First listed on: 07 October 2021

User Experience Designers | CSIRO Reinvent Science program


Acknowledgement of Country

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How we can thrive together to solve Australia's data-driven challenges

  • Data61 are at the digital and data heart of Australia's national science agency - CSIRO  
  • Working collaboratively with the largest group of digital technology researchers in Australia  
  • A unique opportunity to seamlessly work across disciplinary boundaries and make an impact at a national scale!  

Can you see yourself working with us on a shared vision to reinvent what future digitally enabled science will look like in 20 to 30 years from now and make it real iteratively by delivering tangible outcomes along the way?  
Do you have a desire to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, product managers, business development and commercialisation specialists who design, develop, and deliver impactful science and technology into a range of domains? 

The opportunities that we are offering

Data61 is reinventing science and therefore seeking experienced User Experience Designers to help us on our mission! We are offering indefinite opportunities and available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra or remote where requirements can be met. 

This is an exciting, innovative program and we are looking for passionate designers with an interest in speculative design approaches and methodologies that can take a complex idea and transform it into both a tangible vision of the future and an intuitive, easy-to-use product that customers love.  

Life at Data61 and how you can be part of our mission

CSIRO’s Data61 is at the forefront of digital science and innovation, leading both in developing new research as well as working across disciplines and sectors to apply technologies and drive impact.   

We have an exciting strategic program of work called Reinvent Science - finding ways to revolutionise science through digital technologies. This program requires designers with a unique skillset of collaborating with scientists to roadmap and design long-term future digital scenarios as well as to rapidly take successful proofs of concepts through to prototypes and implementations to be tested on real scientific problems. For more information on Design at CSIRO, view here. 

We are committed to continuously building a diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment where all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.   

About You

We are looking for people who can not only design great experiences but also work closely with our product managers to take them from an idea to a product. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate:  

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in a related design discipline or equivalent solid career-informed skills development in user experience design. 
  • A minimum of approximately 7 years’ relevant professional career experience as a ‘generalist’ user experience practitioner and hands-on commercial or applied experience in a production role. 
  • Experience and aptitude with interactive 4D design using established and emerging technologies (mixed and augmented reality, motion design, multi-modal interaction). 
  • Expertise leading both early and mid-stage user research and to take a disciplined approach to the capturing and communication of insights (e.g. affinity mapping, user personas, customer experience mapping, etc). 
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a range of low and high-fidelity solution designs for testing and iteration with users, and implementation in collaboration with development teams. 
  • Proven experience with aligning solution designs to user types and scenarios by producing an appropriate level of conceptual communication (e.g., user scenarios, user flows, user stories, etc). 
  • Practical experience with Agile and Lean design and development methods including design sprints and rapid prototyping. 

CSIRO is an Equal Opportunity employer working hard to recruit world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society. 

Who is eligible to express their interest

To be eligible to work within this role in CSIRO you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or hold valid working rights throughout the duration of the tenure. From there, you will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. 

Were to from here!

If you are interested in opportunities within Data61’s Product & Design group, and meet the above candidate requirements, please apply to register your interest!  If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your EOI, you can contact

Who will view my EOI: Data61 Research Directors, Group Leaders and Talent Acquisition are partnering together to review your expression of interests. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks where there is a potential match to an opportunity that may be your future role! 

This advertisement will remain open, and we reserve the right to withdraw this ad once we have successful filled all vacant positions. 
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