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Software Developer

  • Are you experienced with PHP, Javascript or Python?
  • Are you excited about investigating new tools and technologies?
  • Do you enjoy being a key member of a great IT team?

About Scripture Union Queensland

Scripture Union Queensland (SU QLD) is a Christian not-for-profit organisation with a heart for children, young people and their families. In addition to being Australia’s largest provider of school chaplains, we run camps, community outreach events and At-Risk Youth programs, and offer nationally recognised training programs in youth work at both Certificate IV and Diploma levels. All SU QLD staff and volunteers are empowered and equipped to champion a child safe culture in bringing hope to a young generation.

About the position

Reporting to the IT Manager, this role will see the successful applicant become a key member of the IT team. The Software Developer is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and development of SU Qld’s internal Intranet, public web based services, automation of internal IT Systems and custom solutions to integrate with external providers and cloud-based services. You can expect to be working primarily with PHP, Python, JavaScript, MySQL, Git, Docker, Linux (Ubuntu).

In addition to maintaining our existing software-based solutions, we are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic about helping us investigate and adopt appropriate new tools and technologies in support of SU Qld’s mission.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Multiple object-oriented programming languages (at least one of them being PHP)
  • A mainstream relational database and ORM layer (ideally MySQL / Doctrine)
  • Developing in a Linux environment and writing robust production-grade Linux shell scripts
  • Working on a large, complex codebase using Object-oriented design principles
  • Using a modern VCS such as git to share code in a team environment

The following technical skills are also highly desirable for this role:

  • Web frontend design using HTML/CSS
  • Experience with jQuery or AngularJS
  • Experience with modern web frontend tools such as React, Angular, Sass, Webpack
  • Exposure to and understanding of unit testing (such as PHPUnit)
  • Exposure to PHP frameworks (particularly Symfony)
  • Experience working with packaging and dependency management tools such as Composer or NPM.
  • Use of Docker and/or Kubernetes for containerization and deployment
  • Understanding of continuous integration, release cycles and development processes
  • Experience working with a full-featured language type system e.g. TypeScript or Mypy
  • Experience creating / maintaining web APIs (RPC, REST, GraphQL)
  • Proven skills in UI/UX Design


In order to be considered for this role, please complete your application including the following:

  • Cover Letter – Clearly outlining how you meet the key accountabilities listed above for our ‘successful candidate’, including your cultural fit within SU QLD. No more than two pages in total.
  • Current CV

Click here to be directed to our website for a copy of the Role Statement and to apply.

The closing date for this position is Tuesday 13th April 2021. For all other general enquiries please contact People Services on (07) 3112 6566.

(Recruitment agencies need not enquire or apply. Only direct candidate applications will be considered.)

The Listing
Area: Fortitude Valley (Brisbane), QLD
Status: Full Time
Date: Respond by 13 Apr
People Services
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