Jobs/Senior Software Engineer


Senior Software Engineer



Agency / Department

The Treasury (Data Standards Body)

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$110 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Australian Government has introduced a consumer data right (CDR) in Australia. The Data Standards Body (DSB) has been established by the Australian government to deliver open technical standards that support the CDR in empowering Australian consumers to share their data simply and safely with organisations of their choosing. As part of the team developing and helping organisations to implement open standards, this role will create, direct and facilitate open-source projects to develop reference libraries to

(a) assist participating organisations to understand how to implement CDR standards-compliant systems, and (b) assist the DSB in validating the operation of the standards in real-world use.


Create, direct and facilitate open-source projects to develop a series of moderated open-source repositories as follows:

  • A reference library providing a CDR compliant OIDC implementation (ie. a data holder security library)
  • A reference library providing stubbed implementations of the banking APIs
  • A reference library providing the base for an ADR implementation.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience with open-source projects
  • Demonstrated contributions to open-source projects
  • NodeJS based API development experience
  • Experience with OAuth and/or OIDC
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to host workshops, engage with a people online and foster a community

Desired Criteria

  • Nil

Security Clearance

Ability to obtain baseline clearance


One x 12 month extension option

**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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