Applications Specialist

About Us

The Autism Association is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit Autism specific service providers, and the only specialist organisation providing a full range of services from early childhood through to adulthood in Australia. Together we are inspired every day to make a difference to the lives of individuals with Autism. We are a dedicated, passionate, supportive team joined by a common goal and are deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life of every individual with Autism and passionate about supporting them to live their best life possible.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Applications Specialist that enjoys working with people within in a stimulating, fast-paced environment.  The role will assist the operations team in relation to applications support as well as supporting the wider team in documentation, monitoring, and maintaining systems.

This position will be reporting to the IT Operations Manager and the main duties will include: -

  • Develop expertise and provide application support across all business applications in the Association
  • Guide and support the efficient use of application services to stakeholders and internal customers
  • Monitors compliance to policies, standards and procedures where relevant to the discipline
  • Anticipate and address potential issues before they become a problem including escalating unresolved issues
  • Ensure applications continue to meet the security, capacity, scalability, resilience, and operational requirements of the Association
  • Work with the broader team to ensure application issues/requests are fulfilled including applications security enhancements
  • Create test scripts and undertake Release Verification Testing for all business solutions upgrades
  • Working with the PMO, implement and manage deployment of changes to all existing business applications and services
  • Contribute to Application Services documentation including user guides, technical documentation, and reporting
  • Coordinating activities with external vendors and internal stakeholders in a professional manner to ensure high level of customer satisfaction

About You

To succeed you will be highly organized, thrive under pressure, be able to juggle multiple priorities and engage stakeholders across all levels of the organisation. In addition, you’ll have:

  • IT Degree (Computer Science) or a related discipline or field
  • Self-driven and able to work independently, planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines within short time frames and to manage changing priorities
  • SQL database experience
  • Proven support of a CRM Application
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Salesforce and SharePoint (or willing to learn)

To join our team you will be required to get a COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccination and complete required clearances including a National Police Clearance.


In addition to making meaningful difference in people’s lives, you’ll also receive:

  • Extensive training, growth and development opportunities 
  • A competitive salary that reflects your skills and experience 
  • Access to generous salary packaging options
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family

Apply Now

   If you are dedicated, passionate and ready to join our team, click ‘Apply Now’ to upload your resume and introduction letter. Applications close 27 May 2022, but please apply as soon as possible as shortlisting may occur prior to this date.

When applying for any Vacancies / Jobs please use: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera.
Please do not use Internet Explorer 8 or earlier versions.