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Senior Programmer - Fixed term to December 2017

  • Job Number:10054679-001
  • Employment Type:Fixed Term Full Time
  • Location:ACT: Canberra
  • Opening date:10/04/2017 12:00 AM AEST
  • Closing date:30/04/2017 11:55 PM AEST

Who We Are:

Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company employing over 37,000 staff, being the most well known brand in the technology and communications industry.

We offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing more than 9.6 million Australian fixed line and 12.2 million mobile services.

Our Vision:

Adding to Telstra's portfolio of well-known Australian organisations, Defence has signed a $1.1 billion agreement with Telstra for the provision of telecommunications services.

The agreement will enable Defence to transform its communications technology including better integrating fixed telecommunications with satellite and tactical networks.

Telstra's aim is to deliver technology that can become the backbone of Australian Defence for the next decade and beyond. The agreement represents the largest customer undertaking in Telstra's history and will support military operations at home and abroad.

We are seeking the most talented people to transform the Defence communication network and take it into another dimension.

The Role:

The Senior Software Developer will work as part of a team to produce clean, maintainable and efficient code to deliver and maintain software to meet the needs of the Telstra JP2047 Project.


  • Proven software development and/or scripting experience on Unix platforms with OO languages such as Ruby or Python
  • A firm grasp of object oriented analysis and design
  • Ability to learn new programming languages quickly
  • Proven experience in web user interface development using technologies such as JavaScript (e.g. JQuery, AJAX), HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrable knowledge of model-view-controller (MVC) architectural patterns for web-based application
  • Solid knowledge of relational database systems (RDBMS) such as PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Ability to create and optimise complex SQL queries

Candidates must hold a current clearance to be considered. This role will require you to hold and maintain an Australian Government NV1 security clearance.

Benefits and Career Path:

Working for the most successful Telco Company in Australia also brings with it some great benefits, including: Working with the top IT Specialists in the APAC Region who provide support and mentoring, Substantial discounts on a range of Telstra products (including FOXTEL), Financial benefits such as Telstra Share Options, Great Salary Packaging Options and discounts on various retail, health and fitness and entertainment areas, Excellent work/life balance that allows you to have an excellent divide of personal needs and work commitments and performance bonuses*. Check out our website for more information and testimonials from our Employees.

*Fixed Term Full Time Positions are not eligible for Performance Bonuses but are still eligible for all other features included in our Rewards and Benefits program

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Date Posted
Canberra, ACT
Job Type
Full Time, Temporary/Contract
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