Technical Officer - iHub

Swinburne University of Technology

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HEW 7: $88, 913 $95, 879 + 17% superannuation
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Full time, fixed term, 12 month contract at our Hawthorn campus

Come join Swinburne University of Technology as our new Technical Officer-iHUB Supervisor/Software Engineer

About the Job
The first of its kind, the iHUB is a state of the art national Research Facility, leveraging virtual technologies to bring together politicians, planners, developers, architects, engineers, social scientists and citizens across 5 nationally established nodes in 4 capital cities to make collective decisions and take appropriate actions around urban development, using real time data and ‘what-if’ scenarios. This position has cross-Faculty and Swinburne Research support and resides within the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design.

In this role you will support the seamless integration of Swinburne’s iHUB’s node in Hawthorn with the national partner nodes across Australia. You will optimise the Hawthorn node’s operational capabilities, efficiencies and effectiveness in providing an exceptional collaboration experience for the iHUB’s Swinburne University Research staff. Duties will include: the general management and set-up of the iHUB; maintaining an urban modelling digital workbench enabling reliable interoperability between combinations of proprietary, open source, and in-house software tools; provide support to successfully restore service or resolve problems with Swinburne IT Support Group.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres
The iHUB Laboratory will be linked to leading edge researchers drawn from the Faculties of Health Arts and Design as well as Science and Engineering Technology as well as through links with University Research Institutes such as The Smart Cities Research Institute and Research Centres such as the Centre for Urban Transitions. Leading edge research centres, strong ties to industry and commitment to high-quality, high-impact research allows you to understand contemporary urban societies deeply, bring real world problems to focus and make your mark with innovative solutions.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• Relevant qualifications (BSc. Computer Science/software engineering/IT) and relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
• A strong customer service orientation with a focus on results and quality of service.
• Ability to exercise substantial initiative and high level judgement and to work independently or as part of a team to deliver outcomes within defined timeframes
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

• Participate in regular staff and management development programs
• Onsite health services
• Private health insurance discounts
• Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff
To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Professor Peter Newton Research Professor - Centre for Urban Transitions via email

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact
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Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on 11th April 2020.


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