Storage Administrator

Date: 26 Mar 2024

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

Company: CSIRO

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The opportunity


  • Supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 
  • Innovative and collaborative workplace with fantastic flexibility 
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation 


The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s largest scientific research organisation and one of the largest and most diverse scientific organisations in the world. CSIRO’s work touches every aspect of Australian life: from the molecules that build life to the molecules in space. Working from sites across the nation and around the globe, CSIRO’s staff are focused on providing new ways to improve the quality of life, as well as the economic and social performance of a number of industry sectors through research and development.

The Scientific Computing (SC) group within the Information Management & Technology function provides end-to-end infrastructure ranging from corporate IT systems through to leading-edge High-Performance data processing tools and platforms. Additional services include advanced visualisation, Data Processing, application support, and software delivery. The capability is highly customer focussed and operates closely in partnership with all areas of CSIRO research.

Technical Staff at this level are responsible for contribution to the storage architecture and design with a strong data integrity focus. They are required to coordinate and deliver functional technical solutions and contribute to development, implementation and standardisation of storage initiatives, procedures and techniques.

Technical Staff at this level have proven experience and capability in coordination and delivery of solutions and services that support CSIRO’s strategic and operational objectives. They demonstrate initiative and independence. They act as a specialised advisor to the business and IMT.

They are responsible for the quality of the service delivered to clients, and make significant contribution to service direction and in the application of adaptive and innovative solutions to complex and ambiguous issues across one or more service or technical streams. They are client focused and gain support of key stakeholders and are able to integrate business requirements with IMT technical solutions in order to achieve organisational objectives.

Your duties will include:


  • Provide expert technical advice relating to Storage systems that host data and integrated technology services, standards and procedures to team members, management and business owners.
  • Design, develop, test and deliver the capabilities across multiple storage infrastructure platforms.
  • Automation of processes though scripting.
  • Undertake maintenance activities of storage systems including patching and lifecycle management.
  • Performing monitoring and alert maintenance from different vendors systems and remediation.
  • Diagnosis of operational incidents; root cause analysis and remediations.


Location: Australia Wide

Salary: AU$110,038k - AU$119,080k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite 

Reference: 96147

To be considered you will need:


  • Experience with data storage applications and cloud-based file systems 
  • Knowledgeable in storage hardware architectures and scripting languages
  • Experience working in a distributed file system environment
  • Experience with NetApp Storage Administration 
  • Some experience with Linux operating systems 
  • Experience in managing, implementing and deployment of shared system resources on different storage systems like Hitachi, Pure, NetApp and Data services via S3, NAS – (CIFS/NFS); Fibre channel switching and zoning (e.g., Brocade), NetApp ONTAP and services in an Enterprise context



  • Experience configuring and administering hierarchical storage management software such as HPE DMF, NetApp StorageGRID, parallel file systems such as BeeGFS or Lustre and other storage archive technologies.
  • Stays up to date on new technologies to ensure they offer the latest solutions to our clients.
  • Ansible, PowerShell/bash scripting


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 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.


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, 28 April 2024, 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.