Software Developer, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program

Canberra, Australia
20 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 7 - SM1 (Information Technology)
Salary package: $88,523 - $118,839 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full Time, Fixed Term (2 years)

  • Work with an innovative and close-knit team
  • Be part of a ground-breaking technology 
  • Use your skills to make a positive impact

College overview

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is dedicated to contributing to The Australian National University’s reputation for excellence in research and research-led education, bringing together expertise across a range of areas to reimagine the role of engineering and computing for future generations. CECS is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. Our academics and students are engaged in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research, in exciting areas such as renewable energy, robotics, telecommunications, bio materials, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence.

Position Overview

The Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program is an industry focused R&D initiative based at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. We are looking to hire up to two software developers to contribute to a number of significant national projects that we are undertaking. You will work with and alongside a world-class team of researchers, software developers and partners who have experience across technology startups, industry R&D, academic research, and government policy and regulation.

The ideal candidate will have an interest and passion for building a future electricity system that supports significant amounts of renewable energy generation, energy storage and electric vehicles. You will have software development experience and expertise as well as a bachelors, masters or PhD degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, or another relevant field. Experience and expertise in power systems, optimisation, data analysis, machine learning, or control systems is desirable but not essential.

Most importantly you will have a passion and enthusiasm for supporting projects that will have a positive impact on millions of people in Australia and around the world. This role is based in Canberra, Australia, and attractive salaries and relocation packages are available for exceptional candidates.

For all enquiries please contact Lachlan Blackhall, Head, Battery Storage & Grid Integration E:

Closing date: 5 September 2019

Position description: Software Developer ANUO7 - SM1 PD

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to require selection panels to seek a gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit 

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

Application information

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including 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.
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria. Please nominate in your cover letter or at the start of your statement which level you would like to apply for.

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

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.