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Expression of Interest - Software Engineers

Expression of Interest – Software Engineers | Canberra

21 March 2022 |

Software Engineers       

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 roles

We build ground-breaking global products, at the cutting edge of transformative technology, across three business units. Each of our business units differ in their focus, and so the work you will do will differ slightly depending on the project, your skills and interests.

Key Responsibilities:

There are a broad range of opportunities across our different business units. Generally speaking, you will be:

  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team of software engineering professionals who are enabling a new era of secure communications and deception technology
  • Comfortable working in an environment that challenges the traditional engineering status quo
  • Open to doing things differently and driving your professional destination

We are all about growth and opportunity so have something for everyone. You will start off by working on areas you are familiar with and then we will support you to branch out once you find your feet.

About you

You have a deep interest in programming languages and the art of software and know at least one language very well. We use Gitlab, Jira and Confluence, and our core languages are Swift, Python, C or C++.

This role requires the successful candidate to be an Australian citizen who either holds an active NV2 security clearance, or has the ability to obtain an NV2 security clearance. Preference may be given to applicants with an active 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.

  • Early riser? Later starter? Parent? Student? We have flexible working options to suit everyone.
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave, inclusive of all genders, locations, family structures or circumstances.
  • Unlimited sick, carers and domestic violence leave, because the health and safety of you and your loved ones comes first.
  • Unlimited reservist leave to support your military commitments.
  • Learning and development opportunities to help you grow professionally and personally.

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.

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