Data Services Manager

Boroondara, Australia
05 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Be an integral part of our exciting project
  • Faculty of Business & Law, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Hawthorn Campus
  • HEW 5 $64,646 - $71,057 + 17% super, Part-time (20 hours per week), 6 month contract

About Swinburne

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 department

The Centre for Transformative Innovation (CTI) is part of the Faculty of Business and Law. We strive to improve Australia’s innovative capacity by understanding how ideas and inventions enhance productivity. We aim to be a global leader in research on technology and innovation for policy and management.

For further information please click on the link below:

About the job

This position works under the direction of the Professor of Economics, Director, Centre for Transformative Innovation and will work within the Centre for Transformative Innovation. 

The role will be responsible for the management and maintenance of servers and databases, and extract data in a research centre, which investigates the economics of innovation and science. 

Main responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Server administration and maintenance (LAMP stack, C-Panel)
  • Learn and understand the current data infrastructure of the Centre for Transformative Innovation
  • Set up new infrastructure (databases, web servers, etc...) as required
  • SQL database maintenance, development and administration
  • Maintain and develop appropriate administrative protocols for existing and new research projects

A full list of key responsibilities is available within the position description

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A Bachelor or Masters degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Software Development, Physics or a related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer programming and big data analytics, including an understanding of relational databases and parallel programming using tools such as MySQL, Python, PHP, Java, etc, and experience with both Windows and Linux.
  • People skills. The ability to relate well to a variety of people from data science, humanities and social science backgrounds, and understand their data needs. Good oral and written communication skills in dealing with external contacts.

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


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds.

We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 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. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

At Swinburne, we celebrate our diverse culture and the strength this brings to our workforce. We are committed to our increasing the diversity in our teams and are therefore seeking to increase the representation of LGBTIQ peoples within the University, where traditionally they have been under-represented. Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified LGBTIQ candidates for this position.

To find out more about how we support diversity in the workplace, please visit:

How to apply

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please Beth Webster, Professor of Economics, Director, Centre for Transformative Innovation on +61 3 92144620.

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close: 5 pm, Monday 26th February 2018.

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