Innovation Engineer

Location:Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

  • Career Development Opportunity
  • Located at Camperdown/ Darlington Campus
  • 12 Month Fixed Term and base salary $103,034 p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity

The Innovation Engineer is a key contributor and collaborator at ICT’s TechLab, across a breadth of initiatives including:

  • innovation projects for internal University clients (faculties, PSUs)
  • in-house experimental projects to trial cutting-edge future-focused technology and assess their applicability to learning/teaching/research/process improvements,
  • provide recommendations as appropriate from the above to relevant projects and stakeholder needs
  • advisory, investigation and due diligence to support technology needs of different staff members/faculties/PSUs

The overall function of this role is intrapreneurial – to innovate, iterate, develop, maintain and improve projects within the IT function, and ensure good practice principles, processes, methods and techniques are in place.

Extensive programming experience, a lifelong learner and curious collaborator mindset, willingness to explore, experiment, fail, improve and share (and have fun while doing it!) are key to succeed in this role.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Innovation Engineer who:

  • Investigates and evaluates new / emerging technologies, innovations and opportunities
  • Develops concepts into commercially viable product offerings that fit the current and future product portfolio in accordance with the concept stage-gate development and prioritisation process.
  • Develops of Proof of Principle, Proof of Concept and Prototype models.

About us

ICT is critical to achieving ongoing and continuous improvement in the University through the development, maintenance and support of the University’s enterprise IT solutions in addition to a range of small to medium solutions. ICT assists the University in achieving its strategic objectives, prioritising services that enable research & innovation, learning & teaching, and student experience. It aims to increase the University’s return on technology investment and ability to take advantage of technological innovation, balanced by managing cost and improving efficiency of University processes.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 626/0319F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 18 May 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.