Innovation Engineer

Darlington, Australia
$111,966 + 17% superannuation 
02 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Two Full time fixed term roles until November 2024 
  • Great opportunity to advance your career in a dynamic and supportive environment
  • Base Salary $111,966 + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is seeking talented individuals who are passionate about technology and innovation. As an Innovation Engineer at our organization, you will play a critical role in defining and delivering cutting-edge technology solutions. Reporting to the Manager of Digital Innovation & Strategy you will work closely with peers in the TechLab team to create new and innovative products and solutions that align with the University strategy. They will ensure that delivery of processes, services and technology is in line with good practice and complies with relevant ICT governance requirements. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career software developer, DevOps engineer, or cloud specialist with a passion for technology innovation to make a meaningful impact in a dynamic and complex organisation.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • investigate and evaluate new / emerging technologies, innovations and opportunities and, being a technology innovator or maker, alignment with the University and ICT's strategy
  • develop concepts into commercially viable product offerings that fit the current and future product portfolio in accordance with the concept stage-gate development and prioritisation process
  • development of Proof of Principle, Proof of Concept and Prototype models; Productionising applications in an enterprise environment
  • responsible for continual measurement, review and improvement, ensuring the assigned projects/tasks have clearly defined goals, objectives and relevant measurements that lead to actionable improvements; and responsible for improving the maturity, effectiveness, efficiency and resource effectiveness of the process, addressing any challenges / issues
  • accountable for clear documentation, ensuring appropriate knowledge is accessible and clearly understood by the development team as well as relevant stakeholders/clients and collaborators.

About you

  • you are not required to know a specific programming language, however expert-level experience with one or more prominent languages such as Java, Python, C#, C/C++, or Ruby is required.
  • familiarity with databases such as MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, and Elastic
  • experience with React, AWS, GCP, Azure, Docker, and Linux OS
  • knowledge of Data Science, Web Development, Business Intelligence and Data Operations
  • strong understanding of Extreme programming methodology and SDLC
  • proven ability to work at management level across dynamic and complex organisations
  • strong stakeholder management and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate and liaise with a range of stakeholders at all levels - both internal and external to an organisation - with a record of successful advocacy and tangible outcomes

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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 role 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.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Toby Berryman, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Applications Close

Sunday 12 February 2023 11:59 PM

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