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Software Engineer

Job no: 593196
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Digital and Design, Technology

  • Full-time, ongoing position 
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About You

Reporting to the STEM Digital Innovation Centre Director, you will be responsible for overseeing software programs and applications for STEM education, including scanning for new programs and identifying areas for modification in existing programs in consultation with stakeholders such as student end users and STEM educational staff. You will also develop quality assurance procedures and metrics to measure quality and consistency of software across STEM programs and courses. The role will also be responsible for training end users in STEM educational software.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have, but not limited to:

  • High level of programming proficiency and understanding of modern software design and development methodologies, including software architecture and design, software peer review tools and software testing tools and understanding of testing methods.
  • Experience with open-source software development and use, particularly cloud, virtualisation and visualisation systems.
  • Well-developed project planning and management skills with ability to work to a fixed time frame and effectively deliver outcomes that meet stakeholder requirements under critical time and budget constraints.
  • Experience in contributing to high-technology deliverables in small and agile project teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills appropriate for interacting with students, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Proven experience in training a variety of diverse stakeholders in an educational context as well as developing appropriate and relevant training programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing compliance with technical and OH&S standards and developing quality assurance procedures.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check. 

About the College

The STEM College Office Professional staff provide exceptional and efficient support to the College.

The Learning, Teaching and Quality teams support:

  • Quality Enhancement
  • Learning and Teaching support

The Professional shared services Group delivers service to all four School across five distinct functions:

  • Student Lifecycle
  • Planning & Operations
  • Technical Services
  • Program Lifecycle & Governance
  • WIL & Engagement

Relevant digital solutions – such as Workday – are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group’s end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures. The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities. Centralised in the STEM College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact James Harland via email

Download File HEW 8 - Software Engineer.pdf

Applications close on Wednesday, 21st April at 11:55pm and virtual interviews will take place 27th and 28th April. 

*** Please note - previous applicants need not apply.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

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