Functional Test Analyst


Location: Bexley

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 Functional Test Analyst within CSIRO Information Management and Technology (IMT), you will work on a range of product testing activities in an environment that accommodates and welcomes change. The team supports bespoke in-house developed enterprise and business unit specific products. The team operates using agile practices and has a policy of continuous review and improvement. Our environment encourages innovation and provides the technology and autonomy to focus on delivery.

CSIRO is seeking to appoint a Functional Test Analyst within the CSIRO IM&T Information Services Applications Team to assist in the implementation and support of new and existing data and information management software applications.The range of testing activities to be undertaken will include functional, regression, system, and integration testing. Plans will need to be prepared to describe, explain and schedule the anticipated testing approach. Test reports are to be produced in tandem with key product releases to advise on the outcomes and recommendations associated with testing activities.

Your duties will include:

  • Under general direction, contribute to the development of enhanced functional, regression, and performance test standards that can be re-used within the team.
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, document and implement quality assurance of the products that the team supports including conducting, functional, regression and integration testing.
  • Document and execute test plans and acceptance criteria using Test Rail, Jira, or similar Test management tools.
  • Communicate all identified risks and issues to your project Test Manager or Project Manager and contribute to the continuous delivery implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within your team, the business unit and across CSIRO, to reach objectives.
  • Contribute to the team’s strategic direction.
  • Other duties as directed.

Location: Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane

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

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 94421

To be considered you will need:


  1. A minimum of 5 years experience in testing software applications coupled with relevant tertiary qualifications in IT and equivalent relevant work experience.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in testing analysis techniques, processes and methodologies.
  3. Extensive experience in testing with experience in all aspects of testing, including functional, system integration and Regression as a sole testing resource as well as working within a team.
  4. Demonstrated experience working in and/or exposure to an Agile-Scrum development environment.
  5. Excellent communication skills, including an ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary project teams and communicate with staff and clients at all levels.
  6. Experience in backlog refinement, sprint review, retrospective and planning ceremonies.

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

Friday, 20 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.

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