Senior Tech Lead Microsoft Platforms

Date Posted: 4 Jun 2024
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Location: Canberra, ACT, AU | Hobart, TAS, AU | Melbourne, VIC, AU | Sydney, NSW, AU | Adelaide, SA, AU | Brisbane, QLD, AU | Perth, WA, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The opportunity

  • Supportive, rewarding, inclusive environment. 
  • Innovative and collaborative workplace with fantastic flexibility 
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation



CSIRO's Information and Technology (IM&T) division is embarking on an ambitious portfolio of work designed to support the organisations strategy. Underpinning the portfolio is a desire for staff to have seamless, secure access to tools, systems and processes that back the delivery of world class science.

As a Senior Tech Lead for Microsoft Platforms, you will play a pivotal role in guiding our technical strategy and leading a team of skilled professionals. This position requires a strong understanding of M365 technologies and other Microsoft services, including Exchange Online,  Power Apps, SharePoint, Teams, and related services. You will be responsible for aligning Microsoft services to CSIRO’s strategic objectives, driving technical excellence, overseeing roadmaps, managing service ingestion, and providing expert-level support.


Your duties will include:

  • Provide technical leadership to IMT and CSIRO business units. Define and communicate the technical vision, strategy, and best practices for the Microsoft Platforms (M365 technologies, Power Platform and related services).
  • Provide guidance to the projects regarding technical activities, scheduling, and resource requirements and foster collaboration between cross-functional teams, including development, operations, and support. Communicate effectively with stakeholders to convey technical concepts, project updates, and potential challenges.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders, architects, and other stakeholders to create and maintain a roadmap for the evolution of Power Platform and M365 services. Ensure alignment of the technical roadmap with business goals and objectives.
  • Lead lifecycle management and service improvement activities across Microsoft Platform services.
  • Coaching and mentoring of fellow team members. 
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Code of Conduct, Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policy, Diversity initiatives and Making Safety Personal goals.


Location: All IMT sites AU wide

Salary: AU$126,313 to AU$148,014 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 96801


To be considered you will need:

  1. 5+ years’ experience in planning, developing, and implementing Microsoft platforms and services with relevant tertiary experience or equivalent industry experience.
  2. Significant experience planning, designing, and implementing Microsoft technologies at an enterprise scale. CSIRO operate these technologies:
    1. M365 Services (Exchange, Teams, Viva Engage)
    2. Power Platform Services
    3. SharePoint online Services
  3. Demonstrated experience utilising automation for maintaining and administering the above technologies.   
  4. Demonstrated ability in providing technical advice to the team, clients and management. Demonstrated ability in coaching and mentoring of junior staff. 
  5. Excellent communication skills, including an ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary, geographically disperse teams. 


  1. Significant experience planning, designing, and implementing the following technologies:
  • Messaging, Scripting, Microsoft Server, Linux


For full details about this role please review the Position Description



Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens. Appointment to this role is subject to the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character 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. 



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 and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.


Applications close

Monday 17th of June 2024, 11:00pm AEST

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