Senior Software and Data Engineer

Canberra, Australia
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (IT)
Salary package: $94,094 - $100,864 per annum + 17% Superannuation
Term Length: Continuing Contingent Funded 12 months (with possibility of a further 6 month extension dependant on funding)

  • Use your software and data engineering skills to support innovative solar energy research
  • Contribute to a project that enables more renewable energy to be added Australia’s electricity grid
  • Join a focused team in a flexible work environment with attractive remuneration package

The Fenner School of Environment and Society (FSES) conducts world-class research in the field of atmospheric science, with a rapidly growing research group led by Dr Nicholas Engerer which is focused on the modelling and forecasting of atmospheric radiation and distributed PV power production with numerous industry partnerships.

This position is in direct support of an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded project titled “Real-time Distributed PV Simulations for Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs)”. The project will deliver distributed PV simulations and forecasts in real-time to 11 electricity utilities across Australia with the primary goal of raising the maximum penetration of distributed PV systems on these networks. It will also feature strong collaborative efforts with solar forecasting and modelling company Solcast, who is a partner in this effort.  

Position Overview

As Senior Software and Data Engineer, you will be designing the data flows and maintaining the databases required to ingest large amounts of real-time solar power output data from tens of thousands of PV systems across Australia. You will also work on building code repositories that offer integrations for our solar forecasting research outcomes with the software used by the partnering electrical utilities. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in Java and C# programming languages, as well as Linux based operating systems, with preferred experience in Object Relational Mappers (ORMs) and SQL.

Our team is committed to a maintaining a supportive work environment. For this position, there is possibility of flexible and/or part time working arrangements.

ANU offers an attractive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary packaging arrangements which include on campus child care.

ANU is an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Program that aims to address gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).  

For more information, please contact Mr. Joshua Madgwick, T: +61 404 990 189 E:

Closing date: 29 Oct​ober 2017

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.