Australian Centre for Geomechanics
- Highly technical problems to solve in underground mining geotechnical engineering
- Level 7, full-time appointment on a 2-year fixed term basis
- Base salary range: $92,679 – $102,830 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.
About the team
The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) is a multi-disciplinary joint venture and UWA Research Centre which provides professional education, training, research and technology transfer services to the mining sector. The overall aim of the Centre is to improve mine safety and productivity.
The Centre’s research team conducts projects in the areas of underground, open pit and environmental geomechanics, and provides research positions for UWA Engineering PhD and Masters students. The translation of research outcomes and technology transfer to industry forms part of the Centre’s mandate and is an important focus of the Centre. As a result, the Centre has an excellent track record of transferring technology to the resources industry.
The software mXrap has been developed over many years during the course of several research projects and now forms the cornerstone of the research translation and technology transfer strategy.
About the opportunity
Reporting to the Senior Software Engineer and joining a small multi-disciplined engineering team, you will develop algorithms for the solution of engineering problems in the field of mining geomechanics. As part of the mXrap development team, you will develop and maintain mXrap apps and will collaborate on the development and maintenance of mXrap. In addition, you will develop and deliver training as required.
Note: Occasional weekend work and travel to mine sites may be required.
To be considered for this opportunity, you will a relevant degree qualification in computer science / software engineering and considerable relevant experience in code optimisation and algorithms. You will also have excellent skills in engineering mathematics, statistics and vector algebra, along with experience in C++ and the ability to learn new languages when required.
What we offer to you
The position attracts a competitive remuneration and benefits package including 17% superannuation. We also offer a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with up to 36 weeks paid parental leave, along with work life balance and the opportunity to be part of a high performing, dynamic, friendly and supportive team. We value professional development and encourage our staff to further themselves with the various Professional & Development opportunities available. Our beautiful and historic campus situated in Matilda Bay has wonderful onsite facilities including on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy, a gym and aquatic centre, supermarket and medical centre, cultural activities (like Laurance Wilson Art Gallery and Somerset Cinemas). Staff parking and well-connected transport options are available.
About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Position description - Software Engineer (513921).pdf
The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.
You may also submit an additional statement (1-page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.
Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 23 March 2023
This position is open to international applicants.
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Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
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- We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
- We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
- We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
- We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
- We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.
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