Web applications developer

Web applications developer

  • A great opportunity to join a leader in youth mental health.
  • Purposeful work and make a real difference.
  • Fixed term until 30 June 2022 with opportunity for further employment.
  • Access to generous NFP salary packaging and flexible work/life balance arrangements.
  • Participate in Orygen’s climate action group, parents/carers hub, LGBTIQA+ network and wellbeing and fundraising events.


The opportunity

Orygen is seeking a web applications developer. You will be well supported to ensure your career at Orygen is both fulfilling and rewarding without compromising on your life goals.

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their families and carers and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence and innovation, then we would love you to apply!

About Orygen

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care.

Orygen delivers cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education for the mental health workforce to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.  The Company has three Members: the Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

We are a complex organisation.  Our workforce is diverse and includes:

  • five headspace centres in Craigieburn, Glenroy, Melton, Sunshine and Werribee that deliver primary clinical services to young people and are operated by Orygen;
  • the Centre for Youth Mental Health, a University of Melbourne research and teaching department that is wholly seconded into Orygen; and
  • Orygen Youth Health, a tertiary clinical service that is operated by North West Mental Health, co-located with us at Parkville and Sunshine, who works in close partnership with us.

The role and your impact

The Web Applications Developer is part of a team of developers providing support to research and project activities in the Centre for Youth Mental Health. You will:

  • ensure that the front-end GUI is appropriately designed to meet the requirements of the database management system of each project;
  • develop and maintain SQL databases to capture and manage research-related data and generate reports according to given specifications and relevant security and privacy requirements;
  • use responsive web design methods to handle varying screen size requirements;
  • modify databases of existing projects as needs arise;
  • create and maintain documentation and user guides for each project;
  • communicate with staff and/or statisticians to ascertain their requirements for databases;
  • provide instruction, guidance and advice to staff and students regarding database issues; and 
  • participate in relevant meetings and committees as required for the effective running of the team of developers as well as the entire organisation.


Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $65,000 - $80,000 p.a. is offered plus superannuation, access to generous NFP salary packaging, flexible work/life balance benefits, great supportive team, purposeful work that makes a real difference to the lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.

About you

Essential to this role is strong knowledge and experience in .NET (4.0 and Core) Web development with HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Bootstrap. You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health outcomes for young people. In addition, you will bring:

  • an appropriate tertiary qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training;
  • working experience using Azure DevOps and GIT;
  • solid knowledge and experience in SQL/Relational databases - Microsoft SQL Server;
  • ability to work with multiple datasets and facilitate data transfer using APIs and scripts;
  • high level graphic skills with common graphic tools such as Photoshop;
  • excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated attention to detail, and proven ability to deliver consistently high standards of professional communications;
  • strong skills in providing clear and concise documentation for both user instructions as well as technical records;
  • well-established organisational skills with a strong work ethic, commitment to continuous service improvement, and an openness to generate and adopt new ideas and creative approaches to problem solving;
  • high level ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and under instruction; and
  • demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, accommodate changes to task specifications and work effectively under pressure.

To view the FULL selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, view the position description below or contact Larry Hendricks on larry.hendricks@orygen.org.au for a confidential discussion.


Please refer to the position description and submit your resume and cover letter to careers@orygen.org.au, using the subject line ‘Web Applications Developer’ followed by your full name. 

Closing date: Sunday, 31 January 2021

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Orygen may close the advertisement before the closing date.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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