First listed on: 25 September 2019

Director of Data Standards Body - Group Leader

The Opportunity
  • Do you have significant experience in planning & executing strategic programs?
  • Lead a research group to deliver data standards
  • Join CSIRO's Data61 - Australia's largest data innovation group

CSIRO’s Data61 is seeking to appoint a Director of Data Standards Body - Group Leader.  Data61 brings together exceptional people from research and industry to work at the cutting edge of ICT, data analytics and artificial intelligence research. The Consumer Data Standards Group in Data61 does the work of the Data Standards Body and sits within the Software and Computational Systems Program at Data61.

The ideal candidate will provide strategic, compelling leadership for colleagues, be a compelling communicator and creative problem solver, confident delivering projects efficiently to tight deadlines with limited resources. You will liaise with the Data Standards Body Chair to deliver the Consumer Data Standards, helping them to resolve contentious and complex issues.

As the successful candidate you will have significant resource management and leadership abilities, with expert knowledge of stakeholder management, strategic planning, open standards, data management, privacy and security management and managing high stakes digital and IT projects and coordinating diverse stakeholders.

As Director of the Data Standards Body, you will have the opportunity to be involved or influence other Data61 research and development initiatives.

Your duties will include
  • Provide overall strategic and operational leadership regarding the development and delivery of the data standards and other materials, to rules and other requirements established by ACCC, OAIC, the Australian Treasury, and the Chair of the Data Standards Body.
  • Manage recruitment, resource allocation, performance management, and staff development for the Data Standards Body team, spanning a mix of both contractors and Data61 staff.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of programs of work across the data standards, information security and consumer experience work streams, while identifying issues and problems to be resolved.
  • Contribute to science impact planning, implementation and review for the Research Program with a focus on the Research Group.

Location:      Eveleigh NSW preferred. Other locations may be considered.
Salary:          Attractive Salary to be negotiated with the successful candidate

Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Reference:    63422

To be successful you will need
  • Significant experience planning and executing strategic programs of related projects and implementing results, particularly in digital and data areas.
  • Demonstrated ability seeking, managing and allocating resources across projects and leading diverse teams.
  • Significant experience in open standards, data standards, API implementation or other data-driven delivery projects.
  •  Deep conceptual and creative problem solving abilities, to meet a range of objectives.
  • The ability to lead and motivate multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed teams, seeking feedback internally and externally and flexibly adjusting technical delivery as required to meet the needs of the Data Standards Body

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

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.

Who we are

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.

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Friday 11 October 2019 at 11.59pm AEDT

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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