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APS4 IT Application Developer - Multiple Locations

Please note: Whilst these jobs are listed as remote, employees will be required to work in the office at one of the locations listed below.

Specialisterne Australia offers a pathway for neurodiverse individuals to connect with employers who recognise the valuable contributions and talents that they can bring to their organisation. We offer a workshop and assessment program whereby applicants can demonstrate in a practical, and patient way their skills and abilities, directly to employers.

We are excited to be working with a Federal Government partner on their Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program to attract the skills and abilities of neurodiverse people to their organisation. The program aims to build a more diverse workforce accessing new talent pools and recruiting people from diverse backgrounds. The program allows participants to develop their workplace technical and corporate skills in a supportive team environment. Our partner recognises diversity is one of the greatest assets staff bring to the workplace. By embracing individual differences our Federal Government partner supports everyone to realise their full potential in an inclusive and culturally safe work environment.

The Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program is a 12-month temporary employment

opportunity. The program has a unique structure providing participants with a

Career Development Manager to guide and support capability development and a

business manager supporting development of on-the-job technical knowledge

and skills. Participants will be actively supported and encouraged to apply for a

permanent position in future recruitment processes.

The Federal Government partner values the mutual benefits to both the incoming

candidates sourced through Specialisterne and the valuable skills and abilities

neurodiverse people can offer in their critical services.

Location of roles:

The job roles are located in various locations, Adelaide, Albury, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne CBD, Newcastle or Penrith. Applicants should live within a commutable distance to any of these locations. Applicants outside of these locations but are prepared to relocate for employment through this opportunity are encouraged to apply. If you are applying from outside of these locations and would require relocating, please consider the various factors associated with relocating and Government relocation incentives. Note: there are COVID-19 social distancing restrictions in common workplaces in these locations.

Job Description

An APS4 IT Application Developer supports and undertakes a range of

technical and administrative tasks and activities to design, build, test and

maintain IT applications across the agency and involves work in the following

areas: Midrange, mainframe applications and CoTS products.

An APS4 IT Application Developer understands object-oriented design

principles and common design patterns. They communicate effectively across

a range of media types, using various styles to suit different audiences. They

work within multi-client/multi-vendor projects, stakeholders, workshops and

elicit requirements to assist in the creation of technical architecture


They understand and embrace the agency's various ways of working and are

agile in their approach to collaboration and delivery of services.

Work Level Standard

An APS4 works under general direction and is accountable for undertaking a

range of moderately complex procedural, operational and administrative tasks

and activities, largely governed by established procedures and policies. This

may include research and analysis activities.

The APS4 will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the requirements of

the position, as well as the legislative, regulatory and compliance frameworks

that underpin its tasks and activities. They may exercise some discretion with

respect to how legislation, precedents, procedures and guidelines are

interpreted and applied.

The APS4 is accountable for making decisions within defined parameters

relating to the area of responsibility, and on more complex issues under the

guidance of a more senior employee.

The APS4 is accountable to organise their own workflow and deliver results in

accordance with their work area and team plans. They may be responsible for

coaching and providing training for the newer and less experienced members

of a work team.

The APS4 will be required to communicate with and provide advice to a range

of stakeholders.

Duty Statement

  1. Assist in the development lifecycle which may include analysis, design, implementation, maintenance and/or administrative tasks

  2. Work collaboratively to monitor, support and resolve technical issues and provide advice to stakeholders

  3. Adhere to all established processes, methodologies and procedures

  4. Contribute to the development of technical solutions that are practical and meet design requirements

  5. Perform tasks to resolve issues and maintain application procedures

  6. Undertake research of current IT practices

Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (includes Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (includes ADD)

  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship and agree to the Federal Government’s background checks

  • All candidates must be able to undergo a police check, and some will require a government clearance.

  • Must be able to participate in the Specialisterne Workshop and Assessment Centre process

What you should have

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

  • Ability to think critically and have solid problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work on tasks autonomously and seek assistance when required

  • Effective time-management skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective attention to detail

  • Positive attitude towards learning new technologies and products

  • Has experience in one or more of the following: - Net/C#, Xamarin, powershell, Java, Java Script, SQL Server, DB2, MongoDB, XML, HTML & CSS, JSON, TFS/Azure devops, R, Python, Angular and GiT or any other equivalent experience.

What is nice to have

  • Obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or have relatable real-world experience in same or similar fields.

  • Have practical and advanced experience assisting with the design, coding, verification, testing and refactor programs, scripts and integration software

  • Are interested in or have studied and understand the software development lifecycle, computer science, mathematics, statistics or coding, etc… at a relatively advanced level

  • Have a basic understanding of machine learning and unsupervised machine learning

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