Jobs/Data and Integration Architect


Data and Integration Architect



Agency / Department

Digital Transformation Agency

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$150 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Whole of Government Permissions Capability Taskforce is a joint Taskforce between DTA and Home Affairs and is responsible for delivery of the Permissions Capability. The Permissions Capability will underpin the modernisation of visa and citizenship services delivery within Home Affairs, which can then be reused across agencies for other permissions-based services. The DTA is the policy owner for reuse of the Permissions Capability across government.



The Data and Integration Architect will ensure that the Permissions Capability integration approaches, including standards for data structures that drive interoperability through the WofG Application Programming Interface (API) library, are consistent in its design across use cases.

The Data and Integration Architect will:

  • engage with a broad range of stakeholders to clearly, understand, define and communicate integration points of enterprise systems
  • develop a set of interoperability principles for the Permissions Capability, working collaboratively with program stakeholders and the Whole of Government Architecture Taskforce
  • Document and maintain the architecture of the Permissions API Gateway and an API library for known and common interfaces into external government systems
  • represent and drive these principles into a multi-agency program of work
  • support enterprise and solution architecture activities and deliverables

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in owning and delivering holistic and standardised integration patterns, practices and solutions to guide broader interoperability of known and unknown interfaces.
  • Experience in large scale enterprise environments that span across multiple organisations or agencies, such as developing best practices or industry standards in interoperability or Whole of Government systems.
  • Demonstrated ability of providing strategic guidance in the development interoperability standards, that facilitate achieving the immediate needs while also catering for long term and objectives
  • Excellent problem solving skills, including undertaking research to inform problem definitions.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a high level of service, particularly through engaging with non-technical stakeholders and understanding user needs.

Desired Criteria

  • Well-developed people and communication skills, including a demonstrated capacity to lead as a subject matter expert in a multi-disciplinary team and in a complex environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to engage with stakeholders, including Senior Executive Service officers, diagrammatically, verbally and in writing.
  • Tertiary qualifications in computer science, system analysis or a related field, or commensurate experience in Information Architecture
  • 5 years+ experience in a government data architecture or information architecture roles

Security Clearance

Ability to obtain baseline clearance


Two x 6 month extension options

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



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