Software Research Engineer job with UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA


International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) 

  • Full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 2 years
  • 2 positions 
  • Level 6: Base salary range: $83,005 – $ $87,723 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team 

ICRAR is a WA State funded high profile equal joint venture established in 2009 between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia (UWA). The Centre’s headquarters are located at UWA, with research nodes at both UWA and Curtin. ICRAR is one of the largest astronomy institutions and one of the lead Australian organisations participating in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project. ICRAR has been further funded from 2019 to 2024 with $25 Million by the WA State Government and equal contribution from the Joint Venture Universities. The Data Intensive Astronomy (DIA) program of ICRAR has secured a contract to participate in the software development of the SKA for the whole construction period until 2028.

We support flexible work arrangements to allow people to align their work duties with their family’s requirements and personal wellbeing. On the other side, since the SKA is a global project, we do have to attend meetings after hours and there will be the occasional overseas travel, once we can safely do that again.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under general direction, work within the DIA program of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. You will participate in the software development as part of the construction of the Square Kilometre Array project (SKA). You will also contribute to a range of other projects, both directly supporting and working with scientists, but also working with industry.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree qualifications in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics, or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial experience in the development of Python and/or C/C++ applications adhering to high standards, including testing, code style compliance and documentation
  • Substantial experience in optimizing code performance
  • Knowledge of the agile software development paradigm
  • Experience with the usage of high-performance computing (HPC) systems would be an asset

About you

You need to be passionate to work in a globally distributed scientific software development project. You will be required to attend on-line meetings after hours and occasional in-person meetings overseas. You need to be an excellent team player in a diverse environment including various spoken languages, cultures and gender identities.

About your application

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 pm AWST on Monday, 27 June 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Andreas Wicenec on (08) 6488 7847 or [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021)
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020

Assistance and Support

UWA is committed to inclusive recruitment and is happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. If you have queries in relation to the application process, please contact [email protected] referencing the 6-digit job reference number and type of communication you prefer, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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