First listed on: 06 September 2018

Senior Software Engineer

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Australian Centre for Field Robotics
Reference no. 1644/0818F

  • Opportunity to provide software engineering skills for Research and Development projects in Field Robotics
  • Located at Little Queen Street, Darlington Campus
  • 2 Roles Full-time fixed term for 12 months, remuneration package: $92K Base Salary p.a. plus generous employers contribution to Superannuation

About the opportunity 

This position will provide senior software engineering skills for Research and Development projects in Field Robotics. In collaboration with the Lead Technical Engineer the Senior Software Engineer will be expected to research, design, develop, build, test software and field a range of exciting robotics technologies and information systems in the mining domain.

In this position, you will:

  • develop new software or new features for existing software in an agile environment
  • fix bugs in existing software
  • be responsible for source code maintenance
  • write up documentation of software and systems

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who possesses:

  • exceptional skills in Python and/or C++ software development with at least 3 years' experience
  • programming expertise in writing portable C++ code, including managing the design, development and testing of software
  • thorough understanding of object oriented design
  • ability to dissect problems and provide innovative solutions.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation (RTCMA) is a joint partnership between The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at the University of Sydney and, Rio Tinto, in operation since 2007. The aim of the Centre is to develop and implement the vision of a fully autonomous, remotely operated mine.

With major funding support from Rio Tinto, the RTCMA has built up a successful technical and research program, ranging from the construction and fielding of large-scale robotic platforms and information systems through to quality journal papers. Currently the Centre is staffed by around 25 world-class researchers, technical staff, and postgraduate students from locations spanning six continents.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1644/0818C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 23 September 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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