Development Manager

Curtin University

Are you a Technical Lead, Development Manager or Solutions Architect looking for a new challenge? Join one of Australia's leading universities.

  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance!
  • Push the technical boundaries to drive our digital transformation and strategy
  • Initial 2 year fixed term contract with 17% super
Job Reference: 302653

Digital & Technology Solutions (DTS)

Digital & Technology Solutions is Curtin University’s internal IT function focused on delivering enterprise digital and technology solutions across the University. We deliver these solutions by using a trusted partner and business IT model that is based upon the Curtin values and a new set of IT team philosophies.

Having recently transformed our approach and structure to ensure we are driving innovation in a fast, scalable and agile manner that delivers an impact the first time – we are now ready to deliver our new IT improvement strategy and build the next 5 year digital roadmap with the University.

If you enjoy being on the forefront of technology, transformation, continual innovation and change, then the Digital & Technology Solutions team at Curtin is for you!

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Manager with experience as a technical lead, development manager or architect.  You will be responsible for driving the culture, managing the team and providing strong technical leadership.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Leading, growing and mentoring a team of experienced front end developers
  • Taking a lead role in the design and delivery of the future state vision for IA,UX,DX persona experiences
  • Collaborating with other teams to produce best in class products, and ensure continuous improvement of our cutting edge technologies, techniques and processes
  • Fully participating and engaging in the team culture, mindset and philosophies by modelling the DTS team’s and Curtin’s behaviours and values
  • Ensuring development standards are well maintained and documented
  • Developing and maintaining your knowledge of industry trends, best practice and leading technology
You will bring to the role
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications with extensive software development experience and experience as a technical lead, development manager or architect
  • High level of conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to analyse and evaluate the impact of strategic technology issues on organisational operations and initiate appropriate responses and recommendations
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully leading and managing a client focused and diverse team of specialist IT staff in a large and dynamic enterprise
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships, collaborate and influence cross functional teams and cultivate a positive work environment
  • Strong background in .net, Angular, C# and supporting toolsets in an AZURE or AWS cloud environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle, and in particular its application within an agile environment, using agile tools, techniques and methodologies
What we offer you
  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance!
  • The opportunity to help drive our University wide digital transformation and future strategy
  • Study, professional and career development opportunities on offer
  • Access to our onsite childcare centre and school holiday program
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation
For further information on Curtin’s employee benefits visit

Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. 

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance. 
Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Contact: Laura Keenan – Talent Acquisition Consultant
Phone: 08 9266 4640

Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact.

Applications close: 9:00 PM, Thursday 6 February 2020


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.