Web Application Developer

Web Application Developer

Are you an experienced web application developer?

Are you passionate about youth mental health?

Do you want to work with the leading organisation in digital youth mental health?

Do you thrive working in a team, and are you familiar with the not for profit sector?

Here’s your chance to help make a difference!

About the role

Full-time fixed term position available for 12 months with the possibility of renewal dependent on funding.

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on that outcome, pioneering new, positive approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

As the Web Application Developer, your contribution will be to work on our systems for digital youth mental health. You can achieve this by delivering quality contribution to the ongoing development work of our Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST) web platform. You will work with the development team to maintain, test, fix, improve and further develop the MOST system, and will assist in determining decisions made by the development team. Teamwork is the key in working together toward a common vision.

As a guide, remuneration of $70,000 - $85,000 per annum is offered, dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate.

Please refer to the position description below for the selection criteria and other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About you

As a Web Application Developer, you will have:

  • proven experience in developing database-driven web applications;
  • proficiency with developing in a Linux, Apache, PHP, SQL Stack environment;
  • a sound level of professional skill and a good understanding of modern office technologies and practices;
  • an understanding of and commitment to software ethics and security issues; and
  • an ability to problem solve and exercise judgement when performing web development activities and where issues require escalation.

About us

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals.  With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.


To apply for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter and a document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description to careers@orygen.org.au, using the subject line: ‘Web Application Developer’, followed by your full name.

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Simon D'Alfonso at simon.dalfonso@orygen.org.au.

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 31 May 2020, 11:55 PM AEST.

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Download the full Position Description