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Current Vacancies


Software Research Engineer (Data Intensive Astronomy) 507693 UWA 24-OCT-2021

Software Research Engineer (Data Intensive Astronomy)

  • Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years
  • Salary range: Level 6 or 7: $83,005.00 – $100,814.00 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The Software Research Engineer will work within the Data Intensive Astronomy group to develop the existing prototype data reduction workflow for the radio-astronomy survey DINGO (www.dingo-survey.org) into an operational system, capable of dealing with the massive datasets collected by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder. This work will involve the development and optimization of complex algorithms and will make use of next-generation Pawsey supercomputing resources.

The project is embedded within an established collaboration with Pawsey and the Australian SKA Regional Centre as part of the Pawsey Centre for Extreme Scale Readiness (PaCER) program, and the DINGO software system will be required to interface with those systems. The role will include participation in the development and implementation of the needed interfaces.

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