We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

We do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

At the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to people, industry and the planet.


Our Mission

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

Our value to the Australian economy is massive. Even just considering six CSIRO contributions, the Australian economy reaps $5 billion a year in benefits from the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, our work in cotton, our longwall mining technology, our Opticool energy control system, our Novacq prawn feed, and our water resource assessment work.

With more than 1,800 patents, we are Australia’s largest patent holder. This ever-increasing wealth of intellectual property is a vast source of commercial opportunity and has already resulted in more than 150 spin-off companies, with many more to come.

For around a century we have been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in science and technology. Our world-renowned successes include WiFi, the Hendra vaccine and polymer banknotes. But it’s tomorrow’s innovations that excite us – wearable technology that alerts a doctor when you are sick, diets based on your DNA and so much more.

With more than 5,000 experts based in 55 centres, extensive local and international networks, and a burning desire to get things done, we are Australia’s catalyst for innovation and a global force in transforming imagination into reality.

We collaborate with 3,000 customers each year, including Australian federal, state and local government bodies; small, medium and large businesses; the majority of Research Development Corporations, Cooperative Research Centres and Australian universities, and more than 150 international partners. 

The quality of our research underpins our ability to innovate. Our research is trusted; our discoveries are published in world-leading journals and globally, we are in the top one per cent in 15 of 22 research fields.

Everything we do is focused on creating measurable economic, environmental and social benefits that better our world and Australia’s place in it.

Full time
CSIRO Melbourne VIC, Australia
Do you have good data analysis and interpretation skills? Are you passionate about sustainability and the environment? Join CSIRO and make a difference! As the CSIRO Business and Infrastructure Services (CBIS) Project Officer - Environmental Data, you will manage the capture, analysis and reporting of CSIRO’s operational environmental performance data. You will liaise with a variety of stakeholders to ensure environmental performance data is robust, accurate and supports CSIRO’s business decision-making. You will be a member of the CSIRO Environmental Sustainability Team – this team coordinates the implementation of our Carbon strategy and associated environmental projects and manages the reporting of our environmental performance data to internal and external stakeholders. Your duties will include Environmental data management including: Coordinating and maintaining CSIRO's environmental performance datasets and implementing effective processes to capture, upload and report on environmental data. Working with key stakeholders to establish and maintain processes that enable the capture, analysis and maintenance of new, modified and existing environmental datasets. Environmental reporting including: Analysing CSIRO's environmental performance data to identify trends and opportunities for energy, water or waste efficiency improvements. Collating, analysing and providing relevant high-quality environmental reports to stakeholders. Championing the use and value of available environmental performance data to key stakeholders.     To be successful you will need Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in data management, IT software solutions, business analyst skills or environmental sustainability field. Experience in the configuration and maintenance of web-based data management systems and processes, data integration, data integrity and data quality requirements. Proven data analysis and interpretation skills, and a good working knowledge of data visualisation techniques and approaches. A history of identifying and evaluating data improvement opportunities that optimise environmental data outcomes for stakeholders and manage key risks. Good communication, project and time management skills. To be able to travel domestically as required
Aug 16, 2019
Full time
CSIRO Sydney NSW, Australia
The Opportunity Design and implement high-quality software for Data61! Work in a vibrant research environment in collaboration with researchers and engineers Join CSIRO’s Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia  The Position CSIRO Data61 is offering an exciting opportunity to hire a highly talented, adaptable, and motivated software engineer with an outstanding professional track in building efficient impactful applications.  In this position, you will develop and deploy software, which implement the cutting-edge research activities of our group in the domain of information privacy and security, with a focus on real-life applications. This may include the development of privacy preserving software for data release, privacy preserving analytics and private data processing, or quantification of privacy risks. The successful candidate will have the ability to learn fast, demonstrate strong initiatives, and use agile approaches to develop research and production software. You will work in a vibrant research environment in collaboration with a talented team of researchers and engineers in the Information Security and Privacy Group of Data61. The team aims to achieve the exciting and challenging goal of enabling the use of data in our digital economy while preserving the privacy and confidentiality of individuals or organisations. Our research targets the most prestigious international publication venues and aims to educate Australia’s best under/post graduate students.    Data61 is the result of a merger between National ICT Australia (NICTA) and CSIRO’s digital research unit, creating one of the largest digital research teams in the world and, outside of the Department of Defence, Australia’s leading capability in cyber security research.   Your duties will include Design and implement high-quality software (e.g. demonstrator, research prototypes or proof-of-concept, production systems). Collaborate with researchers to implement and evaluate the performance of the algorithms and mechanisms resulting from the research activity of our information security and privacy group. Apply ‘standard’ software engineering practices (Agile methods, versioning, etc) to develop efficient and readable software code in timely manner. Develop and maintain technical documents related to the developed software, such as manuals, reports, tutorials, API reference
Aug 16, 2019