Engineering (Software)

Example Job Adverts

Please find below some recent job advertisements sourced by the Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC). 

It should be noted that this is not an exhaustive list, but is merely meant to demonstrate the employment opportunities available to graduates of this discipline.

Optiver, Graduates 

Optiver is a leading, global, independent trading firm dealing mainly in derivatives, shares and bonds. Optiver isn’t your average workplace. We don’t care about suits and ties, leather-bound books or the smell of rich mahogany. We prefer to concentrate on finding the smartest graduates and providing them with a challenging and dynamic place to work. On top of all this, we offer challenging work, time for a proper life, enough breathing space to actually think and some great rewards.

Who are we looking for

We comb the globe for self-motivated, innovative, and ambitious people who will thrive in our environment. If you want success - real success - where you’re challenged, rewarded, mentored and developed, and where you can do work that you actually look forward to, then you should work with us.

Developers and Application Engineers

You are a penultimate, final/honours year student or a recent graduate with a distinction average in one of the IT disciplines listed below. You are a creative person who's brilliant at finding smart solutions and even better at communicating them.


  • Trading - Finance, Economics, Commerce, Maths, Physics, Electrical/Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering, Actuarial Studies and Computer Science.
  • IT - Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems and Software Engineering.


Codan Limited, Graduate Engineering Program

Codan Limited designs and manufactures a range of high value-added electronics products for global government, business, aid and humanitarian, and sophisticated consumer markets. Our core products include radio communications, satellite radio subsystems, metal detectors and mining technology solutions. For over 50 years, we have earned a reputation for product performance, quality and reliability, and excellent customer service.

To be considered for the Program, you will have qualification in Electronics Engineering, Software Engineering or a related field. Expectant graduates in both Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate degrees will be considered.

If you are in your final year studies or a Graduate with high aspirations, creative ideas, quick learner, and collaborative, then we want you!

To apply, please submit a CV, final year project overview, transcript of records, and proof of work rights in Australia or eligibility for permanent residency.


BAE Systems, Software/Computer Science/ICT Graduates

BAE Systems Australia is a leading employer of talented professionals, delivering high technology projects and solutions in security, IT, defence and adjacent markets. Passionate people work at BAE Systems – people who contribute to some of the most important and innovative defence projects of our time. Better yet, the team at BAE Systems contributes to something really big - the defence and security of Australia.

If you are a recent graduate or due to complete your studies and want to work for a market leader who is at the forefront of technology, then look no further. Great working conditions, a supportive team culture, a strong sense of social responsibility and outstanding training and development opportunities are just the start!

To be eligible you must have already completed or be due to complete a university degree level qualification in software engineering, computer science, ICT or a related discipline. You'll also need demonstrated team work, communication and problem solving skills coupled with a strong desire to learn and a flexible approach to work.  Due to the nature of our work, you'll also need to be an Australian citizen and eligible for Australian Defence security clearance.


Australian Bureau of Statistics, ABS ICT Graduate Development Program

The ABS’s contribution to the Australian and international community is second to none. We are one of the world leaders in our field, serving the Australian Government, businesses and the community. Through Census and Economic Accounts, we deliver leading statistical surveys and publications for each demographic and industry segment of the Australian population and economy.

Technology Programs at the ABS

The ABS is renowned for its quality and innovation in ICT. We offer opportunities to work across some cutting edge technologies. ICT professionals at the ABS are leading the way in virtualisation technology, enterprise social software, knowledge and information management and looking to find more applications for cloud computing. The ABS is exploring opportunities to make greater use of mobile devices (collecting and disseminating information) and social networking. We lead in data warehousing, not to mention some innovative work in machine learning and automatic coding of data.

Other exciting ICT projects at ABS include:

Significant use of new development languages such as Java, and .net, and other industry standard development environments in C, Lotus Notes, visual basic, and XML

Use of varying development methodologies, including rapid and agile, and extensive use of object and service oriented architecture development

Development of applications for mobile platforms, including Apple iPhone and iPad.

Extensive use of VMware vSphere virtualisation technologies for server and desktop environments.

Samples of key areas of work:

  • Business Application Development for the ABS
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Analysis and Design
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Java & .Net
  • SAS
  • Blaise
  • Lotus Notes & Domino
  • Oracle
  • Infrastructure Design & Support
  • Internet and Web Services
  • Software Management
  • Windows Desktops & Notebooks
  • Windows, Linux Servers
  • Voice & Data Communications
  • ICT Security
  • Portfolio Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Project Management
  • Library Management.

We accept Degree Qualifications in:  Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information and Communications Technology, Infrastructure Design and Support, Information Management, Librarianship, Business Management, Project Management, Web Design and Development, Architecture, Business Analysis, Business Informatics.

The work you will do: We want to get you involved in the design and implementation of efficient and effective solutions to enhance interactions with the tax and superannuation systems.

As a graduate you will play an important role in our efforts to respond innovatively to the changing needs of the community, helping enhance our already world-leading processes, infrastructure and technology. You will undertake challenging and rewarding work progressing through rotational placements in one or more of the following areas: IT strategy, architecture design processes, information management, applications development, risk management, project management, IT and information security.

You will contribute to the implementation of new policy proposals through enhanced online services and support people by making it as easy as possible for them to fulfil their responsibilities at minimum cost. You will ensure our processes; infrastructure and technology meet the changing needs of the community, and support the client experience by delivering improvements that:

  • Ensure the systems that support tax time are stable and secure.
  • Enable us to respond quickly and innovatively to change.
  • Leverage and adapt the use of our integrated systems to re-engineer processes and improve productivity and effectiveness.
  • Upgrade systems to meet our government commitments, including displaying superannuation membership
  • Promote safeguards against technology-enabled threats, in particular identity theft and risk to the integrity of the tax file number
  • Develop strategies to lessen the impact of our activities on the environment.

This year applications will be open for those with a bachelor degree or higher in the following areas: information technology (IT), computer science, software engineering, business informatics, business systems, information systems, computing, other relevant IT degrees (and double degrees).

Use the qualifications and experience you have attained and realise more about your chosen specialist area in a professional, practical environment.