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Product Managers and User Experience Designers : Multiple Opportunities

Date: 15-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

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CSIRO’s Data61 is hiring

Data61 has a range of exciting opportunities available for Product Managers and User Experience Designers; we are looking for passionate individuals who want to help solve the nation’s greatest challenges with innovative science & technology. To succeed at this, you will be part change maker and part practitioner, encouraging product development approaches within a traditional science organisation, and facilitating the application of product thinking and human centred design across CSIRO.


You will be involved in a range of key strategic programs looking to amplify their impact through product and design thinking and practice - Responsible AI, Digital Agriculture, Reinvent Science, Industry 4.0, Climate Resilience amongst others. 

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

The Product & Design Group sit within the Engineering and Design business unit as part of CSIRO’s Data 61. 


We work in cross-functional teams and collaborate broadly with Science, Engineering, Business Development, and Commercialisation to:  

  • Sense where the market is going to inform research direction 
  • Identify innovations to solve problems of national importance 
  • Reduce the risk of investment in creating & launching products 
  • Increase the probability of return on our science 


We provide rigorous customer-centric techniques and methodologies such as customer discovery, use case development, outcome focused roadmaps, and customer success metrics and validation. 

Life at CSIROs Data61

Data61 is the vanguard 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.


You will be taking innovative digital products and services from concept through to market by applying product development and human centred design practices within an R&D context. 


Working as part of a group of highly collaborative people who are all motivated by the CSIRO purpose of solving the nation's greatest challenges with innovative science & technology:  

  • You will have the opportunity to work in an embedded distributed team with scientists, engineers, researchers, and domain experts. 
  • Guide science teams in product management approaches and human-centred design methods, creating space for collaborative creativity and innovation. 


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 

Data61 is strengthening its Product Management and User Experience Design capabilities and we are offering numerous term, and indefinite opportunities for Product Managers and Designers, at mid and senior levels, to join us and contribute to our various strategic areas. Locations are available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, or remote where requirements can be met. Apply now to register your interest to join Data61 as part of this exciting time of our growth. 

You will have

As a Product Manager: 

  • A university degree plus at least three years’ experience in product management (eight years for senior roles), with a demonstrated track record of taking ideas from concept to market to achieve business outcomes and solve customer problems. 
  • Passion for solving real world problems with science and technology. 
  • A bias towards action / getting things done with high self-motivation and ability to work in a large matrix organisation. 
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills with technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams to build alignment and achieve outcomes 


As a User Experience Designer: 

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in a related design discipline with demonstrated career-informed skills development in user experience design. 
  • A minimum of five years relevant professional career experience as a ‘generalist’ user experience practitioner and hands-on experience in a production role (eight years for senior roles). 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead both early and mid-stage user research and take a disciplined approach to the capturing and communication of insights, converting insights into human centred product requirements. 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate a co-design process and mature outputs into low and high-fidelity solution designs for testing with users, and implementation with development teams. 
  • Demonstrated ability to align solution designs to user types and scenarios by producing an appropriate level of conceptual communication (e.g., user scenarios, user flows, user stories, etc). 
  • Practical experience with Agile and Lean design and development methods including design sprints and rapid prototyping. 


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 considered for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa (visa sponsorship may be provided to eligible candidates).  The successful applicant 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, and meet the above candidate requirements, please submit your expression of interest (EOI) and tell us why solving Australia's data-driven challenges is impossible without you.


If you are experiencing any difficulties submitting your EOI, 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 interest. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks and months 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. 

Applications Close

17th July 2022, 11:00pm AEST