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Lead Software Engineer and Solutions Architect

Oxfam Australia |
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Location: VIC
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  • Exceptional opportunity to join Oxfam Australia’s Technology Services Team
  • Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Melbourne based

About Us 

At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We are a member of Oxfam International, a global confederation working with partners and local communities in 87 countries.

Would you like to join this global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty?

 Job Description

Are you re-entering the workforce after a career break? Don’t worry! We are looking for people with a fire in their belly and a commitment to ending poverty. As long as you know your subject matter, we can teach you the other stuff and show you what’s happened while you were away.

The Role 

As the Lead Software Engineer and Solutions Architect you will provide whole-of-organisation technical, strategic and people leadership in the areas of software and web development, system integration and solutions architecture.

You will play a crucial role in Oxfam’s digital innovation strategy by facilitating the use of existing and emerging technology to advance Oxfam’s aid and development work. The technology services team broadly supports Oxfam’s fundraising and revenue generation systems, enterprise and team-specific systems; and novel innovation initiatives to alleviate poverty.

You will be someone who has both technical excellence but also a high level of emotional intelligence, communication skills and collaboration skills.

You will also be able to work successfully in agile teams and apply design thinking and lean start-up methodology.

Our current technology stack compromises:

  • Front-end: Bootstrap, Webpack, JQuery, VUE.js and SASS
  • CRM: Salesforce, Marketo
  • Integration: MuleSoft, Workato
  • Environment: Github and Heroku, AWS
  • Back-end: WordPress, Postgres, PHP 7.3 + and Code Igniter 3.3

 Desired Skills and Experience

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Proven experience in best practice software engineering and solutions architecture practice in complex organisational environments
  • Successful development of new applications and technology solutions in innovation contexts in complex organisational environments
  • Significant up-to-date knowledge and understanding of cloud-based platforms and application architecture best practices as well as knowledge of new and emerging technologies.
  • Qualifications in computer science, engineering or a related discipline
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to effectively communicate, persuade and translate complex technical concepts to customers

We can offer you 

  • A base salary of $124,267 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
  • We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.
  • Cultural leave
  • Superannuation matching

Our culture is shaped by our values, which reinforce what we care about and how we do things, not just what we do. Our five core values of Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability drive everything we do at Oxfam.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct. 

How to Apply

Complete the online application form, then, as three separate documents, upload:

  1. a cover letter that tells us why you want to join Oxfam Australia, and how your professional history and lived experience makes you the right candidate.
  2. your CV.
  3. your response to the selection criteria outlined in the advertisement.

Applications close on 2 January 2024.

Here is the link to the Position Description 

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.

We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.

Closing Date: Jan 2, 2024
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