Associate Engineer

    Jackson Zheng

    CBA careers
    “Ultimately I’m visualising the network and asset structure of the bank,” says Jackson of his awesome CBA gig.

    Jackson Zheng uses his tech skills to provide support, innovation and ground-breaking insights to Australia’s biggest bank


    Jackson Zheng and software engineering go way back. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) grad started playing around with advanced tech concepts toward the end of high school, which made picking pathways in Year 12 a no-brainer. 

    “I was really interested in software engineering, but the hardest bit was passing my university maths subjects!” he says. 

    Keen to up his engineering game and try out his IT skills in the real world, Jackson applied for a graduate gig at CBA – and got it! The hardest part? “Solving problems in situations where we don’t even know if a solution exists!” 

    Banking on data

    This year Jackson has landed a permanent gig as an associate engineer in the CBA team where he’s currently tackling a particularly complex automation project, along with providing tech support to his team. 

    “I’m constructing an automated pipeline that carries and transforms data from multiple sources,” he explains. “Ultimately I’m visualising the network and asset structure of the bank!” 

    When he’s not hanging out with data all day at CBA’s cool, inner-city office, the talented software engineer doesn’t just chill on the couch  – he plays and develops video games for fun! 

    “I’m currently working on a 2D-adventure game!” he says. “There’s a great freedom in it and I can stretch my creativity.”

    Jackson’s study and career pathway

    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) / Science (Mathematics), University of Sydney
    • Graduate, CBA
    • Associate Engineer, CBA

    This article is brought to you in partnership with CBA and originally appears in Careers with STEM: Technology 2021.

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    As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.

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