Senior Platform Developer (Salesforce)

Updated: 22 days ago
Deadline: 25 Jun 2024

Apply now Job no:556533
Work type:Full-time
Location:Flexible
Categories:Information Technology


  • Flexible location
  • Full-time and Fixed term
  • HEW 8 $114,231 - $130,786  +17% Superannuation (Pay rate applicable from 1 July 2024)

Who  are we?

Deakin University is a technological haven, at the forefront of innovation and cutting-edge research. Located across the vibrant city of Melbourne and the state of Victoria, it's the ideal place for tech enthusiasts to thrive. Our commitment to technological advancement, research excellence, and a global community of forward-thinkers makes Deakin an exceptional choice for those eager to shape the future through technology. Join us in this exciting journey of innovation, where Deakin's dedication to technological progress can fuel your own passion for the tech world. 

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

The Senior Platform Developer leads the design, development, configuration, testing and support of Deakin’s Salesforce platform. You will provide solution designs, technical leadership, support and governance for project and DevOps teams. You will also lead strategic initiatives within the Digital Platforms team and Digital Services.

What you will do:

  • Define Deakin’s Salesforce platform reference architecture, principles, standards, guidelines and patterns, and contribute to Deakin’s Digital Platform strategies
  • Use your understanding of the client to anticipate needs, tailor services, respond to feedback, improve our service offering and ensure high-quality outcomes and service standards.
  • Ensure all Salesforce related solutions and applications are appropriately integrated, designed, developed, optimised and maintained to deliver superior digital experiences and business outcomes.
  • Use accepted theory and best practices to develop and deploy solutions that implement continuous improvement strategies in your own work area
  • Provide technical expertise to stakeholders and occasional coaching or mentoring for junior developers on the team.
  • Challenge and improve existing processes by recognising deficiencies and formulating creative and inclusive solutions
  • Provide solutions that meet business requirements, conform to best practice standards, are fully tested and are accurately documented

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience or a Post Graduate qualification or progression towards a postgraduate in Computer Science/Information Technology or relevant discipline.
  • Significant development and configuration experience in the Salesforce ecosystem. Relevant certification(s) would be highly regarded.
  • Significant experience with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in a large enterprise hybrid ICT environment.
  • Extensive development expertise across a variety of application development platforms, languages and technologies with a strong record of leading and completing projects.

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 Iestyn Polley (Senior Platform Developer) via email [email protected]

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

 PD - Senior Platform Developer - 556533.pdf

Applications for this position close on Tuesday 25th June, 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:11 Jun 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:25 Jun 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time



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