Software Developer

Job Req ID

Home Affairs - 132710






APS Level 5 - $80,748.00 and $87,572.00 plus 15.4% super (part time pro-rata)


Employment Type

Ongoing (Permanent), Full-time 


Flexible work

Flexible arrangements considered 


Contact Officer

Marko ERONEN Phone no: 0435 825 448 email: 


Applications close on 14/07/2024 at 11:59pm AEST (midnight) - Late applications will not be accepted.


About our opportunity


This process is being used to fill up to 3 immediate vacancies. A merit pool may be established and used to fill similar vacancies for up to 18 months. 


About our team


GM Technology & Major Cap Group | ICT Division | Traveller Cargo & Trade Systems | Cargo and Trade Systems Section


The Cargo and Trade Systems Section is responsible for providing reliable and resilient production support for Cargo, Trade and Border ICT applications. The section supports these critical systems by delivering changes and releases to an agreed work program with internal and external stakeholders. This work program includes system enhancements in support of projects and the provision of Business As Usual (BAU) production support and services.


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Our ideal candidate


The Department is looking for software developers who:

  • Enjoy learning new technologies; keen to develop technical expertise to maintain and enhance large enterprise platforms
  • Are able to quickly understand how existing applications have been built by reviewing source code, accessing system documentation, and engaging with other developers in the support team
  • Have excellent problem solving skills and the ability to diagnose issues in complex systems
  • Work collaboratively within a team environment, engaging effectively with business areas and other relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Are self-driven and seek to directly influence the key outcomes of the organisation.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards
  • Testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification
  • Support, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and remediation of Production Systems (out of hours support may be required)
  • In collaboration with senior developers and architects, assist with researching, consulting, analysing and evaluating system program needs
  • Identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods.


Additional information


Role requirements/qualifications:

  • Translate business requirements into functional and technical specifications
  • Experience in developing and maintaining IT solutions
  • Good problem solving skills and the ability to diagnose problems and weaknesses in existing solutions.

Develop  technical solutions and progress through environments following system development lifecycle (analysis, design, build, test, and release).


Experience or exposure to any one or more of the following streams is desirable:

  • Mainframe programming languages and application development suites including but not limited to JCL, CICS, COBOL, DB2, REXX and CA Gen Technology.
  • Azure DevOps (Boards, Repos, Pipelines)
  • .Net Framework and C#
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • ASP.NET/Html/CSS/JavaScript
  • Java
  • Spring
  • Struts with JSP (Java Server Pages)
  • Javascript / Typescript / Angular / React
  • SQL Server/Oracle Database
  • Source Control / Git.


How to apply


Submit your application and CV through the Home Affairs’ recruitment system (ourPeople) before the closing date on 14/07/2024 at 11:59pm (midnight) AEST  – Late applications will not be accepted.


As part of your application, you will be required to prepare and submit a statement of claims response document 250 words per capability addressing the following capabilities:

  • Contributes to strategic thinking
  • Achieves results
  • Supports productive working relationships
  • Display personal drive and integrity
  • Communicates with influence
  • Demonstrates professional or technical proficiency


Applicant response documents must be a minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format, include your full name and the Requisition Number – 132710 in the document footer.


Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership Systems information relevant to the classification.




To be eligible for the position you must be an Australian Citizen.


The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (AGSVA) security clearance and an Employment Suitability Clearance (ESC).


Diversity and inclusion


The Department is committed to workforce diversity and applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, come from a diverse cultural or linguistic background or have a disability are encouraged to apply.


RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit:


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The Department of Home Affairs offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.


The Department may provide relocation assistance to eligible APS employees required to relocate. The level of assistance will vary depending on the reason for relocating and your personal circumstances. For further information please enquire with the contact officer listed in the advertisement.


Information about employment and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the Department’s website at


Candidates should be aware that in roles where vaccination against COVID-19 is required by public health orders/directions or other legislation proof of vaccination will be required. If a candidate is not fully vaccinated or is unwilling to be vaccinated within a reasonable time period, they may not be offered that role.