Jobs/Solutions Architect


Solutions Architect



Agency / Department

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$135 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is seeking architects for various bodies of work


  • Development and maintenance of strategic platform strategies and roadmaps; and delivery support;
  • Development and maintenance of architectural patterns and standards; and
  • Development of project solution architecture documentation for major projects including the New Employment Services Model and Apprenticeship Data Management System; and delivery support.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in working in complex government environments on business-critical projects involving cross agency engagement, solutions delivery and capability establishment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on having an ability to explain complex problems and solutions in a simple manner, and an ability to communicate with stakeholders
  • Extensive experience in designing and delivering hybrid cloud enterprise solution architectures using and integrating Microsoft Azure IaaS, Paas and SaaS components.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in designing and delivering hybrid cloud enterprise solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Portal, Power Platform and SharePoint online.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in designing and delivering solutions based on the full stack of Microsoft Enterprise Technologies, from networking and service bus; to platforms and applications
  • Experience in development and implementation of strategic ICT business plans and technology roadmaps; and patterns and standards.
  • Experience in working with and supporting Agile programs and projects.

Desired Criteria

  • Experience in facilitating co-design, capturing design insights, and translating insights into solution architectures; providing a clear line of sight between actions and outcomes.
  • Experience in, and knowledge of Education, Skills and/or Employment systems and environments.

Security Clearance

Ability to obtain baseline clearance


Two x 12 month extension options

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



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