We have several Science and Technology (S&T) APS positions at the S&T Level 3-4 Above (APS6 equivalent) and S&T Level 5 (EL1 equivalent) that we are seeking to fill in both High Performance Computing (HPC) and various other specialist ICT roles.
This bulk recruitment campaign seeks to attract suitably qualified and experienced candidates to join the APS workforce in Operations Enablement Division (OED), Digital Science (DS) and Scientific Computing (SC) Branches. Our locations are in Melbourne and Adelaide, and we are open to certain jobs being performed from any location (outside of these cities).
The APS workforce play a critical role to support and sustain the new HPC Capability being delivered by project ICT2286 Phase 1: a world class sovereign capability to enable advanced computational and data science in Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) by providing the tools and support for modelling, simulation and analysis in Defence's increasingly complex and data-rich world.
The HPC roles we are seeking to fill include: HPC Operations Administrator (S&T3-4 Above); HPC Network Specialist (S&T3-4 Above); HPC File Systems Administrator (S&T3-4 Above); HPC Digital Science Migration Engineer (S&T3-4 Above); HPC Visualisation Engineer (S&T3-4 Above); HPC Computational Science Specialist (S&T5); HPC Data Management Specialist (S&T5); HPC Digital Facilitation Manager (S&T5); HPC Senior Visualisation Specialist (S&T5); HPC Systems Manager (S&T5).
Highly Desirable Skill Area (HPC):
Desirable Skill Areas (HPC):
The specialist ICT roles (and their associated skill requirements) include:
Network Engineer (S&T3-4 Above)
Virtualisation/Cloud Engineer (S&T3-4 Above)
Database Administrator (S&T3-4 Above)
Networks Manager (S&T5)
Storage Manager (S&T5)
As this is for multiple positions, required security clearances will be at either the Negative Vetting 2 or Positive Vetting levels.
About our Team
Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) is developing its Computational and Data Intensive Sciences (CDIS) and Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) capability areas supported by a new High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre, to enable DSTG to remain at the forefront of Defence research. DSTG’s HPC will provide world class computational and data systems for innovative advanced research, development, modelling, simulation and experimentation to optimise Defence platform design and operational performance, force development and optimisation, and to solve difficult and complex real-world Defence problems.
The CDIS Science and Technology Capability area conducts research and innovates where Science and Technology (S&T) converges with computing infrastructure to deliver increased research productivity and enabling new science discovery for Defence researchers. This encompasses DSTG's HPC and cloud platforms and multi-disciplinary S&T areas like workflow and data optimisation (including machine learning), data visualization; computer system benchmarking and code optimisation, and provides expert S&T advice in those areas. With a strong emphasis on security that is critical to Defence, it extends to include research DevSecOps, which delivers secure computational environments, optimised for research workflows, with ready-to-use common computational S&T tools and trusted code repositories.
The DRI High Performance Computing Infrastructure Team provides a supercomputing service which enables high end computational sciences research for Defence. The team comprises technology experts who provide a reliable, performant and secure HPC service that meets current and future needs. Team members work closely with and support the workforce across Digital Science and Scientific Computing (DSSC) to provide value-add service on the supercomputing infrastructure.
The HPC Infrastructure Team supports all infrastructure aspects to a researcher’s HPC workflow, including supercomputers, high performance storage and scientific visualisation. This enables discovery of new science, processing of vast data sets, and obtaining knowledge from of complex data.
Our Ideal Candidate
We are looking for talented ICT professionals who want to work on the leading edge of computing research; people who like solving complex computational problems, working collaboratively, learning new skills and knowledge, and who want to deliver results for Defence.
Our ideal candidates are high performing with a proven track record of achievement in their field. They are passionate about scientific computing research, are self-motivated, show initiative, and are innovators who strive to make a significant contribution to Defence outcomes.
The most suitable candidates for the HPC positions will be able to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the Highly Desirable Skill Area (HPC) and have the ability to extend their core skills in one or more of the Desirable Skill Areas (HPC) and apply them to the Defence HPC Capability.
If you are only interested in the specialist ICT roles, you should indicate which roles you are applying for and you will need to be able to demonstrate how you meet the skill requirements of those roles as described under Your Role.
If you are interested in both HPC and any of the specialist ICT roles, you will need to address the requirements for both.
Application Closing Date: Monday 29 August 2022
For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/04056/22 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers.