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Software Engineer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$95,737 – $116,709 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Professional Services, IT Services
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Great opportunity for a software developer with strong PL/SQL skills, front end web development and integration expertise.
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Level 7/8, full-time appointment on an ongoing basis.
  • Base salary range L7: $95,737 – $106,223 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.
  • Base salary range L8: $106,775 – $116,709 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

UWA is making significant investments in the Information and Technology Services to enable its strategic direction and goals. UWA is also looking to utilise technology advancements to expand its services and create new and innovative teaching and research models.
Robust, flexible, integrated and agile enterprise architecture, information and technology services are vital to enabling the university strategic objectives.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will work independently and be responsible for ensuring that the solutions are created and maintained in alignment with best practice and internal standards. You will work on business as usual and continuous improvement initiatives as well as work with project services team members on project delivery. You are required to contribute and provide leadership across the full software development lifecycle from engaging with internal business customers, eliciting software requirements and to design, build, test, support and document solutions.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent competency.
  • Substantial relevant experience in developing, implementing, integrating, repairing and maintaining complex application systems.
  • Substantial experience across the full Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email.
  • Ability to gather and document requirements appropriate to the applied methodology, e.g. waterfall, agile.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing enterprise-grade solutions.
  • Proven ability to establish positive stakeholder relationships.
  • Ability to recognise and resolve system related problems; work independently and make necessary decisions within guidelines.
  • ITIL Certification or demonstrated experience in ITIL processes is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector is desirable.

To be successful in this role it is essential that you are a highly motivated software developer with integration and front-end web development experience with strong oracle PL/SQL skills. Oracle forms and reports experience is desirable but not essential. Azure integration experience is desirable but not essential. In addition, you will need a working technical knowledge of programming languages, technologies and frameworks, such as Java, jDeveloper, HTML, Javascript, CSS3, XML, Bootstrap, Jquery, ANSI SQL, REST APIs, C# and .net. You will have a strong customer service focus, to provide a high level and responsive service to internal and external clients. Experience with complex enterprise-wide systems, particularly Student Information Management Systems such as Callista, will see you excelling in this role.

About your application

Full details of the position's level 7 and level 8 responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION [Senior Software Engineer] - Position Number [317975 317980 317981 317982 317984] - Level [6 7 8] - 317987 318012 318015 318017 318111 318114 3.rtf.

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 7 April 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Bronwyn MacKenzie on (08) 6488 4223 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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