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Technical Lead

Technical Lead

Job Title: Technical Lead
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Industry:
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-11-12 00:00:00
Reference: V-36856
Contact Name: Joanne Finchett
Contact Email: joanne@whizdom.com.au
Job Published: November 12, 2019 18:02

Job Description

Seeking a Technical Lead to work in an agile way using modern open source tools and frameworks. As well as developing software based on technical direction you will also be able to think for yourself and contribute to the creative

The Role:

The Department is designing and developing whole of government platform solutions to assist the government in providing simple, fast and clear public services providing a better experience for all Australians.
You will work on a number of these platforms including Tell Us Once, Notify.gov.au and Payments In. You will be involved in the Beta* phases of the prototyping and development of these platforms.
*In Beta, DTA defines a minimum viable product from the successful prototype in Alpha. For Beta we build this as an accessible and secure service. This allows the public to trial the beta alongside the existing service. We use their feedback to improve the service.
You will take a user focus to understand the needs of the Government user and the Public user. You will be an enthusiastic team player with personal drive who will work in a multidisciplinary team to build world class government digital services and experiences. You will work in an agile way using modern open source tools and frameworks. As well as developing software based on technical direction you will also be able to think for yourself and contribute to the creative process

Selection criteria
Essential criteria

  • Excellent development skills in one or more of Ruby, Python, Golang, Java, React and the Web building blocks (HTML, CSS and JavaScript)
  • Proficiency with Elixir or functional programming
  • Strong leadership of multidisciplinary engineers within a cross-functional team where coaching, mentoring and enabling people are applied to deliver results
  • Strong capability in the use of modern technology to build APIs such as GraphQL, Protobuf and/or gRPC
  • Research and analysis of competing technology choices, to make informed decisions based on user needs; with a strong consideration of open source technology
  • Experience in building accessible products
  • Strong experience in reviewing code and design of other developers and providing constructive feedback
  • Experience with automated configuration management, deployment and testing solutions
  • Experience designing structures and tools for systems which meet business needs and take into account target environment, performance/security/accessibility requirements and existing systems
 

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to work in a diverse multidisciplinary (MDT) team outside of your specialty with user researchers and designers.
  • Experience in agile techniques and methodology
  • Promote a positive ‘can do’ and ‘how might we’ creative culture and help to build a strong technical reputation for DTA
  • Work at pace as part of an agile multi-disciplined team

Location and Contract Term:

The role is based in Sydney, 6 Month Contract with 1 x 6 Month possible extension options

Security Requirements:

Applicants must be Australian Citizens

How to Apply:

Applications close 18 November 2019  

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Jo Finchett 1300 944 936 for any further information

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