Business Analyst (Analytics)

Date: 15 Sep 2023

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU Brisbane, QLD, AU Sydney, NSW, AU Hobart, TAS, AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Perth, WA, AU Adelaide, SA, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity


  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science Agency!
  • Are you interested in transforming the abstract into the actual?
  • Outstanding opportunities to grow & develop your career​.
  • Flexible work arrangements


CSIRO's Information and Technology (IM&T) business unit is continuing an ambitious program of work designed to support the organisation's strategy to 2024. Underpinning the program is a desire for staff to have seamless, secure access to tools, systems and processes that back the delivery of world-class science.


Members of the IMT Data Analytics Team are responsible for developing and supplying Business Intelligence and Analytics capability to staff in all areas of CSIRO. This requires expertise in relevant SAP technologies and a sound understanding of business operations, processes and information requirements.


As an Analytics Business Analyst, you will be passionate about Analytics and Data Storytelling. This opportunity will see you coordinating end-to-end solution delivery including client engagement, solution development, end-user education and service promotion. You will understand the technical capabilities of our platforms and apply these capabilities to solve line of business or research opportunities and problems. As part of an Agile Business Intelligence delivery team, you will also play an active role in quality assurance throughout the solution delivery lifecycle.

You will assist in delivering against our Data Analytics roadmaps and strategy, underpinned by our technical platforms including SAP BW/4HANA 2.0, SAP Business Objects, and SAP Analytics Cloud.

Your duties will include:


  • Engage with business stakeholders, source system SMEs and data custodians to identify opportunities for the application of modern business analytics solutions
  • Gather business requirements and User Stories using contemporary techniques and approaches
  • Coordinate end-to-end solution delivery, working with team members, internal and external stakeholders to develop, implement, promote and support Analytics products
  • Facilitate User Acceptance Testing, data testing, and support business users and subject matter experts
  • Construct descriptive analysis and contribute to more complex data analysis for reports, analytic applications and ad-hoc requests
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Values, Code of Conduct, Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policy, Diversity initiatives and Zero Harm goals


Location: Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart (other locations considered)

Salary: AU$105,806k - AU$114,500k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 94160

To be considered you will need:


  1. Relevant tertiary degree or equivalent work experience
  2. Proven experience working with clients to solicit business requirements and translate these into actionable solutions for technical delivery
  3. Demonstrated ability to harness business analysis tools and techniques to deliver multi-disciplinary, complex projects
  4. Experience in the development and delivery of business data management or data analytics products
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to facilitate client engagement and communicate and translate technical concepts to a diverse audience


  1. Experience working with Enterprise Data Warehouse development teams to deliver engaging Business Analytics solutions at scale
  2. Experience using SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Business Objects or Microsoft PowerBI to develop Data Analytics dashboards and reports.


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.
  • The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the NV1 Level.

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. 


CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.


CSIRO is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our activities and programs, whether we are undertaking research, engaging with the public or nurturing future scientists in person or online. Source – CSIRO Child Safe policy 2023

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

Sunday 1st of October 11:00pm AEST


Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed,

Please consider applying as soon as possible.