First listed on: 01 July 2020

Research Engineer 

  • Work for an organisation that helps make a difference to the Australian people
  • Develop your career in a collaborative environment
  • Based at our Banknote site in Craigieburn

Do work that makes a difference

We are looking for a Research Engineer to design, develop and coordinate the timely fabrication of a number of devices and systems that are associated with the banknote authentication and quality assurance processes. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a unique job function, developing equipment to assist with the quality and authentication of Australia’s currency. You will work independently in running projects and managing your time to deliver these projects, which will prove to be challenging but also rewarding. Some further information on Australia’s banknotes can be found here:

Within this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide technical expertise in the design, development, fabrication, installation and maintenance of banknote authentication and assessment devices, including software and hardware engineering.
  • Manage instrument development projects including all necessary specifications, materials and fabrication
  • Ensure projects are planned, managed and completed within agreed times and cost estimates.
  • Provide a high level of technical support at all times for all internal and external stakeholders.

Your team

Reporting into the Manager of Research Projects, you will work in a team made up of Research Scientists and Engineers.

Your background

We seek individuals that could come from a broad range of backgrounds, including robotics, mechanical/electronic or mechatronic engineering in a university, small engineering firm or otherwise.  You will have strong experience in programming, integration, design and fabrication and experience in optoelectronic sensor technologies or related would be highly desirable. More specifically we are looking for:

  • Advanced knowledge in translating conceptual studies and specifications into prototypes, integrating electronic, software, and mechanical systems technologies.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 Quality Systems, Safety-in-Design principles, and an understanding of the quality critical aspects of the processes and ability to control and monitor outputs.
  • Demonstrated skills in computer programming languages (for example C, C++, VHDL, R, Python) and instrument design software packages (such as CAD, Altium and/or Solidworks).
  • Demonstrated experience in the manufacture of instrumentation and device packaging.
  • Experience in project management, in particular design and development of instruments and electronic devices.
  • You will have relevant tertiary qualifications in electronic or systems engineering or related field, and/or related relevant equivalent experience.

Your development & career

Working for an organisation that truly makes a difference to the Australian people, we can offer development and career opportunities in a collaborative environment that supports people’s growth, wellbeing and promotes flexibility.

Why RBA?

The RBA pursues national economic policy objectives and undertakes a range of associated activities in financial markets and banking. It also issues Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contributes to the welfare of the Australian people.

Our people have a critical role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting capacity. As a values driven organisation, our people conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, while striving for excellence in the work they perform and the outcomes they achieve. We encourage intelligent inquiry, we treat one another with respect, while promoting the public interest in our efforts. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.


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