IRIS Global Product Development Center

Re-imagining SaaS

Who we are

We help organizations around the world make better business decisions by developing integrated software solutions to minimise admin, make business processes more efficient and give more time to do what’s valued.

We started 45 years ago with accountancy software and have grown to be one of the largest privately owned UK software companies. We’re relied on by more than 100,000 customers across 135 countries in accountancy, education and business.

When you must save money, save time and get it right first time, every time, our comprehensive, compliant, integrated cloud software platforms give more time to do what’s valued. With IRIS you can empower every hour.

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Our global and domestic payroll and HR solutions are used by over 4 million employees. Over 850,000 UK employees are managed by our HR solutions, and 1 in 6 UK employees are paid through IRIS payroll solutions.

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We are the largest third-party online tax filer with UK Government, and we are used by 54 of the top 100 US and 91 of the top 100 UK accountancy firms.

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We also serve over 12,000 schools and academies, and over 4 million UK families use our apps to connect to their child’s school.

IRIS Global Product Development Center

At the heart of our product development is the IRIS Global Product Development Center. Based in India, our center of technology excellence where our cloud and software as a service magic happens.

Our engineers are on a mission to build the next generation of cloud-based SaaS accountancy, HR and education solutions to allow our customers to operate as efficiently and painlessly as possible.  

Development programmes include our flagship, next-generation Elements platform evolving desktop products (VB6, C, C++ and .Net with SQL Server databases) and cloud solutions (AWS and Azure) with the Elements specific stack including Angular, React, .NetCore, NodeJS and AWS Lambda. 

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In addition, our Architecture and Security team make sure all changes to IRIS’ architecture are secure, well designed, follow our architectural standards and best practices and are in line with company and product strategy.  

To support this, the team maintain a Secure Software Development Lifecycle which has been created to guide engineers through a structured design process that reinforces quality and security considerations. This sits alongside a list of guiding design principles, a set of security and architecture standards, best practices and a variety of blueprints, playbooks and training courses.   

We want you!

We are a Great Place to WorkTM and are looking for talented individuals at all levels to join our growing team. Working for IRIS you’ll be helping to deliver cloud-based services that allow our customers to turbo-charge their businesses and you’ll get the chance to build new technology skills, learn the latest agile ways of working and hopefully have some fun along the way. 

There are many opportunities to grow within and across our teams globally and of course, to create and evolve our award-winning products.