[ASA] Astronomy Senior Software Engineer position available at Swinburne

Jarrod Hurley jhurley at swin.edu.au
Fri Jan 10 16:47:05 AEDT 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We are currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Astronomy) to assist in the delivery of astronomy-focused software engineering and high-performance computing (HPC) programs at Swinburne as part of the Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) team. ADACS is a national initiative supported by Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) to empower astronomers to maximise the scientific return from their data and eResearch infrastructure through training, application of professional software services and enhanced access to resources. In particular, for this role we are looking for someone with experience in hardware acceleration, e.g. programming for graphics processing units (GPUs), to work on projects associated with the Gravitational Wave Data Centre (GWDC) based at Swinburne and development work for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

As our new Senior Software Engineer (Astronomy) you will focus on the timely delivery of key infrastructure development projects within radio and gravitational wave astronomy, taking a hands-on approach where necessary and demanding high-quality outcomes. The role includes software engineering and testing, research and development, modelling, code optimisation and preparing documentation. A key project will be prototyping components of the real-time signal processing pipeline for the next-generation SKA radio telescope, validating the design specifications and costing. You will also work closely with researchers in the OzGrav Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery to develop and optimise pipelines for analysing gravitational wave signals.

Please go to:


for more details on the position, to access the position description and for information on how to apply.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 23rd January 2020.

This position has an initial contract length of two years. Extensions may be possible depending on future funding.

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from

a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and

our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities,

people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

ADACS and the GWDC are funded under the Astronomy National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) via Astronomy Australia Limited.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring this to the attention of potential applicants and circulate widely.

Best regards,

Jarrod Hurley

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