Jobs/Technology / Application Architects
Agency / Department
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Expected Rate (inc. Super)
$120 per hour***
Australian Capital Territory
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is seeking multiple experienced Technology / Application Architects to assist with a body of work being undertaken.
The Technology Architect will perform duties including:
- Lead a mixed group of technical and business resources in initiatives to design applications end-to-end
- Support application teams in architecting and designing applications
- Maintain the department’s application architecture and related models
- Perform application portfolio management
- Support the implementation of the department’s IT Strategy
- Prepare relevant technology briefings, strategies and architectural roadmaps
- Provide technical advice to IT investment proposals
- Provide technical advice and support to Application Development, Technical Operations and other relevant departmental teams
- Contribute to the division’s Architecture Community of Practice and Design Architecture Forum
- Support the Architecture, Strategy and Emerging Technologies Team staff and priorities, as needed.
- Specialist advice (TECH 5)
- Actively maintains recognised expert level knowledge in one or more identifiable specialisms. Provides expert advice in their specialist area(s). Oversees the provision of specialist advice by others, consolidates expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, tprovide coherent advice tfurther organisational objectives.
- Systems design (DESN 5)
- Designs large or complex systems. Makes recommendations based on associated risks. Reviews others' systems designs for appropriate technology, efficient use of resources, and integration of multiple systems and technology. Contributes tdevelopment of systems design policies and standards and selection of architecture components.
- Solution architecture (ARCH 4)
- Contributes tthe development of solution architectures in specific business, infrastructure or functional areas. Identifies and evaluates alternative architectures and the trade-offs in cost, performance and scalability.
- Information security (SCTY 3)
- Communicates information security risks and issues tbusiness managers and others. Performs basic risk assessments for small information systems. Contributes tvulnerability assessments. Applies and maintains specific security controls as required by organisational policy and local risk assessments.
- Emerging technology monitoring (EMRG 6)
- Leads the identification and assessment of new and emerging technologies and the evaluation of the potential impacts, threats and opportunities. Creates technology roadmaps which align organisational plans with emerging technology solutions. Engages with, and influences, relevant stakeholders tobtain organisational commitment troadmaps.
- Have experience in designing and implementing applications from ground up including application architecture, application design, database design and development
- Previous experience as a developer before becoming an architect is essential
- Be up tdate in the latest technologies
- Have experience in implementing systems on premises and Cloud
- Have experience in PaaS and SaaS solutions
- Have knowledge and experience in architecting for maintenance and application performance
- Have knowledge in application design patterns and application development patterns
- Understand networking concepts
- Understand authorisation frameworks and well as authentication mechanisms
- Be able twork in an agile, virtual team environment
- Be able tcollaborate effectively with business and IT stakeholders
- Have excellent communication and presentation skills
- Have the following essential skillsets and skill levels outlined below.
- Consultancy (CNSL 5)
- Takes responsibility for understanding client requirements. Identifies, evaluates and recommends options, implementing if required. Collaborates with, and facilitates stakeholder groups. Seeks tfully address client needs, enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of client personnel, by ensuring that proposed solutions are properly understood and appropriately exploited.
- Requirements definition and management (REQM 4)
- Contributes tselection of the requirements approach for projects, selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for initiatives of medium size and complexity.
- Enterprise and business architecture (STPL 5)
- Contributes tthe creation and review of a systems capability strategy which meets the strategic requirements of the business. Develops models and plans tdrive the execution of the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities timprove business performance.
- Information assurance (INAS 5)
- Interprets information assurance and security policies and applies these in order tmanage risks. Provides advice and guidance tensure adoption of and adherence tinformation assurance architectures, strategies, policies, standards and guidelines. Contributes tthe development of policies, standards and guidelines.
- Network design (NTDS 5)
- Produces outline system designs, specifications, and overall architectures, topologies, configuration databases and design documentation of networks and networking technology within the organisation. Specifies user/system interfaces, including validation and error correction procedures, processing rules, access, security and audit controls. Translates logical designs intphysical designs.
Ability to obtain baseline clearance
Two option periods of twelve months each:
- a. 1 Jul 2021 to 30 Jun 2022
- b. 1 Jul 2022 to 30 Jun 2023
**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate