Jobs/Scientific Software Engineers


Scientific Software Engineers



Agency / Department

Geoscience Australia

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$110 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


This request seeks to engage two full time experienced scientific software engineers and/or developers who have capability to provide scientific software engineering support to Geoscience Australia’s (GA) Analysis Centre Software (ACS) Multi- Global Navigation System (GNSS), development team.

These specialists will be required to provide project-based software development support for the Parameter Estimation (PEA) and Precise Orbit Determination (POD) modules of the ACS toolkit. As well as developing new stand-alone software utilities for data and metadata preparation and for analysis and visualization of the ACS toolkit’s performance and results.


The software engineering tasks to be undertaken include; modifications to the existing ACS codebase, implementation of new software features, development of novel GNSS data processing algorithms, bug fixes and implementation of software unit testing capability.

Essential Criteria

The software engineering specialists must have demonstrable mathematical algorithm development experience, scientific programing and software engineering capability. Programing proficiency in C/C++, Fortran, Cmake and Python is required. A familiarity with the Git distributed source code management software system, Atlassian’s JIRA project management system and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Linux elastic Cloud computing environments is also required.

These software engineering specialists must have good understanding of GNSS positioning theory, including available data types and their use in precise positioning parameter estimation. Experience with Kalman filter optimization methodologies is a plus.

These software engineers will be expected to work in an Agile team environment in close communication with Geoscience Australia’s in-house developers as well as other external software development teams.

Desired Criteria


Security Clearance

Ability to obtain baseline clearance


Option for up to 12 months

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