Senior IT Business Analyst

May 09, 2018
May 22, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

TERN is an Australian Government initiative to enhance Australia’s environmental research effort.  TERN coordinates a nationally distributed set of instrumentation and data, and information services which collectively contribute to meeting the needs of terrestrial ecosystem research and other users in Australia for land observing systems.  The infrastructure also contributes to Australia’s role in international programs in areas such as global flux observing.  TERN was established in 2009 by a National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) grant from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DoET).  Through a number of extensions and renewals of its grant, TERN’s funding is currently in place until June 2019.

The TERN infrastructure investments are distributed widely and are coordinated and managed nationally by the TERN Office at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane.  The capabilities of TERN are operated by institutions ‑ termed Operators ‑ under agreements with the TERN Office.


The role

The successful appointee will undertake business analysis activities to identify, define and convert ecosystem science data users’ requirements into strategic system designs for implementation projects within the TERN Data Services Capability at the University of Queensland.

The position reports to the TERN Data Science Program Leader and works closely with the TERN stakeholders and TERN domain capabilities located across Australia.


The person

Applicants should possess tertiary qualifications in IT, Business or related disciplines and have a solid experience in IT systems analysis and specification. The person should possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrated understanding of software development lifecycles and demonstrated experience in conducting workshops.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment to 30 June 2019 at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811 - $104,214 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $101,628 - $114,114 p.a.).


Position Description  position-description-TERN-Business-Analyst_(HEW8).pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Siddeswara Guru on +61 7 334 63125 or

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