Directory Services Engineer


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


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The Opportunity

  • Supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.
  • Innovative and collaborative workplace with fantastic flexibility
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation

As a Directory Services Engineer, you will be a critical member of the team responsible for managing and maintaining our company's intricate Directory Services, Domain Name Services (DNS), and Certificate Management environments. Your technical experience in all aspects of Directory Services, DNS, and Certificate Management will be instrumental in establishing and enforcing standards for our systems, ensuring that support teams comply with these guidelines and deliver optimal performance.

You will take ownership of ensuring the continuous availability, performance, and best practice management of these systems. Your hands-on support and technical guidance to the team will help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our Directory Services, DNS, and Certificate Management infrastructure. Your existing expertise in these areas will be leveraged to ensure the systems operate at peak performance.

Your duties will include:

  • Manage implementation of technical deliverables of DSE aligned projects
  • Provide guidance to projects regarding technical activities, scheduling, and resource requirements
  • Manage lifecycle management and service improvement activities across all DSE Services
  • Manage the delivery and develop the capabilities of the team. These services include the AD Domain Controllers, AD Federation Services, AD certificate services, DHCP/DNS on Windows and Linux and the maintenance of IPAM (IP Asset Management System)
  • Help customers realize business value and increase their security posture as they transition to a zero-trust model of being able to access any app and service from anywhere in a secure and governed way.
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Code of Conduct, Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policy, Diversity initiatives and Making Safety Personal goals

Location: All CSIRO Sites (except Geelong)

Salary: AU$89,680k - AU$101,459k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 92757

To be considered you will need:


  1. 3+ years experience supporting and implementing the technologies at an enterprise scale. CSIRO operate the technologies below:
    1. Active Directory Domain Services
    2. DHCP/DNS on Windows and Linux
    3. PowerShell scripting and automation languages
    4. Certificate Services
  2. Demonstrated experience utilising automation for maintaining and administering the above technologies.
  3. Demonstrated ability in providing technical advice to the team, clients and management.
  4. Demonstrated ability in coaching and mentoring of junior staff.


  1. 3+ years experience supporting and implementing the technologies at an enterprise scale. CSIRO operate the technologies below:
    1. Programming in PHP, Python
    2. Windows and Linux Server Maintenance

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.


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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 requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 11:00pm AEST

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