Jump to content
MattBrinks

Anyone here working in Software dev in NT? Is there vibrat industry with lots of work?

    Recommended Posts

    Hi there, I'm new to this forum and I'm thinking about working in Oz. I'm British citizen, and also a Kiwi of 10 years.

     

    I was wondering what the IT/Software sector is like in the NT. Would anyone working there care to share their experiences please?

     

    For the record 30 years experience in software (currently an architect in Auckland).

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I am going to take a semi educated punt that no there will not be a vibrant IT industry in the NT. You would need Melbourne or Sydney for anything close to vibrant.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    The population of Auckland is about 1.5 million, the population of the entire NT is less than a quarter of a million, can't imagine there would be lots of work.


    Jeremy Corbyn on the EU  " A European bureaucracy totally unaccountable to anybody"

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest

    There will without doubt be more opportunities in Sydney and Melbourne but there are opportunities in NT - I had two former colleagues leave Perth for roles in Darwin - one went for the lifestyle and the other followed.

     

    Another colleague in Perth, had moved from Darwin & not due to lack of work.

     

    They weren't architects but all worked in 'software development'

     

    I assume you have working rights in Australia so why not apply for roles and see what happens?

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest

    I would add it depends on your motivations too, it's an unusual choice so I can only assume it is more about lifestyle than career.

     

    If so, and you are willing to be flexible then right now there are a couple of ICT Officer roles - most architects I've worked with would be able to do something like this easily

     

    http://m.seek.com.au/job/32399981

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    ×

    Important Information

    We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By continuing to use our site, you also accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use