Job Details

Job Details

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
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14 Month Contract.
  • 14 Month Contract
  • Professional Project Team
  • Immediate Start


Experienced Project Software Developer required for contract role to devise and provide IT solutions for competitions & events based organisation


About the role

RAS is currently developing a Competition Administration System (CAS) to assist in the configuration, management and reporting of the multiple competitions held during the Sydney Royal Easter Show and throughout the year.  This position will be a 14 month fixed term contract to help deliver this project.

Working in a collaborative project team environment, you will be able to assess business requirements, design, develop and deliver a solution frequently through a structured development life cycle, within an agreed time frame.  In this role, you will demonstrate continuous attention to technical excellence, be able to design and configure systems testing, foster a close working relationship with stakeholders and provide superior service.  You will also actively participate in sprint reviews and retrospectives, offer insight into the development life cycle and instigate agreed improvement actions.


In this role you will:

  • Contribute to the design and technical development of application solutions that will form the basis of the CAS
  • Analyse applications and/or specifications and provide recommendations for enhancement or development to the CAS
  • Be able to gather and document business requirements, design, develop and deliver a solution through a structured life cycle within an agreed time frame.
  • Configure and carry out application testing based on design specifications
  • Maintain a close working relationship with stakeholders and provide superior service.
  • Work well within a matrix organisation and team
  • Commit to the team objective of delivering a high quality product within agreed timelines


You will have:

A relevant degree in either software engineering or computer science


To be successful in this role, you must have detailed knowledge of the following:

  • Enterprise applications with Angular 5+ minimum, Angular 7 preferred
  • Strong Typescript and JavaScript
  • Developing REST APIs using C# ASP.NET Web API 2,
  • Entity Framework 6
  • Azure SQL database - with focus on query performance


  • Strong experience developing and deploying web applications to Azure
  • Telerik Kendo UI
  • Experience with Azure DevOps - Pipelines (Build & Release)
  • Git - strong knowledge of concepts - branching & merging
  • JIRA sprint management
  • Bootstrap 4



  • Quality control through development and adherence to quality control processes, manager/peer reviews, automated functionality, and performance testing, unit testing

About you...

  • Experienced in working with Agile methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment including the ability to maintain a sustainable work pace
  • Able to work in a matrix organizational structure
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously when required
  • Demonstrates continuous attention to technical excellence and peer review
  • A positive attitude towards challenges

About us….

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education, and events since its foundation in 1822. The RAS is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting agricultural development and rural communities in Australia.

It manages the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Royal competitions, the RAS Foundation, Australasian Animal Registry, and the Sydney Showground. The RAS has a team of over 130 full-time staff – and an indispensable pool of casual staff - who work on the Easter Show, events at the Sydney Showground and other activities and events. 

Sydney Showground recently staged world-class events including the Invictus Games, HSBC Rugby 7’s, X Games Sydney, RnB Fridays Live, Sydney Royal Easter Show as well as numerous national and international corporate events and tradeshows. The venue is also home to the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL team and Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.

Sydney Showground is one of Australia’s most diverse venues but also one of the most prestigious illustrated by the numerous major awards the venue has won:

2018 – Best Banqueting and Catering in NSW – Meetings & Events Australia

2018 – Best Achievement in Venue Management – Australian Event Awards

2016 – Best Achievement in Venue Management – Australian Event Awards

Best Banqueting and Catering in Australia – Meetings & Events Australia

Best Corporate Social Responsibility in Australia – Meetings & Events Australia




No recruitment agencies, please.

We thank you for your interest in the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and Sydney Showground and look forward to receiving your application. 

April 15, 2019 18:34