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IT Developer

Location:                          Flexible
Employment Type:          Full Time FTE 1.0

About this Opportunity:

Alphacrucis College (AC) is seeking an IT Developer who will be responsible for a number of technical development tasks as part of a small inhouse IT team, supplemented by external expertise, in a hybrid environment of AWS, Software as a Service (SaaS), and on-premise platforms.  Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the focus of this role is on:

  • Development and support of various PHP-based AC-developed capabilities;
  • Development and support of Jitterbit-based integration capabilities between systems including Salesforce and Office 365;
  • Development and support of custom Office365 facilities to enhance user productivity across the AC organisation;
  • Technical administration and support of the Learning Management System (currently Moodle);
  • Supporting the AC Web Developer in web development (Django / Wagtail).

This is an entry level position, suiting a recent graduate with 1-2 years commercial experience, and giving the opportunity to grow skills and capabilities in a broad and contemporary IT environment.

This full-time position is based in the Sydney (Parramatta) campus, with flexible working arrangements and the possibility of locating in other Australian state campuses also available.

Your new team:

Alphacrucis College is a leading Australasian Christian college, with campuses in every Australian capital and Auckland, and with a reputation for excellence in training, teaching and research. We provide our students a Christ-centred education that is relevant for today's generation. Our mission is to equip Christian leaders to change the world.

AC provides courses in ministry & theology, education, leadership, business, chaplaincy, counselling, teaching and music. Our vision is to be a global Christian university, transforming neighbourhoods and nations.


The key responsibilities of the PHP Developer include (but are not limited to):

      • Technical development;
      • Systems integration;
      • Data cleansing / processing (ETL - extract / transform / load);
      • Technical administration of the Moodle environment;
      • Proactive improvement of usability and efficiency in AC technical facilities.

      To be successful for this position you will have:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, or equivalent;
      • Basic understanding of, and demonstrated commercial experience and success in, PHP development and support is mandatory;
      • Basic understanding of, and demonstrated commercial experience and success in, SQL databases, HTML/CSS, Javascript, LAMP stack, and cloud infrastructure hosting (AWS) and web development is highly regarded;
      • Broad understanding of the tertiary education sector is desirable but not essential;
      • Experience in Moodle is highly regarded.


      • To be considered for this opportunity send your resume and cover letter to Sharon Swalling, Human Resources at The cover letter MUST address the above criteria and include detail on your capacity to be part of a Christ-centred organisational culture (i.e. details of any Christian faith, values or church involvement, or of your willingness to be part of a Christian organisation). 
      • Enquiries relating to this position can be directed to Sharon.
      • APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26th June 2020, unless filled prior to this date.

      ** Candidates must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this position **