Agile or SAFe Product Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Apr 2024

16 Mar 2024
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Research Field

Educational sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

14 Apr 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • An exciting opportunity to play a key role in the delivery of an integrated, global compute and science research infrastructure, providing integrated functionality for data management and data processing capability.
  • Level 8, full-time appointment on an ongoing basis.
  • Base salary range: $106,775 - $116,709 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Australian SKA Regional Centre (AusSRC)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The SKA Observatory (SKAO) is an intergovernmental organisation tasked with building and operating the world’s largest radio telescopes. In order to fully exploit the scientific output of the immense amount of data flowing from the telescopes, the SKAO is working with science communities across the world through SKA Regional Centres (SRCs), which are nationally lead hubs that form the basis of a global compute and science support infrastructure, the SRC Network (SRCNet). The AusSRC is Australia’s portion of this international network.

About the opportunity

You will take a lead role in driving the SRCNet program towards achieving its strategic vision. You will be responsible for working collaboratively with other members of the SRCNet program lead team to develop and maintain the near and longer-term roadmaps for SRC software development products. This will involve understanding how different products fit together and demonstrating leadership in supporting discussions with stakeholders about overall prioritisation of products and ensuring that the SAFe® teams deliver value to the SRCNet project by specifying and prioritising features and capabilities.

In this position, you will:

  • Develop and communicate the vision, strategy, and roadmaps for the SRCNet Agile Release Train (ART),
  • Within the quarterly software development cycle, manage the development and prioritisation of the SRCNet product backlog,
  • Plan and deliver a solution for the SRC Science Platform development by building functionality for users, aligned with SKAO Science Operations schedules,
  • Deliver the SRC distributed data management solution, including data discovery, controlled access and ingestion from the SKAO into the SRCNet,
  • Explore opportunities for alignment between SKAO software and SRC data processing software.

About you 

In this role, you will be coordinating with Australasian and international stakeholders and development teams, providing expertise and guidance to those teams in the domain of high-performance data processing software, web interfaces, authorisation token flows, archival data discovery, federated execution, and the analysis workflows that users will want to deploy. The role, therefore, calls for an organised person who understands and/or is able to quickly acquire and communicate system knowledge across a broad range of areas. You will be capable of translating and communication complex requirements to the SRCNet teams globally and be able to think strategically about progressing and achieving the vision for a global science infrastructure. You will also be able to support colleagues in the program team to build a collaborative working environment built on transparency, trust and respect, where ideas and input from a broad, culturally-diverse body of contributors can be valued.

We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of scientific or technical backgrounds and experience, and you do not need to have an astronomy background to excel.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience in a professional scientific operational capacity.
  • Extensive experience with large data set computing; high-performance computing and cloud experience, in particular understanding the underlying technologies, implementation trade-offs and approaches to multi-node job execution.
  • Extensive experience managing software development activities in a scientific environment; in particular, knowledge of user software needs and testing capabilities; understanding how workflows map to (or characterise) compute resource requirements would also be an advantage.
  • Ability to resolve multifaceted and complex problems, develop coherent solutions and manage workloads and targets in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships, listen to and influence stakeholders from a variety of cultures, and quickly acquire and communicate system knowledge across a broad range of areas.
  • Understanding of Agile practices, including the importance of customer focus and a pragmatic approach to decision making.
  • SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager accreditation is desirable.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   PD - SRCNet - Agile or SAFe Product Manager 516889.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 14 April 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kathryn Barker at [email protected]  

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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