We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Software Engineer to join Chrysos Corporation, a new start-up company developing innovative assay technologies for the exploration, mining and mineral processing industries.

The Chrysos PhotonAssay™ technology, originally developed by and licenced from the CSIRO, uses high-power X-rays to rapidly measure gold and other metals in mineral ores. Chrysos Corporation has attracted significant financial investment to fast-track the development of a family of systems for laboratory and field use. We aim to replace conventional, chemistry-based analysis methods such as fire-assay in minerals applications around the world.

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and working directly with the Program Manager, the Software Engineer will be responsible for developing a range of software components, including hardware controls and data processing, database management and user and web interfaces.

Duties

  1. Provide practical software engineering input to the CTO, Program Manager and other technical staff to develop conceptual designs for new products.
  2. Develop software to collect data from commercial off-the-shelf hardware, perform data analysis and store and retrieve results in a database.
  3. Develop graphical and web-based interfaces to support employee and customer access to stored information.
  4. Implement documentation, testing, quality assurance and source-code management procedures in line with industry best-practice.
  5. Manage development and delivery of software components from suppliers and sub-contractors.
  6. Provide practical assistance in the set-up and commissioning of new products.
  7. Contribute to a culture that values collaboration, technical excellence and on-going staff learning and development.
  8. Support the development of a strong OH&S culture.

Skills and Competencies

Essential

  1. A tertiary qualification in a software engineering subject, or equivalent experience.
  2. At least 4 years’ experience in a software engineering role.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and manage delivery of software components from a wide range of suppliers and sub-contractors.
  4. Strong knowledge and understanding of modern software design and management practices.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including preparation of technical documentation and manuals.
  6. Experience with the following platforms and languages: Linux; C/C++; Java; Python; SQL.

Desirable

  1. Experience developing software for control and data analysis for scientific or technical instruments, including working with low-level hardware APIs.
  2. Experience in numerical data analysis, such as linear regression and curve-fitting.
  3. Experience setting up and performing system administration on Windows and mixed operating system networks.
  4. Able and willing to travel and work within Australia and overseas, including at remote locations such as mine sites, to support product commissioning and fault-finding.

Personal attributes:

  1. Attention to detail and highly organised.
  2. Meets deadlines for delivering results.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills, including collaboration with people from different technical disciplines.
  4. Ability to work autonomously for extended periods and to take initiative to achieve goals.
  5. Willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks, including those both ‘above’ and ‘below’ the designated role.
  6. Inventive and creative approach to problem solving; comfortable with ambiguity and open-ended questions.

Relationships

  • Report directly to the Chief Technology Officer.
  • Collaborate with members of the technical development team, including the Program Manager, engineers and scientists.
  • Engage with Chrysos suppliers and sub-contractors during design, installation, commissioning and on-going support phases of the product life-cycle.
  • Interactions with Chrysos customers during installation and commissioning of new products.

Salary

  • Competitive base salary
  • Superannuation 9.5%
  • Performance-related pay
  • Participation in employee share ownership program
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