Senior Systems Analyst Programmer

Job Location: Ballarat & Central Highlands
Employer: Federation University Australia

About the role

You will be responsible for designing and developing major information and communications technology (ICT) and eResearch projects for the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI). You will manage systems, databases and associated business processes and will also be responsible for leading the development, implementation and continuous improvement of knowledge management, eResearch, decision support and spatial mapping systems. You will liaise with CeRDI researchers and other stakeholders to obtain ICT and eResearch requirements and develop technology specifications for users.

You may be required to travel to other University campuses and to partner locations across Australia.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked University in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment. This includes:

  • Number one in Victoria for Social Equity
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Student Support (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (postgraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Full Time Employment (undergraduate)

About you

Reporting to the Director, CeRDI and working with a degree of autonomy under the broad direction of the Manager Technical Projects, you will be responsible for managing major ICT and eResearch projects that require in-depth knowledge and understanding of the issues that are critical for success in relation to complex technology projects.

You will bring your experience in leading the development of knowledge management, eResearch and spatial mapping systems so they perform efficiently and reliability and operate with optimally to users. You will develop web-based applications implementing and consuming APIs and web services. You will bring your expert knowledge of PHP – with experience with modern frameworks highly regarded (Laravel preferred), knowledge of MySQL and/or PostgreSQL/PostGIS, advanced knowledge of Javascript and CSS and ability to use Git to the role.

Experience with front-end libraries (Bootstrap, Vue.js), Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket), Linux command line, geospatial data and Python, is highly regarded.

You will:

  • undertake analysis of ICT and eResearch requirements and lead technologies continuous improvement;
  • ensure technical and end user documentation and resources are developed and regularly updated for the use of other technical staff;
  • meet technical standards and quality measures by providing analytical support, developing test plans, undertaking unit, functional, performance and security testing of completed code and applying continuous improvement in areas including efficient user interfaces, responsive user interface designs, and compliant and accessible content; and
  • ensure development effort, technical and infrastructure resources are allocated and monitored in accordance with overall project allocations.

Victorian Campuses only – Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Victorian-based Federation University workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 19 December, 2021.

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria, in addition to a resume. To view the Position Description, please click here: 850908.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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