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Software Engineer (Web Application)

Job no: 502423
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Information Technology


  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level 6 $78,222 - $82,729 p.a.
  • Plus 17% superannuation

    The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

    About the work area

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is a State funded Centre established as a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. The Centre, along with CSIRO, is playing a key role in Australia's participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) effort.

        About the role

As a member of ICRAR’s Data Intensive Astronomy (DIA) team, you will undertake analyses of requirements, and design and develop enhancements and extensions to the existing web applications or new web applications. You will be predominantly using Open Source Software and will be required to develop and maintain technical documentation and assist in the preparation of training and support materials for these applications. The development will be conducted in close collaboration with end users and product owners.


To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in a relevant area or substantial recent experience developing complex web applications
  • Substantial relevant experience in applying web programming principles to the analysis and development of web-based business solutions
  • Considerable experience developing with the complete web application stack, including AJAX, JavaScript and JavaScript libraries, JSON, CSS, web sockets, HTML, HTML5, Python and SQL/noSQL in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Knowledge or expertise of/with other programming languages suitable or optimised for web programming would be an asset.
  • Experience with operational web application deployment scenarios, including security and load balancing/high availability considerations
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills and ability to prioritise and schedule work.
  • Interest in astronomy and/or scientific data analytics in general would be an asset
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • Experience in the preparation of software documentation in particular for web applications
  • Experience integrating applications with web architectures through RESTful services
  • In-depth experience with one or more major web development frameworks (any language) or web based content management systems

Full 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.

Closing date: 20-Dec-2018

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION [Software Engineer (Web Application)]

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. Applications must be submitted online

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time