Embedded Software Engineer

Job title: Embedded Software Engineer

Company: CSIRO

Job description: Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

The Opportunity

Data61 CSIRO’s Data61 is the data and digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency. We are home to one of the largest collections of research and development expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science in the world, and host cutting-edge facilities including the Mixed Reality Lab, Robotics Innovation Centre and AI4Cyber Enclave. Our research expertise includes AI, robotics, cybersecurity, modelling, and analytics.

This position will develop and deploy low-power embedded sensing technology within natural and built environments and apply it to specific industry-driven application scenarios. Additionally, this position will assist with validation and testing low-power IoT devices in real-world scenarios, commercialisation, and business development for the IoT sensing technology.

Your duties will include:

  • Embedded software development for low-power embedded devices
  • Data collection from high-frequency time-series and image-based sensors
  • Low-power wireless communication protocols such as Bluetooth Low Energy, LoRa, LTE
  • Embedded analytics software, including machine learning
  • Web- and smartphone-based graphical user interface for live sensor data visualisation
  • Development, validation and debugging of IoT hardware platforms
  • Work with and validate hardware functionality based on data sheets, schematics, and Printed Circuit Board designs. Management of logistics to source and deploy IoT technologies
  • Generation of high-quality ground truth data sets for algorithm improvement

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Salary: AU$68,148 – AU86,733 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 91485

To be considered you will need:

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • Proficiency with developing applications for low-power embedded devices (such as Nordic NRF52). Experience with embedded operating systems (such as Zephyr or FreeRTOS).
  • Experience developing software for embedded Linux devices (such as Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone or Jetson devices).
  • Demonstrated experience with implementation and deployment of low-power wireless networks (BLE, 802.15.4, LoRaWAN, LTE-M, NB-IoT).
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out tasks under general direction from Scientific Researchers.
  • The ability & willingness to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.


  • Experience with field-testing of IT systems, including user studies, field experiments, analysis of field trial data, and in-situ debugging.
  • Experience designing User Interfaces for interacting with embedded devices (i.e. web, phone app).
  • Experience working with PCB Design software (Altium Designer or equivalent) to design and/or review schematics, PCB layouts. Experience with 3D CAD modelling (e.g., solid works)

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Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.


At CSIRO Australia’s national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact.

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

24th March 2024, 11:00pm AEST

Expected salary: $68148 per year

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Job date: Fri, 23 Feb 2024 23:56:26 GMT

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