First listed on: 28 September 2017

Senior User Experience Designer

  • Are you a skilled senior UX designer?
  • Join CSIRO's Data61 - Australia's largest data innovation group
  • Work on real outcomes for people using data enabled technology

The Position

Data61 is the largest data innovation group in Australia. Bringing together CSIRO's Productivity team and National ICT Australia (NICTA), we are unrivalled in our intellectual capital and our network with the global technology marketplace. The combined group will bring together approximately 600 research staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 will continue to develop Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

Data61 is looking for a Senior User Experience Designer to work on client and emerging marketing facing projects. We are looking for someone who can own a project from inception to delivery, working collaboratively with stakeholders, users, developers and data scientists, and who is comfortable working on a range of projects that span multiple domains and industries.

You will need to be a cross discipline user experience / generalist UX practitioner, able to lead early stage exploration and investigation activities (eg stakeholder workshops, contextual interviews and desk research) and also deliver solution designs for testing and iteration with development teams or communicate insights by producing an appropriate level of conceptual communication (eg user journeys, user stories, posters, presentations).We are focused on real outcomes for people using data enabled technology and you will need to have an interest in this area.

In this highly challenging and unique business, you will be part of the User Experience team, working with world class data and technology researchers, software developers and business teams. The Data61 User Experience team has an honest and open approach to UX, constantly reflecting and evolving and we'd expect you to contribute your knowledge and experience to improving the UX team's capability. We are also focussed on educating the rest of the business and innovation ecosystem about good user experience practise and you would participate in various ways with us to achieve this by giving talks, writing blogs and demonstrating the value of design through your work.

The position will be in Data61's Engineering and Design with allocation to specific project teams. Please note – This is a hands-on production role that requires commercial or applied experience and not suitable for anyone looking to start or complete a design degree, PhD, academic or do purely theoretical work.

To view the full position description and selection criteria for this role please click here: Position details document

Location:    Canberra, ACT or Sydney, NSW
Salary:        AU $109K - AU $128K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:       Indefinite
Ref No.:      48123

To be successful you will need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or solid career informed skills development in design.
  • Minimum 5 years professional career experience, at least 2 in a senior role.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Strong self-management skills.
  • Exhibits a professional manner in working and communicating with partners, clients and colleagues.
  • Practical experience with Agile and Lean development methods including design sprints and rapid prototyping.


We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Find out more! CSIRO Balance

How to apply:

To apply for this position you will be required to submit your resume and cover letter, as one document, highlighting your experience as relevant to the role requirements.

Applications Close: Applications will remain open until filled.

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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