Working at UAC

Solution Architect

Reference no. 2198

What we do

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) builds admission systems and provides bespoke services to universities across NSW and ACT. We’re the largest tertiary admissions centre in Australia, and we’re recognised as the leader in technology platforms within our industry.

We have exciting national-scale projects underway, building brand new systems that solve complex problems and drive efficiency improvements for our clients and the sector.

UAC has experienced significant double-digit growth and expansion of market share and capability. We’re looking for a Solution Architect to contribute to UAC’s ongoing success.

About our team and the role

We’re dedicated to Agile practices. We’re dynamic. We move fast. We’re high performing.

We have a flat team structure and value diversity in all aspects of our work: everyone’s opinion counts. We’re constantly learning, adapting and growing. We seek improvement. We're proactive in nature and experts in our field.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new greenfield project that will be a game-changer in the industry. You’ll manage end-to-end design and definition of technical solutions, provide advice and guidance on technology solutions to our large internal development team, and ensure proposed solutions are fit for purpose and align to our technology roadmap.

We’re continuing to work from home, and we have the technology platforms and ethos to ensure we all stay connected!

    What we're building

    • An academic credit management system that leverages rules engine and workflow to help streamline the process of credit transfer and admission application.
    • A credentials platform that enables:
      • education providers to issue academic credentials using Verifiable Credential W3C standard
      • learners to securely store and share their digital credentials
      • verifiers to verify shared credentials independently without having to go back to the original issuers.

    All solution designs are completely serverless! The back-end is entirely built on AWS serverless stack using Lambda, DynamoDB, Cognito and other AWS services, while the front-end is React and functional components with hooks.

    We use serverless.com framework and AWS CDK to boost our speed in application development, provision and deployment of cloud infrastructure and resources.

    For the blockchain enthusiasts, we also integrate with the greenest DLT on earth in our credentials platform.

    About you

    We’d love you to have:

    • demonstrated hands-on experience in building commercial systems, including web applications, APIs and integration
    • AWS certification with experience delivering AWS solution builds
    • a different mindset to embrace the ethos of serverless development, particularly AWS Lambda and DynamoDB
    • demonstrated experience with design data models for complex systems
    • experience in leading and providing technical expertise to a team of software engineers
    • passion for building software from scratch, transforming ideas to proof of concepts, and driving prototype to production
    • solid programming skills and a strong foundation in software development, engineering, solution design and architecture.

    This role would suit Solution Architects looking for a new challenge, who still enjoy hands-on development. We’ll also consider Lead/Senior Software Engineers wanting to progress into architecture.

    Keen to apply?

    Send your CV and cover letter to jobs@uac.edu.au.

    Questions?

    Email jobs@uac.edu.au or call Melissa Arrage on (02) 9752 0725.