Senior Developer, Smart Campus

Curtin University of Technology
May 05, 2024
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Digital & Technology Solutions (DTS) Embark on an Exciting Tech Journey with Curtin University!

Are you passionate about technology, innovation, and driving change? Join us as we celebrate the successful completion of our digital transformation! Curtin University, a forward-thinking institution, is now leveraging major platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and ServiceNow to deliver cutting-edge digital experiences for our students and staff.

In anticipation for the next phase of our digital roadmap, we are undertaking a strategic expansion of our Digital Platforms team. If you enjoy technology, transformation, continual innovation, and change, we extend a warm invitation for you to join our forward-thinking team. Be a driving force in our journey of evolution at Curtin University!

Your new role Senior Developer – Smart Campus Team We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Developer to join our Curtin University's Smart Campus team, an innovative program focused on building an AWS-based serverless platform to unlock the potential of modern technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), to enhance the operational efficiency, improve sustainability and elevate the overall campus experience for our staff and students. You will play a key role in designing, developing, and maintaining the core software solutions that power this exciting initiative.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality software solutions to ensure they meet business requirements and architectural standards.
  • Collaborate across the full software development lifecycle, from requirements analysis to design, coding, testing, deployment, technical documentation, and support.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality, performance, and maintainability.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends and recommending innovative solutions to enhance our systems and processes.
  • Act as an escalation point for the resolution of complex technical issues, collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify and implement effective solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior developers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  • Qualifications and Essential Experience:

  • Relevant degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience, focusing on complex, enterprise-level applications, and systems.
  • Deep technical knowledge and proficiency in at least 1-2 modern programming languages (e.g., TypeScript, Python, JavaScript, Node.js, C#, Java).
  • Working knowledge and experience with AWS, particularly in serverless application development, including Lambda, IaC (CDK highly regarded), Kinesis, API Gateway, IoT Core, S3, DynamoDB, CloudFront, RDS, AppSync, CloudWatch.
  • Knowledge of good software development practices, including design patterns, coding standards, practices, and principles.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies as needed.
  • Understanding of non-functional requirements such as Security, Testing, Accessibility, Resiliency, Maintainability, etc.
  • Understanding of source control management (e.g., Git) and CI/CD concepts.
  • Understanding of software development methodologies, such as Agile or Scrum.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
  • Desirable Experience :

  • AWS Certifications
  • Experience with or an interest in Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
  • Experience with TDD, testing principles, and writing unit tests.
  • As this is a permanent position, you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role to be considered. This position is based at our Curtin Bentley campus, candidates are expected to either be currently located in Perth, WA, or express a willingness to relocate. Please note: Relocation and sponsorship support will not be provided for this position.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Ahmad Al Moustafa, Technical Product Owner at [email protected].

    About us

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of diverse gender, sex and sexuality, people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us!

    To apply, please provide your CV and a cover letter to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

    https: //

    Applications close: 12:30PM AWST Sunday 05 May 2024

    What we offer

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment: While our primary office is located at our Bentley Campus, we understand the importance of flexibility in today's work environment. Hybrid working arrangements are provided in accordance with business needs.
  • Salary Packaging: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Competitive Leave Entitlements: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Career and Development Opportunities: In line with our Curtin 2030 Strategic Plan, Curtin is committed to providing an inspiring, rewarding, and meaningful experience for our staff -empowering them to lead, innovate and strive for excellence. We provide staff with career and development opportunities, including access to various online and in-person training and info-sessions.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin's wellbeing locations at https: //
  • Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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