First listed on: 12 July 2021

Senior Analyst Programmer


  • Opportunity for a software developer looking to get into data science
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) working closely with the Veterinary Science School which is ranked #1 in Australia and #16 globally
  • Full time HEO 8 fixed term 2 years, offering a base salary of $109K - $123K p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Practice Manager, Digital Application Development, the Senior Analyst Programmer role is responsible for delivering application and integration of IT solutions to the University, specifically for the Veterinary and Animal Research Data Commons (VARDC) platform. The successful candidate will technically be supporting all existing applications within the portfolio and providing leadership to the team on particular areas of technology and processes used in development. The Senior Analyst Programmer will work within a team of developers, to design, develop, analyse, support, and maintain applications. They will encourage and guide team members to maintain their skills and drive continuous improvement and currency of the relevant applications. This will also include:

  • development of new applications
  • development of new functionality for existing applications
  • provision of support for applications
  • leadership in developing technologies and processes for the ICT software development team.

The Senior Analyst Programmer will be part of the Research Technology group in ICT and work closely with the Sydney School of Veterinary Science to develop the Veterinary and Animal Research Data Commons (VARDC), a platform that will give researchers a single point-of-access to multiple, related systems. The primary one of these will be VetCompass Australia (VCA), which collates electronic patient records (EPRs) from hundreds of veterinary practices nationally and aggregates clinical data for researchers to interrogate. The platform will give researchers optimised access to the data and data cleaning and will mesh clinical records on individual animals with related information, such as pathology reports.

To learn more, visit the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, VetCompass Australia and the Veterinary and Animal Research Data Commons.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a -Senior Analyst Programmer who has:

  • experience building web applications in .Net, with deployment into Azure cloud
  • experience developing databases with SQL and SQL Server
  • experience developing with web services
  • tertiary qualification and relevant experience, or combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

In your covering letter, please describe a time you managed a project with competing deadlines and stakeholder requirements. Attach this letter to your online application.


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role-required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

How to Apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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.

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