First listed on: 11 January 2022
Integrated ISR Specialist


EL 2 (S&T 6)
$123,159 - $147,828 (plus Super)
Edinburgh – SA

The Role

  • Contribute to innovation of scientific research on integrated ISR in a Defence environment
  • Work collaboratively with partners, industry and academia
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements
  • Have impact on development of Defence capability

We are looking for an experienced scientist or engineer with strong stakeholder engagement experience, and a passion for delivering quality project and trial outcomes within set timeframes. This exciting role involves coordinating integrated intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (I-ISR) activities that support Defence projects, and the development of integrated information systems to support decision making. In this role you will contribute to a culture of innovation that drives our More Together: Defence Science and Technology Strategy.

As the Integrated ISR Specialist you will:

  • Contribute to the shape and future direction of I-ISR capabilities for the war-fighter.
  • Provide high level scientific or technical advice to I-ISR capability decision makers.
  • Guide the guide development of I-ISR capabilities across a number of I-ISR projects and programs.
  • Undertake considerable and regular stakeholder engagement to further Defence projects.
  • Act as a Project Science and Technology Advisor (PSTA) for integrated ISR projects, providing input into capability development and shaping associated S&T program addressing risk.
  • Liaise with subject matter experts to prepare technical risk assessments of technologies.
  • Work collaboratively with Defence partners including industry, academia and Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.
  • Form and lead ad-hoc cross divisional teams as needed to achieve I-ISR activities.
  • Contribute to the design and conduct of I-ISR trials.
  • Report research findings to Defence partners and the scientific community through high quality scientific reports, briefs, publications and presentations.
  • 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.

A merit pool will be created from the list of suitable applicants which may be used to fill future positions in the event a position becomes vacant within the 12 months from gazettal date of this position.

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 ISR Information Systems group, within Integrated ISR branch in ISSD.

ISR Information Systems group develops generic and agile architectures for the integration and dissemination of ISR data to enable decision superiority. In addition, the group undertakes research on the assimilation of data from multiple ISR sources, and systems that facilitate the interrogation of ISR data to enhance capability and sense making.

More information about our division and its branches is available here – ISSD

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:

  • Specialist knowledge and research experience in ISR and integration of ISR systems, both conceptually and technically, to generate new knowledge and produce enhanced capabilities for clients and sponsors
  • Ability to integrate systems utilising your sound understanding of the infrastructure and networks required
  • 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
  • towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development

Application Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/06002/21 on


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