Senior Systems Analyst Programmer

Updated: 12 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

  • Ballarat Campus – Technology Park
  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment until end of December 2023
  • HEW 8: $102,035 - $114,647 p.a plus 17% superannuation

About the role

The Senior Systems Analyst Programmer is responsible for leading the design, development and maintenance of CeRDI’s innovative digital projects. The role requires a very strong technical capability to implement solutions and diagnose problems across CeRDI projects and technologies.

The Senior Systems Analyst Programmer will work across the software development lifecycle and may also be required to liaise with stakeholders to understand project requirements, to develop technical specifications, to mentor junior staff, contribute to continuous improvement of CeRDI’s platforms and manage projects to completion.

This position may require travel to other University campuses and to partner locations across Australia.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked University in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment. This includes:

  • Number one in Victoria for Social Equity
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Student Support (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (postgraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Full Time Employment (undergraduate)

About you

Reporting to the Director, CeRDI and working with a degree of autonomy under the broad direction of the Manager Technical Projects, you will be responsible leading the design and development of complex data-driven web applications so they perform the required functions with integrity, efficiency and reliability.

You will bring your expert knowledge of PHP – with experience with modern frameworks highly regarded (Laravel preferred), knowledge of MySQL and/or PostgreSQL/PostGIS, advanced knowledge of Javascript and CSS and ability to use Git to the role.

Experience with front-end libraries (Bootstrap, Vue.js), Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket), Linux command line, geospatial data and Python, is highly regarded.

You will:

  • Undertake analysis of project requirements to define project scope, goals and deliverables;
  • Design technical solutions and implementation plans;
  • Lead project development and implementation by writing well structured code to fulfil project requirements;
  • Ensure developed solutions meet technical standards and quality measures; and
  • Provide ongoing support for the application and enact continuous improvement.

Victorian Campuses only - Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Victorian-based Federation University workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for 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: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 23 January, 2022.

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria, in addition to a resume.


To view the Position Description, please click here: 850908.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity .

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy . For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity .

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter .

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more


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