Senior Technical Officer

We are currently seeking a Senior Technical Officer to join our team at the Mt Stromlo (Canberra) Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) Facility. 

This role will appeal to a "hands on" person who enjoys exposure to varying technical challenges and who is able to quickly learn, understand and operate new equipment and software applications.

If you have a fascination with satellites, astronomy and/or the aerospace industry and activities plus skills in software, electronic, optical and/or mechanical systems and a passion for excellence and problem solving then this could be the position for you.


  • After appropriate training, track satellites according to station procedures
  • Ensure that processed data is dispatched to clients in a timely manner and in accordance with contractual obligations
  • Note variations from normal station operations and report these in an appropriate way and in a timely manner
  • Provide support for routine reporting and data management
  • Support operational activities to ensure a high level of data quality and productivity with minimal supervision.
  • Being prepared to work alone and at night on regular and irregular basis
  • Provide technical trouble shooting and repairs as required
  • Assist with preventative maintenance and servicing of the equipment and facility
  • Provide customer technical support
  • Provide and supporting development, upgrade and installation of system facilities, applications and procedures
  • Maintain the EOS quality management system to full compliance with ISO 9001:2008 and other relevant standards
  • Assist with station maintenance and cleanliness
  • Other duties as directed by the Station Manager

Skills and Experience

Ideally you will have the following:

  • A relevant certificate/degree/diploma or equivalent (mandatory)
  • "C" class drivers licence and daily access to private transport (mandatory)
  • Background in software, electronic or embedded systems development and an appropriate level of mechanical and electrical skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and be self-motivated
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a friendly professional manner to deal with customers worldwide
  • Team orientated

****Salary will be commensurate with experience****

How to Apply

Applicants must be Australian Citizens and be eligible for an Australian Security Clearance. The successful applicant must also have their own transport.

Please forward your CV, and a covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the position to Marguerite Wilson at

Or call Marguerite on (02) 6222 7902 for further information.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 14 June 2018, and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.