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Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative pathway for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise and value the contributions and talents that individuals on the spectrum can bring to their organisations.

We are excited to partner with Aurion in their search for Developers and Senior Developers from our community of autistic candidates.

About Aurion

Trusted with Australia’s payroll for over 30 years, Aurion helps hundreds of Australian businesses find simple, effective solutions for their complex People & Payroll challenges and fulfil our mission to make life work better.

Part of Recruit International, one of the world’s largest HR technology providers including brands like Indeed and Glassdoor, Aurion has grown into a team of more than 100 enthusiastic and empowered industry experts with diverse backgrounds. We work in partnership with some of the world’s leading technology providers in a modern agile environment possible to deliver solutions our customers love.

Aurion offers broad and varied roles with room to explore new disciplines, methodologies, technologies and ideas, and work with industry experts using the latest platforms from AWS and Atlassian.

About the team

You will be an integral part of a new project group working to deliver the next generation of our cutting-edge payroll and HR solution. We have two teams of seven staff, with four developers in each team. You will be working with all members of our team using agile practices to bring our projects to life.

About the roles

Job titles

1 x Developer 

1 x Senior Developer


The roles are full-time, permanent, but part-time may be considered for the right applicant.

Location of roles

The roles are located in Toowong, Brisbane, with flexible working arrangements from home as well as in the Aurion office in Toowong. 


Your primary objective is to develop elegant solutions as part of a major development project that will deliver a SaaS Cloud Native People & Payroll solution.

What you will do

As a Developer or Senior Developer, you will:

  • Work as part of a multi-skilled team to deliver software solutions to the business.
  • Deliver high quality working code (web and server side) using modern design patterns, techniques and processes in an Agile Development environment. 
  • Help ensure a Test-Driven development approach is used across the team.
  • Work on all aspects of the software delivery process, from requirements through design and delivery to implementation and support.
  • Work closely integrated with the development teams to deliver all stages for the solution, from initial prototype through to production releases. 
  • Mentor and teach other developers within the team, through code reviews, pair programming or more formal formats.

Specialisterne Australia exists because autistic candidates are being overlooked for employment, largely due to the many barriers that autistic candidates come up against when competing for employment in typical recruitment practices.

Specialisterne has created an end-to-end recruitment and employee support framework that removes those typically found barriers, and replaces them with practical, demonstrative assessments and activities whereby candidates, over a patient process, have the opportunity to:


  • better understand the requirements of the roles they are competing for to assess if they are the right opportunities for them
  • meet team members and managers throughout the process
  • connect with others who have previously gained employment via this program
  • demonstrate through practical assessments and activities their motivation and suitability for the available roles over a patient process
  • ‘show’ what they can do (not just tell someone what you can do)

At Specialisterne Australia our values are Respect, Clarity, Accommodation, and Accessibility. We keep these in mind in all that we do.  We work with our partner employers to promote and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.  To support you further throughout your journey, we provide a mentor and buddy, and we work with you to tailor an individual plan to accommodate your needs in the workplace, also providing a period of support for both you and your future employer, ensuring a successful transition into your new role.


Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Australia. Our partner employers do not handle applications directly for these opportunities.

Location of roles

These roles are offered in Toowong, Brisbane, QLD only, however applicants prepared to relocate for employment are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Requirements

Must have

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS)
  • Must have rights to work in Australia
  • Must live within a daily commutable distance to Toowong, Brisbane, or willing to relocate if successful.

Should have

  • Very strong development skills in (ideally) Java, TypeScript, Node.js, JavaScript or Python.
  • Experience using Web technologies and frameworks such as React (preferred), Vue or Angular.
  • Strong server side business transaction experience. 
  • Experience using Web Services, including RESTful APIs.
  • Strong DevOps experience with Cloud Platforms (AWS preferred).
  • Experience of building large, custom-built micro-services based applications.
  • Experience with Agile Development practices, specifically Scrum or Kanban.
  • Practical experience with unit testing frameworks and automated testing tools. 

Nice to have

These things are not essential, but if you have them that’s great:

  • A tertiary qualification in Information Technology, or another relevant discipline.
  • Experience with Agile practices and processes. 
  • Strong experience in the Atlassian platform. 
  • AWS Certifications.
  • Experience in payroll, HR, financial or banking systems.
  • Experience with containerised microservices. 
  • Experience in DevOps processes and CI /CD pipelines.


Application Process

Before you can apply for jobs through Specialisterne Australia, you must first register with us as an eligible candidate using the form below.  You only need to do this once, existing candidates already registered using this form can proceed to login at the candidate portal.  To commence the registration process, please make sure you have the required documents stated below:


  1. Evidence of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
  1. Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residence Visa. Accepted documents are one of the following:
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Current Australian Passport
  • Certificate of Australian Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency Visa in Australia (excluding bridging visas)


Upload your documents using the form provided on this page below.  A member of our team will check your eligibility and you will then be sent a link to complete an online registration form with Specialisterne Australia.  After you have completed your registration form, you will be sent a link to the candidate portal to upload supporting documents and apply for our jobs.


If you have already registered as an eligible candidate with Specialisterne Australia using the form below and have an account, you can login to your account in the candidate portal to apply for the jobs or opportunities you are most interested in. A link to the candidate portal is contained in the form provided on this page below.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a 1-day practical screening workshop where they will find out more about the roles and undertake activities and assessments to determine their suitability for the various opportunities.

Following the 1-day workshop, Specialisterne will select a number of candidates to advance to the final stage of the recruitment process, the Talent Program. Candidates will be involved in a range of activities and assessments delivered by Specialisterne and our partner employers.

At the conclusion of the Talent Program activities, successful candidates will be offered employment. If you are unsuccessful, you may be considered for other Specialisterne opportunities.

Both the Screening Workshops and Talent Program activities will be delivered online in a virtual assessment centre environment and therefore candidates are expected to have use of their own computer with a webcam and microphone, and have access to the internet for the duration of the program.

Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Australia. Our partner employers do not handle applications directly for these opportunities.


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