Senior Developer - Cisco-Curtin Centre for Networks

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1052881
School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)

Formed in 2017, our school brings together Curtin’s core capabilities across electrical engineering, computing, physics, and mathematics, to better understand and advance our data-driven world. The school has built substantial knowledge in machine learning, cyber security, statistics and optimisation, digital transformation, radio astronomy, the internet of things, signal processing, embedded systems, renewable and power engineering.

Cisco-Curtin Centre for Networks

Based within the School of EECMS, Cisco and Curtin University have announced investment in a new research centre, the Centre for Networks, focused on advancing networking technology. The Centre is an element of Cisco’s recently announced Country Digital Acceleration investment in the Australian market. Researchers at Curtin will undertake research to support industries that require a new approach to networking. Curtin researchers at the Centre for Networks will use the network as a platform to develop a new generation of applications. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) represents an opportunity for intent-based networking to accelerate transformation across industries like education, health, mining, defence, and government., These industries face a unique challenge in converging their IT and operational networks. Researchers will seek to understand how to address these challenges and develop applications to help organisations tackle IoT. Visit to view more information about the Cisco-Curtin Centre for Networks.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Developer to join the centre.

You will be responsible for carrying out complex development, maintenance, and support of systems for the Cisco-Curtin Centre for Networks and serve as a mentor to students within the Cisco Curtin Centre for Networking to progress software developed in the Centre to an enterprise level.

Additional responsibilities will include: 
  • Install, setup and maintain a telecom testbed for Cisco-Curtin Centre for Networks (C4N) including servers, wireless and wired network, and their associated software tools
  • Provide operational support for and maintenance of orchestration tools in C4N testbed including container and VM orchestration, network function management and orchestration tools
  • Test solutions against agreed acceptance criteria using approved testing methodologies e.g., unit tests, system tests, black box
  • Maintain documentation in support of technical and research work performed in the testbed including but not limited to technical reports, code repositories, and code itself, ensuring alignment with relevant standards.
  • Liaise with Digital and Technology Solution (DTS) to ensue alignment with Curtin’s development
  • Undertake other activities which the incumbent might reasonably be expected to do, and which are consistent with the accountabilities and responsibilities as listed above.

We are looking for candidates with extensive experience in relevant programming languages and/or maintenance of enterprise platforms, with demonstrated experience as a DevOps Engineer.

You will be required to have a high level of expertise in relevant tools and technologies, including:

  • Linux based environments
  • Container and VM based environments
  • Telecom networks

You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact 

Dr Himanshu Himanshu, Lecturer, School of Elec Eng, Comp and Math Sci (EECMS)


About us
Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.
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To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.
Your application should include:

  • your CV
  • A cover letter, addressing the selection criteria noted in the position description (see link above)
Applications close:

 9PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Monday 17th April 2023

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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