First listed on: 01 May 2022

Electronic Engineer


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The Opportunity

  • Contribute your expertise and help solve some of Australia’s biggest science questions
  • Develop solutions for deployment in some of the harshest conditions on the planet
  • Be responsible for all stages of the design process, from project definition to delivery and support 

As an Electronic Engineer with CSIRO’s National Collections and Marine Infrastructure (NCMI) business unit, you will focus on the development of novel electronic devices and systems to support both internal and external research.  In this key role you will join NCMI’s Engineering and Technology (E&T) Program and work closely with talented multi-disciplinary engineers and technicians to solve complex and challenging design problems.

With a focus on designing electronic systems, you will contribute to a variety of initiatives and manage your own individual projects; ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery of novel research tools.  To meet research objectives, you will develop solutions for a wide variety of marine and atmospheric observing systems. 

In this role you will:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop advanced systems and platforms to be used in oceanographic research projects.
  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders to understand their project requirements and develop products in a timely manner.
  • Under limited direction undertake tasks requiring high levels of initiative, ingenuity and skill.
  • Take a leading role in projects, collaborating effectively with multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed team members.
  • Manage and supervise students as required.

Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Salary: AU$102k - AU$111k per annum, plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Indefinite, full-time
Reference: 83726

To be considered you will need:

  • A Bachelor of Engineering (or equivalent relevant work experience), plus substantial experience as an electronic, embedded systems, and/or software engineer.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in:
    •  programming bare-metal C-language firmware for micro-controllers.
    •  developing graphical user interfaces for PC, web and/or mobiles.
    •  data manipulation and analysis with tools like Python, Matlab or similar.
    •  mixed-signal schematic design, PCB layout, hand-soldering, fault-finding and rectification. 
  • Project management skills, including the ability to manage and deliver technically complex projects.
  • Experience solving complex engineering problems encountered during the design and build of electronic systems. 
  • Clear and accurate communication skills, with sensitivity to the interests and priorities of stakeholders.
  • The ability to work within and across teams and collaborate effectively with industry partners.

To see the full list of criteria for this role, please view the Position Details


Applications are open to Australian or New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Clearance or equivalent, and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

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 online and provide a CV and cover letter outlining your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role, paying particular attention to the requirements outlined in the Position Details.

Applications Close

Thursday 19 May, 2022 (11pm AEST)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date

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