Software Engineer

Subiaco, Australia
23 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

ACG Software Engineer 


  • 3 year appointment with the possibility of a 5 year extension
  • Salary range: HEE Level 7 $84,629 – $94,137

The ACG is undertaking several research projects in mining geomechanics aiming to improve safety and productivity in the mining sector. Over the last decade the mXrap software ( was developed as a research and technology transfer tool - providing a platforms for transferring the research to sponsor sites as useable software applications.  mXrap is a scripting/app building platform enabling users to develop commercial grade apps. The software development is supported by the mXrap Consortium with international membership (

The mXrap development project requires a software engineer with cross discipline communications skills, and who enjoys team work.

About you:

As a software engineer on the mXrap development project, you will be involved in the development of mXrap as well as the development of apps within the mXrap platform. You will advise and assist the rock engineering researchers in the development of algorithms and the management and maintenance of the larger mXrap system. You will be required to collaborate closely with the Senior Software Engineer on mXrap development. You will also be required to collaborate closely with rock engineering research staff and students having a wide range of programming skill levels.

Effective cross discipline communication skills are important for the success of the project. With support and guidance from the rock engineering team you will be expected to develop a working knowledge of important rock engineering and mining concepts and will be expected to actively develop the programming knowledge and understanding of the rock engineering team. You will be expected to actively participate in software/algorithm related aspects of the research projects performed at the ACG.  As part of the mXrap development team, you will also assist in providing technical support to user sites.

Contact: Dr Johan Wesseloo on (08) 9380 3300

Closing Date:  5:00pm (WAST) on Monday 19 March 2018

Application Details:  Applications must be submitted onlineFull details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.