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ReefCloud Software Engineers

Townsville (QLD), Perth (WA) or Darwin (NT)
Posted 2 weeks ago



Employment Type

Full-time, 2-year Fixed Term


$109,976 to $120,564 per annum

More Information

Closing Date


About these Exciting Opportunities

You will be joining a well-established team working together to deliver and enhance the next generation of coral reef monitoring technology called ReefCloud. You will contribute to extending the existing ReefCloud program by building software using the latest cloud, big data and machine learning technologies and orchestrating data workflows that enable upscaled collection of marine imagery and data.

Using your experience and creativity you will build elegant solutions for our research data platform and take leadership of driving innovation and mentorship on best practice software design, implementation, and deployment.

You will act as an authority in Application Programming Interfaces (API) design, setting the standards and procedures that allow for others to access data and features of applications for AIMS research data systems, including ReefCloud. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members' on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions which are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement. The successful candidate for these exciting opportunities will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 5 salary ($109,976 to $120,564 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Optional Fitness passport
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, 2-year Fixed Term opportunity
  • Located in Townsville (Qld), Perth (WA), Darwin (NT) or Remote. Relocation Assistance available.

Please note:

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  2. Perth & Darwin locations - It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre commencement requirement. Townsville location - AIMS strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Whilst it is not currently a mandatory requirement for this role, AIMS reserves the right to review its position and policy on mandatory vaccinations. It may therefore become a mandatory requirement for this role in the future.

About you

Tertiary qualifications in Information Technology or Computer Systems Engineering (or equivalent work experience), coupled with extensive practical experience in software development using Python or similar language are essential to your success in this role. You will also have:

  • Experience in full-stack web development using modern frameworks, including database design, REST service development and front-end development
  • Expert knowledge of API design and implementation, coupled with experience designing and implementing cloud-based software solutions (DevOps)
  • Well-developed communication skills, and familiar working within an agile team and engaging with a wide range of clients/end users
  • A creative mind and be able to think of solutions and alternative options and perspectives to problems
  • Experience with front end frameworks like Angular, React or Vu, and experience writing spatial queries in PostGIS would be highly desirable

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, which is 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 a link to 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 are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application:
Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

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

Position enquiries are to be directed to David Crossman at d.crossman@aims.gov.au

Applications close: SUNDAY, 28/August/2022 (midnight, AEST).

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.