Senior Research Engineer - Software and Data Analytics

Melbourne, Australia
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job 

This Senior Research Engineer will be expected to undertake development in the areas of software innovation, data analytics and machine learning. The Engineer’s responsibility is to design, implement and test solutions that result in compelling, easy to use products and will be responsible for a demanding and rewarding variety of duties related to development, enhancement and delivery of an industry leading solutions. These positions require substantial expertise and knowledge in a broad range of software system design and development, programming fields, data analysis, end-user requirement analysis, etc. to develop a clear understanding of the business needs and to incorporate these needs into the technical solution.

The position is within the Digital Innovation Lab, which is part of the Swinburne Innovation Precinct. The Swinburne Innovation Precinct creates the innovation ecosystem that integrates research-led innovation and entrepreneurship across the University, providing connectivity between the University’s diverse and distinct innovation capabilities. The Innovation Precinct framework brings Manufacturing Innovation, Design Innovation and Digital Innovation together with Business Innovation to drive economic growth and social impact through interdisciplinary collaboration involving students, staff, mentors, business, governments, industry and end users.
This is a 2 year fixed term position offered on a full time basis.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Excellent software development and/or software data analytics skills using industry standard languages/tools and platforms
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in program design methods and techniques
  • Deep knowledge of software and data centric programming languages including some of the following: Java/C#/C++/Ruby/PERL, SQL, Python and R.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

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As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Jugdutt (Jack) Singh (Director - Digital Innovation & Translation) on +613 9214 5011.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 32201
Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 20th September 2017