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Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Save the Children International (Save the Children)
country flag icon Australia (Melbourne) Expire:

Job Description

Unleash your passion for increasing access to quality education by joining our innovative and dynamic EdTech Product team. In this newly created role, be the subject matter expert for our primary learning management system, and play a key part in bridging the digital divide to accelerate technology supported education and training, bringing new opportunity to marginalised communities.

Inclusive Education is no ordinary social enterprise.

We’re transforming the lives of learners and marginalised communities by increasing access to quality education and training opportunity through Education Technology. As a social enterprise of Save the Children Australia (SCA), we leverage Save the Children’s global reach and demonstrate an impact that belies our 3-year history. Our mission responds to the challenges of achieving digital inclusion and access to education for all children and youth. We build capacity among teachers and create lasting impact within the International Development sector through supporting EdTech in sustainable and context relevant forms, positioning teachers and trainers at the centre of education and training.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, permanent position based ideally in Melbourne or Adelaide (though other locations will be considered), you’ll manage the Moodle Learning Management System, supporting the development of new features, providing technical support to both internal and external clients and recommending improvements and integrations. Working closely with the broader product team, you’ll focus on ensuring that Moodle is optimised for end users. With flexibility to work from home or from our Melbourne or Adelaide offices*, you’ll report to the Director EdTech Operations and Products.

You will make an impact by:

  • Collaborating with the product team on UI/UX design, reviewing configuration and plugin requests, theme development, new plugins, and UAT
  • Managing our Moodle code bases using Git and collaborating with our Moodle Hosting Provider, Moodle US, for escalated technical support and code reviews
  • Maintaining positive working relationships and timely communication with internal and external stakeholders, including subcontracted organisations
  • Providing implementation and ongoing Level 2 support for other eLearning applications within the Inclusiv Education portfolio

Does this sound like you?

You’re inspired by the opportunity to work an organisation that is making the world a better place, with a strong personal values alignment with the mission of international development organisations and a deep commitment to the potential of education together with business to effect positive change in the world. A skilled and flexible IT professional, you’re particularly adept at explaining technical concepts to a non-technical audience, and you have the ability to work confidently with people at all levels in technically challenging cross-cultural contexts.

This role requires:

  • In depth knowledge of administering and supporting Moodle and administering AWS, including experience developing plugins and integrations for Moodle
  • Experience working in an Agile environment using either a Scrum or Kanban approach to delivery
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills to innovate solutions for a variety of eLearning technologies
  • Exceptional internal and external stakeholder engagement abilities, with highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • A degree in Information Technology would be desirable

Working at Inclusive Education is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for those deprived of learning opportunities and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you’ll benefit from:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home*
  • Competitive salary plus super

* Note – The role will be required to attend either the Melbourne or Adelaide office once or twice a month at minimum for meetings. Subject to COVID-19 protocols, the role can be based regularly from the office if preferred.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close Thursday 2nd December 2021.