Senior Developer


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Adelaide, SA 

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Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

• Prestigious international university
• Wide range of employee benefits
• HEO8, Fixed term contract till December 2019

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

When you work for the University of Adelaide you can expect a range of benefits and work conditions, such as employee development and future career opportunities.

The Division of University Operations supports the University in the achievement of its core objectives in learning, teaching and research by providing enabling services and effective resources. The division's priorities have evolved from the University's 10 year strategic plan, the Beacon of Enlightenment, with key projects centred around people, community, assets and infrastructure and processes.

The Information Technology and Digital Services branch is part of the Division of University Operations, which provides technology capabilities to support the University's teaching and research objectives and business activities. The branch services the vast University community through four core services: IT Business Engagement, IT Programs and Digital Solutions Delivery, IT Operations and Digital Services, and IT Strategy Planning and Governance.

This role is responsible for the development, upgrade and support of online applications that are supported by the Research Applications Development team, and provide a high quality online service to University staff, students and researchers.

The Senior Developer provides complex systems analysis, design, program development, testing and implementation for new systems and enhancements to existing systems in support of the University's research activities and goals.

Salary: (HEO8) $95,493 to 107,179 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Term of position: This fixed term position is available immediately until December 2019.

Position requirements

To be successful in this role you should have:

  1. Extensive experience with Ruby on Rails (or related server side frameworks) development and support essential
  2. Proven experience with client side JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, React or Vue.js development and support highly regarded
  3. Proven experience with relational data modelling and SQL highly regarded
  4. Proven experience analysing existing application processes and designing and implementing improvements
  5. Proven experience with deployment tools such as Ansible, Capistrano or Docker desirable
  6. Experience with Agile/SCRUM development methodologies and technologies desirable

Please address and upload your responses to the 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact [email protected]

Closing date: 26 March 2018

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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