Radio Astronomy Software Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Centre of Astrophysics and Supercomputing
  • HEW 6: $77,616-$83,686
  • Research with impact

About the job

As our Software Engineer, you will fill a radio astronomy software engineering role within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. Based at the Centre of Astrophysics and Supercomputing, in collaboration with other team members, you will focus on the design, development, prototyping, benchmarking, and documentation of a real-time signal processing system for pulsar timing for the Square Kilometre Array. This will entail software engineering, modeling, code optimisation, and preparing and publishing documentation. In doing so, you will help ensure that the design of the pulsar timing processor for the Square Kilometre Array meets the specifications and is accurately costed and documented.

About Swinburne 

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science and Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Experience in software development in astronomy or a related field
  • Advanced knowledge of the C, C++ and Python programming languages
  • Experience with radio astronomy signal processing

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


Discover our discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. There's news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer. 

Further information and how to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

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If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

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Applications close at 5pm on Friday 3rd August 2018

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