What we do

Build Software

We build custom software to help our customers. We can help you define a minimum viable product, plan your roadmap, build a prototype and grow your project to a mature product.


We focus on communication. Our services come with all the help and support you need. We keep you well informed and above all we listen.


We’re flexible, approachable and responsive. Circumstances change? Discover something new? We work with you to achieve your goals.

We provide solutions

About Us

Established Record

Founded in 1999, Swordfish is an Adelaide based software development company. Currently employing a small team of software engineers mainly engaged on a range of projects with the Defence Science and Technology Group.

Swordfish has successfully delivered many R&D projects to the defence research community.

Smart and Adaptive

Our experienced software engineers have worked successfully with many different development technologies and environments; they have an in-depth knowledge of: C++, C#/.NET, and Java.

Swordfish is a preferred supplier of services to DST Group under the ReSET panel in the following skills categories:

  • Computer System and Software Engineering, Design and Development
  • Electronic Warfare and Radar Technologies
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Logistics Systems Scientists and Engineers
  • Operations Research and Analysis

A strong track record

Recent Projects

EW Simulation

Swordfish has been responsible for the software engineering design and development of a large-scale EW simulation environment for over a decade. The simulator is a constructive modelling and simulation environment focusing on mission to campaign level electronic warfare aspects. The simulation environment has been successfully used in a range of capacities, including evaluation of current and future EW capabilities of the ADF, support to the JSF platform, and integration with local and international partners in support of trials.

Land Vehicle Simulation

Swordfish has provided software engineering development and support to the Land Vehicle Simulation Environment (LVSE) Human Factors research project. The LVSE is a land vehicle modelling and simulation system used to conduct HIL experiments to investigate the human factors implications of new vehicles being introduced to the ADF.

Video and Image Processing

Swordfish has provided on-going software engineering support to projects in the image processing domain since 2009. This work includes the adaptation of algorithms for massively parallel processing technologies.


The Army Sustainability Modelling Analysis and Reporting Tool (A-SMART) was developed over a period of 10 years. It is a strategic-level force structure analysis tool, designed to support high-level force structure decision-making and capability analysis, as well as providing inputs for mobilisation and logistical planning.

We work with you

A career with us

Rewarding and Flexible

Swordfish offers challenging work with state-of-the-art tools and technologies in a stimulating R&D environment.

We have a family friendly environment with flexible working hours.

We highly value honesty and integrity in all our interactions with our clients and our team members.

We have a good rapport within our team, we support each other when needed.

What we look for

Swordfish is always on the lookout for quality developers. Our software engineers are highly skilled, self-motivated, and collaborate well. We look for others who would fit well within our team.

Most of our projects are based on C++, C#/.NET, and developed in Visual Studio. Java is used to a lesser extent. We use modern version control and project management software packages (Git and Jira). Strong skills and experience with these technologies and any of our specialist technical areas will be highly regarded.

Please note that since most of our work is with the Department of Defence you must be an Australian citizen and be eligible for a defence security clearance. A current Defence security clearance would be highly regarded.


Contact us for any enquiries or job applications.

PO Box 2026, Kent Town SA 5071

0432 867 446