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Innovation Manager – Fixed-term contract until 30/10/2022

We are very pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join our Innovation Lab in a brand new role as an Innovation Manager. In this role you’ll support the Bank’s exploration of emerging technologies in both policy and operational areas, through the use of new ways of working. One of the Lab’s functions is to facilitate new ideas and new ways of thinking within our Bank’s Departments and explore those areas through research and experimentation. The primary purpose of this role is to collaborate with Bank Departments to deepen their working knowledge of relevant emerging technologies and trends.

Do work that makes a difference

  • Lead the development and design of experiments while collaborating with different banks departments to identify relevant emerging technologies and trends to define their strategies
  • Design and develop appropriate initiatives to build broader Bank awareness and understanding of emerging technologies and trends
  • Contribute to and produce internal research into new technologies and market trends
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on facilitating initiatives, ensuring they are scoped in accordance with the Innovation Labs’ objectives and principles
  • Manage the expectations of business stakeholders, and promote the use of the Innovation Lab to build and maintain a pipeline of Department-sponsored technical experiments
  • Keep pace with emerging trends & technologies, advise on their potential application in the Bank
  • Work with Senior Manager, Innovation Lab, to help build relevant relationships with the broader emerging tech ecosystem


Your background

We are looking for an experienced Innovation Manager with working knowledge of key developments, trends, and issues in Blockchain, Cloud, AI, and other key emerging technologies. To be successful in this role you’ll be an Influential Leader, who will empower key stakeholders to achieve their goals and deliver outstanding service to the RBA. You’ll possess strong interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation. You’ll also have solid experience in leading and supporting Technology enabled change initiatives and have a solid experience in Economics, Banking, Payments or Policy domains. Potential candidates could come from Banking, Management Consulting and Education sectors, especially if you have an experience with Lean experimentation, agile delivery and design of digital strategy.


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.

Applications close AUS Eastern Daylight Time