Adaptive Optics R&D Software Engineer

Canberra, Australia
17 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Level 8 (Engineering)
Salary package: $99,612 - $106,517 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full-time, Continuing (Contingent Funding, 2 years of initial funding)

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

The Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at the Australian National University (ANU) is the only facility in Australia that enables end-to-end engineering from initial design to the launch pad. AITC's scientific program requires a high-level technical engineering team to develop innovative state-of-the-art instrumentation for observing the distant Universe.

Position overview

The AITC is seeking an experienced Adaptive Optics (AO) R&D Software Engineer to play a key role in development of real-time computing hub at the AITC.

The Adaptive Optics R&D Software Engineer will be responsible for developing scalable real time computer architecture for future large AO systems on 8-10 meter-class telescopes and extremely large telescopes as part of the R&D team.

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For further enquiries please contact Associate Professor Francois Rigaut T: 6125 0210 or E:

Closing date: 18 August 2019

Position description: Adaptive Optics R&D Software Engineer

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Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) that includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.