The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Senior Application Specialist


Closing in 25 days

(HEO8 ) $106,561 - $119,550 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Full time, continuing opportunity

Join Our Team as a Senior Application Specialist!

Are you ready to make a significant impact within a prestigious institution? We're seeking a Senior Application Specialist to join the Information Technology and Digital Services Branch at the University of Adelaide. As a key member of our team, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of our ERP systems, contributing to the university's mission of excellence in research and teaching.

As a Senior Application Specialist, you'll be responsible for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of our PeopleSoft ERP systems, ensuring they meet the evolving needs of our university community. You'll have the opportunity to apply your expert knowledge to implement innovative solutions and provide strategic support to key stakeholders. This role offers a dynamic environment where you'll collaborate with internal and external partners, contribute to continuous improvement initiatives, and drive the use of emerging technologies to enhance our online applications.

You'll be part of a dedicated team committed to promoting integrity, respect, and excellence in all endeavors. Your role will involve managing diverse stakeholders, troubleshooting system issues, and participating in projects to deliver quality solutions. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, along with the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment. If you're passionate about leveraging technology to support teaching, research, and operational excellence, this is the role for you.

To be successful you will need:

  • Extensive experience in installing, configuring, and maintaining PeopleSoft ERP systems.
  • Proven experience troubleshooting and in performance tuning PeopleSoft ERP systems.
  • Experience in management of a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure collaborative work practices.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft application development an advantage.
  • Experience with Linux operating systems, WebLogic or job tracking software desirable.
  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM methodologies is desirable.
  • Qualifications:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification at Bachelor level or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Australian National Police Check is a mandatory requirement to be obtained prior to commencing in this position.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment!

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your division's broader role

    The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 24/06/2024.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Mr Andrew Miller Enterprise Systems Team Lead E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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    Job details


    Senior Application Specialist


    The University of Adelaide




    May 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 24, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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