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Mr Lachlan Hetherton

Principal Software Engineer


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Lachlan Hetherton is a senior software engineer in the Decision Sciences program in Data61, and is one of the lead developers of the Workspace scientific workflow framework. Specifically, he is responsible for Workspace’s 3D scene rendering and 2D visualisation capabilities, as well as a number of extension plug-ins and applications, such as the NetCDF plugin. Lachlan also spends a significant amount of time assisting customers and research groups to design and deliver their own specialist capabilities using the Workspace platform. In a recent example of this, Lachlan has lead the software engineering effort behind the bushfire modelling and simulation toolkit Spark. Prior to joining CSIRO in 2009, Lachlan worked as a technical consultant for Accenture, designing and developing solutions for a diverse range of projects in the telecommunications space.

Current Roles

  • Principal software engineer, visualisation lead
    Workspace (

  • Decision Sciences - initiative leader
    Industrial Transformation (Industry 4.0)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2007

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Software Engineering)

Professional Experiences

  • 2019-Present

    Principal Software Engineer
    CSIRO, Data61

  • 2017-Present

    Decision Sciences Initiative Leader
    CSIRO, Data61

  • 2015-2019

    Senior Software Engineer
    CSIRO, Data61

  • 2009-2015

    Software Engineer

  • 2007-2009

    Technical Consultant

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