Software Engineer

Sydney, Australia
06 Nov 2017
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19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Australian Centre for Field Robotics

  • Opportunity to provide senior software engineering skills for Research & Development (R&D) projects
  • Located at Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term for 12 months, remuneration package: $106Kp.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) has established major research projects with various industry groups and the position has responsibility for provision of technical support activities for these projects.

In this position, you will:

  • develop software in C++, bash and/or python
  • develop software applications and libraries using source control and testing facilities using agile methodologies
  • work with academic staff to integrate research ideas into real-time systems
  • write and provide software and user documentation.

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 Software Engineer who possesses:

  • degree in Computer, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering (or equivalent) or extensive relevant experience
  • exceptional skills and at least 3 years’ experience in C++ software development
  • ability with a  Linux operating system
  • hands-on experience in all phases of software process including the design, development, testing and maintenance of software
  • ability to write reliable and maintainable code
  • thorough understanding of object oriented design.

About us

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of field robotics principles and intelligent software.

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.

How to apply

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.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm 19 November 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.

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