Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

Senior Software Engineer



  • Excellent opportunity within the Integration Development Team in IT.
  • HEW 8, permanent and full time position in a central Hawthorn location
  • Staff benefits include discount study fees and options for flexible and hybrid work.
  • About the Role Join our Integration Development team in the Information Technology department at Swinburne University! Were seeking a talented individual to contribute to our Digital Technology Delivery (DTD) area. As part of this team, youll focus on building and supporting services that streamline business processes and integrate various applications used by the University.

    Your role will involve establishing strong partnerships with stakeholders and colleagues to drive significant improvements across Student Administration, Digital Marketing, Learning, Teaching, Research, and Corporate functions. Youll be responsible for developing and maintaining Swinburnes Service Oriented Architecture, ensuring seamless data transfer and system integration. Additionally, youll design and implement standardized, reusable services and integration processes.

    As a senior member of the team, youll have the opportunity to guide and mentor less experienced developers, provide technical consultation to Architects and Solution Designers, and contribute to maintaining and enhancing custom in- house applications. Your expertise will also be valuable in analyzing complex system issues and implementing effective solutions, including vendor liaison and programming.

    Join us in delivering a high standard of customer service and ensuring the needs of our internal and external clients are met. If you're ready to optimize operational efficiency and enhance the student experience through seamless integration, apply now!

    About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Relevant experience working on complex projects building Java based apps (including Spring, Hibernate) software solutions and technical integration solutions (ideally using MuleSoft) working from requirements, solution architecture, third party and internal API documentation through the entire SDLC.
  • A sound knowledge of relational databases and SQL.
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively and coherently communicate and establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders and staff at all levels.
  • Extensive technical experience in solution design, development and testing for new applications and/or feature sets and/or integrations/API's etc.
  • Solid experience with analysis and design of existing applications and integrations with both packaged and in-house developed software.
  • Qualifications

  • A relevant degree or qualification.
  • About Swinburne of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

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    For more information about this role, please contact Eve at [email protected]

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected].

    Applications Close: Tuesday February 20th at 11PM

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

    Victoria's Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes As a signatory to Victoria's Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.

    We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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    Job details


    Senior Software Engineer


    Swinburne University of Technology




    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 20, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    Swinburne University of Technology (often simply called Swinburne) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne in order to serve those without access to further education in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Its main campus is located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne which is located 7.5 km from the Melbourne central business district.

    In addition to its main Hawthorn campus, Swinburne has campuses in the Melbourne metropolitan area at Wantirna and Croydon as well as campuses in Sarawak, Malaysia and Sydney.

    In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, Swinburne placed 19th in Australia and moved up 50 places to 321st globally. In the 2020 Student Experience Survey, Swinburne was ranked equal 1st place in Victoria for the ’entire education experience’ for undergraduate students, with an overall satisfaction rate of 80 per cent.

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