About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect.

AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world. Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure, unique data-sets, cutting-edge laboratories and a fleet of modern research vessels. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, through the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, operate the Joint Field Management Program (JFMP) for the marine and island national parks, encompassing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park. AIMS and the JFMP are working together to develop and deploy a range of new technical solutions to deliver new capacity in marine monitoring. This underpins work to document the status of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, to implement conservation strategies, and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the reef.

Our JFMP Software Engineer / Developer (Data Workflows), as a member of our Technology Transformation team, will participate in the delivery of data collection technology solutions. In this role, you will be responsible for developing software components to implement end to end data workflows from data capture through to reporting and analysis where major parts of the workflows will include the use of and interaction with cloud-based services. The components will include user interaction systems for system control and data entry via tablet-based Apps (with a focus on non-technical users) along with metadata collection and generation.

Additionally, you will work with our clients in integrating the AIMS Research Data Platform (RDP), a cloud-based (AWS) data workflow system, into their internal systems to deliver end to end workflows that utilise the AIMS services. This will involve the development of software components, as services or stand-alone systems, that link cloud-based services to the client’s internal systems and may include development of API components to support this. Included in this component is the development of reporting systems that bring disparate sources of data into a single reporting and display framework.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 4 to 5 Salary Level ($81,285 to $115,882 per annum)
  • 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, 3-year opportunity
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland

About You

Your success in this role will be reliant on your tertiary qualifications, in software engineering, computer science or quantitative analysis (or equivalent demonstrated work experience), combined with your substantial experience in software development using Java or Python with previous exposure to: Git version control, agile methodologies, refactoring, database design and project management systems such as Jira to provide you with the ability to translate this expertise into the technological solutions required by AIMS.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description which is detailed in the Candidate Information Pack

Submitting your application: Prior to clicking on on the APPLY NOW button below, please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your on-line application form.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries can be directed to Scott Bainbridge at s.bainbridge@aims.gov.au

Applications close Monday, 26-April-2021 (midnight, Brisbane Queensland time)

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
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