First listed on: 01 September 2023

Digital Product Strategy Lead, Digital Office


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The Opportunity

  • Work for Australia’s National Science Agency and Innovation Catalyst in this newly created role.
  • Advance CSIRO’s maturity and capability in developing and commercialising digital products.
  • We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.


CSIRO is Australia’s National Science Agency and one of the world’s largest and most successful research and development (R&D) organisations. We are a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. We have improved the lives of many around the world through our R&D including WiFi, the Hendra Virus Vaccine, Aerogard and the Total Wellbeing Diet. With over 53 locations and over 5,600 people across Australia and internationally, CSIRO works with governments, industries, businesses and communities across the nation to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

About CSIRO’s Digital Office

CSIRO’s Digital Office is a newly created Business Unit under the leadership of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO). The CDO's role is to spearhead CSIRO's digital ambition and lead CSIRO to become an insight-driven organisation that leverages the power of data. There is a strong focus on enabling digital and data across strategy, governance, and capability in the areas of digital transformation, digital products, and data.

The Role

Reporting to CSIRO’s Chief Digital Officer, the Digital Product Strategy Lead is a newly created role and a key leader within the Digital Office.

To support the Digital Office in advancing CSIRO’s maturity and capability in developing and commercialising digital products, we are seeking an expert in digital product strategy to develop and implement a strategy which sets CSIRO's direction for investment prioritisation and models of commercialisation. In conjunction, the Digital Product Strategy Lead will develop and implement innovative and best practice standards, processes and procedures to create an enterprise-wide approach, and enhanced maturity towards, product development, ensuring the long-term sustainability of digital products as a key avenue for both revenue and social impact.

Working with both internal and external stakeholders will be key to the success of this role. Internally, you will need to build trust and have the ability and confidence to influence and to negotiate complex scenarios, and to advise on market insights, intelligence and needs that focuses product development. Externally you will need to forge business relationships with other government agencies and departments and with industry to identify market trends and commercialisation opportunities.

Location: Any CSIRO Capital City Site
Salary:   Attractive Salary Package and up to 15.4% superannuation. (Based on experience and negotiable for the right candidate.)
Tenure:  Specified Term of 3 years, Full-time

About You

To be considered for this newly created and impactful leadership role within CSIRO, we are seeking a strategic and results focussed leader who has experience working within an organisation of similar size and complexity to CSRIO and who brings proven experience:

  • establishing and operationalising visionary digital product strategies;
  • developing and implementing standards, processes and procedures to support an enterprise-wide approach to product development;
  • sustainably mobilising and / or commercialising digital products at scale.

In conjunction, we are seeking a charismatic and engaging leader who has the ability and experience to forge and maintain respectful relationships within your organisation, as well as with your external stakeholders, ensuring alignment between stakeholder needs and CSIRO’s objectives. An approachable communication style and ability to influence and to negotiate will also be key. 

A university degree and/or significant professional experience in product management, technology business development, or innovation in a technical environment is also expected.

For more information, please view the position description


Applications for this position are open to Australian / New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only. Appointment to this role is subject to the provision of a National Police Clearance or equivalent as well as other potential background checks as required (e.g. baseline security clearance, medical, character clearance 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. 

CSIRO's Commitment

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 with a cover letter or executive summary (of no more than 2 pages long) and your CV, both of which outline your motivations for applying and your key skills and experience to enable you to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Sunday 1st October 2023

We encourage early applications as we reserve the right to close the advertising early if we find our desired candidate.

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