Research Programmer

Sydney, Australia
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

University of Sydney Business School

  • Be the lead designer and programmer developing Java based open-source transport modelling simulation software
  • Join a highly respected team conducting leading internationally recognised research
  • 12 month fixed term, HEO 7 salary $92,053 to $100,287 p.a. plus superannuation and leave loading

About the opportunity

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) established in 1991 is an Australian Key Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Research, a University Centre and a discipline within the University of Sydney Business School.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a lead designer and programmer to work on all aspects of the design, implementation, documentation and deployment of an open-source software transport modelling platform within a world-leading academic institute.

As the successful applicant you will be responsible for designing and implementing this platform, while liaising with the Chair in Transport and Logistics Modelling and the Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Supply Modelling.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Programmer who has:

  • extensive experience using object-oriented programming languages, preferably experience in Java application development
  • analytical skills and demonstrated affinity with or experience in mathematical programming, simulation models, and/or scientific modelling applications
  • skills in developing, testing and evaluating software designs and implementations
  • experience with or an interest in a variety of commonly used data exchange/configuration formats and/or related (design) languages such as Maven, SQL, XML, UML, (Geo)JSON, SHAPE files or other relevant skills in the context of high-quality open-source development
  • excellent communication, organizational, team work and problem-solving skills and experience.

About us

The primary objectives of the Institute are to undertake grant and contract research. ITLS strive to achieve development at a national and global level in the fields of transport, infrastructure, logistics, supply chain management, award program teaching, industry training and executive programs. 

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2258/1118F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 15th January 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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 Selection criteria for online application form:

You will need to respond to each selection criterion separately; please note that there may be more than one criterion per response box. Omitted criteria from the Position Description will be addressed at interview.

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  1. Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position - please confirm that you are an Australian Citizen or have Permanent Residency, etc. NB Sponsorship is position specific and is not transferrable between roles.
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