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Filipinos with IT jobs in Melbourne

2rmobile2rmobile MelbournePosts: 38Member
edited January 2013 in Victoria - Melbourne
I only know 2-3 Filipino software developers/IT in Melb. It would be good to know others out there. I'll kick off a list.. append a line with your:

username | home suburb | work suburb | role | expertise (please include only your top 5 expertise/technology. Dont add too much tech, it might clutter the list later on)

@2rmobile | Wantirna | Rowville | Senior Sofware Developer | RubyOnRails Agile GIS Postgres iOS
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  • loudandclearloudandclear Sydney
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    Keeping an eye on this thread. My target destination is Melbourne. I hope more IT persons come up. :)

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  • yukie77yukie77 Singapore
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    Hi, still a looong way to go, but I was wondering how's the Java market there in Melbourne? Are most jobs in the CBD area? I was wondering, coz usually sa mga job postings, I would usually see CBD area, but meron din Eastern/Western Suburbs? Malayo ba un sa "city area"?

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
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    How is the job market for java specialists in Melbourne?
  • Pau92Pau92 Melbourne
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    My husband is in the field of java/j2ee. He's based in singapore. We'll be moving to melbourne this february. We are praying and hoping na di sya mahirapan maghanap ng work.

    GOD will provide.
  • 2rmobile2rmobile Melbourne
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    hi yukie77, LokiJr and Pau92...

    Yup most of the jobs sa CBD. I havent been to the city in ages.. siguro lagpas 1 taon na. Hassle ang traffic at siksikan sa train pag peak hour. From box hill to st kilda, took me 1.5hours papunta and pabalik, 2 train and tram. hassle talaga. Nood ako ng video or basa ng libro... etc.

    After 1.5 years of working sa CBD, i gave up.. less quality time sa mga bata, pagod, etc. I started looking for a job sa east where i live... Pero i think pagdating nyo dito, mukang sa Melb CBD ang bagsak since you want to get a job right away..

    Mas mataas din ang rates or suweldo sa Melb CBD than other areas.. pero siguro preference ko lang na hindi CBD depende sa personal circumstances..

    In terms of job market.. marami naman java/j2ee jobs dito.. pero tight din ang competition kasi marami din may alam (pana/intsik etc). Mapapansin nyo naman yung mga job posts from multiple recruiters sa seek.. pero parehas lang na job un.. Subukan nyo din sa careerone.com.au

    kung mahirapan kayo maghanap ng work.. email nyo sa akin yung resume then gauge ko kung magkano ang rate dpat etc.. advice etc..im glad to help.. email email n lang

    @pau92.. malapit na ang feb ah.. san kayo sa melb babagsak? east,west,north? etc

    goodluck sa inyo.. kaya nyo yan!
  • yukie77yukie77 Singapore
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    @2rmobile wow! thanks for the information. Inisip ko palang ung rate and exacto namention nyo! Pm ko kayo to get your email address so when the time comes I can ask you if fair ung mga rate (super positive thinking hehe). I am not really rushing to leave SG as my sisters are here as well, so I was hoping should God willing I get all my documents sorted out, maximize all the time before initial entry and hanap ng job while I am still here. Do you think possible pala yun? I mean to get hired while you're still not there yet and advisable ba yun? Baka mas maganda ang rate pag andyan?

    @pau92 I am currently in SG too :) God bless, lapit na!

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  • jaoiecutiejaoiecutie Singapore
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    Hi! I'm a newbie here. on going process palang ang application ko, currently inaantay ko yung invitation, nasubmit ko na un EOI ko. Anyway, i would just like to ask if meron po kayang mga COBOL/MAINFRAME programmers na work for me jan sa Melbourne? Analyst programmer po ako ngyon sa isang bank. :) hope you can share some inputs
    Thank you very much!
  • 2rmobile2rmobile Melbourne
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    @jaoiecutie naku ayoko manghina ang loob mo ha pero mahirap hirap yan, masyado niche at limited kasi puro big companies lang ang may AS400/mainframes... Pero pag nag kawork payat 90k cguro.. Blowout ha! :)
  • 2rmobile2rmobile Melbourne
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    @yukie77 either mababa or super taas nman kpag remote telecommute work at very rare din. I dont suggest this. Kung malapit k n dumating say a month or two, pwede mo email yung mga priority companies n gusto mo pasukan... Most jobs sa seek kasi ang gusto interview agad at available immediately kya sila advertise doon kya kailangan andito ka...
  • Pau92Pau92 Melbourne
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    @2rmobile thanks for the insights. Lapit na more than a week na lang, It's a mixed emotions. We'll be staying in west. Thanks to Ate vangie. Pm ko rin po kayo to get ur email.

    @yukie77 thanks. May GOD bless you also.
  • KeyarKeyar Brisbane
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    @Pau92

    Hello pau92!

    May couple friend ako from Sg na andito na sa melbourne. IT din profession nila.

