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Software Engineer (Platform, Security, Risk)



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
At Deputy, we empower businesses to build thriving workplaces - ones where staff are engaged, customers are served well, businesses are legally compliant, and companies’ profits thrive. Our reach extends across 70+ countries worldwide, serving more than 320,000 workplaces.
Deputy is a global SaaS workforce management company headquartered in Sydney, San Francisco, and London, backed by top investors and recently surpassed 100m ARR. We've helped millions of workers across industries and aim to empower 60% of the global workforce.If you're passionate about improving the world of work, one shift a time, join us at Deputy and help shape the future of hourly employment!
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Deputy, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
As a Software Engineer (Platform, Security & Risks) you will be working closely with your peers across product, design and leadership to build amazing products and features for the Deputy platform, delivering services and products to millions of users and businesses from small & medium to enterprise.
You will be a part of the platform core team, looking after the security aspects of system services and infrastructure. Working with other product & engineering teams to build foundational and reusable systems, services and architecture.


  • Design and implement solutions -- with consideration to cloud security best practices, applying security principles to systems and applications using modern industry best practices.
  • Align with our compliance and security controls to mitigate platform and organisational risks.
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Engage in technical discussion of solutions and ideas through planning, documentation, design reviews, pair programming, code review and technology discussions.
  • Mentor and guide more junior engineers in an impactful and meaningful way to their growth trajectory.

Skills & Experience

  • You are a problem solver and are able to tackle highly complex and ambiguous problems, balancing the right tradeoffs in a pragmatic way.
  • Strong experience in information security fundamentals, you have been working in the industry for a number of years, and are looking to use your skills and experience to build a great Platform Security function.
  • Experience with distributed web based applications services (we use PHP, Go & JS) and their security posture, risk, and vulnerability remediation.
  • Experience with SAST & DAST, CI/CD pipelines, and associated security toolings around SDLC (e.g. GitHub, GitLab, Jenkins, Snyk, etc).
  • Deep knowledge on web application vulnerabilities, secure coding and fundamentals on cryptography (e.g: OWASP).
  • Experience with building and testing Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plans in the cloud (AWS) across multiple regions.
  • Experience with authentication & authorization platforms, CIAM, OAuth2, OpenID, and ensuring high customer security posture.
Employee Perks
- Share Options
- Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
- Flexible Work Policy
- Company wide Development & Coaching
- Hackathons
- Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
- Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
- Mental Health Support
- Munch & Learns
Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills.