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Data Manager / Analyst - CSIRO Land & Water - Flexible Location


The Opportunity

  • Apply your data management and analysis expertise to climate and disaster management projects 
  • Contribute to a multi-agency response to support improved preparation for, response to and recovery from natural disasters in Australia 
  • Collaborative environment with incredible flexibility and work conditions 

At CSIRO, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We are Australia's national science agency and innovation catalyst, collaborating to boost Australia's innovation performance. We have partnered with the Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics in creating the newly established Australian Climate Service (ACS) to address recommendations into National Natural Hazard Arrangements. The ACS will be the Commonwealth’s trusted provider of data, information and knowledge to support improved preparation for, response to and recovery from natural disasters, reducing risk and building resilience, in Australia. It brings together Australia’s leading climate and natural disaster information and expertise in a customer-led and mission-focussed national capability.  

A number of newly created roles are available to support delivery of the ACS portfolio of projects and will be based within CSIRO Land & Water (L&W). Through an integrated systems research approach CSIRO L&W provides the information and technologies required by government, industry and the Australian and international communities to protect, restore, and manage natural and built environments.   

As the Data Manager / Analyst, you will undertake data management and analysis tasks. The data management tasks include: identifying, establishing and maintaining data streams; collating and curating incoming datasets; producing and managing metadata; harmonising, standardising and integrating datasets and use of big data; conducting data integrity and quality checks; managing data privacy and ethics; designing/conducting meta-analyses and supporting the design of information models, schemas and ontologies to underpin scalable integrated modelling capabilities; support the development and use of API’s and data provisioning. Data analysis tasks will include: preparing analysis-ready data; assessing the quality, utility and fitness for purpose of input data; supporting the development and operation of data processing workflows and coding specific processing steps; managing processing workflows; assessing modelling outputs and supporting analysis and interpretation of results.  

Applications are invited across two job classification levels and the successful candidate will be appointed at the level commensurate with their skills and experience. 

Your duties will include:

  • Undertake data management and analysis tasks.  
  • Ensure dataset integrity, including implementing data quality tests and maintaining metadata. 
  • Design and undertake meta-analyses to support the development of new typologies to underpin scalable modelling capabilities. 
  • Be accountable for the quality of the results delivered, research and/or technology directions. 
  • Maintain a sound understanding of project needs, ensure project team needs are met and quickly adapt to changes to the project and/or external environment. 
  • Location: Canberra preferred, other locations negotiable 
  • Salary: AUD $87k - $111k (pro-rata for part-time) plus up to 15.4% super 
  • Tenure: Specified term of 4 years  
  • Reference: 80863 

To be considered you will need:

  • A relevant degree or equivalent relevant industry experience in Computer Science, Information Technology, Applied Mathematics, or related field. 
  • Proven experience in data management workflows, including accessing cloud-hosted datastreams, best-practice approaches to access, curation and management. 
  • Proven ability to implement data processing workflows using modern software engineering practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, and testing. 
  • Good communication skills, with an ability to deliver documentation, reports and presentations to project team members and clients as necessary.
  • Experience in at least one area of relevance to resilience, disaster risk reduction, or climate adaptation science is desirable, as is working knowledge of DMBOK or similar industry standards for data management/governance, and information modelling (including schema or ontology development) and data standardisation.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description.


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent and may be subject to other security/medical/character check 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 on-line by clicking "Apply Now" and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

This role will remain open until filled however we encourage you to apply early as we will begin assessing applications from 31/1/2022. 

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