Technical Leader - Machine Learning - CSIRO - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 17 February 2021

Technical Leader - Machine Learning

The Opportunity

  • Do you have an interest in computer science?
  • Use your skills to help support a range of systems within CSIRO
  • Join CSIRO’s IMT & support Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

CSIRO’s IMT is seeking to appoint a Technical Leader for their Machine Learning capabilities.

As a successful candidate you will provide specialised machine learning and statistical expertise to support the CSIRO Scientific Computing Team to further develop our capabilities. You will help define CSIRO strategic directions to align with scientific research.

Your duties will include:

  • Defining and advancing the Scientific Computing machine learning capability, and ensure our strategic direction is aligned with organisational initiatives such as the Managed Data Ecosystem, Missions, Future Science Platforms, and IMT’s strategic plans. 
  • Building a community of practice, developing relationships with other technical leaders outside of CSIRO, shaping the upskilling of CSIRO staff through the Digital Academy and potentially contributing to relevant journals and conferences.
  • Applying machine learning, AI and other statistical techniques as analytical tools in aid of CSIRO’s scientific research.
  • Providing expert advice and consultancy within the field of machine learning.

Location:  Canberra ACT, Clayton VIC or Eveleigh NSW preferred. Other locations may be considered.
Salary:  AU$113k – AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Indefinite
Reference:  70123

To be considered you will need:

  • Masters or PhD degree (or BSc plus equivalent post-graduate experience) in computer science, data science, mathematics, physics, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and deploying state of the art machine learning models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of statistical techniques – such as linear regression - and designing and implementing statistical tools for data analysis
  • Some experience fostering a Machine Learning community of practice including – for example - development of training programs, conference presentations, seminar series, ongoing interactions with technical leaders in other organisations.
  • Experience with Python systems development, working with APIs and libraries.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.


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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 12 March 2021, 11:00pm AEDT