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Engineering Specialists

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: VIC
Categories: Information Technology, Engineering, Aviation

  • Multiple full-time permanent Engineering positions.
  • Melbourne based with hybrid working conditions.
  • A collaborative and supportive environment that values professionalism, objectivity, and integrity.

Airservices Australia has multiple vacancies for Engineering Specialists to join our exciting Airspace Platform portfolio.  Recent University Engineering Graduates with entry level experience in IT systems (software development, testing, integration) and/or Systems Engineering are encouraged to apply.

The Organisation:

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Our people are our greatest asset with a dynamic and diverse team operating from locations across the country - from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. This team keep Australia’s aviation industry safe every day of the year, both in the air and on the ground.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and facilitating trade and tourism.

Airservices is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful. We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service first mindset, and embrace a challenge to explore a career with Airservices. In return you will be a valued team member, be offered flexibility and experience a meaningful career in an exciting, ever-evolving aviation industry.

The Role & The Team:

As an Engineering Specialist working on the Airspace Services portfolio of systems, you will be responsible for the technical performance, sustainment, and enhancements of one or more operational software-based airways systems, ensuring the systems meets its agreed technical performance requirements and continues to provide services to industry.

The immediate focus of the role is to provide engineering expertise for the delivery of projects and support of systems. This includes:

  • Perform system design, maintenance, and support tasks throughout the system life cycle in accordance with Airservices safety and system management policies, frameworks, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Apply Systems Engineering and specialist expertise in the areas of planning, design, acquisition and implementation of new systems and upgrades to existing systems.
  • Supporting both legacy systems through to decommissioning, and support of new systems being introduced.

The Airspace Platform group in CTEO (Chief Technology Enablement Officer) is responsible for the on-going management, implementation and sustainment of Technology systems that form part of the National Airways System (NAS). Within our remit are systems used across Australia at all airports, aerodromes, and international partners in the aviation industry.

Please see the link below to view the full Position Descriptions: 

 Engineering Specialist - TP2 500580.pdf

 Engineering Specialist 500581 PD.pdf

The Person:

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced Engineering Specialists and/or recent graduates to join an amazing team environment. You will be team focussed, have exceptional written communication skills and act with honestly, integrity and ethically with care and diligence.

The successful applicants will have:


  • A degree in Engineering or Information Technology from an Australian tertiary institution, or certified equivalent qualification (for overseas qualifications).
  • Experience in the design, development, testing and implementation of robust and reliable software systems - this includes the over-arching aspects of quality assurance and configuration management.
  • An understanding of and demonstrated experience applying Systems Engineering practices throughout the SDLC and system management processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of tasks and work as a member of a dynamic team, including ability to work under limited direction to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Strong documentation skills with experience in preparing and reviewing solution architecture documents and system design documents, including alignment to strategies and existing initiatives.

Highly Desirable:

  • Satisfy the eligibility requirements for registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with Engineers Australia, or eligibility to obtain RPEQ.
  • Experience in designing, maintaining, and supporting technology systems, in particular:
    1. N-tier architectures and distributed systems
    2. Real-time systems
    3. Message handling
    4. Internet technologies


  • Awareness of Information Security Manual (ISM) and demonstrated experience in adhering to ISM principles and applying ISM controls.
  • Awareness of DO-278A guidelines, software assurance levels and relevant processes and artefacts.

Airservices Australia is a diverse and inclusive employer that recognises the benefits of having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. We encourage applications from diverse groups including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Security Clearance:

To be eligible to apply, it is preferable that you will be an Australian Citizen as a NV1 clearance may be required for this role.  You must be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent resident for an Aviation Security Identification card (ASIC) which is essential.  Please refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process. 

Should you require any further information please contact

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position please lodge an application online via the “apply link” attaching your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and how they relate to this role.

Applications close Friday 29th September 2023 @ 5.00 pm

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