Application Middleware Specialist

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Darlington, Australia
$129,847 + 17% superannuation
24 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time continuing role
  • The Application Middleware Specialist role provides management and technical expertise for application middleware components and the associated environments.
  • Base Salary $129,847 + 17% superannuation

About us

The University of Sydney is on a journey of transformation. Information and Communications Technology is helping navigate the path. Enabling our educators. Powering our researchers. Empowering our students. Creating tomorrow today is what our team does. We are all about the future.

It's a bold mission that began in 1850 and continues every day. Our team is driven by a deep conviction that technology can make a positive difference today and can transform the future. We take this journey because we are innovators, leaders and change-makers. The University recognises what we are. We know who we are. It's an exciting ride that inspires us and the University community.

About the opportunity

The Application Middleware Specialist role provides management and technical expertise for application middleware components and the associated environments. The role provides support in analysis of any reported system defects, remediation of security vulnerabilities, planning configuration and implementation activities. The analysis will include identification and resolution of reported incidents and configurations of the relevant systems, ensuring operational effectiveness and excellence of the relevant applications.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop professional working relationships with relevant stakeholders, providing support, building support, building trust, and encouraging positive University perceptions of ICT
  • liaise and coordinate with ICT staff, vendors, and other stakeholders where appropriate in the execution of releases at the application middleware level
  • administration and maintenance of middleware of ICT Applications, focusing on but not limited to the following main systems. Education Systems, Research Management Systems, Financial Systems, Human Resource Systems, Records Management, Vet Science Management Systems, Web Services, Incident and Change Management
  • remediation of security vulnerabilities
  • work with ICT teams to provide proactive monitoring and fine tuning of application performance, integrity, and availability
  • excellent knowledge of application lifecycle/ support
  • work with ICT department and University stakeholders to design and implement the Middleware Management process and provide documentation.

About you

  • postgraduate qualifications - In a relevant field or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • demonstrated experience in effective and successful stakeholder management in complex multi-layered environment
  • demonstrated experience utilising high level analytical skills to critically evaluate the information and data gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high level information into more detail and the ability to abstract from low level information to a more general understanding
  • extensive experience with Middleware Management of application within a tertiary education environment
  • extensive experience in remediating cyber security vulnerabilities
  • ability to work on multiple projects and activities according to agreed schedules, timelines, and deliverables with minimal supervision and to prepare progress reports for management, project managers and clients
  • demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills in the management of applications middleware.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Sana Goswami, Recruitment Operations, on 0432 179 410 or by email to

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Applications Close

Tuesday 07 February 2023 11:59 PM

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