Position Title: Senior Java Developer
Classification: Executive Level 1
Position Number: 6658 (ongoing) & 6621 (non-ongoing)
Tenure: Ongoing; non-ongoing opportunity to 25 May 2018
Duration: Permanent
Section: Patents & PBR Systems
Group: Business and Information Management Solutions
Division: Policy and Corporate
Location: ACT
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Level 1
Security Classification: BASELINE

Group Responsibilities

The role of the Business and Information Management Solutions Group (BIMSG) is to deliver and manage information and technology to enable IP Australia’s business.

Section Responsibilities

The Business Systems Stream consists of several DevOps oriented system development and support teams as well as service management functions. The Patents & PBR Systems Section provides development, maintenance and support services for the Patents and Plant Breeders Rights business lines.

Job description / Context of the role

The occupant of this position will report to the squad leader and will perform tasks associated with the analysis, design, development, implementation and ongoing support of IP Australia's business systems. They will provide technical advice and direction, and may at times be required to manage a team, manage the release of system changes and be involved in the creation and implementation of standards and procedures for use within the Section. 
The role is technical, and the occupant is required to have a J2EE developer background and experience using Agile methodologies. It would be an advantage to have an understanding of mobile technologies, Application Program Interfaces (API’s) and micro-services.

Job Specific duties

  • Undertake systems analysis, design, development, enhancement, implementation and support services for information technology systems in an n-tier J2EE/ client/server environment.
  • Provide technical advice and direction to team members and contribute to section level discussions on architecture and strategic direction.
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of standards and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain system/technical documentation.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationship with stakeholders.
  • Contribute to automated testing and business analyst tasks as the need arises.
  • Manage the performance and development of staff as the need arises.
  • May be required to manage the release of system changes to production.
  • May be required to facilitate agile ceremonies including daily stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives and prioritisation.
  • Demonstrates attitudes and behaviours responsive to workplace change (including participates in and encourages others to participate in change and contribute to successful outcomes).
  • Improves organisational performance through effective engagement with and management of risk within relevant sphere of influence.
  • Establishes clear expectations and creates an environment to achieve stated goals and objectives, takes ownership and honours commitments.
  • Maintains an understanding of their/worker responsibilities under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and a commitment to promoting a healthy and safe workplace.

Job Specific Capabilities

  • Demonstrated experience in writing java code in a J2EE environment as per business requirements
  • Experience with or well developed knowledge of JSF, XHTML, XSLT and CSS
  • Experience using Agile Methodologies
  • Demonstrated well developed written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated well developed stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated well developed negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities 

Eligibility qualifications / Knowledge required

The applicant must hold relevant tertiary qualifications or have relevant industry experience which enables them to competently perform the duties of this role.

Application Requirements

To apply for this position, candidates are asked to: 

  • Frame their response around the job specific duties and job specific capabilities of the role and provide an explanation of how their skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role.
  • Limit response to no more than 2 pages.
  • Provide a current CV detailing recent employment history which is relevant to the advertised position.
  • Provide the name and contact details of two referees.

Applications must be submitted through the IP Australia Web Recruitment system (ESS).

Please note: you MUST be an Australian Citizen to be engaged in the APS and to meet IP Australia’s security clearance requirements.

Contact officer

For further information pertaining to this job please contact Paula Marquardt on 02 6283 2615.

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Working in IP Australia

Australia’s Intellectual property (IP) rights system supports innovation, investment and international competitiveness. IP Australia administers Australia’s IP rights system, specifically patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights. IP Australia also undertakes programs to educate and promote an awareness of intellectual property (IP), provides IP policy input to Government, develops legislation to support the IP system and contributes to bilateral and multilateral negotiations to improve IP protection internationally.

IP Australia strives to deliver robust IP rights efficiently, satisfy our customers in terms of timeliness and value for money and be recognised as one of the leading IP offices in the world for the quality (including accuracy and consistency) of the IP rights we grant. IP Australia is committed to external certification of our Quality Management System which involves applying ISO 9001:2008 to key business processes and to environmental management through ISO14001 certification within the agency.

All IP Australia staff contribute to the achievement of organisational outcomes and the overall management of IP Australia by assisting, as appropriate, the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrars of Trade Marks and Designs and Plant Breeder’s Rights, and their deputies (where relevant), to perform statutory functions, and where appropriate, exercise relevant delegations.

IP Australia recognises the importance of employees balancing their work and personal lives by offering staff access to an ongoing series of health and wellbeing programs, flexible work-life policies and a range of professional development programs. IP Australia is a breastfeeding friendly workplace.

The IP Australia office in Canberra provides high quality accommodation and facilities. These include: an on-site café, conference, meeting and training rooms; limited on-site parking for cars and motor cycles available on a rotational basis; the provision of undercover bicycle racks; excellent shower/change facilities for staff choosing to walk or ride to work; and the advantage of all staff being co-located in the one building.

Please note: All IP Australia positions are subject to an ENTRY ONLY pre-employment check unless a higher security clearance has been identified. Other pre-employment checks may also apply.


Job documentation updated and endorsed for use: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017