University of Auckland is hiring an

eResearch Engagement Specialist - Web Developer/Information Architect - Fixed Term - Faculty of Science

Auckland, New Zealand

The Centre for eResearch is a cross-faculty research centre, hosted within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland. Our role is to develop new ways to apply computer and information technology to all research disciplines. We aim to enhance the understanding of research processes and the delivery of research computing services.

We are seeking enthusiastic people, passionate about enabling research, who can communicate across researchers, service division managers, and technical teams, and work in an agile like team environment. You will contribute to and benefit from the team’s broad skill base, and likewise enjoy the challenge of working across multiple disciplines.

This is a fixed term full time agreement to undertake web content and application development activities within the ResearchHub Expansion project.

Ideally, we are looking for the successful candidate to start early October 2020 for a 12 month assignment.

 About the role

The primary purpose of this role is to be part of a project team that is creating digital content and web application solutions to support discovery and navigation of research support services and information. You will contribute to development activities to better describe, connect, and communicate research support services and enable research excellence.

Key activities for this role include:

  • Working in partnerships with stakeholders, content/service providers, and the team to support better connected University research support services and information.
  •  Facilitate requirements elicitation, analysis, and management.
  • Contribute to web application development, including front end development.
  • Contribute to the design and development of navigation architectures and accompanying information and content models to support diverse business and user needs for various research support domains.

Our ideal candidate will bring:

  • Knowledge, understanding, or experience of university research environments, ideally with some previous hands-on experience with either research or research support domains.
  • Full stack web development knowledge - Experience with any modern JavaScript framework (e.g. Angular, React, Vue) HTML, CSS, TypeScript, NPM, Experience writing unit and e2e tests, Git and GitHub
  • Experience with conceptual and domain modelling or designing information/web navigation systems.
  • Experience with any of the following technologies is also desirable – GraphQL,AWS, Sass, Serverless functions (e.g. AWS Lambda, Azure Functions), Node.js, Material Design, UX design and/or testing


More information about this role is available in the Position Description.


Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is also dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work-life balance through. 

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum (pro-rated).
  • Flexible employment practices
  • Discounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 13th of September 2020 to be considered. Please combine your cover letter and your CV into a single PDF file.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban, and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens, and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival. 

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

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