Working with ATSE

Why it is great to work for Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

We are not just a workplace. We are an inclusive, values-led, ethical, for-purpose organisation that thrives on collaboration with our colleagues, our fellows, and our values-aligned stakeholders to solve complex problems through evidenced based science for positive impact. We are passionate about our mission. We provide a psychologically safe working environment, with collaborative working practices that support and enable our staff to explore and expand their professional horizons. At the heart of ATSE are exceptional human beings — and this allows us to shine a light on the incredible work of our Fellowes, to bring change and hope.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We welcome applications from people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; who identify as LGBTIQ+, and people with disability.


We are a values-driven employer that embraces diversity and offers a safe and inclusive work environment for all. We listen to our staff so we can provide an environment where they feel connected, respected and are enabled to actively contribute.  We invest in our staff to nurture and grow each person’s own professional capability.


We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, working collaboratively across the STEM ecosystem.

For purpose

ATSE is a Learned Academy of independent experts helping Australians understand and use technology to solve complex problems. Comprised of over 900 Fellows, ATSE is a non-government, not-for-profit, independent organisation at the forefront of proposing technology powered and human driven solutions to issues such as climate change, research collaboration, translation and commercialisation, and nurturing pathways into and through STEM.


What we offer

  • Unlimited leave — we are an innovative employer in this respect.
  • Flexible working practices.
  • Ongoing training and development and career prospects.
  • Generous parental leave provisions.
  • Attractive remuneration package with annual CPI increases.
  • Wellbeing support programs including EAP services with individualised coaching and counselling sessions.
  • Regular all-staff events to keep us connected.
  • A contemporary light-filled work environment overlooking a garden atrium one side and a tree-lined nature strip the other, with accompanying bird life, just a short stroll away from Parliament House.
  • An open plan, well-equipped kitchen, filled with free tasty snacks, fruit and drinks to sustain you.


How we recruit 

We understand that applying for a job raises a mixture of hope, excitement, and anxiety.  Our talent selection processes are designed to be as person friendly as possible, and are underpinned by our Values

There are five stages to our recruitment.

  1. Application - Share your resume and include a one-page cover letter of why you want to work for us, or why you have applied for a particular role, stating your relevant experience.
  2. Phone interview – If there is a match, you will be invited to receive a call from our People and Culture Director who will explore your experience, and motivation for the role in more detail.  This also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about our organisation and the role.
  3. Panel Interview – Shortlisted applicants are invited to interview with panel that represents a cross section of our organisation.  Questions are formulated to explore your skills and experience as they relate to the role with a values-based lens.  This also provides further opportunity for you dig a bit deeper on us and ask further questions.
  4. Second Interview – Depending on the role this may be with the team Director or our CEO. 
  5. Our offer – Our People and Culture Director will reach out to discuss our formal offer, which is subject to receiving satisfactory references and a clean police character check.

Leading up to your start date, you will be provided with information to support your arrival and to take away as much of the ‘unknown’ as possible.  Our strategic onboarding processes set you up for success and pair you with staff who can support your learning and development.


Current vacancies

If you like the sound of our organisation, and if our values align with yours take a look at our current vacancies.

Want to know more?

If you have questions reach out to our Director, People and Culture, Dawn Bennett