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Software Developer

Date: 09-Jun-2022

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Brisbane, QLD, 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


  • Outstanding opportunities to grow & develop your career
  • Flexible work arrangements! Mix home and office
  • Support research at Australia's national science agency!


The Information Services Applications (ISA) team within CSIRO IMT develops software solutions that support CSIRO’s management of research outputs including publications and data collections. The team supports a variety of products including bespoke in-house developed, custom configured and hosted “off the shelf” products. The team operates using agile practices and has a policy of continuous review and improvements. Our environment encourages innovation and provides the technology and autonomy to get on with delivery.


The role of the Software Developer within the CSIRO IM&T Information Services Applications Development Team is to assist in the implementation and support of new and existing software solutions.


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, managers and other stakeholders.

Your duties will include:


  • Assist in various aspects of system development
  • Develop software to satisfy business requirements (Agile stories)
  • Undertake unit testing of developed code and debug code
  • Co-ordinate and participate in code reviews and specification reviews
  • Contribute to our continuous delivery implementation
  • Contribute positively to stimulate and promote a team approach, and develop sound working relationships with application users and business owners
  • Complete assigned programming and analysis tasks as specified by due dates
  • Produce and maintain systems documentation



Location: Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane

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

Tenure:  Specified term of 2 years 

Reference: 84744

To be considered you will need:


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in IT or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages, preferably including Java.
  • Experience with web templating and scripting including HTML5, CSS, Javascript and JQuery.
  • Demonstrated SQL and data modelling skills.
  • Good communication skills, including an ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary project teams and communicate with staff and clients at all levels.



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

3rd of July 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.