Digital Product Manager

This is a rare opportunity to join a small, passionate, high performing team with a start-up mentality.  We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate to undertake the role of Digital Product Manager for 18 months, with possibility of extension. This role is full time (75 hours per fortnight) and reports to our Manager, Research Translation.

Autism CRC is the world's first national cooperative research centre focused on autism. We are taking a whole-of-life approach to autism focusing on diagnosis and the early years, education and adult life. Our vision is to see autistic people empowered to discover and use their diverse strengths and interests.

The Digital Product Manager is a key role in the Research Translation team, via the creation of new products and services including a national e-learning portal and online community for educators; and a youth-focused website (MyWay Employability) to support young people on the spectrum to plan and prepare for life beyond high school. You will be heavily involved in the day-to-day product development and delivery, however, will also have the opportunity to contribute to the product strategy and vision.

You will be responsible for the oversight of contract developers and digital agencies and act as a conduit between the project team and development partners. You will have a strong commitment and capability in human-centred design and a willingness to work closely with the autistic community and key stakeholders to create digital services that are accessible and make a real difference in the lives of people on the spectrum. 


The person

Skills and qualifications (essential)

  • Tertiary qualifications, preferably with a technology degree (or equivalent);
  • Minimum of 5 years of IT experience with a minimum 2 years in Product Ownership/Management;
  • Experience forming a Product Strategy/Vision, the ability to translate it into a roadmap and user stories;
  • Proven experience building products and solutions with excellent uptake and engagement;
  • Proven leadership qualities along with strong technical skills;
  • Excellent communication abilities and stakeholder management abilities;
  • Mentoring and support skills to interface between Project Team and IT Consultants;
  • Excellent organisation skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise project workload;
  • Demonstrated commitment to Human Centred Design;
  • Good knowledge of Project Management Methodologies (eg PMBOK, PRINCE2 and/or Agile); and
  • Ability to work both in a team and autonomously.

Skills and qualifications (desirable)

  • Experience in developing e-learning and/or e-health solutions, from concept to delivery to market;
  • Experience in, or understanding of, the autism community (or the ability and desire to quickly develop an understanding of the autism community).

Position Description

A copy of the PD can be downloaded here:



How to apply

Please provide your application in your preferred format. This could be a two-page covering letter, portfolio and resume, digital format or any other preferred format that demonstrates your suitability for the role. Please send your applications to  

For further information, please contact Cheryl Mangan, Manager, Research Translation on 07 3377 0600.

Applications close Monday 10th December.