Scientific Software Engineers - [Z-663]

Scientific Software Engineers - [Z-663]

15 Sep
Chrysalis Software Solutions
Australian Capital Territory

15 Sep

Chrysalis Software Solutions

Australian Capital Territory

Job Information

Industry IT Services Work Experience 9-10 years City Canberra State/Province Australian Capital Territory Zip/Postal Code 2600

Job Description

Geoscience Australia 

Scientific Software Engineers


This request seeks to engage two full time experienced scientific software engineers and/or developers who can 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 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 performance of software unit testing capability. 

The software engineering specialists must have demonstrable mathematical algorithm development experience, scientific programming and software engineering capability. Programming proficiency in C/C++, Fortran, Cmake and Python is required. 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 a 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.


Application closing date:  Monday 28 September 2020 

Estimated start date:  9-10-2020

Location of work:  Australian Capital Territory / Offsite

Length of contract:  12 months

Contract extensions:  12 months

Security Clearance:  Ability to obtain baseline clearance

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