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Visualisation Specialist

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Published: September 14, 2017
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The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre situated in Perth, Western Australia is a national world-class supercomputing and high volume data storage facility operating petascale compute and associated storage infrastructure. The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre represents an AU$80 million investment by the Australian Federal Government, and is an unincorporated joint venture of the CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia, supported by funding from the Western Australian and Federal government. As lead agent for the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, the CSIRO employs Pawsey Supercomputing Centre staff.

Role Overview:
As a member of the Data and Visualisation team at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, the Visualisation Specialist will support services related to visualisation including providing guidance, expert advice and helping users in designing and implementing analysis and visualisation workflows.

Duties and Key Result Areas:
• Help clients with developing data visualisation pipelines. • Continue to develop expertise in large scale data visualisation. • Support integration of visualisation hardware and software with data management and supercomputing infrastructure. • Support remote visualisation and integrate remote visualisation with all the available Pawsey visualisation resources. • Manage faults and maintenance interaction with vendors. • Ensure effective response to service support issues. • Ensure effective documentation for data visualisation procedures. • Contribute to knowledge sharing across the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. • Assist with planning and development of events to support and promote Pawsey services.
• Communicate effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation. • Work collaboratively with colleagues within your team, the business unit and across CSIRO, to reach objectives. • Adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Values, Health, Safety and Environment plans and policies, Diversity initiatives and Zero Harm goals. • Any other duties within the scope of this position that may arise from time-to-time, for which the incumbent holds the skills and abilities to perform.

Selection Criteria:
Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed Pre-Requisites: 1. Education/Qualifications: A degree in a suitable engineering field, computer science or other relevant scientific discipline.

2. Communication: Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

3. Behaviours: A history of professional and respectful behaviours and attitudes in a collaborative environment.

4. Problem Solving: The ability to analyse complex problems/situations and develop appropriate solutions/responses.

Es:sential Criteria

1. Knowledge in computer graphics software libraries such as OpenGL and/or VTK and/or Open SceneGraph and/or Unity.

2. Skills in modern scripting and/or programming languages.

3. Ability to develop documentation suitable for internal reference.

4. Demonstrated ability to work with independence and self-motivation within a team environment.

5. The ability to effectively manage a number of competing priorities simultaneously and carry out nonroutine tasks independently.

6. Proven commitment to pursue excellence in all aspects of this role, sharing lessons learned and implementing best practices where possible.

Desirable Criteria:

1. Experience in scientific visualisation tools such as ParaView and/or VisIt.

2. Research experience in a scientific discipline.

As Australia’s Innovation Catalyst, CSIRO has strategic actions underpinned by behaviours aligned to: • Excellent science • Inclusion, trust & respect • Health, safety & environment • Delivery on commitments. In your application and at interview you will need to demonstrate alignment with these behaviours.

Other Information:
How to Apply: Please apply for this position online at and “Search by Keyword” for 46646. Internal (CSIRO) candidates should apply for this position via the “Recruitment” tab in SAP (choose “Jobs Central” and enter Requisition Number 46646). Your application should comprise one document incorporating a resume and covering letter that best demonstrates your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of the role (uploaded under “Resume/Cover Letter”). At any stage during the recruitment process, you may be asked to provide additional information (online) relevant to the selection criteria. If so, then responding will enhance your application so please take the time to provide relevant succinct answers. Applicants who do not provide the information when requested may not be considered. Applications close Wednesday 11 October, 2017 (10:59pm AEST) If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email: Referees: If you do not already have the names and contact details of two previous supervisors or academic/ professional referees included in your resume/CV please add these before uploading your CV.

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