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Senior Cloud Engineer - Azure

Date: 14-Sep-2022

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU Sydney, NSW, AU Adelaide, SA, AU Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation

The Opportunity

At CSIRO, hybrid cloud computing continues to allow us to modernize and consolidate IT infrastructure, automate workloads, and pursue next-generation innovation. To continue this transformation, we are seeking an experienced Azure cloud engineer with expertise in the strategy, design, development, and implementation of large-scale projects in a cloud native environment. 


  • ​​​​​​Endless opportunities to grow & develop your career 
  • Supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 
  • Join CSIRO and support Australia's premier scientific organisation!


As the ideal candidate, you will be experienced in deploying end-to-end solutions and operating within a cloud native environment, possessing a sound understanding of emerging technologies, public cloud platforms tooling, and the required ability to utilise these towards the goal of aiding the business in increasing their security posture and efficiency of IT operations. From day one, you will be in a position to exert influence and impact the organization's future path and growth in its use of Azure cloud technologies.

Your duties will include:

  • Work in tandem with CSIRO technical staff to identify and implement optimal cloud-native solutions for the organisation adhering to team coding standards and organisational architectural guidelines.
  • Define, develop, and document best practices and strategies regarding management of public cloud accounts, security in cloud and solution deployment and maintenance in the cloud, in line with organisation guidelines and objectives.
  • Ownership and maintenance of managed services inclusive of performance tuning, scalability optimisation, durability, and observability of associated resources.
  • Provide guidance, thought leadership, and mentorship to development teams to build cloud competencies.


Location: Negotiable; preference for Adelaide, Victoria, Canberra, or Sydney

Salary: AU$102,724 to AU$111,165 pa (pro-rata for part-time) + up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 87752

To be considered you will need:


  • Experience: 8+ years of demonstrated IT experience in service design, including orchestrating and implementing end-to-end solutions that incorporate process, technology, and security elements, by working with native cloud services and leveraging automation tools. 3+ years of cloud experience.
  • Excellent Communication and Collaboration: A proven ability to work with and influence multiple stakeholders and multi-disciplinary teams by fostering positive working relationships using well-developed negotiation and communication skills.
  • Education: Certification in Azure or other Cloud Technologies or depth of experience which denotes a high degree of specialised expertise in Cloud Technologies.
  • Learner Mindset: Openness and ability to learn new skills and technologies in a multi-cloud environment.


Essential - Technical Skills:

Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies with demonstrated experience and proficiency in, but not limited to, the following domains:

  • Azure Core IaaS: Compute, Storage, Networking
  • Containers and container orchestration platforms: Docker, Kubernetes, AKS
  • Identity and Authentication: Azure Active Directory, Conditional Access Policies, AAD connect, Managed Identities, etc
  • Azure Core PaaS: Azure Functions, Automation Accounts, Logic Apps, etc
  • Azure Core Security services: Defender for Cloud, Sentinel
  • Azure Core Monitoring and Logging services: Azure Monitor, Log Analytics
  • Infrastructure as Code – ARM Bicep and Terraform
  • Secrets Management - Hashicorp Vault, Azure Key Vault
  • Version Control and CI/CD: - Azure DevOps Pipelines, Git



  • Experience in multi- and/or hybrid-cloud enterprise or research environments
  • Experience building and working with web services and APIs
  • Experience and/or familiarity with the AWS, GCP or Azure Well-Architected Frameworks
  • Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert (AZ-400)


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens only. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.


To enter a CSIRO site, CSIRO will require you to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or show a valid medical exemption from vaccination). If you are unable to meet this requirement, then you must return a negative result on a Rapid Antigen Test (within 48 hours prior to attending site) and wear a face mask whilst on the CSIRO site. These requirements apply if you are attending a CSIRO site as part of a recruitment process.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

9th October 2022, 11:00pm AEST