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Apply now Job no: 540112
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6

Classification:  ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (IT)
Salary package:  $71,878 - $84,451 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms:  Full time, Fixed term (3 months)
  • Come join Australia's largest social science research data group, the Australian Data Archive
  • You will be working in to provide developer support for a new ADA service to be launched in 2021
  • Part of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University (Canberra)

Position overview

As the ADA Web development officer, you will provide web development and technical support for a new web-based service currently in development at the Australian Data Archive (ADA), part of the Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM). Key duties of the role include the development and provision of web services and data infrastructure managed by the Australian Data Archive, the deployment services, and providing assistance to staff within ADA and the CSRM.

The key requirements of the role are included in the attached position description. In particular, we are looking for developers with experience in front-end and back-end web development to support the development our a new web-based registry service.

Your development experience will ideally include:


  • Front end implementation and testing
  • Bootstrap
  • ANTD framework for UI components
  • TypeScript
  • JEST - testing


  • user authentication including SSO/AAF/Shibboleth and JWT
  • API design, implementation and testing
  • Node.js
  • Postman - testing


  • postgresql
  • relational database design and implementation
  • SQL design and optimisation

Operating System:

  • Experience deploying dockerised web applications on Linux operating system
  • Docker/DockerCompose

Version control and collaboration:

  • github
  • code repository
  • issue logging and tracking
  • projects and kanban boards

About the Australian Data Archive

The  Australian Data Archive (ADA)  provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data. ADA disseminates this data for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users. The archive is based in the  ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM)  at the Australian National University (ANU). Research at the CSRM focuses on the development of social research methods; analysis of social issues and policy; training in social science methods; and providing access to social scientific data through the ADA. CSRM is a joint initiative between the Social Research Centre (SRC), an ANU Enterprise business, and The Australian National University (ANU), established in 2015.

About the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For further information please contact Dr. Steven McEachern, Director, Australian Data Archive,   T: +61 2 6125 2200  E:

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

Application information

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

  • A statement (no more than 2 pages) 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.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems