Research Software Engineer (Release Team)

We seek Research Software Engineers with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Software development (including curation and maintenance of code repositories)
  • DevOps (including experience with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Development (CD) pipelines)
  • Analysing and evaluating large data
  • Data management
  • Developing and delivering training materials

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of Earth system models, climate change and high-performance computing to help address major challenges facing society.

ACCESS is a suite of software that lies at the heart of Australia’s outstanding climate and weather modelling capability. The research community has secured substantial support from the Australian Government and universities to transform ACCESS into a well-managed, high-quality platform supporting Australian research, positioning Australia internationally in the global climate and weather modelling community.

At the heart of ACCESS is a community of Research Software Engineers with a range of skills including high performance computing, climate and Earth system model development, advanced visualisation, model optimisation, code repository management, machine learning, model evaluation and data science.

The role of Research Software Engineer will have demonstrated experience in working as part of a software development team, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to prioritise tasks to accomplish both short- and long-term goals. Ability to self-direct and learn new skills as needed matters more than knowledge of any specific software package, as does an interest and demonstrated aptitude for picking up new things and running with them. We are committed to an enriching work environment, and are prepared to invest in those we appoint, to develop skills that may be missing or enhance those you already possess.

Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)

Classification: ANU Officer 7 – 8 (Information Technology)

Salary package: $95,324 – $114,700 per annum, plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full-time (multiple roles), Continuing (Contingent Funded), until end of 2024, with possibility of extension.

  • Flexible working arrangements to encourage a healthy work/life balance, including consideration of part-time roles.
  • Exceptional workplace culture with a supportive, diverse and inclusive team.
  • Great work location with world-class staff amenities including gyms, swimming pool, childcare centres, etc.
  • Excellent remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation contributions, annual leave loading and a range of benefits

Location: Canberra / ACT  (preferred, but remote location will be considered)

Applications close:  AUS Eastern Standard Time

More information and to apply:

If this sounds like you, and you are excited to support innovative research and play an active role in making a difference in the world, then please get in touch to find out more about the position.

For further information, please contact Dr Aidan Heerdegen on E:

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