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Team Leader Software Engineering

The Australian National University
Acton, Australian Capital Territory 2601
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Classification: Senior Manager 1
Salary package: $109,432 - $114,744 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)

Position overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

The Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Center (AITC) at the Australian National University (ANU) is the only facility in Australia that enables end-to-end engineering from initial design to the launch pad. AITC's scientific program requires a high-level technical engineering team to develop innovative state-of-the-art instrumentation for observing the distant Universe.

Under the broad direction of the Technical Program Manager, the Team Leader provides leadership in software system design, development, validation, and maintenance expertise for approved technical projects and activities. A close working relationship is required with engineers in the Opto-mechanical, Electronics and Detector areas. The occupant of this position is expected to follow best-practice technical management procedures to ensure optimum results for complex, multi-disciplinary instrumentation projects, often within the framework of international consortia. The occupant of this position is also expected to maintain a high level of awareness of state-of-the-art technology in the software engineering field and may be required to function in a matrix project management structure under the daily direction of external project manager(s).

For further details please contact Anna Moore P: 02 6125 4724 or E: [email protected]

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via: [email protected] 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.




  1. Relevant postgraduate qualifications, plus extensive relevant practical experience OR an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Engineering qualifications should be acceptable for corporate membership as a Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
  2. Extensive knowledge of, and experience with, scientific software systems including for real-time applications, in regards to architectures, platforms and distributed operations.
  3. Strong background and extensive experience in complex software systems design, system validation techniques and maintenance of multi-technology systems, including the optimized design of combined electronic, mechanical and software systems.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement major projects in the specialist area of software systems in an efficient and effective manner. Demonstrated ability to document work, make oral presentations and design review documents and presentations. 
  5. Demonstrated proficiency and experience in computer assisted software development, including rapid prototyping and automated code generation.
  6. Experience in supervision, mentoring and training of more junior software engineers, technical support staff and interns.
  7. Well developed interpersonal and liaison skills with the demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and a proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and to quickly adapt to new environments.
  8. A demonstrated high-level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of EO policies in a university context.


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