First listed on: 11 January 2022
Science & Technology Group Leader - Resilient Sensing 


Executive Level 2 (S&T Level 7)
$148,225 - $166,808 (plus Super)
Edinburgh – SA

The Role

  • Inspire talented scientists, engineers and technicians
  • Enhance Defence capability through innovative research
  • Work collaboratively with research partners across academia, industry and Government

We are seeking a highly motivated person to lead and inspire a team of scientists, engineers and technicians in the capability area of Resilient Sensing to deliver high impact research outcomes for Defence. As the Group Leader, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team to shape and solve challenging Science & Technology (S&T) problems aligned with Defence priorities.

You will have knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Active and passive radar technologies
  • Performance assessment and radio-frequency signatures
  • Electro-optic and hyperspectral imaging systems

The role requires you to:

  • Provide your team with the vision, guidance and collaboration necessary to ensure the Resilient Sensing capability is harnessed effectively to meet Defence requirements
  • Generate new knowledge and enhance Defence capabilities through innovation and collaboration with internal and external partners in industry, academia and Government
  • Provide strategic advice to senior management and stakeholders
  • Manage complex work or sensitive projects that have strategic or operational significance
  • Promote an inclusive team culture
  • Proactively manage change and promote a culture of scientific excellence
  • Maintain currency in Science and Technology disciplines relevant to the role
  • Manage complex work flows, including human, financial and physical resources to achieve business objectives through effective resource allocation
  • Deliver high quality scientific reporting including briefs, publications and presentations

You will have access to flexible working arrangements including working on site and from home.

About our Team
Intelligence, Surveillance and Space Division (ISSD) undertakes internationally-recognised research and development into technologies aimed at enhancing the national capability to produce accurate, relevant and timely actionable intelligence for both Defence and national agency decision makers.

Surveillance Systems Branch undertakes research to develop, demonstrate and transition resilient surveillance system capabilities that enable Defence to prevail in contested environments. It comprises technology areas including active and passive radar, imaging radar, electro-optical sensing and hyperspectral imaging systems. It conducts research and development in exemplar sensor technologies and integrated sensor systems, processing and interpretation of integrated sensor data, system analysis and evaluation, and electronic protection.

Our Ideal Candidate
We are looking for an accomplished leader who will bring energy to this role. You will have demonstrated science excellence through research to international standards.

You will be a trusted collaborator and builder of partnerships, who consults widely, shares information, fosters knowledge transfer, and enjoys working with a network of stakeholders.

As an innovator, you will be passionate about generating new knowledge, identifying practical applications, and creating opportunities to transition science & technology into Defence capability.

You will have sound interpersonal skills with experience in working across multidisciplinary teams. You will be someone who values diversity, develops staff, and promotes an inclusive team culture.

Our ideal candidate is adaptable and responds flexibly to a rapidly evolving environment. In addition, you are someone who has shown dedication to ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

Application Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/05698/21 on


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