Senior Technical Officer in Telecommunication Engineering

Sydney, Australia
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Reference no. 1105/0617A

  • Be valued for your knowledge and experience in telecommunications research and industry
  • Opportunity to manage the technical operations and provide sound, expert technical support
  • Full-time continuing, remuneration package: $106K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

The School of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE) has a strong and proud tradition in contributing to world-class research and teaching in the field of electrical engineering throughout its long history. It counts some of the most eminent Australian industry leaders and engineering professionals amongst its alumni.

The Centre of Excellence in Telecommunication engages in world-class research to provide solutions for future telecommunication networks, and research support to the telecommunications industry. Its work includes both fundamental and applied research that has broad application in cellular, Wi-Fi and IoT networks.

The Senior Technical Officer in Telecommunication Engineering will manage the technical operations and provide sound, expert technical support and advice to academics, researchers and students in research activities conducted at the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications (CoET), a key research centre at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering.

In this position, you will:

  • provide expert advice, sound technical research support and assistance to academics, researchers, students and visitors working in the CoET laboratories
  • design and develop new projects, products, and protocols for teaching and research requirements
  • manage the CoET laboratory workplace ensuring that the research, learning and teaching requirements of the work area are met effectively
  • ensure the laboratory is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Senior Technical Officer who possesses:

  • Minimum BE in electrical engineering and willingness to undertake further studies to better develop their skills in laboratory techniques/methods
  • Good computational skills for software development, data acquisition and statistical analysis
  • skills in embedded computing
  • skills and expertise in microcontroller, DSP and development
  • Skills and experiences in graphic user interface, driver, software, firmware, and server development
  • Skills to install and administer MS-Windows, MS-server and Linux operating systems, install server hardware, and troubleshoot hardware, software and network issues
  • software development in MATLAB and C++ or equivalent

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 4 December 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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