First listed on: 07 October 2018

User Experience Designer 

  • Are you an experienced User Experience Designer?
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders, users, developers and data scientists
  • Join CSIRO's Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia

The Position

We have an exciting opportunity for a User Experience Designer to join Data61’s Investigative Analytics team to help design a software product that will allow users to visually explore large scale networked data and apply machine learning predictions in order to support their decision making.

This role will require you to help shape the user experience and user interface design of the product as you apply your skills to the early stages of technology development working collaboratively with stakeholders, users, developers, data scientists and other product design specialists to build a product that resonates with users and aligns with stakeholder goals. As the main interface of the product is a data visualisation tool a large part of the role will involve crafting a tool that enables users to explore and visualise networked data, at scale and with predictive capabilities.

In this highly challenging, fast paced and unique business you will be working in a cutting edge team made up of world class data and technology researchers, software developers, and commercialisation specialists alongside another User Experience Designer and two Product Managers.

In addition to joining the project team you will also be part of the Data61 User Experience team and will benefit from working alongside other talented designers, helping to build the design community at Data61 and CSIRO. The UX team has an honest and open approach to UX, constantly reflecting and evolving, and you will be expected 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 internal and external talks, writing blogs and demonstrating the value of design through your work.

Your duties will include:

  • Initiate discovery activities to extract an early understanding of project requirements including problem/opportunity and user definitions and value propositions.
  • Plan, run and report on user research leading to solution exploration and development.
  • Design and deliver solution designs – workflow analysis, information architecture, sketches, prototypes and production ready user interfaces

Location:      Negotiable
Salary:          AU$111k- AU$130k plus up to 15.4% superannuation  
Tenure:         Fixed term till July 2020
Reference:    57660

To be successful you will need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent solid career informed skills development in design.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent solid career informed skills development in design.
  • A minimum 5 years relevant professional career experience as a cross discipline user experience / generalist UX practitioner, at least 2 in a senior role.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

Flexible Working Arrangements

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. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

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