Research Software Engineer, ACCESS position at the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)


Classification: ANU Officer 7 – 8 (Information Technology)

Salary package: $92,100 to $110,821 per year, plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full-time, continuous (contingent funding), until the end of 2023.
Several roles available, with possibility of extension. Part-time hours will be considered.

Job description and selection criteria: Software Engineer ACCESS-NRI ANU78.pdf

Job Overview

This position offers a rare opportunity to work in a massively parallel scientific computing and big data environment to address some of the greatest challenges the world will face in the near future. The appointee will contribute to and benefit from the expertise and support of the ACCESS modeling community. ACCESS-NRI provides a supportive and rewarding workplace for its staff through its strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and wellness initiatives. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and others who will increase the diversity of the ACCESS community are strongly encouraged to apply.

ACCESS is a software suite that is at the heart of Australia’s remarkable climate and weather modeling capability. The research community has secured substantial support from the Australian government and universities to transform ACCESS into a well-managed, high-quality platform supporting Australian research, positioning Australia internationally in the global climate modeling community and time.

At the heart of ACCESS is a community of research software engineers with a range of skills, including high performance computing, climate and earth system model development, advanced visualization, model optimization, code repository management, machine learning, model evaluation and data science. This announcement is a broad call for applications for one of these roles, with up to 22 appointments to be made at the ANU Officer 7 and ANU Officer 8 levels, depending on the experience level of the candidates.

For more information, please contact our team on E: [email protected]

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities at ANU, visit

ANU values ​​diversity and inclusion and believes that employment opportunities should not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information on staff equity at ANU, visit

Application Information

To apply for this position, make sure to upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes the names and contact details of at least three references (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete them online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if necessary.

Applications that do not meet the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: the successful candidate must have the right to live and work in this country.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. A job offer is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: June 12, 2022


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