Applied Scientist (Planning and Scheduling)

Science & Technology
Mathematics, Statistics & Information Sciences
Full time
Posted 20d ago

About the Role: 

As a Consunet Applied Scientist you will perform a vital role using your understanding of wireless communications to support the design and implementation of our next-generation disruptive radio access management system. The role will consist of researching innovative ideas and algorithms, supporting the development, and demonstration of near real-time autonomous electromagnetic spectrum management solutions. You will be working within an agile environment with a team of professionals including scientists, mathematicians and software developers to support the research goals of our Cyber and Electronic Warfare technology company. The applied research part of the project is in the applications of advanced computational techniques (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) as well as Distributed Systems to develop novel protocols or adapt existing academic research in Complex Systems towards wireless transmission scheduling and path planning.

To be considered for this role, you must be an Australian citizen. 

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in algorithm development and modelling using Python or Java or similar languages with good exposure to principles of object-oriented programming. 
  • Understanding of wireless systems design and optimisation for diverse applications.
  • Experience in Artificial Intelligence – Planning and Scheduling techniques. 
  • Experience in mathematics, especially optimisation, and complex algorithm development and the ability to apply resulting concepts to solving problems in radio access networks. 
  • Provide vital systems engineering support to our in-house software development team in the form of implementation guidance. 
  • You are an adaptable individual who can communicate fluently, both orally and in writing, and are comfortable with presenting complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences such as internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Post graduate qualifications within Computer Science/EEE are preferred, however established equivalent expertise will be considered

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Background Communications systems theory and wireless systems
  • Understanding of distributed and complex systems
  • Government/Defence Industry experience
  • Recommending and designing technical solutions 
  • Writing and maintaining technical documentation
  • Good understanding of current cellular or wi-fi communications standards
  • Experience working in teams applying Agile software engineering best practices
  • Background in Artificial Intelligence, in particular intelligent agent-based modelling

To be considered, candidates will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Successful candidates must be eligible to hold and maintain an Australian Defence Security Clearance. Eligibility requirements can be found at

Benefits working for Consunet: 

  • A workplace that believes in innovation, quality, and a work-life balance.
  • Flexible, inclusive and friendly work environment.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Salary packaging options.
  • Career and skills progression through training and development to team members.
  • Access to cutting-edge technology, research, and agile project management practices.
  • Mentoring and support from our experienced team members.

About the Company: 

Consunet is headquartered in the Adelaide CBD with operations in Adelaide, Edinburgh (SA) and Canberra. A level of flexibility is generally offered with respect to work location. If you have specific requirements, please discuss them during your interview.

Our people create world-leading trusted cyber and spectrum security technology solutions that safeguard our customers' interests. As a 100% Australian-owned and operated corporation, Consunet strives to be the country's leading sovereign cyber and spectrum security solution developer, and trusted industry partner to the Australian Defence and cyber security communities. The company has a strong research and development and collaboration emphasis, implements Agile development and management processes, and has a proven track record of delivering and sustaining in-service operational capabilities for Defence and commercial customers. Our vision “to build the Australian cyber and spectrum security future” is firmly rooted in everything we do.

To Apply:

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Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • How many years' experience do you have in a software development role?
  • Do you have technical writing experience?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a Scientist?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Do you hold Australian Security Clearance?

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