Principal Software Engineer (Salesforce)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 19 Apr 2024

Apply now Job no:554315
Work type:Full-time
Location:Flexible
Categories:Information Technology


  • Flexible location
  • Full-time and Fixed term for 12 months
  • HEW 9 $127,682 - $135,330 + 17% Superannuation

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

Embark on an exciting and rewarding journey as a Principal Software Engineer, where innovation meets impact. Joining our dynamic team means not only utilising your technical prowess, but being part of a collaborative and forward-thinking environment that values your expertise and encourages creative problem-solving.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be part of the Software Engineering team within Digital Services, reporting directly to the Digital Platforms Manager, Software Engineering. Our team is a diverse group of professionals who work collaboratively to innovate and support each other.

As a Principal Software Engineer you will:

  • Act as a coach and work with team members to ensure effective delivery of digital solutions within the stream’s program of work
  • Collaborate closely with Digital Services Delivery Managers, Business Partners, Practice Leads, Project Managers and Digital Architects to translate business requirements into technical specifications, ensuring effective outcomes
  • Ensure alignment of Salesforce technical solution designs with Digital Architecture principles and documentation
  • Drive key technical design decisions, recommend domain patterns, and provide platform expertise to enable speed to value and business agility
  • Deliver effective and efficient direction while enabling devolved problem solving and provide expert leadership within a stream of projects and operational work, in technical delivery and release management and ensure solutions are leading practice and sustainable​                                                                                                                                     

In your first 6-12 months, you will:

  • Settle in, learn the Deakin landscape, get to know your teams, and the technologies you will be working using.
  • Establish relationships and connections with teams while comprehending our vision, objectives, and team inclusion agreements.
  • Work with your delivery stream and practice team to deliver initiatives, features, and change requests to improve the teaching, learning, research and administration experiences at Deakin.
  • Become the voice and subject matter expert for your domain. Provide guidance and assistance on inquiries pertaining to Integration for various individuals.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training (Salesforce)
  • Extensive experience as a Senior Salesforce Developer, proficient skills in Lightning Web Components, web services, Apex, triggers, process builders, flows.
  • Experience configuring and architecting solutions encompassing and ranging from large enterprise platforms and bespoke in-house development​
  • Knowledge of best practice software engineering processes, frameworks and methodologies
  • Salesforce Sales, Service and Marketing Cloud knowledge and experience

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Ronnie Sejean, Digital Platforms Manager on [email protected]


For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 PD - Principal Software Engineer.pdf


Applications for this position close on Friday, 19 April 2024.

Be Your Best Self

As a unique individual we understand that showing up as the best version of yourself takes commitment to your personal wellbeing. That’s why we foster a supportive environment where you can manage your work to balance your productivity, engagement and wellbeing. Our approach to flexible working empowers you to achieve your best.

Grow & Evolve

Being in the higher education sector, ours is an environment of knowledge sharing and seeking. With us you can grow your capability through formal and informal learning and continuously improve, deepen and broaden your expertise. With many digital roles and teams under the one umbrella, there’s opportunity to expand your skillset, embrace new challenges and evolve your career. When YOU thrive, WE thrive.

Join Forces

As a member of our dynamic team, you’ll tackle challenges and deliver digital services and solutions alongside supportive, inclusive and talented humans from within the team, and more broadly across the University. We are a powerful collective of diverse skillsets, strengths and experience and our practices promote an environment of collaboration where your unique contribution is welcomed and valued. When you join forces with Digital Services you join forces with Deakin. Visit Why Work at Deakin to view the overarching benefits of working with Deakin.

Are you ready to make an impact with us?

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

Together we aim to take Deakin forward, strengthening our progressive University through the digital work we do. Whether it's empowering students, enabling teaching staff, or supporting researchers, the work you do here matters. Your achievements contribute to making a positive difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve.

So that you can focus on making a positive impact, Deakin Digital Services lays the foundations for you to be your best self, grow and evolve and join forces with exceptional people.


Advertised:05 Apr 2024 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:19 Apr 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time



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