Jobs/Cloud Architect


Cloud Architect



Agency / Department

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$135 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources are seeking an experienced Cloud Architect to lead and drive Solution and Enterprise Archtecture for Cloud Systems and Platforms within the Department. They will have the IT skills and relevant work experience, in conjunction with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement. Ability to work as part of an agile team and communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders is also a requirement.


  1. Develop enterprise level cloud platform architectures;
  2. Develop high level solution architectures for cloud based systems;
  3. Develop detailed architecture guidance for cloud engineers;
  4. Provide impact analysis of user/stakeholder requirements;
  5. Ensure that the enterprise and system solutions maintain adherence to whole-of-government standards;
  6. Provide technical guidance and input into the design and build of cloud based systems;
  7. Liaise with a cross-functional teams including business owners, scrum masters, business analysts, developers, enterprise architects & testers to produce solutions in accordance with stakeholder requirements and project objectives;
  8. Liaise with the department’s Service Experience team to ensure architectural decisions incorporate user experience considerations
  9. Liaise with ICT Engagement and Enterprise Architecture to ensure alignment to target architectures and technology.
  10. Provide expertise and assistance in platform automation – testing, continuous integration and deployment
  11. Promote key enterprise architecture principles as applicable to cloud platforms – re-use before buy/build, configure over customise, open data/access over siloed functionality
  12. Promote and provide assistance to ensure solutions align with the DTA’s Digital Service Standard
  13. Be strategic, a leader and influencer.

Essential Criteria

  1. Ability to obtain a BASELINE clearance
  2. Demonstrated experience and understanding of cloud based technologies and architectures
  3. Demonstrated track record of technical leadership across project and operational tasks
  4. Minimum 3 years’ experience designing and documenting architectures for large, complex enterprise systems
  5. Demonstrated experience in application architecture and integration architecture

Desired Criteria

  1. Experience in working effectively with a highly skilled technical team in an agile environment
  2. Ability to communicate effectively and liaise with a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders

Security Clearance


**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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