Engineering Manager

  • Pepperstone
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 10/07/2024
Full time Fintech Forex IT - Software Development

Job Description

The Pepperstone story started in 2010. We know what it's like to trade the world's markets. Our team describes us as a place for the curious and the driven, and we like to do things a little differently; as a transformative global fintech we're digital, nimble, connected, and united in our vision to create a better way to trade.

We thrive on progress - for our clients and for ourselves. Our organisational culture is ever-evolving, vibrant, diverse, global and results focused. You'll find our 350+ team currently across 9 locations and 6 time zones.


The Role 
Our technology team thrives on inclusivity and collaboration, believing that diverse perspectives lead to great solutions. We foster a culture that champions individual growth, professional development, and work-life harmony. We're invested in your success and dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. We encourage our team to bring challenge thinking and fresh ideas to the table and our Agile approach empowers us to focus on outcomes. When we hire someone it's because they bring the skills, attitude and experience we're looking we let you do what you're best at! Join us and be part of a community that's passionate about harnessing technology's potential to drive market leading solutions for our clients. Elevate your career in an environment where your ideas matter, your growth is nurtured, and your potential is limitless.

This is an excellent opportunity to step in as a key contributor to  Pepperstone Engineering  and lead a talented team to deliver our core business system as well as develop our engineering practices. This role will facilitate and manage engineering delivery and champion ongoing projects, while mentoring and developing the team. The Engineering Manager will guide their team, communicating context, timeline, scope to their team and other stakeholders, to deliver consistently while striving to develop best practices and uplift quality. Leading the team independently, The Engineering Manager will have a critical role shaping and influencing the engineering function at Pepperstone as well as working side by side with our Product and Portfolio team.


As our Engineering Manager, your key responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:


  • Establishing an engineering roadmap with the collaboration of Senior Engineers in the team.
  • Championing of engineering initiatives to gain operational efficiencies, increase developer QOL, and safely improve pace of delivery.
  • Being a champion of and leading Continuous Delivery within the team
  • Working incrementally towards delivery of the platform working closely with Product and Portfolio.
  • Building a strong engineering team composed of onshore and offshore engineering talent.
  • Establishing robust engineering practices and processes within the team and facilitating continuous improvement in the team
  • Facilitating design and implementation of software patterns and architecture
  • Setting clear expectations for team members; soliciting, synthesising, and delivering feedback
  • Building, supporting, and developing the Partners platform engineering team
  • Collaborating closely with product owners, delivery leads, and business analysts
  • Contributing to the improvement of software development lifecycle processes

 About you


  • Software engineering experience required, with at least 3 years in a Technical lead and/or Management role in an agile setting.
  • Experience managing onshore and offshore engineering teams.
  • Demonstrable experience improving the continuous learning culture of the team
  • Experience using automation tools to build automated build/release/deploy processes (e.g. Github Actions) and the ability to guide teams to utilise effective automation.
  • Deep understanding of Continuous Delivery and how it can be achieved in the context of a legacy engineering environment.
  • Practical understanding of AWS and the Cloud.
  • Ability to contribute to solutions and architecture
  • Understanding of containers and container orchestration (docker, ECS, EKS, docker-compose)
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal), able to influence various levels of stakeholders.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and staying updated with trends in technology and engineering delivery.
  • Deep understanding of engineering best practices.
  • Experience in designing team and service interfaces.
  • Proven capability to work with remote, global teams.
  • Self-driven, proactive, and tech-savvy.

 Why you will enjoy working with us


  • Competitive salary structure including company bonus scheme
  • Genuinely collaborative and friendly culture
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Remote working option - work from anywhere for up to 6 weeks per year, in addition to hybrid working as standard
  • Ongoing personal development & learning opportunities
  • 15 weeks paid primary carers parental leave & 4 weeks paid secondary carers leave
  • 3 paid volunteering days per year & Workplace Giving Program
  • Frequent events and celebrations including a standard weekly social
  • Beautifully renovated large office at Collins Square - 727 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • Best in class end of trip facilities including bicycle parking, change rooms & showers
  • A full stocked kitchen, onsite coffee machines with locally sourced coffee beans (this is Melbourne after all) and curated specialty teas