    God bless sa paglipat nyo sa melbourne. :)
  • killerbeekillerbee AU
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    I'm also in IT (java), and planning to migrate there in April. Hopefully I can land a job as well when we get there. Kita kits :)


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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
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    Hi @2rmobile . This question is from a friend of mine...What sort of certification and work experience appeals to the employer kung java ang specialty?
  • yukie77yukie77 Singapore
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    Good question! hehe Also interested in the answer. Follow-up question rin po @2rmobile- Any industry knowledge that's in demand there? Like dito sa SG banking seems to be a good market.

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  • 2rmobile2rmobile Melbourne
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    @yukie77 @LokiJr
    wag nyo na ako "po" ha.. bata pa naman ako. im only 35...

    It wouldnt hurt kung ilagay ang certs sa resume. I remember i took SCJP pero ang tagal na nun.. yes i did java back then and just shifted and flowed into new programming languages depende sa demand.. May mga pailan-ilan akong nakita na job post (siguro mga 3-5 pa lang) na SCJP is a plus pero hindi naman required.. It doesnt mean na may SCJP eh pasok na... i think yung work experience ang pinaka heaviest deciding factor kung fit ka sa job.. I think for the usual java jobs.. hibernate, spring mvc etc ang makikita nyo..

    Yup SG has a good finance industry.. wala naman silang resources jan since maliit lang ang area. Um.. pero i think the finance industry is not doing well here.. last year there were big cut back in jobs from ANZ.. removing redundant jobs etc. I read the theage.com.au every morning a few 10-15 mins to get in touch with the real world.. Most of the big banks dont directly post sa seek.. they use recruiters/head hunters.. mahahalata nyo naman sa job post "An iconic australian brand in the finance industry is seeking a blah blah" (obvious na one of the big4 bank un..)

    Engineering/Mining boom and its derivative industries (energy, logistics, transport, etc) ang napapansin kung ok. A few days back NBN co is looking for programmers etc... so i think ok lang din ang telecoms industry..
  • Pau92Pau92 Melbourne
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    @keyar thank you. sana kilala din namin ung couple friend nyo.

    Hope we could meet u all there.

    May GOD lead us all.
  • KeyarKeyar Brisbane
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    @Pau92

    Hello Pau92 :)

    Yes, message me kapag dito na kayo ha. Meet tayo. :)

    God bless :)
  • aldousnowaldousnow Sydney
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    hi yukie77, LokiJr and Pau92...

    Yup most of the jobs sa CBD. I havent been to the city in ages.. siguro lagpas 1 taon na. Hassle ang traffic at siksikan sa train pag peak hour. From box hill to st kilda, took me 1.5hours papunta and pabalik, 2 train and tram. hassle talaga. Nood ako ng video or basa ng libro... etc.

    After 1.5 years of working sa CBD, i gave up.. less quality time sa mga bata, pagod, etc. I started looking for a job sa east where i live... Pero i think pagdating nyo dito, mukang sa Melb CBD ang bagsak since you want to get a job right away..

    Mas mataas din ang rates or suweldo sa Melb CBD than other areas.. pero siguro preference ko lang na hindi CBD depende sa personal circumstances..

    In terms of job market.. marami naman java/j2ee jobs dito.. pero tight din ang competition kasi marami din may alam (pana/intsik etc). Mapapansin nyo naman yung mga job posts from multiple recruiters sa seek.. pero parehas lang na job un.. Subukan nyo din sa careerone.com.au

    kung mahirapan kayo maghanap ng work.. email nyo sa akin yung resume then gauge ko kung magkano ang rate dpat etc.. advice etc..im glad to help.. email email n lang

    @pau92.. malapit na ang feb ah.. san kayo sa melb babagsak? east,west,north? etc

    goodluck sa inyo.. kaya nyo yan!
    hehehe. baligtad naman tayo. ako naman sa CBD nakatira tapos ang work ko e sa south suburb. dito ko may Mulgrave. heto kasi nauna ako natanggap na work, so grab ko na kagad though may tumatawag pa din na from CBD area. pero ok nanaman ko dito sa current work ko. pag pauwi ako hindi din naman hassle sa tren kasi nga ang wave ng tao pag pauwi e from CBD to suburb. e ako baligtad. hehehe. kaya halos wala pa kami sampu sa tren pag umuuwi ako. ayun lang just want to share. :)

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  • 2rmobile2rmobile Melbourne
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    @aldousnow

    magkalapit lang tayo pre! dito lang ako sa may rowville! siguiro mga 2-3 km lang ang layo natin. PM mo nga ako minsan pag libre ka para makapag kape kape tayo... Just curious, magkano rent mo sa CDB?
  • aldousnowaldousnow Sydney
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    hahaha. sige ba. para maka kausap naman ng pinoy. rent namin sa cbd 1,200 a month. kasama na tubig. pero hiwalay ang kuryente. bale two bedroom unit sya. tatlo kami, so yung isa 600 share nya. tapos kami ng utol ko tig 300 kasi share kami sa isang room.

