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Lead Software Engineer

Primary office location
Permanent - Full time, Mid-senior
Job category
Technology - Engineering
Join our digital engineering team and help solve interesting problems for our colleagues and customers. We're on a mission to be Australia's #1 digital bank and our team's platforms interact with our customers daily, so there's huge opportunity to innovate and solve problems with the latest cloud technologies.
At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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​​As an exceptional principal engineer, you will help us tackle some of the most challenging problems in the group. You will draw from your deep and broad technical expertise to get hands on in the code to help solve technical problems, mentor more junior engineers and provide leadership on complex technology issues across the company.

You'll be building great software by directing and managing the engineers who work for you both with hands-on coding and technical direction.

What you offer

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  • Strong technical background (preferably Java based)
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with proven success at running complex engineering initiatives
  • Product company experience with an understanding of how to build great products in an Agile environment
  • Solid understanding of how to build scalable, maintainable and performant web applications
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly with all levels of the organisation
  • Any exposure to engineering content management or notifications related products is advantageous.
We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About Technology

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Technology enables every aspect of our business, for our people, our customers and our communities. Bring your unique perspective and join a global team who is passionate about accelerating the digital enterprise, connecting people and data, building platforms and applications and designing tomorrow’s technology solutions.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include: 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements 
  • One wellbeing leave day per year and up to five additional days leave based on length of service
  • Up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as benefits to support you as you transition to life as a working parent 
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching 
  • Range of benefits to support your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing 
  • Access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a role regardless of their identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or family status, neurodiversity, religion or belief, disabilities, or socio-economic background.
If you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process, please let us know when applying.