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MWA Data Manager
- 3 year appointment
- Salary range: $93,997 - $100,267 (G08)
Do you have the technical expertise needed to manage the operation and maintenance of a complex large- scale data system?
The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a $50m Precursor telescope for the multi-billion dollar Square Kilometre Array (SKA) located at the Murchison Radio-Astronomy Observatory (MRO) - the future home of the SKA in Australia. To date, the MWA has collected 10 petabytes of data and continues to accumulate up to tens of terabytes of new data a day. The MWA archive is the largest scientific repository in Australia and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. The MWA data archive represents one of the largest scientific datasets in the world, on a similar scale to the NASA Center for Climate Simulation or the Large Hadron Collider. This position represents an unparalleled entry point for anyone aspiring to work on the Exabyte scale with the Square Kilometre Array.
Located at Bentley but requiring interstate and overseas travel, your core responsibility will be the operation, maintenance and ongoing improvement of the data flow between the MWA telescope located at the MRO and archive, located more than 800km away at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth. Working closely with staff at the Pawsey Centre you will ensure best practice management of the MWA data network and archive, with a view to making MWA data widely and easily available to an international user community.
To be successful, you need tertiary qualifications in computer science or a related field and extensive relevant experience in software development or maintenance. Demonstrated ability to manage the operation and maintenance of a complex large-scale data system is essential.
For further information regarding the position please contact Dr Randall Wayth after viewing the position documentation on the Curtin website.
For a full position description and to apply please visit the Curtin Job Listing.