Swinburne IT expands

A learned reader points to the 22 jobs in IT roles that Swinburne U has advertised in the last couple of days, mostly at relatively high levels, with “manager” or “senior” in the title. So what does it mean, retrenchments or did a bunch of people all get sick of the grind at the same time?

Neither, it appears Swinburne is spending up on IT. According to Chief Technology Officer Patrick Ramsden it is part of plan for the university to “reach the next level of digital maturity.” “The plan includes significant investment in training existing staff to build a workforce that is above industry benchmark as well as the recruitment of staff to add new capabilities. The recruitment plan sees an increase in the number of staff in the IT division.