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Lead Software Developer - changing the way Australian's receive financial advice at IRESS (Melbourne, Australia)


IRESS is a leading financial technology business. Founded in 1993, we operate across 17 offices in 6 countries. We design, develop and deliver technology solutions for the financial services industry in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, and Asia. Whether our clients trade on global financial markets, manage investments, provide mortgages or help people plan their financial future and protect their family, they rely on our software and our team to help deliver the right outcomes for their business and their clients. With a solid financial track record, we continue to grow and adapt to meet the complex and changing needs of our clients.

The Role

As a Lead Full Stack Developer, you’ll be in a visible role where you'll lead small, new team within building out our Superannuation product – Acurity. Our products help millions of Australians with life's big decisions from planning for retirement to securing your financial future. Acurity is used by over 40 leading financial organisations with over 4 million superannuation accounts representing more than $250 billion dollars in funds.

  • We’re reinventing the way people receive financial advice. You’ll lead the development of our brand new, public facing Robo-Advice solution.

  • You’ll take a lead role in a small AGILE team of 2 / 3 engineers initially.

  • Use a varied stack which includes JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Typescript, Aurelia and Java 8+.

  • Tools include Bamboo, TeamCity, Git, JIRA, IntelliJ, AWS and Terraform

  • Make key technical decisions and influence the direction of the product

  • You’ll practice and champion Test Driven Development (weekly/fortnightly release cycles)

  • Lead reviews of functionality from a technical and security perspective.

  • Collaborate with clients, testing and development teams to clarify technical requirements and implement the required functionality

  • Manage client expectations and assist in influencing decision making

  • Assist and mentor other team members through training and knowledge transfer

  • Champion secure coding practices within the team

  • Possibility of developing your people management skills and responsibilities as we continue to grow

  • Newly refurbished CBD office which includes collaborative working spaces, games area, Friday quizzes, meditation room, free yearly flu shots and skins checks, bring your kids to work days as well as flexible working opportunities

About You

  • Working experience of Java

  • Experience with Accessibility, Security, Responsive design, Source control (e.g. GIT/Mercurial)

  • Familiarity with frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, Ember, Typescript, Aurelia and/or Backbone

  • Previous experience in a similar role as a Senior Software Engineer, Lead Developer etc

  • Ability to build solid working relationships with internal staff and clients


We recognize and reward hard work and celebrate our successes over a Friday afternoon drink and at various socials throughout the year. We don't sweat the small stuff either, our dress code is as relaxed as we are. As well as local charity events and initiatives, we hold global days and activities to make the most of our global strength and diversity. This includes a yearly global hackathon! We may be one of the largest financial software providers, but we haven't forgotten our roots; we've kept the entrepreneurial spirit and agility that defined our early years - it's something we continue to look for and admire in our people.


  • Subsidized health insurance

  • 3 days leave per year to participate in charity initiatives

  • Access to various learning and development programs.

  • Up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers (up to 4 weeks for secondary carers) and the ability to work part-time when returning to work.

Want to have a significant impact in one of Australia’s fastest growing technology companies? If so please apply – we look forward to hearing from you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace diversity at IRESS. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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