Software Developer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

University of Queensland
May 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:$88,099 - $94,512
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Digital Cultures & Societies - Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Belong to a vibrant community where your work genuinely makes an impact

  • Access a range of on-site services, facilities, museums, and events

  • Based at St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting role for a Software Developer to work within two vibrant research centres at The University of Queensland. The Centre for Digital Cultures and Societies (DCS) and ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) are seeking a Software Developer who will work with researchers in the DCS and ADM+S to provide support for the development, implementation, maintenance and uptake of digital research tools and platforms. They will assist with researcher consultation and training as required.

    From this role, it is expected that the successful applicant will have an opportunity to extend upon their communication skills with researchers, and collaboration with senior software developers. The applicant will also be acquainted with the conventions of working in research environments, and in receiving meaningful feedback on the development of a software artifact that will be used by various members of community organizations.

    Reporting to the Director, The Centre for Digital Cultures and Societies, and working collaboratively with of staff from DCS and ADM+S, the role is responsible for providing development and support for software applications for both Centres.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Design, analysis, implementation, installation, and maintenance of information technology systems and infrastructure. This includes developing a desktop application that reads, extracts, and organises data from Freedom of Information (FOI) PDF documents, to support welfare rights advocacy as part of the Designing Automated Tools for Welfare Rights Advocacy project

  • Provide higher level support and maintenance of information technology infrastructure including:

  • Deploy Node JS software development, for the purpose of designing local web applications

  • Apply pre-developed machine learning packages and surveying results generated from these packages for integration with desired computational processes

  • Diagnosing and responding to problems and faults

  • Providing phone and email support to research team and partners

  • Liaising with other staff and external service providers regarding more advanced problems, development or systems administration and providing support to those staff when required.

  • Undertake design and development of significant information technology projects

  • Investigate, evaluate and report on new software solutions, systems, processes, and standards.

  • Undertake tasks such as (but not limited to) assisting the Team Lead in preparation of business cases and project plans (in support of technical tasks). This includes:

  • Communicating and managing project with senior software developers and researchers.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and self-management practices, as they will be delegated tasks from senior software developer and various researchers.

  • Consulting on the technical aspects of information technology to research staff as required.

  • This is a full-time, fixed-term position for up to two years.

    At HEW level 6, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $88,099 - $94,512, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $103,076 - $110,579 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You

    Our ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, solutions focused Software Developer with excellent communication skills.

  • Qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in IT or related field with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Skills and experience in analysis, design, development, systems management and maintenance of multi-user systems or applications.

  • Detailed knowledge in the following areas, with significant experience in:

  • Knowledge of software package integration, with a preference for experience in working with packages that specifically involve computational vision tasks, such as in the manner of OCR (optical character recognition).

  • Knowledge in the Node JS programming language, for the development of software artifacts that operate within local environments.

  • Rapid web applications that involve the creation of web browser interfaces that implement Bootstrap and JavaScript programming conventions.

  • Familiarity with document management software (e.g., Adobe Acrobat PDF readers) and development of computational techniques to interact with document layouts.

  • Experience and proficiency in working with sensitive documents, following security protocols to facilitate adequate storage and management of data in compliance to ethical standards.

  • Desirable

  • Experience working in a team using Agile software development methods.

  • Typescript, expert-level experience with Node.js software development ecosytems and intermediate level skills with UI development.

  • Experience developing microservices using AWS Lambda serverless web solutions.

  • Self-motivated and keen to learn new technologies to support evolving UQ's technical framework.

  • Ability to work under tight timelines and on multiple concurrent initiatives, and prioritise work based on urgency.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Nicholas Carah. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday, 26 May 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-38300).

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