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Senior Applications And Data Administrator

University of Sydney - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin


  • An exciting opportunity to work in DVC Research within a collaborative team
  • Utilise your data management and reporting analytics expertise to contribute to community research
  • Full time, Fixed term role until December 2021, offering a base salary of $95K p.a., with leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

As the Senior Applications and Data Administrator, the focus of your role is to provide and devise data manipulation, cleansing and alignment services in the management of information systems data within the Research Portfolio. This will be specifically in connection with the collection and reporting of ERA and HERDC quality data and research performance indicators; Academic Profiles; EDW data; and Academic Planning & Development (AP&D).

The occupant of this position will work with the Manager, Data and Systems as well as other managers within the Portfolio. You will be expected to work independently, employing sound judgment, initiative and innovation to negotiate and deliver required outcomes. Key focus for the role will involve analytical/creative thinking around research data to deliver insights to leadership team for critical decision making, experience working within data management/lifecycle space with hands on exposure to ETL process and cloud data warehouse environment.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Applications and Data Administrator who has:

  • exceptional organisational, analytical, problem solving and statistical skills, especially in an environment of strict deadlines and high data volume manipulations
  • excellent attention to detail, particularly in relation to collecting, processing, and maintaining electronic records and datasets
  • strong knowledge of data manipulation techniques to ensure data consistency across a wide range of datasets extracted from various sources
  • Hands on experience implementing and maintaining ETL, data warehouse in cloud environment
  • willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team, but also independently under broad direction
  • the ability to organise and contribute to reviews of data collection methodologies, policy, and procedures at an organisational and operational unit level
  • advanced knowledge of enterprise systems (HR, Finance, Students, Research) and PC software packages (SQL, Excel, Access) and their application to data management
  • knowledge of the HERDC & ERA, research quality assessment indicators and associated data analysis and reporting requirements
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills and commitment to customer service
  • familiarity with reporting and administrative functions in a university environment


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing time: 11:30pm, 23 April 2021

For the position description for this role, please email

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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