Research Software Engineer (Visualisation Specialist)

We seek an experienced software developer to take our visualisation capabilities to the next level, so it is available for use by research facilities, stakeholders, and the wider user community. This is an exciting opportunity to actively contribute to creating solutions to the environmental challenges we currently face.

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, Continuing (Contingent Funded), until end of 2024, with possibility of extension.

Location: Canberra / ACT  

Applications close: 02 April AUS Eastern Daylight Time

More information and to apply:

The Research Software Engineer (Visualisation Specialist) will work collaboratively with the climate and Earth system modelling community to implement tools and workflows for the visualisation of ACCESS-NRI models outputs, utilising high-performance computing and big-data approaches for the benefit of the Australian research community. Our visualisation needs are broad and range from simple reporting of metrics using 2D plots to complex 4D simulations. This will require manipulating and transforming large amounts of model output and data. The position is an outstanding opportunity to extend and broaden your career. We encourage candidates with scientific and/or strong programming background.

You will be working in a small team, so it is essential that you are able to work with others, contribute to varied projects as needed, and be able to balance ongoing maintenance and support with scoping and delivery of new projects and other longer-term deliverables. The role has a mixture of internal and external stakeholder engagement, you must be willing and able to occasionally interact with non-technical researchers about project requirements.

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.

ACCESS – The Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator – is a collaborative venture between Government and the Australian research community to support development, maintenance and access to climate and weather models and data.

Hosted at ANU, ACCESS-NRI (ACCESS National Research Infrastructure) is established as a multi-party collaborative venture responding to the current and future needs of Australia’s scientific, Government and stakeholder 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.

ACCESS-NRI provides a supportive and enriching workplace for its staff through its strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing initiatives. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other people that will increase the diversity of the ACCESS community are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact Dr Romain Buecher, Team Leader, Model Evaluation and Diagnostics, E: 

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