Jacobi Strategies - Software Engineer

The Software Engineer is responsible for supporting the technical engineering and development teams at Jacobi in the building and maintenance of the Jacobi multi-asset portfolio design platform. The position will be part of a team of engineers located in Brisbane, Sydney and San Francisco, developing and deploying innovative software solutions in real-time. The Jacobi development team, whilst decentralised, is a tight working group and the position requires working closely with others in different locations and thus requires strong time management skills and self-motivation.

You will be required to work on the technology platform which resides on Amazon Web Services (as well as Azure) infrastructure in containerised deployments.


  • A full-stack Java developer with experience in cloud computing platforms (AWS and Azure).

  • Knowledge of MySQL, Spring, Javascript, jQuery and J2EE/JSPs will also be useful, as well as Python programming skills.

  • Review and acceptance test software changes made by other team members before release

  • Participate in team status, planning and review meetings

  • Assist in the ongoing operations and deployment of the software platform in AWS

  • Respond and assist as necessary with high severity operational incidents

  • Participate in client interactions as required


  • Bachelor's degree in IT, computer science, engineering or a related discipline

  • Ideally ~2-5 years’ experience in software development, although will consider other levels of experience

  • Knowledge and experience building Java web applications

  • Experience with Java web technologies such as servlets, JSP

  • Experience with SQL and relational databases

  • Excellent Javascript skills with JQuery and/or React


  • Experience developing software on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure platforms

  • Working knowledge of Python

  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages is preferred (e.g. Java, JavaScript, Bash).

  • Knowledge of agile development practices

  • Quick learner with a true passion for technology and software craftsmanship


Jacobi is a leading innovator of portfolio design technology. Founded by a team of investment professionals and technologists, our vision is to transform multi-asset portfolio design and engagement. The company provides services to top-tier professional investors across the globe, including institutional asset owners, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, private wealth managers and investment consultants. Jacobi's innovative technology platform provides a powerful and highly customisable suite of tools for modelling and visualising portfolios. The innovative, cloud-based 'open architecture' platform also allows users to build and plug in their own in-house applications. With offices in San Francisco and Brisbane, we are now building a team in London to support growth across Europe.

Job Type: Full-time

Flexible Working Options Available:

  • Flexitime

  • Work from home