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Technical Lead


Location: Remote - UK/EU only

Job Type: Full time


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

Who We Are

At Iress, 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. From the world’s most established financial brands to new and disruptive players, we help improve every aspect of our clients’ businesses so that they can work better, every day. Iress is one of Australia’s largest technology companies and employs more than 2,300 people across Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Asia.

Role Purpose

To develop, simplify and continuously improve the Iress software engineering capability we are currently on the lookout for a Technical Lead's to join our Mortgages Team. This is a hands-on role that focuses on building and enhancing engineering capabilities, improving technical practices and helping shape the future of our approaches, platforms and frameworks.

Accountabilities & Deliverables

  • Supporting delivery teams through advice, coaching, leadership and enablement of Engineers

  • Identify opportunities and risks for delivering our engineering capabilities

  • Identify technology trends and evolving consumer behaviour that may support or impede the success of the business

  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms for delivering our solutions and product offerings

  • Take a leadership role in the development and execution of an enterprise-wide information security plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s data and information systems

  • Review current practices for the selected development frameworks and assist in establishing and implementing the initial architecture for new services, solutions or products

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software engineering best practices

  • Help ensure that technology standards and approaches are consistent and maintained within Iress

  • Communicate the technology strategy to others within Iress, including technology people and teams as well as other stakeholders

Core Skills, Knowledge and Attributes

  • Must be pro-active in identifying opportunities for improvement

  • Ability to relate effectively to all levels of business users and technology people

  • Possesses the personal drive, passion and enthusiasm to understand the business goals and strategy and embed the technical capabilities required to deliver best in market software

  • Hands-on and entrepreneurial style – one that looks to become personally involved in all elements of managing their function responsibility, and someone who seeks to develop like-minded people with similar capabilities

  • Capable of contributing to broader business conversations beyond their functional expertise

  • Solicits the involvement of others to build a sense of ownership. Must have confidence to act quickly and decisively when the market requires such agility

Key Competencies

  • Expert knowledge of technical architecture, software engineering and infrastructure

  • Previous experience in “dev-ops” and continuous delivery

  • High degree of technical competency (strong engineering foundation) with a passion around execution and delivery

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and able to translate complex technical subjects for a diverse audience and all levels of management

  • Proven ability to navigate ambiguity and collaborate with other functional leaders to provide positive outcomes

  • Must be willing to get their hands dirty and create functional innovative product designs and experiences

  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining team clarity and purpose

  • Must have good interpersonal, influencing and organisational skills

  • Ability to manage multiple workloads and prioritise appropriately

Why work with us?

  • 8 paid days per year to extend your weekends + 25 days annual leave

  • Hybrid & Flexible Working

  • Life & Income Protection Insurance

  • Global opportunities

  • Provident Fund Membership

  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Annual Profit Share (Triggered when annual profit targets are met)

  • Access to various learning and development programs

  • 3 days’ leave per year for charity initiatives

  • Global 36-hour hackathon


Employment Type


Time Type

Full time