IT Architect - Cloud Computing

IT Architect - Cloud Computing

Job Title: IT Architect - Cloud Computing
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-07-20
Reference: V-37645
Contact Name: Kelly Shockley
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 21, 2020 11:47

Job Description

The Role:

The Department is seeking a IT Architect for a 12 month contract - Canberra based. 

Key Duties: 

• Refine and improve the Departments strategy for its Hybrid Cloud capability

• Mature Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities and introducing efficiencies

• Develop Platform-as-a-Service adoption frameworks and other underlying fundamental capabilities

• Evaluate Platform-as-a-Service offerings against the Departments compliance obligations as well as technical and cultural position

• Provide advice to application projects to facilitate their adoption of Cloud

• Promote and realise automation opportunities across application deployment, maintenance and operational activities

• Review “as-built” and similar documentation to maintain alignment with strategy

• Collaborate with external government agencies to understand and improve cloud issues and opportunities across the government sector

• Work with vendors to identify, plan and realise opportunities across our technology portfolio

• Work with internal stakeholders to build capabilities that support strategic Department work practices such as DevOps and Agile

• