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Platform Engineer


Location: Melbourne, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


See yourself being part of a large, transformational change? This could be the role for you!

At Iress, we make things happen

We believe technology should help people perform better every day. Since our beginning in 1993, people across financial services have trusted us to take their performance to the next level. More than 10,000 businesses and 500,000 people use our software, from the world’s most iconic financial services brands to advice firms of all sizes, banks, insurers, investment managers, traders and brokers. Iress is one of Australia’s largest technology companies and employs more than 2,000 people across Australia, The United Kingdom, Africa, Canada, France, New Zealand and Asia.

Build your career at Iress!
The primary purpose of this role is to design, deliver, operate and own cloud platform service capabilities within Iress. This helps ensure Iress products and solutions are designed, architected and operated consistently to support our existing software solutions, as well as provide a cloud platform for innovation and future software propositions. The role is part of a global team and will take a global perspective in their daily work. The role requires demonstrated excellence in software engineering, software architecture, cloud architectures, infrastructure architecture, teamwork and communication skills. It requires an ability to think across diverse business domains, be able to communicate ideas, inform others and have a client-focused mindset. Central to this role is the ability to work effectively with people and teams outside the Cloud Platform Engineering group including technical and non-technical stakeholders on the shared global platform.

Some of the awesome things you’ll be involved with:

  • Delivery of platform services and capabilities that enable speed, scale and quality, supporting the Iress Cloud Platform (ICP)

  • Promotes relevant reuse or consistent patterns for cross-platform, cross-product services

  • Recognises opportunities to promote existing product-centric capabilities into shared platform capabilities

  • Works as an effective team member in a cross-functional, cross regional team

  • Owns and operates services and capabilities where relevant

  • Is able to provide technical advice and expertise in the use of platform capabilities

  • The ability to contextualise feedback from other teams, evolve and adjust deliverables accordingly

  • Has a focus on value which is driven via data and metrics

  • In conjunction with Delivery Capability, leads a transformation in how people work within and across teams

What you will bring:

  • Expert knowledge of modern software technology including cloud services, consumer trends in technology and engineering principles and practices - leads, drives and ensures team automates through the implementation of solutions “as-code”

  • Expertise with modern CI/CD processes/tools such as BuildKite, GitLab, Azure Devops, GitHub Actions or similar

  • Expertise in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) patterns using tools such as Terraform / CloudFormation

  • Strong scripting skills in bash and Python

  • Experience with running/using Linux and Windows environments

  • Experience in an AWS multi account environment in addition to strong knowledge of AWS core services

Why work with us?

  • 8 additional paid days per year to extend your weekends

  • Hybrid working

  • Generous cash bonus for every successful referral

  • Annual Profit Share when Iress meets its annual profit targets

  • Starting school leave - 8.5 days of leave to assist your children with the transition to school

  • 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

  • 3 days’ paid leave per year to participate in charity initiatives

  • Discounted health insurance premiums

  • Access to learning and development programs through Udemy

Iress is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture. We strongly believe that diversity is what makes our teams and our products succeed. Our people have different experiences, skills, perspectives and beliefs and everyone’s uniqueness is valued and celebrated.

Our hiring decisions are never based on sexual orientation, race, gender identity, religion, disability, citizenship, marital or family status and age. Even if you feel you don’t meet all of the requirements of the role, we would still like to hear from you!

We’re also proud to be globally recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer that promotes and supports all women in the workplace.

For more information about what we do, our people and values, please visit our website -

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