First listed on: 03 October 2019

Senior Software Engineer

  • Provide software engineering support to field of robotics
  • Located at Little Queen Street, Darlington Campus at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics
  • Full-time, Fixed term 12 months, Base Salary: $93,986p.a. - $102,393 p.a. Level 7 plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for providing software engineering support for contract research and development (R&D) projects for ACFR.  The position will provide support and assistance to researchers and students on robotic systems with:

  • Excellent programming skills like C++, Python, Bash, Matlab, ROS.
  • Sound knowledge and experience with developing multi-threaded and/or multi-process applications as well as thorough understanding of object-oriented design.
  • Ability to work independently and drive colleagues and team members to deliver projects on time.
  • Support field trials and willingness to help others in non-software related issues as well.

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 Software Engineer who possesses the following:

  • A tertiary degree in Software Engineering or related field, with at least 3 years relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of agile software development and prior experience of software team lead would be a plus.
  • Sound working knowledge of safety procedures relevant to the work environment.
  • Experience in writing technical documents and user manuals relating to software and processes.
  • A willingness to travel interstate for fieldwork if required.

About us

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) at The University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of field robotics principles. The ACFR is the largest robotics and automation research group in Australia and one of the largest of its kind in the world.

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

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 over 7600 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.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 1942/0919F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 16 October 2019

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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