Software Engineer

Canberra, Australia
28 May 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Australian bush land setting with FREE parking
  • FREE Onsite GYM and Indoor Sports Centre
  • Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  • Generous superannuation and salary packaging opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Canberra Space sits within the School of Engineering and Information Technology and is becoming the trusted Australian go-to partner for agile Research and Development, Education and Thought leadership in local and global space transformation. It is achieving this by building the capability within the group to rapidly deliver game-changing space missions and payloads underpinned and driven by a programme of academic space science research and technology development. The portfolio of missions in development is rapidly expanding in application areas such as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Quantum communication, Atmospheric trace-gas measurement and Remote Sensing.

The exciting programmes, the fast-paced approach to developing and flying space missions, and the cross-disciplinary team-centred work environment has created high levels of job satisfaction within the members of the team. 

This expansion has created an opportunity to join the Spaceflight Team and take on the challenges of developing and delivering these exciting missions.

About the role and Successful Applicant

  • Level 7 + super ($91,755 - $99,306) + 17% superannuation
  • Fixed Term (24 months)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Spaceflight Team is seeking a talented Software Engineer with a background in mission critical Software/Firmware design in the Space/Automotive sectors. As a member of the team the Software Engineer will design and test mission critical software architectures and participate in the software-and-hardware-in-the-loop testing of the on-board flight software and ground control software for single and multiple spacecraft cubesat-class flight missions.

The successful applicant will have a rare opportunity to work in an exciting environment and multi-disciplinary team to deliver space missions working across the full life-cycle; from concept and technology development, to design, manufacturing, assembly, testing, flight operations and decommissioning. 

Applying for the role

In your application, you should systematically address the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description. In order to view the position description - please ensure that you allow pop-ups for the Jobs@UNSW Portal.

An applicant may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

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Eugene Aves, Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: 02 9385 3475 

Dr Douglas Griffin


T: 0404 882 568

Applications Close: 17th June 2018

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UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

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