System Developer, Townsville, closing 9 December 2016

System Developer

PN624 - Townsville


About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a world leader in tropical marine science and conducts research supporting environmental sustainability and economic growth in Australia’s tropical oceans.

Through our highly skilled and innovative staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure, strong national and international collaborative relationships and valued technical support, we are helping to build Australia’s national marine science capability so that together we can meet the challenges facing our marine estate.

The Institute operates from facilities in Townsville Queensland, Darwin Northern Territory and Perth Western Australia.


About this Opportunity

You will join a team of highly experienced system designers and take an active role in the development of new systems, as well as enhance existing in-house systems and off-the-shelf packages which support the AIMS Data Management Platform (ADMP).   The ADMP forms part of a knowledge management system that aims to foster both access to, and reuse of, science across multiple institutions and industry and assist with evidence based environmental management.

Mentored by senior team members, you will have the opportunity to liaise with scientists and key stakeholders across organisations and support the design and implementation of future iterations and features of the ADMP.  The team has an active commitment to open source.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions including a 9-day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, transportation to site, a salary range of $79,423 - $90,382 and 15.4% superannuation.  This role is being offered for a minimum 3 year term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.


About You

You will be a skilled software developer with experience in web-based interactive systems in Java, Javascript, HTML5 and CSS and be able to demonstrate:

  • Application of best practice software development techniques; and
  • Experience deploying and maintaining Linux-based servers, in-house and/or cloud-based, with a focus on security, reliability and performance.

Tertiary qualifications in software engineering, computer science or quantitative analysis, or equivalent experience are essential and candidates who can demonstrate an interest, or background in, environmental science will be highly regarded.


Next Step

Please download and read the two documents below.  Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria. Electronic applications can be submitted by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below. 

Applications close Friday 9 December 2016.


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Submitting your application

Electronic applications may be received up to midnight on the specified closing date.

Applications can be submitted via the APPLY NOW link above.  Alternatively your complete application can be emailed to: