Database Software Engineer

• Collaborative work

• Supportive team environments

• Location: 8 Nicholson St, East Melbourne

Use your IT skills in this forward-thinking state government department.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50925197
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD 50925197 VPS4 Project Officer - Database Software Engineer.docx (Word, 126KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Liam Costello
0448 663 703

Position Details

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has a requirement to fill a vacant role of Database Software Engineer. The Database Software Engineer supports the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) unit to deliver DELWP's forest and fire monitoring, data management and reporting activities.

The MER unit oversees a range of high-profile data capture projects including the Forest Protection Survey Program, the Regional Forests Agreement Assessment project, the Victorian Forest Monitoring Program and the Victorian Bushfire Monitoring Program, as well as delivering the Regional Forest Agreement reporting; State of the Forest Report and the annual Fuel Management Report.

This position works across these respective programs and assists in maintaining and further developing the Victorian Forest Information Portal and other key data insight components. In doing so, developing and maintaining key data infrastructure is necessary to modernise and improve analysis of key forest and fire data metrics, derived from a range of internal and external sources.

This is an IT role; therefore, the successful candidate will have an IT background with database management and / or database architecture capabilities, with good knowledge of dashboard style reporting systems. It is essential they have proven SQL Server database skills. Experience with other programming languages, preferably Python, R would be beneficial.

This role requires cross agency liaison and collaboration so that data is shared and managed appropriately, as required. Therefore, contributing to productive relationships with the various data custodians such as Vic Forests and Parks Victoria is essential. Additionally, the role has an interface with DELWP's internal Technology Solutions (TSU) which serves to integrate the data products we are developing and merging within the broader DELWP IT system.

The role is suited to a self-motivated individual who can work independently and be the reliable ‘go to person' for the team. You will be a very ‘switched on' Software Engineer, and you will not be working in isolation therefore having a collaborative approach to your work will see you succeed in this role. Not only will you need to be happy to engage with others, you actually engage with ease – it is not hard work for you - you get along well with people.

You are a confident and capable communicator and can deliver clear verbal and written communication – you can communicate technical information to a non-technical audience  - communicating identified technical solutions for business requirements.

Underpinning all that you do, you can think critically and innovatively, and have volumes of emotional intelligence as you contribute to the development of tools to help in decision making.

This is an ongoing position.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight, Sunday 28 July 2019


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