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Functional Test Analyst

Date: 28-Jul-2022

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU Perth, WA, AU Brisbane, QLD, 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


  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science Agency!
  • Outstanding opportunities to grow & develop your career​.
  • Flexible work arrangements


    The Data Management Applications team within CSIRO IMT, develops solutions that support CSIRO’s science and business functions. The team supports bespoke in-house developed enterprise and business unit specific products. The team operates using agile practices and has a policy of continuous review and improvement. Our environment encourages innovation and provides the technology and autonomy to focus on delivery.

    This is an environment that accommodates, and welcomes change so to succeed you will value individuals and interactions over process and tools, along with working software over comprehensive documentation.

    The successful candidate will operate in an agile and highly collaborative environment working in an interdisciplinary team involving other testers, developers, business analysts, infrastructure specialists, data librarians, executive managers and other stakeholders.

    The successful candidate will need to have the capability to contribute to the delivery of solutions and services in support of CSIRO’s strategic and operational objectives, be able to work under direction as part of a team, as well as demonstrate initiative, leadership and independence.

Your duties will include:


  • Undertake test analysis, planning, execution and reporting in support of a range of project activities.
  • Perform system, functional, integration, regression and accessibility testing as per test strategy and test plan.
  • Raise defects/issues and follow-up outstanding testing defects/issues.
  • Report on test progress and escalate issues when necessary.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement activities of the team.
  • Contribute positively to stimulate and promote a team approach and develop sound working relationships with application users and business owners.


Location: Black Mountain ACT, Dutton Park QLD, Kensington WA or Clayton VIC

Salary: AU$66k - AU$84k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:  Specified Term of 2 years approximately (end date 30/06/24)

Reference: 85451

To be considered you will need:


Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  1. Proactive agile mindset with ability to continuously learn and change
  2. Passion for quality assurance and ability to convince others of its importance
  3. A strong team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills to guide and influence stakeholders
  4. A strong analytical and problem solving skills with a keen eye for detail
  5. Ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  6. Solid understanding of testing/troubleshooting applications or platforms


CSIRO thrives on innovation; innovation that is harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences brought to our greatest challenges. CSIRO recognises that a candidate's capability to perform a role can be demonstrated in a variety of ways and encourages candidates to address the role criteria with this in mind.


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 the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 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. 

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

21st August 2022, 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.