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Research Scientist - Software Systems

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  • Apply your software architecture expertise in a dynamic and results driven environment.
  • Work with world-leading researchers to invent the future.
  • Join Data61 - Australia's largest data innovation group.

The Position

The Architecture & Analytics Platform team at based Eveleigh, NSW has an opening for an experienced Research Scientist.   The Architecture and Analytics Platforms team tackles major challenges in software architecture, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, data analytics, computing infrastructure, business process management, and dependability.  In this role you will lead individual research efforts and contribute to the acquisition and execution of external projects. 

In this role you will:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Contribute expertise to scientific research undertaken by the Architecture & Analytics Platform team.
  • Incorporate novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.

Location:      Eveleigh, NSW
Salary:          $95K- $103K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    43890

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as Computer Science / Engineering.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to publish research results, prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations at national and international conferences and stakeholder meetings.
  • Established research track record, including publications in peer reviewed, top-tier outlets.
  • Solid technical expertise in at least two of the following specific research areas.
    - Distributed ledgers in general or Blockchain technology in particular, and applications; building on those technologies;
    - Data analytics platforms and cloud platforms;
    - Business process management, including process mining, modelling, and execution;
    - Enhancing dependability and security of computer systems, among others through model synthesis / discovery from execution traces and runtime verification of system behaviour;
    - Software Architecture and Engineering.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position Details Document

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

Our Commitment to you:
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. We emphasise an individual’s growth and development which is supported by interacting and learning from world leading scientists and engineers, who provide the opportunity to challenge, transform and innovate new ideas. CSIRO’s Data61 is committed to sourcing the brightest and best talent to become part of the Data61 family, and contribute to creating Australia’s data driven future.

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.   


Applications Close:  11:59pm AEDT 1 October 2017

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