Senior Data Scientist / Technical Solution Architect

CSIRO

Location: Brisbane

Job Type: Full time

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Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

  • Do you have a track record of originality, creativity and innovation in Environmental Science?
  • Apply your expertise designing and implementing novel solutions that will help scale our national hazards research
  • Exciting opportunity to join CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency!

An opportunity exists to join the Bushfire Analytics team within CSIRO’s Land and Water (L&W) business unit, where information and technologies required by government, industry and the Australian and international communities are provided to protect, restore, and manage natural and built environments.

We are seeking a highly motivated data scientist, solutions architect and emerging science leader in the bushfire domain to support the delivery of a large complex suite of projects, the National Bushfire Intelligence Capability (NBIC). NBIC’s focus is to develop a nationally consistent bushfire hazard and risk framework to deliver best-practice data products, services and decision support relevant for state, territory and federal bushfire planning and response agencies across all stages of the disaster lifecycle.

As the Data Scientist / Technical Solutions architect, your role will include building our technical and information systems design capability to deliver decision-ready data at the National scale. In particular, you will require skills in designing and implementing novel solutions that will help scale our national hazards research from state-based single-user systems to national-scale multi-stakeholder information platforms. This will involve managing and coordinating a large project team of software and platform developers and engagement with a complex set of state, federal and commercial end-users.

You will have a track record in demonstrating a considerable degree of originality, creativity and innovation in solving problems and introducing new directions and approaches.

Your duties will include:

  • High-level stakeholder engagement and management skills and a demonstrated capacity to turn end-user requirements into digital solutions that can be readily integrated into client systems and decision-making processes.
  • Understanding of bushfire behaviour and impact on communities, built assets and the environment.
  • A desire and capacity to build a community of practice in cloud platform technology to help address a growing need for development, maintenance and effective use of cloud-based science platforms within L&W and more broadly across CSIRO.
  • Leadership and resource management in the implementation of spatial information systems and their integration into end-user operations.
  • Experience in the design and development of scalable spatial information platforms, including utilising parallel and distributed computing resources, including commercial cloud platforms (AWS, GCP and/or Azure).
  • Integration of complex science workflows into scalable digital platforms. This will include an ability to work with a range of programming languages such as R, Python, C++ and the effective and collaborative management of these codes using version control systems such as Azure DevOps, BitBucket and GitHub.
  • Lead or contribute to scientific projects, including the written and oral communication of results and their implications.
  • Other duties as directed

Location Brisbane, QLD

Salary: AU$117K to AU$138K pa + up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified Term of 3 years

Reference: 88046

To be considered you will need:

  • A BSc and significant subsequent research and industry experience in a relevant discipline area, such as environmental science or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and using modelling approaches that report on environmental processes. Technical capability in computer programming or scripting languages for automating complex science workflows or processing large data sets.
  • Experience in the design and development of scalable spatial information platforms, including utilisation of parallel and distributed computing resources, including commercial cloud platforms (AWS, GCP and/or Azure).
  • A strong science innovation, creativity and delivery record, including the ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.
  • Established knowledge and understanding of bushfire processes, risk analysis and mitigation.
  • Demonstrated high-level oral communication abilities, interpersonal skills and capacity for perseverance, including a track record of working constructively with colleagues, collaborators and clients and the ability to remain productive, positive and resilient in complex, ambiguous and/or uncertain environments.

Desirable

  • Experience in remote sensing and spatial analysis, e.g. leveraging spatial and temporal information.
  • Experience in remote sensing and spatial analysis, e.g. leveraging spatial and temporal information A willingness to engage with community in developing code (enable other people) with a range of programming languages (e.g., Python, R) and collaborative software development (e.g., Azure DevOps, BitBucket and GitHub).
  • Experience in working with data and analyses associated with aspects of climate change and/or biodiversity, ideally in the bushfire field.

For full details about this role, please review the Position Description.

Eligibility

Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

To enter a CSIRO site, CSIRO will require you to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or show a valid medical exemption from vaccination). If you are unable to meet this requirement, then you must return a negative result on a Rapid Antigen Test (within 48 hours prior to attending site) and wear a face mask whilst on the CSIRO site. These requirements apply if you are attending a CSIRO site as part of a recruitment process.

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.

About CSIRO

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.


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

4th October 2022, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

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