Senior Platforms Analyst and Developer

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 2 May 2022
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 8
Salary Range:
$98,466 - $109,009 pa
Reporting to:
Associate Director
IDS Research Engagement & Success
Under broad direction, the role is responsible for the technical and operational leadership, design, planning, development, management, configuration and support of the relevant platforms and applications.
The role is also responsible for ensuring the stable, reliable and performant operations of the relevant platforms and applications.

Key Position Responsibilities

The key position responsibilities include:

Technical Management & Support

  • Coordinating the technical change, configuration and release management process for the relevant platforms and applications in alignment with IDS frameworks, principles and standards.

  • Planning, managing and performing maintenance, upgrades and enhancement of relevant platforms and applications in alignment with IDS frameworks, principles and standards.

  • Designing, developing, implementing and maintaining solutions for integration and enhancement of relevant platforms and applications in alignment with IDS frameworks, principles, guardrails and design standards.

Technical Vision & Roadmap

  • Supporting the relevant stakeholders in developing, implementing and managing the vision and associated roadmap for the platform and applications, ensuring the vision and roadmap is aligned to the strategic objectives and relevant governance principles of IDS and Flinders.

  • Developing business cases for new or enhanced technologies and solutions to support the delivery of the roadmap.

Technical Knowledge & Excellence

  • Conducting both formal and informal market scanning and benchmarking activities to be aware of emerging market offerings and trends.

  • Periodically participating in knowledge building activities and events to be aware of latest/best practices and to keep skills and knowledge up to date.

  • Managing the provision of timely and effective advice and support to customers and stakeholders by identifying improvements to support services and providing technical expertise to enable customers to adopt new technologies and processes.

Risk, Governance & Ways of Working

  • Managing day-to-day vendor interactions and relationships using sound commercial judgement in accordance with University procurement policies.

  • Supporting and maintaining an agile based way of working to manage, refine, and prioritise the activity backlog based on relevant customer and IDS priorities.  Balancing the need to support day to day operations in a stable and reliable manner, with the need to undertake functional enhancements and new features for customers.

  • Identifying, managing and mitigating risks related to the activities being undertaken by the role in line with IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures.

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures.

Other Responsibilities

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Information Technology or relevant technical area, and / or equivalent relevant experience in an IT environment.  

  • High level strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills to support outcomes and meet the University's strategic goals. 

  • High level interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to manage staff performance. 

  • Broad experience in building and managing customer relationships and expectations. 

  • Broad experience in agile ways of working including exposure to scaled agile methodologies and/or collaborating and delivering through a matrix structure. 

  • High level self-improvement and growth mindset/approach to the role and as part of a wider team. 

  • High level interpersonal influence and demonstrated ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff and customers across a diverse organisation particularly during the design, management and implementation of customer solutions. 

  • High level experience in supporting and maintaining Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications and Software as a service and enterprise applications and systems. 

  • Broad knowledge and experience in the design and execution of application upgrades including planning, test plan, execution and program close out using good change management principles and practices. 

  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of the software development lifecycle. 

  • Higher education experience advantageous. 

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Lumai Tingey



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

26 Apr 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 2 May 2022
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 8
Salary Range:
$98,466 - $109,009 pa
Reporting to:
Associate Director
IDS Research Engagement & Success
Under broad direction, the role is responsible for the technical and operational leadership, design, planning, development, management, configuration and support of the relevant platforms and applications.
The role is also responsible for ensuring the stable, reliable and performant operations of the relevant platforms and applications.

Key Position Responsibilities

The key position responsibilities include:

Technical Management & Support

  • Coordinating the technical change, configuration and release management process for the relevant platforms and applications in alignment with IDS frameworks, principles and standards.

  • Planning, managing and performing maintenance, upgrades and enhancement of relevant platforms and applications in alignment with IDS frameworks, principles and standards.

  • Designing, developing, implementing and maintaining solutions for integration and enhancement of relevant platforms and applications in alignment with IDS frameworks, principles, guardrails and design standards.

Technical Vision & Roadmap

  • Supporting the relevant stakeholders in developing, implementing and managing the vision and associated roadmap for the platform and applications, ensuring the vision and roadmap is aligned to the strategic objectives and relevant governance principles of IDS and Flinders.

  • Developing business cases for new or enhanced technologies and solutions to support the delivery of the roadmap.

Technical Knowledge & Excellence

  • Conducting both formal and informal market scanning and benchmarking activities to be aware of emerging market offerings and trends.

  • Periodically participating in knowledge building activities and events to be aware of latest/best practices and to keep skills and knowledge up to date.

  • Managing the provision of timely and effective advice and support to customers and stakeholders by identifying improvements to support services and providing technical expertise to enable customers to adopt new technologies and processes.

Risk, Governance & Ways of Working

  • Managing day-to-day vendor interactions and relationships using sound commercial judgement in accordance with University procurement policies.

  • Supporting and maintaining an agile based way of working to manage, refine, and prioritise the activity backlog based on relevant customer and IDS priorities.  Balancing the need to support day to day operations in a stable and reliable manner, with the need to undertake functional enhancements and new features for customers.

  • Identifying, managing and mitigating risks related to the activities being undertaken by the role in line with IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures.

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures.

Other Responsibilities

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Information Technology or relevant technical area, and / or equivalent relevant experience in an IT environment.  

  • High level strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills to support outcomes and meet the University's strategic goals. 

  • High level interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to manage staff performance. 

  • Broad experience in building and managing customer relationships and expectations. 

  • Broad experience in agile ways of working including exposure to scaled agile methodologies and/or collaborating and delivering through a matrix structure. 

  • High level self-improvement and growth mindset/approach to the role and as part of a wider team. 

  • High level interpersonal influence and demonstrated ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff and customers across a diverse organisation particularly during the design, management and implementation of customer solutions. 

  • High level experience in supporting and maintaining Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications and Software as a service and enterprise applications and systems. 

  • Broad knowledge and experience in the design and execution of application upgrades including planning, test plan, execution and program close out using good change management principles and practices. 

  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of the software development lifecycle. 

  • Higher education experience advantageous. 

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Lumai Tingey



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

26 Apr 2021
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