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  • aldousnowaldousnow Sydney
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    @2rmobile tanong ko din pala magkano naman rent mo dito? hehehe. kasi ako naman balak ko dito din tumira malapit sa work ko. salamat!

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  • yukie77yukie77 Singapore
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    Sorry off topic mga Sirs (naliligaw na thread). Pero I guess most if not all of you dumaan sa stage ng ACS. Meron bang ACS na more than 1 month? I've heard a lot of people who got their results within 3-4 weeks, kaso ung akin wala pa.. :|

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  • 2rmobile2rmobile Melbourne
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    @aldousnow pre.. ang mahal pala talaga sa CBD.. yung rent ko 1400, pero 3BR yun saka bahay since may pamilya ako (wife+2kids). Pero malaki laki yung bahay nasa 550sqm with backyard, garage etc. minsan pm mo ako para maadvice kita ng lugar na malapit sa Mulgrave... At least kung sa suburbs ka.. makapamalengke ka sa springvale.. or malapit na Filipino shop... basta may sasakyan madali na.. 10 mins lang bahay ko from work so tipid din sa petrol (P15-20/week)..

    dehins ako nag ACS @yukie77.. tanong mo si pareng @aldousnow
  • aldousnowaldousnow Sydney
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    Sorry off topic mga Sirs (naliligaw na thread). Pero I guess most if not all of you dumaan sa stage ng ACS. Meron bang ACS na more than 1 month? I've heard a lot of people who got their results within 3-4 weeks, kaso ung akin wala pa.. :|
    ganun na ba kabilis ACS now? hehehe. parang ang tagal ko na pala nag ACS. kasi yung time ko nun 3months bago malaman ang result e. so I'm not sure kung applicable pa yung timeframe nung sakin. mga late 2010 ko nag pa assess.

    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation : Developer Programmer (261312)
    02/28/2011 - ACS Finalized the Case (261312, PIM3, Group A)
    03/07/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 6.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.0, Overall Band Score-6.5 (BC)
    03/13/2011 - Lodged Visa Application (Online)
    11/09/2011 - CO Allocation
    12/02/2011 - Medicals Finalised
    12/02/2011 - FINISH LINE!! (Visa Grant)
    03/23/2012 - My first day @Melbourne
    04/14/2012 - Started looking for a .Net Developer job
    06/04/2012 - And finally got one! :)

  • buchockbuchock Singapore
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    Mga sir, tanong ko lang ang demand ng programmer sa Melbourne sa .net(C#/MS Platform), mataas ba?

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  • Pau92Pau92 Melbourne
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    @Pau92

    Hello Pau92 :)

    Yes, message me kapag dito na kayo ha. Meet tayo. :)

    God bless :)

    We'll do. Thanks @keyar.

    God bless us always.
  • aldousnowaldousnow Sydney
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    Mga sir, tanong ko lang ang demand ng programmer sa Melbourne sa .net(C#/MS Platform), mataas ba?
    yup :)

    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation : Developer Programmer (261312)
    02/28/2011 - ACS Finalized the Case (261312, PIM3, Group A)
    03/07/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 6.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.0, Overall Band Score-6.5 (BC)
    03/13/2011 - Lodged Visa Application (Online)
    11/09/2011 - CO Allocation
    12/02/2011 - Medicals Finalised
    12/02/2011 - FINISH LINE!! (Visa Grant)
    03/23/2012 - My first day @Melbourne
    04/14/2012 - Started looking for a .Net Developer job
    06/04/2012 - And finally got one! :)

  • silvresilvre Quezon City
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    Joined: Apr 14, 2012
    Hello guys.. also looking for an IT job in Melb will land there late Mar/early Apr. share ko lang im working at ANZ here in PH grabe sila magshift ng trabaho outsourced to the manila/bangalore offices kaya hindi rin ako umaasa na maka internal transfer to the melbourne ANZ office (but trying pa rin). im a PM pero looking for ICT BA roles. meron ako collection ng recent salary surveys in case gusto nyo download the link is at:

    https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW16TGt6SEJCMTdyZHNUQw

    The Hays Global Skills Index 2012
    2012 Hays Salary Guide for Australia (Banking and IT)
    Hudson Salary Employment and Insights 2012 (ICT)
    Peoplebank ITT Salary Index Melbourne 2012-06
    Peoplebank ITT Salary Index Sydney 2012-06
    Robert Walters Salary Survey Australia 2012
  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
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    @silvre so magffile nalang kayo sarili niyong visa para makapunta ng Australia? Sayang akala ko pa naman puwedeng ipadala ka sa Australia ng mga andito sa Makati like ANZ at Macquarie hehe
  • silvresilvre Quezon City
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    @lokijr sa anz highly unlikely na sponsor sila ng visa. Di swak sa strategy nila na magoffshore e hehe. Nagfile kme ng sarili namin visa independent skilled 175 na-grant na last sept.
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