Web Hosting System Administrator

Date: 5 Sep 2023

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU Canberra, ACT, AU Brisbane, QLD, AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Perth, WA, AU Hobart, TAS, AU Adelaide, SA, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

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Child Safety

CSIRO is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our activities and programs. View our Child Safe Policy.

The Opportunity


  • ​​​​​​Supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

  • Innovative and collaborative workplace with fantastic flexibility 

  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation 


The Web & Database Hosting team within CSIRO IM&T Enterprise Platforms group provides general and versatile hosting solutions for both science research web applications and enterprise systems, and the team manages the technical complexities and life cycles of the web platforms to strive for a smooth and secure hosting experience for clients.


The Web Hosting System Administrator, as part of the Web and Application Hosting team, is responsible for web and application provisioning and ongoing support, providing technical advice relating to the hosting enquiries, and managing the operation and security of web platform and framework environments. They understand the capabilities and security characteristics of key web platforms and frameworks, and apply that knowledge diligently in daily job, and actively contribute to ongoing service improvement and development within the team.

Your duties will include:


  • Contribute positively to stimulate and promote a team approach and develop sound working and knowledge sharing relationships with peers, hosting clients and business owners.
  • Install, configure, upgrade, and maintain web servers and sites (lifecycle management), with a forecast estimation of:
    • 60% Windows/IIS focus, and
    • 40% Linux/Apache/Tomcat focus
  • Configure the management web platforms and frameworks according to the established standards and built-in security.
  • Serve hosting requests with sound technical analysis and manage ongoing operation of web applications and provide technical advice to client enquiries in web hosting.
  • Lead hosting system and platform updates, patches, and configuration changes to proactively manage hosting security.
  • Monitor applications and the platform services, investigate and resolve warnings and alerts.
  • Troubleshoot including hosting-related debugging and performance bottleneck investigation, manage system growth and resource planning.
  • Proactively manage system security, build and rollout in-depth embedded security, and participate in security assessments and enhancements.


Location: AU Wide

Salary: AU$105,806k - AU$114,500k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite 

Reference: 94213

To be considered you will need:


  1. Relevant Tertiary qualifications in IT or equivalent relevant work experience.
  2. Extensive understanding and experience as System Administrator with Microsoft IIS and Windows Server, with exposure to Linux and LAMP stacks and solid understanding of web security.
  3. Sound programming skills, and proficient in one or more languages (i.e. PowerShell, Bash, Perl, PHP, Python, Java, JavaScript, etc.)
  4. Well-developed experience in working collaboratively across teams, coordinating tasks, and driving for service delivery.
  5. Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute novel ideas and approaches with insightful analysis, and to develop innovative solutions leading to improved service delivery.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens Only

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the NV1 level.

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. 


CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.


CSIRO is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our activities and programs, whether we are undertaking research, engaging with the public or nurturing future scientists in person or online. Source – CSIRO Child Safe policy 2023

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

Wednesday, 04 October 2023, 11:00pm AEST/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.