First listed on: 30 September 2022

Senior Network Engineer


Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

The Network Operations team is part of the Information Management & Technology (IMT) business unit, and operates one of the largest enterprise networks in Australia, supporting over 57 sites Australia wide with over 60Gbits/sec of internet bandwidth and 100Gbit/sec internal WAN backbone. The network is core to CSIRO’s research and innovation agenda and the team supports a range of client facing services such as campus switching, wireless, VPN and CSIRO-wide networking.  It is a multi-disciplinary, geographically dispersed support team.

  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative workplace that values you and your career development 
  • Fantastic team environment 
  • Join CSIRO and support Australia's premier scientific organisation! 

IMT is seeking an experienced and analytical individual to join the network team, focusing on the support, design, and implementation of network solutions for CSIRO.  This person will need to be self-motivated, comfortable working under pressure, and able to manage competing priorities.

Your duties will include:

  • Provide technical advice relating to Networks and integrated technology services, standards and procedures to team members, management and business owners.
  • Contribute towards the growth and development of Network infrastructure services.
  • Contribute to and lead planning, development and collaboration across infrastructure technologies to ensure seamless integration of converged platforms.
  • Keep up-to-date with emerging IT trends and standards via formal and informal training and research to ensure an appropriate technical direction for the organisation.
  • Contribute positively to stimulate and promote a team approach, and develop sound working relationships with service users and business owners.
  • Liaise and build relationships with clients and system business owners.
  • Co-ordinate and produce technical specifications, architectural documentation, project/program proposals and maintain systems documentation as required.
  • Operate in various team/technical allocations across the IM&T model depending upon client and service requirement.
  • Keep management and other team members informed of progress and issues.

Location: Canberra, ACT – Melbourne, VIC – Brisbane, QLD – Sydney, NSW – Perth, WA
Salary: AU$117,917 to AU$138,176pa + up to 15.4% Superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 82797

To be considered you will need:


  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications in IT or related discipline or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Experience deploying, configuring and administering the following technologies at an enterprise scale:
    • Cisco Wireless
    • Cisco Networking - LAN, MAN, WAN
    • Data Centre Networking, including Cisco ACI
    • Palo Alto firewall solutions
    • Reverse Proxy platforms (Citrix ADC)
    • Networking fibre optic solutions
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, geographically dispersed team, and carry out tasks under general direction in support of scientific research.
  • Demonstrated ability & willingness to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.
  • Demonstrated experience applying Cyber Security principles in the design and implementation of enterprise networking solutions.


  • Cisco certifications in Wireless, Routing & Switching.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice to team members, management and clients including the mentoring of junior staff. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading the design and implementation of enterprise scale infrastructure solutions.
  • Experience in applying scripting and automation to problem solving in an enterprise networking context.
  • Experience with Data Centre facilities, infrastructure installation and cable management.
  • Competent in writing non-technical documentation and project/program proposals

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens only. 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

30th October 2022, 11:00pm AEST

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