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Data Centre Technical Floor Space Specialist

Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity


  • Training provided and outstanding career growth opportunity
  • Flexible work arrangements! Mix of home and office
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency!


The role of a Technical Floor Space (TFS) Infrastructure Specialist is currently open within CSIRO Information & Management Technology (IMT). The position will be based in Canberra ACT. This position is part of the Technical Floor Space Infrastructure team, Scientific Computing in IMT, to provide oversight, support and management of CSIRO’s Technical Floor Space facilities.  Technical Floor Space includes CSIRO IMT managed National Data Centres (DCs), Metro Data Centres, and smaller Comms/Server rooms located across Australia.



Your duties will include:


  • Provide ‘hands on’ practical skillsets, technical analysis, support, and management of the Technical Floor Space and Data Centres supporting CSIRO’s ICT Infrastructure, across all regions within Australia.  Inter-state travel may be required.
  • Manage minor projects and work packages, to include project planning, SOW, budgeted costs, timeframes, contractors, and regular reporting to implement service improvements for CSIRO’s Technical Floor Space and DC’s.
  • Provide fundamental System Administration skills to support software services and applications used by the Technical Floor Space team.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary, often regionally dispersed technical support team, to carry out tasks under general direction of Senior Technical staff.
  • Actively develop and improve personal technical skills and training to support CSIRO’s Technical Floor Space and Data Centres (DCs)
  • You will be requested to travel interstate to CSIRO sites approximatively every 3 months


Location: Canberra ACT, Black Mountain site

Salary: AU$87 069 - AU$98 504 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 80953

To be considered you will need:


  • Relevant trade certificate/diploma/bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in IT or related discipline
  • A current driver’s licence
  • Demonstrated understanding and involvement in the ‘hands on’ support, maintenance, and monitoring of Technical Floor Space, including proven contractor management capability.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge and proficient troubleshooting skills in relation to Technical Floor Space infrastructure technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills, including an ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary teams and carry out tasks under general direction from Senior Technical Staff.
  • The ability & willingness to contribute new ideas and approaches in support of Enterprise Infrastructure, Scientific Compute systems, Technical Floor Space and Data Centres.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be eligible to work in this role you must be an Australian Citizen.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent and must be willing and able to obtain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.

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

6th of February 2022, 11:00pm AEDT 

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.