Software Development Engineer

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Categories: Corporate Services

Job Title

Software Development Engineer (Sydney or Melbourne)

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asian region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like. Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients and teams with an international network of legal leaders that spans 40 offices in 28 countries.

We value personal growth and career progression equally. Through our in-depth career coaching, focus on innovation, and international secondment program, we aim to create future leaders in the legal industry.

Your role

The Software Development Engineer's key responsibilities are to plan, design and implement production ready software solutions as required by the firm. This position has a trusted advisor role in evaluating, advising and implementing integration technologies that align with the firm's business objectives. Responsibilities include but are not limited to API development, full stack coding for custom web applications, and cloud services integrations focusing on the Microsoft 365 and Azure platform.

As a Software Development Engineer, your role will be varied and could typically include: 

  • sharing knowledge within the IT department to continue to the growth of the teams' overall technical knowledge.
  • design and develop bespoke applications to automate, integrate and evolve.
  • researching and propose new technologies, products, standards, designs and processes.
  • collaborating with the business to analyse requirements and propose solutions.
  • developing professional working relationships with internal colleagues, stakeholders and external providers.
  • providing hands-on orientation, documentation and training as required to other staff in order to broaden our base skill in the department, maintain processes, and assist with change management.

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity for an experienced Software Development Engineer.

As the owner of various systems, you will be expected to perform out-of-hours maintenance and critical support when required.

Allens supports a flexible working model, where working from home is the norm.

About you

You will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent industry experience (ideally, at least four years' experience)
  • Experience in a large corporate environment preferred
  • Software Engineering experience mandatory
  • Demonstrated experience in developing for and supporting the Microsoft 365 and Azure ecosystem, and associated technologies, including but not limited to:
    • SharePoint Online
    • Teams
    • Microsoft Bot framework
    • Power Automate
  • Working knowledge of API development and testing frameworks
  • Mature approach to development, considering factors such as outcomes, time, budget etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to write documentation and a passion for sharing your knowledge
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion with sensitive information
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work diligently with attention to detail and minimal supervision
  • Desire to investigate, implement and support software
  • Strong ability to work well and think clearly under pressure
  • A story to tell - there is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements enrich our firm. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations peoples.

Your development

In joining Allens, you will become an integral part of a high-performing firm and work with people and leaders who help you become the best you can be. You will gain exceptional training that develops you professionally and personally. We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of high performance at each career stage at Allens.

Our unique Career Deal allows you to take control of your career and provides a transparent approach to career development. Our international alliance with Linklaters means we are able to support secondments all over the world.

Our perks

Our benefits include:

  • Financial: market competitive fixed remuneration, salary continuance insurance, employee recruitment referral program, discounts at hundreds of suppliers including retail outlets, health and travel insurance, charity matched funding program.
  • Health and wellbeing: fully subsidised gym memberships, annual flu vaccinations, skin checks, in-house snacks and catered meals, subsidised sporting and social activities, emergency childcare, Employee Assistance Program including confidential counselling, wellbeing coaching and financial coaching for employees and their families and regular wellbeing sessions with our in-house consulting Psychologist.
  • Flexibility: hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support you in your work and life commitments and passions, equipment to support working from home.
  • Leave: ability to purchase additional annual leave, access to an enhanced, inclusive and flexible parental leave policy – 26 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum service for permanent employees and high quality executive coaching to support the transition.
  • Recognition: team based recognition including social activities and contribution based recognition activities, and annual Allens Values Awards to nominate and recognise the incredible contributions of our people.

Allens is also proud to invest in our communities, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Our team

Allens uses technology to support all aspects of its business, in order to build our communication and collaboration capability. Our IT Team is made up of technical and project-focused experts who work together to resolve challenges, by creating robust and sustainable solutions for the business. Our Infrastructure Team is an integral part of the broader IT Department at Allens. 

You will work in a collaborative environment advising and supporting the Firm with their IT issues and delivering outstanding service. As a member of our experienced and friendly IT Department within Australia's leading law firm, you will be challenged, supported and guided as you continue to learn and develop during your career at Allens.   

How to apply

We'd love to hear from you so please click "apply now". If you would like to find out more head to Careers at Allens or for a confidential discussion, email Jen Dobbie, Resourcing Adviser on

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