrew Bolton

The Onset were a pleasure to work with; they were very efficient in organising my engagement with WooliesX within a short period of time. During our regular check-ins, they provided all the necessary information to help navigate the organization. Really appreciate the open communication and all the support. Thank you.

Adam Albrecht QA Lead - WooliesX

It’s an absolute pleasure working with The Onset. They made sure I thoroughly understood the role, what my future responsibilities are, and how the opportunity would fit my career goals. Everything went smoothly despite the challenging COVID-19 times. I am happy with the role I am in right now! Thank you!

Ara Morales Senior QA - WooliesX

The Onset have good knowledge in the industry so you won’t feel the gaps and sometimes they can express even clearer than you can. Though I was not successful for the first company due to my lack of experience, they were keeping eyes open for me on other opportunities. Finally, I successfully landed at WooliesX as a Machine Learning Engineer, which I considered a much better fit than the first one. I appreciate the help very much!

Castiel Huang ML Engineer - WooliesX

The recruitment process was well organised by Onset and I didn’t face any problems. They tried to understand my work experience and my interests before suggesting a new role to me. They were very professional and friendly to approach. I like the fact that they respected my goals and didn’t compel me to take up an interview that they had to fill immediately. Overall, I had a very positive experience with Onset and wouldn’t hesitate to approach them in the future.

Deepak Telkar Senior Data Engineer - WooliesX

Danielle was very professional, communicative and knowledgeable. She was also extremely supportive and encouraging, and achieved an outstanding result for me. I would recommend her to anyone.

Brooke Couchman Software Engineer - Design Crowd

Prior to reaching out regarding my current role, I had never heard of The Onset; but was pleasantly surprised to discover they were hiring for some very well known companies in the Cyber Security industry. Better still was the amount of support provided by Mikky and her team. It helped me feel prepared and confident going into the interviews, and reassured throughout the hiring process. Needless to say, the entire experience was excellent and I would highly recommend them.

Ronald P.

Danielle has been absolutely amazing throughout the whole recruitment process! She is very knowledgeable, professional and at the same time very friendly and approachable. She is brilliant at what she does 🙂

Sneh Dalal .Net Developer - Westfund Health Insurance

Reema took her valuable time to go through each and every detail about the role and she understood my experience and strength. She was continuously in touch with me and clarified all my queries. She was fantastic throughout the process. She made me comfortable throughout the process . I cant thank her enough for being such a good FRIEND in helping me to secure this role.

Sujitha Mohan Support Developer
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Get your hands on opportunities that are engineered to your needs.

We have an extensive team covering the Software Engineering domain and they can help you land that next big move in your career across contract, permanent or leadership roles.

Check out our open roles at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch today to meet a dedicated recruiter in your space.

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Our Onset fam has grown again, as we welcome Jade and Marianna!

Two women setting the recruitment world alight...

Jade is a talent solutions whizz across start-up, scale-up and enterprise, and is already stuck into projects with some of our clients, getting them ahead of the game in the Australian market.

While Marianna is here to drive the professional development of our team members, open up new horizons for Onset's culture, and generally refine the employee and community experience.

Exciting times ahead in our world and we are beyond excited to have Jade and Marianna on board and as integral parts of our growth journey!

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You're talented. We see you.

We will have your back throughout the entire recruitment process, matching your expertise with our own as we filter out the best roles for you from our extensive database.

Want to know more? Check out our full range of tech jobs at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch to find out how we can help you thrive in your industry.

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Calling all Techies Who Give A Sh*t 📣

Get a glimpse into the next generation of zero emission smart transport, and a new category of sustainable, abundant and irresistible food. 

At an exciting IN PERSON event this Thursday, you'll hear from two amazing speakers including @itsjustvow CEO, George Peppou & Head of Engineering at Nexport, Mark Harrison.

Be quick to secure your seat for the event on the 7th of April - limited spots available! RSVP via the MeetUp event. You can find a link in the comments.

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What a start to the year 💥

Catching up on introducing some of our new starters as we have had a huge couple of months expanding our team! We are extremely excited to have some great people join us, bringing a world of experience to our crew across a range of areas. 

Ahad is our Practice lead for the DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure space.

Nidhi will be working with Dan across Marketing and Sales.
Toby is already smashing it out of the park for roles in Embedded Engineering.

Renee is settling right in working with Priya in the Product space.

Aleksandra joins us recruiting across UX / UI Design.

Joselle has been working with John in the Project Services area.
David will also be recruiting for DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.
Hadassah is our new copywriter bringing her way with words and advertising skills to support the team and elicit the best candidates that the tech market has to offer.

We are always on the look out for additions to our team as we continue to grow. Reach out now to find out what we have on offer for you - theonset.com.au/join

Cheers to all of the amazing ladies that we work with at Onset as well as across our network and community!

We had a celebratory lunch for those who braved the weather today. We are always over the moon to be working with such a great team of women!

Onset values diversity, equality and inclusion. We can all work together to #BreakTheBias.

Happy International Women's Day!

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with Lovelace Events and would like to invite our network of engineers to the first series event - 2022 The Year of You!

Onset's Principle Consultant, Danielle, is one of the Founders of Lovelace Events and has created this community to inspire female engineers and help close the gap of females across engineering teams.

Their kick-off event will be held on Thursday 17th February! It will be an online discussion panel of some of the most highly regarded female leaders in Software Engineering.

You will then have the opportunity to ask any questions around the topics discussed as well as any other burning questions you want to ask our speakers.

Check out all the details and register for the event here - https://lnkd.in/g48Ag77K

With a love for hearing people's journeys and learning about new technologies, you can see Priya's passion for connecting people with opportunities in everything she does.

"Recruiting for product requires an understanding and insight for the business' strategy. I like working with incredibly smart people that are able to connect business value and technical capability to build awesome solutions!"

You will often see her taking the chance to be involved in great projects and initiatives such as recently hosting a Women in Leadership event and being on the panel for Folklore Ventures Bench Strength session.

Priya's positive energy is contagious and always spreading throughout the Onset office and across her work. Be a part of her network and find out about what else she has on offer - priya@theonset.com.au

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Introducing John who joins our crew recruiting across Project Services.

Throughout his time in recruitment since 2018, he has gained expertise and experience sourcing mid to senior level talent who go on to impact his client's business and products.

He looks forward to continue facilitating management and their teams in the Project Services space. Reach out to john at john@theonset.com.au to find out more about the opportunities he has for you.

Happy Birthday @ailbhemcdk and @nastya_kikteva 🎂🎉

Wishing you all the best for your birthday!! You’re both stars ✨

It’s feeling a lot like Christmas at The Onset office🎄

It’s nice to be back here with the team and to be able to catch up in person with some of our clients before Christmas!

Ronny celebrates his 6 year anniversary along with Onset this year! Being one of our co-founders, he has experienced the Onset journey from the very beginning.

He is passionate about developing our team into the best technology recruiters in Australia and is successfully playing a huge part in making this happen!

Today, Ronny co-leads our Key Account Team and recruits senior Software and Data Engineers.

"Connecting people in the interest of solving problems they may have has always been something that I enjoy."

Ronny is packed full of knowledge and opportunities across the tech space. Get in touch with him to pick his brain on all things data and software engineering - ronny@theonset.com.au

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Say hi to Girlie!

Girlie joins our team, finding opportunities for our candidates across software engineering. She enjoys working with people who share their goals and learning about their experiences and the projects that they’ve worked on in the past. 

Gaining insights into the processes and teams behind some of the technologies and products that are developing in the market excites Girlie. You can see this as she is has jumped right into delivering the best talent for our clients and their teams. Get in touch to find out more - girlie@theonset.com.au

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Gami is one of the latest members to the Onset crew. She joins as us a crucial part of the team, supporting our consultants in delivering and presenting some of the best talent the Australian market to our clients. 

She looks forward to playing a role and big impact in someone’s career journey alongside the Onset team. 

Welcome Gami! 

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