Senior Research Software Engineer

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Senior Research Software Engineer
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  • Wed May 10 03:51:05 2023
  • 6316

  • Have you got a PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field?
  • Are you happy to be a part of a fast-paced team and willing to travel?
  • Do you have experience in academic research?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Senior Research Software Engineer to join the Veracity Technology Spearhead project on a 12-month fixed term contract (starting date as soon as possible). The project is funded by MBIE’s Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge. The role will be responsible for leading technology-centric implementations of scientific contributions developed as part of the SfTI Veracity Spearhead Technology project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct scientific and engineering projects to meet an agreed research plan in a logical, methodical manner.
  • Lead small projects.
  • Solve advanced computing and software problems.
  • Contribute to concept development and the development of project plans.
  • Solve routine day-to-day problems related to the Spearhead’s research aims.
  • Manage the project’s software repository and facilitate best practice for its use (licences, Git workflows, etc).
  • Communicate directly with partners and clients.
  • Communicate in written and oral formats the outcomes of projects to the scientific community, colleagues, collaborators, and clients outside academia as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of results in academic publications.
  • Draft funding and commercial proposals. Accurately proposes, scopes and plans research, analysis and evaluation methods, time, and cost.
  • Keep up to date with science and engineering advances within their areas of expertise.
  • Participate in the supervision of post-graduate and undergraduate research students and research assistants.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a professional software expert with an understanding of research (i.e., understanding of university research culture and practice and understanding of published research).

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high performing team. You will need effective time management and forward planning to balance deadlines and conflicting priorities. The ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders is essential.

Key Requirements:

  • Research-based MSc, MEng or PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field.
  • Experience in academic research.
  • Strong knowledge of software development, software development technologies, platforms and tools (source code version control, containerization, etc.).
  • Strong expertise in modern software development technologies.
  • Proven ability to deliver in an applied research environment.
  • Proven experience with planning and managing own work with and without supervision.
  • Excellent communication, technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deliver agreed outputs to an excellent standard on time.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with research communities, understanding their needs and translating their requirements into high quality digital services.
  • Function well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Willingness to travel.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team, made up of academics from five New Zealand universities, is working on a shared vision to create a high veracity digital nation that reflects and amplifies a desired quality of life here in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will be essential in transforming the cutting-edge research of values-based and human-centered technology into reality. This is an exciting opportunity to really make a difference.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 31 May 2023

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Matthias Galster, ( ).But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form .

Then, please combine your cover letter, a detailed CV, a list of publications (if any), a list with links to any project repositories or completed projects, e.g., GitHub (if any), most recent transcripts (if any), contact details for three referees and the University Application Form into a single file (in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (including the documents listed in the previous paragraph) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to  stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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