First listed on: 13 May 2022
Text Analytics Team Lead 

Executive Level 2 (S&T Level 6)

$123,159 - $147,828 (plus super)
Edinburgh – SA

The Role

  • Inspire and mentor a small team of text analytics researchers and engineers
  • Contribute to innovation of scientific research in a Defence environment
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements

This exciting role involves inspiring a small high-performing team of scientists and researchers that contribute to the development of science and technology in the domains of multilingual text and content analytics to high international standards. The ideal applicant will have experience and a passion for computational linguistics. You will represent DSTG on Australian and international groups within the text and content analytics domains. This role will contribute to a culture of innovation that drives our More Together: Defence Science and Technology Strategy.

As the Text Analytics Team Lead, you will:

  • Lead a research program to develop multilingual text analytics for processing, enriching and translating unstructured text content; as well as build linguistic resources, language models and advanced content analytics solutions.
  • Develop initiatives on priority science areas relating to multilingual text and content analytics for Defence and national security agencies.
  • Provide high-level technical and administrative advice in the field of multilingual text and content analytics.
  • Supervise and mentor staff to promote a healthy culture that values staff, innovation and excellence in science.
  • Manage allocated resources, set work area priorities, manage workflows, develop strategies and evaluate business outcomes.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and play a key role in building relationships with Defence and national security agencies, and their international equivalents, as well as academia and industry.
  • Report research findings to Defence partners and the scientific community through high quality scientific reports, briefs, publications and presentations.

About our Team
Intelligence, Surveillance and Space Division (ISSD) undertakes internationally-recognised research and development into technologies aimed at enhancing national capability for Defence and national agency decision makers.

The role is within Identity Intelligence group, within Intelligence Analysis branch in ISSD.

Identity Intelligence works closely with Defence and other elements of Australia’s national power to deliver tools and technologies that better prepare Defence to respond to grey-zone activities. The group enhances Defence’s video, imagery, and multilingual text and speech capabilities to identify and characterise persons of interest and detect misinformation and disinformation within contested information environments. The group also aims to understand and defend the vulnerabilities inherent in deploying new identification technologies and the information they are applied to.

Our Ideal Candidate
We are looking for a motivated team player who is able to understand the broad strategic context and has sound stakeholder engagement skills.

To succeed in in this role, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Specialised knowledge and research experience in multilingual text and content analytics to generate new knowledge and produce enhanced capabilities for clients and sponsors.
  • Ability to lead the development of Science & Technology (S&T) initiatives.
  • Ability to think strategically, problem solve and operate with considerable autonomy to achieve corporate impact.
  • Sound communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to foster effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Adaptability and resilience in a dynamically changing environment.
  • Working collaboratively across different teams, harnessing diverse views and encouraging an inclusive team culture.
  • Supervise, mentor and develop staff.
  • Commitment towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

Application closing date: Sunday the 29th of May 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, Reference DSTG/02005/22 on


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