Jobs/Python Developer


Python Developer



Agency / Department

Geoscience Australia

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$90 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The National Earth and Marine Observations (NEMO) Branch provides national leadership in the definition, acquisition, stewardship and application of satellite remote sensing and seabed data. NEMO’s work is underpinned by world-class expertise in marine, remote sensing and information sciences. Geoscience Australia’s Digital Earth Australia (DEA) program delivers a unique capability to process, interrogate and present Earth observation satellite data to understand what is happening across Australia.


Working within the DEA program you will:

  • Implement complex Extract Transform and Load (ETL) data workflows across multiple applications and environment using python and AWS services and tools.
  • Implement, maintain and improve automated testing and deployment pipelines on AWS for various platforms. This includes CD pipelines for applications monitoring and reporting on the performance of services offered through the National Earth and Marine Observations branch.
  • Implement new data visualisations using Dash/Plotly.
  • Support, monitor and continually develop and improve tools, software and services that comprise NEMO’s operational environments to simplify and enhance data management, provision of data services, and operations within AWS;
  • Develop and/or provide input to information support materials such as ‘how to guides’. Help facilitate the continuation and expansion of operations and services; and continuously improve and optimise policies, processes and systems.

Essential Criteria

  • Have a Tertiary qualification in information technology or equivalent industry experience Proficiency in continuous integration and deployment
  • Excellent at automation scripting using python
  • Excellent at data transformations /extract transform and load (ETL)
  • Demonstrated ability to work proficiently in a Linux-based environment and in a range of computing platforms including AWS
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively and operate effectively in a small team environment that has significant and diverse demands on their time.
  • Demonstrate understanding and experience in modern software development practices such as Dev-Ops and Agile.
  • Strong understanding of software architecture patterns and team development tools and practice

Desired Criteria

Proficiency with technologies such as kubernetes, docker, terraform and airflow

Security Clearance

Australian Police Check


Contract extensions available

**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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