Tech Lead, Payments & Benefits Platform at Employment Hero

Information Technology and Services, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney full-time
Posted 28 days ago

Employment Hero is one of Australia's fastest-growing tech companies. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small to medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits. Having expanded globally in late 2020 we will continue to grow rapidly in 2021 and beyond.

We believe in distributed employment and take a ‘Remote First’ approach with our team. We don’t mind if you live in Broome, Bendigo or Bondi, if you’ve got the skills for the role and the passion for our mission then we want to hear from you.

We’re thrilled to be looking for a new Tech Lead, Payments & Benefits Platform, to ideate and deliver the first iteration of a novel payments platform within EmploymentHero. You will form an integral component of our payments technical council and, together with the Solution Architect + Head of Payments, kick start development of the payments platform.

This is a pivotal new role in framing and scaling the next phase of our Employment Hero journey, as we integrate nextgen fintech capabilities into our employee Payments and Benefits offers. Reporting to our MD of Payments & Benefits you’ll play a critical role building a Payments & Benefits platform that contributes to a better version of employment.

Employment Hero celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences, we invite people of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position.


  • Hands-on design + delivery of platform (you gotta love writing code)
  • Evolve a technical team from scratch (2-4 direct reports)
  • Participate in technical payments decision process
  • Participate in strategic payments product decision process
  • Assist ongoing integration by subsequent squads back into platform
  • Design + lead technical best practices (git flow, code reviews, etc.)


  • 10+ years experience in f/s platform development, with deep knowledge in one area
  • Proven experience leading technical teams and offering technical leadership
  • Proven ability to ideate and iterate on a novel technical platform
  • Knowledge of the AWS stack


  • Experience in fintech, particularly w/r/t card / payment processing or consumer finance
  • Experience defining test, build, and deploy strategies for payments products
  • Understanding of financial system security requirements and standards compliance
  • Experience integrating with banking systems and protocols


  • Self, health, wealth and happiness programs
  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements
  • Our Sydney office is dog friendly and remains open for team meetings, collaboration days and those who need a day away from their home office (we are a COVID-safe workspace for those who choose to use it!)
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office (if you need a desk, chair, screen? You name it!)
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech
  • Continuing education / post-graduate assistance program
  • Virtual yoga classes
  • Weekly virtual happy-hour and social events to get to know your new colleagues
  • Quarterly & yearly team celebrations
  • Access to the EH Employee Benefits Program and Hero Rewards Shop, of course!

Why join Employment Hero?

* Raised $45M Series D round led by Seek 2021

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2020, ranked #42 in Australia

* LinkedIn Top 10 Startups 2020

* Raised $22M Series C round led by Seek July 2019

* Raised $8 mill series B round led by Seek and OneVentures

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019, ranked #20 in Australia

* GetApp Category Leader Q1 2019

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018, ranked #12 in Australia

* HRD Gold Medalist - Human Capital Management Systems 2018

* HRD Gold Medalist - Rewards and Recognition Service Provider 2018

* HRD Rewards and Recognition Employer of Choice 2018

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2018

* EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist 2018

* Dynamic Business Top 10 Entrepreneurs, our CEO Ben Thompson ranked #2

* BRW Most Innovative Companies 2015

* Anthill Smart 100 List 2015

* Startup Daily Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2015

* HRD Employer of Choice Award 2015

* Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2013