Software Research Engineer (Scientific Visualisation)

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Job posting number: #7069006 (Ref:cj_61657)

Posted: August 20, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Opportunity
  • Assist in developing software and hardware architectural solutions
  • Use your skills to solve complex problems on a global stage
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation


The Position
As the Software Research Engineer, you will be working as part of collaboration of CSIRO, UWA, Curtin and Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and national and international radio astronomy research groups. You will develop the software and hardware architectural solutions for the visualisation of large astronomy datasets as required by the science cases of SKA, ASKAP and MWA as part of the Australian SKA Regional Centre. The position is a joint appointment between UWA (ICRAR) and CSIRO (Pawsey Supercomputing Centre).

Your duties will include:
  • Liaise with the science stakeholders to develop software and hardware requirements.
  • Develop a software solution that will enable a range of remote visualisation 
  • Develop architectural solutions for visualising large astronomy datasets in Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.
  • Contribute adapting software solutions to visualise large-scale data in other science domains.


Location:      Kensington & Crawley, Perth
Salary:          AU$83K - AU$94K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:        Specified term of 3 years
Reference:   61657

To be considered you will need:

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Physics.
  • Substantial experience in computer graphics and scientific visualisation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in software development of distributed software systems and integration.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, high level communication skills and able to interact as a team player.


For more information please view the Position Description.


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirments of this role.

Applications Close

Sunday, 20th September 2020 at 11:59PM AEST

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Job posting number:#7069006 (Ref:cj_61657)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:CSIRO
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