Software Developer, Cairns

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a dynamic Christian aviation organisation, using light aircraft to deliver help and hope in Jesus’ name in over 30 developing countries. For more than 75 years, MAF has been transporting patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.

Would you like to be part of our mission? We are now looking to recruit a Software Developer who is able to develop software solutions that run across a multitude of devices which are both in online and office-based environment. In this role, you will analyse user requirement stories and develop high-quality software solutions. You will also assist in third-tier support for the produced software solutions.

**NOTE: Applicants must have the current legal right to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment background checks including a National Criminal History check. Acceptance of and adherence to MAF’s purpose, vision and values is an essential condition of employment.**

“MAF International is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). This allows staff to salary package up to $15,900 per year in tax-free fringe benefits, which can lead to significant tax savings.”

Your role will be to implement business applications, including analysing and refining user requirements and acceptance criteria in user stories. There may be times when you need to critically appraise existing specifications, or by working directly with users to understand current and future service requirements.

You will ensure software quality, consistency and maintainability through unit testing, code peer review and developer testing.

You will also assist with application deployments, configuring and making amendments either remotely, or on occasion by travelling to the deployment site.

You will support business applications by providing 3rd-tier support on request, always providing good customer service to end-users. By working as part of the Business Applications team you will make a positive and proactive contribution, participating in Agile Scrum sessions, maintaining knowledge of current trends in application development processes and practises, and always be keen to learn and understand both the software and the operations that it serves better.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia and should also have a strong desire to deliver high-quality admin support services to our engineers, and other departments as needed. You must also have excellent communication skills, and be proactive and organised. There is an occupational requirement for the successful candidate to be able to align themselves fully with MAF’s Christ-centred vision, mission and core values.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

– You will have good written and spoken English
– Have an aptitude in verbal and abstract reasoning
– Willingness to learn
– PHP programming (min 1-year industry experience)
– Relational Database design [mysql ( MariaDB)]
– Scrum or other agile software development framework
– Web development (front-end business logic, responsive design, HTML, Typescript, Styling)
– A strong aptitude and understanding of software development, able to give examples

– IT Qualification, preferably of degree standard
– Ubuntu Linux experience (Nginx, rsync)Docker Gitlab CICDAngular2+ or Angular 10
– Twitter Bootstrap
– Version management (preferably GIT)
– Unit and integration testing
– User interface design
– Ability to communicate with staff of all levels
– Work as a team member
– Patience and understanding with users

Position Location (s):
  • Cairns
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