First listed on: 21 January 2022

James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Developer to join our team in the Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement Directorate. The position is full time, fixed term for 12 months and is open to applicants across Australia as a remote work opportunity.

You’ll enjoy the diversity of the role with a combination of providing analytical and development expertise to systems enhancement projects, working with the Learning Systems Administrator to contribute to tier 3 systems level operational support for LearnJCU (including all integrations and 3rd party products) as well as providing high quality advice to all system users and stakeholders in support of the business.

Collaboration is a big component of the role particularly with internal IT staff and vendors. It will be a rewarding experience working in a cross-skilled team consisting of Software Engineers, Systems Specialists, Educational Designers and a UX Designer to produce system enhancements that foster best practice educational experiences.

You will possess robust software engineering fundamentals and be passionate about software development. It is essential to bring a minimum of four years relevant experience and have fluency in best practices for device-based information architecture and development, as well as deep technical knowledge of programming languages, principles and techniques (e.g. Python, Go, Web services, JS, Bootstrap frameworks, RESTful APIs etc.).

As someone who is a keen and resourceful problem solver this will enable you to effectively resolve complex analytical issues. Familiarity working with Agile methodologies and project management skills will enable you to thrive in implementing solutions that address the business needs and meet client expectations.

JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the Tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only high quality but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • flexible working arrangements
  • a generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions with UniSuper
  • five weeks annual recreation leave
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • career and professional development support

If you are an established professional looking to contribute to this valuable area of the University, please visit the Careers at JCU website and apply today – vacancy reference 17806.

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