First listed on: 22 September 2022

Technical Program Manager


Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

Data61 is the largest data innovation group in Australia. Bringing together CSIRO's Productivity team and National ICT Australia (NICTA), we are unrivalled in our intellectual capital and our network with the global technology marketplace. The combined group will bring together approximately 600 research staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia.

  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency!
  • Flexible work arrangements! Mix of home and office
  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative workplace that values you and your career development 

We are seeking a project manager with technical skills in software development to deliver on the automating compliance work package within the TAE Mission. The Technical Project Manager will work in partnership with the Data61’s Science Work Package Leader. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing project management framework and processes, as well as providing technical leadership on the software product vision, implementation, and commercialisation

Your duties will include:

  • Program management support for multiple projects including one large distributed project team with six sub-teams, each with their own technical leadership.
  • Work closely with technical leads to develop team objectives, work plans, identify and manage risks, handle interdependencies between teams, track progress, drive issues to closure, report on key results, and seek assistance from outside the team when needed.
  • Support an Agile development approach as appropriate for assigned sub-teams. This may include developing and managing tasks, managing backlogs, planning sprints, coordinating sprint demos, leading retrospectives and possibly fulfilling the role of a ScrumMaster.
  • Plan, facilitate and follow-up on various peer and cross-team meetings as needed.
  • Bring systematic/structured thinking to our team, identifying gaps and potential risks then addressing them diligently.
  • Coordinate and communicate with technical leads, group management, project managers, researchers, hardware & software engineers and members of other CSIRO divisions.

Location: Pullenvale, Brisbane, QLD
Salary: AU$117,917 to AU$131,423 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 36 months
Reference: 88447

To be considered you will need:

Essential Criteria

  1. Relevant computer science and Project Management qualifications or equivalent experience (e.g. company creation). 
  2. Demonstrated experience with software implementation projects and software product commercialisation including cloud solutions. 
  3. Demonstrated project management experience using a variety of methodologies on a diverse range of projects with complexity in scope, size, timelines and/or number of stakeholders. 
  4. Highly developed interpersonal skills and a collaborative working style. 
  5. Demonstrated analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks within agreed priorities, timeframes and accountabilities. 
  6. A high degree of initiative and the ability to perform in dynamic environments. 

Desired Criteria

  1. Experience in agritech. 
  2. Knowledge of commercial cloud platforms, protocols, data storage and authentication architectures. 

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

To enter a CSIRO site, CSIRO will require you to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or show a valid medical exemption from vaccination). If you are unable to meet this requirement, then you must return a negative result on a Rapid Antigen Test (within 48 hours prior to attending site) and wear a face mask whilst on the CSIRO site. These requirements apply if you are attending a CSIRO site as part of a recruitment process.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

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

14th October 2022, 11:00pm AEST

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