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Systems Engineer (Integration and Verification)

Date: 16-Nov-2022

Location: Geraldton, WA, AU Perth, WA, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity


  • Be part of creating and building an international mega-science facility  
  • Apply a 360° holistic approach to integration troubleshooting 
  • Bring your unique perspective and grow with the team as this global initiative progresses



The SKA Observatory (SKAO) is one observatory with two telescopes – SKA-Low in Western Australia and SKA-Mid in South Africa.  To support this key initiative, CSIRO is expanding the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) team to include a System Engineer (Integration and Verification).  

The AIV team works closely with the SKA science, engineering and project communities around the world and is as diverse in culture, skills and location as they are. We recruit and support world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society. Our focus is therefore on finding someone who can bring unique talents, experience and perspective to enhance the AIV team knowledge and grow with the team as the project progresses.

The role can be based in either Perth or Geraldton but may involve mutually agreed occasional domestic and international travel to the SKA-Low Construction site, other CSIRO offices and supplier locations.

In this role you will:


  • Contribute to the development of system level views of the SKA-Low Telescope's architecture.
  • Further develop the AIV Flow at System level and then support the design and development of formal Integration and Verification Events as part of the Flow.
  • Contribute to the development of test plans, procedures and reports.
  • Represent the AIV team at nominated supplier and site test events. 
  • Contribute to, and support the development of, system level troubleshooting and user guides and operating procedures.
  • Communicate with diverse stakeholders at all levels across multiple teams, time zones and cultures in the SKA-Low Telescope.
  • Be adaptable to, and support, different ways of agile working with a lean approach as part of the dispersed AIV team.


Location:       Perth or Geraldton (Western Australia)
Salary:           AU$102k - AU$111k pa (pro-rata for part-time) plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:          Specified term ending 30 June, 2027 
                       Full-time or part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE)
Reference:    81561

To be considered you will need:


  • A degree or equivalent experience in a relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Experience of Model Based Systems Engineering and Requirements Management principles.
  • Experience in integration, testing and verification in high technology projects at system level. 
  • The ability to proactively identify and resolve technical hardware and software issues.
  • The ability to communicate and translate project needs into test plans and procedures, and confirmation of test outcomes to System Requirements.
  • Lived experience being part of a multicultural and diverse team.


To see the full list of criteria for this role, please view the Position Details



Applications are open to:


  • Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • New Zealand Citizens 


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Clearance or equivalent, and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

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 online and provide a CV which highlights your relevant experience and a cover letter addressing the essential and any relevant desirable criteria (as outlined in the Position Details)

Applications Close

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.