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Engineering opportunities | Seeking Front End Web Developers

Date: 09-May-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU Negotiable, AU Canberra, ACT, AU Brisbane, QLD, AU Sydney, NSW, 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.  

CSIRO’s Data61 is hiring

In 2021 Data61 embarked upon an ambitious hiring campaign. At its core, we recognised a unique opportunity to grow our capacity for innovation by increasing our diversity and attracting world-class talent, great minds, skills, opinions and experiences. This has been hugely successful to date. In 2022, we are entering the 3rd stage of our campaign and seeking to attract more amazing, brilliant, and diverse professionals to our ranks. 


We have a range of exciting opportunities available for Research Scientists and Engineers, People Leaders, and individuals who are passionate about science and engineering in the digital and data sciences. We also have a range of opportunities available to graduates; to be considered for our graduate program you will have completed at least an undergraduate degree with first-class Honours (H1 or HD) not less than three years ago. 

How we can thrive together to solve Australia's data-driven challenges 

  • We are at the digital and data heart of Australia's national science agency - CSIRO  
  • Working collaboratively with the largest group of digital technology researchers in Australia  
  • A unique opportunity to seamlessly work across disciplinary boundaries and make an impact at a national scale!  


Do you want to work with cutting-edge science and see your contributions make a meaningful societal and environmental impact across our nation? 


Do you want to join an organisation that values team collaboration across a multidisciplinary group and invest in your continuous learning and development? 

Life at CSIRO’s Data61

Data61 is at the forefront of digital science and innovation. Data61 is guiding first class novel research as well as working across disciplines and sectors to apply technologies and deliver impact.  


Our Front End Developers work in cross-functional teams with research and UX to design, develop, deploy and maintain web applications. These applications make positive economic, environmental and societal impact through digital delivery of CSIRO’s research and technology. 


Projects that we are working on include: 

  • A dashboard to monitor the water quality of streams that feed into the Great Barrier Reef 
  • An innovative platform to visualise and share smart building data 
  • A program to provide historical and predictive weather data to help farmers mitigate the effects of climate change 
  • An experimental toolbox for geneticists to identify interesting gene sequences 
  • An open-source framework for building web-based based geospatial data explorers 


Outside of regular duties, we invest in our skills through a combination of paid training, regular knowledge sharing sessions and participating in guilds of best practice. 


We are committed to continuously building a diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment where all our people are supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.  


The opportunities that we are offering 

We are offering a number of indefinite opportunities for Front End Developers to join Data61’s Engineering group. You will be joining our multidisciplinary team to develop impactful technologies across a range of our domains. Locations available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra or remote where requirements can be met. 

At the heart of who we are looking for, you will have

  • Relevant diploma, bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience within front end development.  
  • Skilled in web front end development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and single-page app frameworks. 
  • Proficiencies in developing and deploying cloud software. 
  • Demonstrated experience with contemporary software development tools and practises that include, but not limited to, version control, unit testing, automated testing and issue tracking. 
  • Ability to apply sound judgement as applied to the identification and successful resolution of complex (technical and non-technical) problems and issues. 


CSIRO is an Equal Opportunity employer working hard to recruit world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society.  

Who is eligible to express their interest 

To be eligible to work within this role in CSIRO you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or hold valid working rights throughout the duration of the tenure. From there, you will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Where to from here! 

If you are interested in opportunities within Data61’s, across our Engineering group, and meet the above candidate requirements, please apply to register your interest!  If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your EOI (Expression of Interest), you can contact Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates, are also welcome to contact our Indigenous Talent lead at for more information. 


Who will view my EOI: Data61 Research Directors, Group Leaders and Talent Acquisition are partnering together to review your expression of interests. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks where there is a potential match to an opportunity that may be your future role! 


This advertisement will remain open, and we reserve the right to withdraw this ad once we have successfully filled all vacant positions.


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