Software Engineer

Boroondara, Australia
11 May 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Opportunity to join a customer centric and solutions focused team in Application Services
  • HEW 6, $77,616 – $83,686 (pro rata) + 17% super
  • Part-time (3 days p/w), Ongoing, Hawthorn Campus

About Swinburne 

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

About the job

Reporting to the Application Development Manager, the Software Engineer will collaborate with Application Services Build colleagues to develop, implement and maintain strategic software solutions. The Software Engineer role will possess basic software development skills within the Java stack to ensure that the software solutions are built in accordance of Swinburne’s Enterprise strategy.

This role is a great opportunity for a junior or recent IT graduate looking to make their mark in Swinburne IT Services. In return for your contributions and dedication, you will be a part of a business that allows opportunity for growth and focuses on your development. The opportunity is for a part-time position working 24 hours per week, ideally worked across 3 days.

This position resides within the Applications Build team in the Information Technology department. The Applications function ensures IT application services are delivered to the various academic and operational functions of the University to enable the University to optimise operational efficiency and effectiveness.

As a thought leader within the University, Swinburne IT identifies opportunities for information technology to simplify, automate and transform the way Swinburne works. Swinburne IT delivers real value to the University by maximising its return on investments in technology.

Swinburne IT has a strategic focus, partnering with the business to deliver programs of work that align to each of the University’s three strategic pillars: Future Ready Learners, Research with Impact and Innovative Enterprise. Swinburne IT is a key enabler for the University to achieve its vision and deliver the 2025 Strategic Plan.

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Design, develop and maintain technical solutions that adhere to defined specifications and application development standards under the guidance of senior software engineer
  • Write coherent, well-structured code adhering to object-oriented programming principles and relevant university standards under the guidance of the senior software engineer
  • Learn and implement Test Driven Development (TDD) practices for software development
  • Learn and implement Unit Testing for the modules implemented
  • Develop and deliver software solutions in accordance with enterprise software strategy to meet the agreed project or BAU objectives

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in building Java based software solutions
  • Knowledge in Jenkins and Mavern build and Integration tools
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of utilizing REST and SOAP APIs
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL

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 2017 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).

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

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Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit your Resume, Cover Letter - demonstrating your suitability for the role based on key selection criteria and completed Skills Matrix document.

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

For further information about the position, please contact Floran Shirzad (Recruitment Consultant) via email at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 (0)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 at 5 pm, Wednesday 25th May 2018