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Software Engineer iOS

Software Engineer iOS | Canberra

15 August 2022 |

About us

Founded in 2014, Penten is a multi-award winning global technology leader in cyber solutions for government and defence. Our mission is to deliver new Defence and security technologies for the future fight. We work with exclusive clients to solve the hardest cyber challenges of tomorrow, and support complex transformations in the digital age. We have a rapidly growing team, led by a passionate executive team with extensive expertise in cyber security, ICT, engineering, communications and Defence.

Our Culture

What’s important to us is pretty simple: you, the work we do and who we do it for.  We know that the job you do is only part of who you are, so in the time you spend with us you will feel connected, empowered and enabled.

You’ll find a place where your opinion matters, your contribution is valued, and your uniqueness is celebrated. A workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive, representative of various backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

As for the work you will do? It is important, exciting, challenging and consistently ground-breaking, helping to shape a safer future for all of us. You’ll build things that didn’t exist, and you’ll do it at pace, with plenty of space to collectively test, fail and reflect.  And the learning never stops, with formal and informal professional and personal development only ever a conversation away.

Due to the sensitive nature of what we do, a positive security culture is essential, but this doesn’t stop us from having fun. When you join us, you will find a workplace that is energetic, friendly, rewarding, exciting, supportive and only mildly obsessed with cake.

About the role

We are looking for a motivated Software Engineer who has an interest in iOS applications, to work with us and continue building a product that enables Government organisations to use a secure mobile device to collaborate with peers using voice, video, chat, email and browse across different sensitive networks whenever and wherever they need.

Targeting iOS mobile platforms, you will be:

  • creating new features to solve novel and important challenges
  • helping an established team maintain our existing codebase in Swift and C amongst other languages; and
  • automating further product delivery and assurance tests in our CI pipelines using GitLab CI

Our development infrastructure includes GitLab, Jira, Confluence, and TestRail.

Regular work includes writing and maintaining network-based functionality, utilising cryptographic libraries, UI/UX changes and interfacing with external peripherals.

This team forms part of our Secure Mobility business unit, a large multidisciplinary engineering team creating world-leading technology that is changing the way our clients communicate and operate.

You will be regularly working with systems engineers, network engineers, hardware engineers, security assessors, and document writers.

What do you need?

  • Experience as a Software Engineer with good software engineering practices
  • Experience or interest in iOS applications
  • Experience with or familiarity with Swift, C, Python and Bash
  • Experience developing network-based applications and using cryptographic libraries is highly desirable.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with our internal partners
  • Strong security posture – we live and breathe security and it underpins everything we do.
  • Australian Citizen with a current NV2 security clearance.


We know that everyone has diverse needs and circumstances, which is why we make it easy to access a range of generous and personalised benefits. These are designed to support your unique life stage, responsibilities, aspirations, and ways of working – ensuring you can achieve your best in a way that works for you.

Penten embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

To apply now or for more information, please contact Kirsty Spence, People Operations Partner on 0477 684 479 or email

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