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Data Information Systems Specialist

Canberra, Australia
$109,945 - $117,567 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Professional Services, IT Services
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Information Technology)
Salary package: $109,945 - $117,567 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (up to 2 years)

  • Rewarding career supporting world class research of high social and economic impact
  • Flexible working arrangements to encourage a healthy work/life balance
  • Exceptional team culture with a supportive, diverse and inclusive team
  • Great work location with world-class staff amenities including gyms, swimming pool, childcare centres etc.
  • Excellent remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation contributions, annual leave loading and a range of benefits

About us

NCI is the leading national provider of high-end computational and data-intensive services, with a national and international reputation for expertise and innovation. NCI manages the largest collection of research scientific datasets in the country with well over 15 Pbytes, which is then used in various fields of research from climate data analysis to modern uses of Artificial Intelligence.  NCI forms an integral part of the Australian Government’s research infrastructure strategy, and is engaged with and embedded in research communities, high-impact research centres, and research institutions nationally. As an organisation, NCI is built on, and sustained by Australia’s national university, its national science agency (CSIRO), its national meteorological agency (the Bureau of Meteorology), and its national geoscience agency (Geoscience Australia).

The Role

The role of Data Information Systems Specialist will:

  • Play a leading role in scientific data informatics technology
  • Evaluate and improve the quality, integration and interoperability of data information systems including automation
  • Contribute to user engagement, training and reporting
  • Maintain currency with data management information system advances

Skills and Requirements

Solid software development skills (Python experience desirable)

  • Experience in Linux System Administration preferred (automation with Puppet/Ansible desirable extra)
  • Experience with Elastic (ELK) Stack desirable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Helpful and supportive team member

While the position is based in Canberra, we are open to remote working arrangements for the right candidate.

Apply now; your exciting and rewarding new career awaits!

For further information, please contact Andrew Robinson, Associate Director - Data Management E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities at the ANU, visit

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least two 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.
  • Other documents, if required.

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

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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