Employment Opportunities at AustLII
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4 October 2004
The positions will be located primarily at AustLII's offices at the Markets Campus of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), in the Faculty of Law. AustLII is a joint facility of the Faculties of Law at UTS and the University of New South Wales (UNSW). AustLII staff are employed as employees of UTS or UNSW. The positions are offered as full time positions but opportunities are available to accommodate the completion of tertiary studies or, in appropriate cases, on a part-time basis.
Information about AustLII's operation can be found in summary form in 'About AustLII', and in more detail in 'The AustLII papers 1999' as published in 2000 (1) JILT. Additional background information can be found in 'The AustLII papers 1997' as published in 1997 (2) JILT.
Applications for this round of AustLII's appointments will close on 12 November 2004. However, expressions of interest are welcome at any time.
AustLII is looking for staff to fill some or all of the following positions:
Most of the AustLII / WorldLII software has been developed in-house including search engine, hypertext mark-up, cataloguing and web spider software. The principal responsibility of this position is to further develop and maintain all of the software and systems necessary for the operation of AustLII/WorldLII. Some maintaining of databases by the use of standards and automated tools is also required.
Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications in Computer Science (or equivalent degree) are essential. Tertiary qualifications in law are highly desirable. Applicants require a sound knowledge of internet and related protocols. A sound knowledge of, and demonstrated experience in the use of Unix, HTML, XML, C and Perl is essential. Knowledge of other text processing languages and tools is highly desirable. Knowledge of and experience in the development of large scale publishing systems on the Internet is highly desirable. Good communication skills are highly desirable.
AustLII/WorldLII receives data feeds in a variety of formats from our data providers. The main responsibility of this position is to prepare and process data using standard conversion tools. This position would also involve running existing processing scripts to convert 'standardised' data for online publication as well as customising them for different data formats. This position works with other members of the database team and would be involved in processing primary materials (case law and legislation) and secondary materials (eg law journals). Some editorial work may need to be performed especially in processing secondary materials.
Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications in Computer
Science (or equivalent degree) are essential, but applicants who are
near to completion of qualifications will be considered. A background
in law is desirable. A sound knowledge
of, and experience in the use of HTML and internet protocols is
Knowledge of Unix, Perl, and any text management tools is highly
desirable. Good communications skills are highly desirable.
Telephone enquiries should be directed to AustLII's Executive Director, Philip Chung, on 02 9514 3175.