Development Lead/Web Developer

Sydney, Australia
18 May 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Rather, we are focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and affect change.

Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. A place of constant stimulus and human interaction.

Together, we advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions. We’re connecting people across the most diverse fields of knowledge to create bold new possibilities: for their careers, intellectual endeavours, enterprises and the common good.

At Macquarie, people become skilled at switching between specialist and generalist mindsets; mastering complexity, thinking holistically and helping to create a better future.

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Macquarie’s Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas like linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

The Role

The Department of Cognitive Science has secured grant funding to implement a new web application to facilitate the education of undergraduate students. The Development Lead/ Web Developer shall work within a small team, and in collaboration with a local Technology company, to design and build a new and exciting educational and research platform incorporating multi-format data inputs and analysis tools.

In this role you will be:

  • Building responsive mobile web apps and dashboards using JavaScript, Python and similar languages;
  • Working across the full SDLC using tools such as JIRA, Git, and Jenkins; and
  • Working within agile product teams to provide timely feedback on progress and blockers.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please submit your CV and a 1-2-page cover letter addressing the selection criteria below and upload it as part of the online application process:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field;
  • Demonstrated experience working with JavaScript, HTML and CSS to build rich web applications;
  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript, Django/Python or similar; and
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile processes for Continuous Integration, Testing and Deployment

Salary: Casual HEW 7 - $62.76/hour + 9.5% superannuation

Appointment Type: Casual appointment to start immediately and end by 31 December 2018. Hours per week will fluctuate dependent on stage of project.

Specific Role Enquiries: Bianca De Wit, Department Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator on or 9850 8352

Applications Close: Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 11.55 pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.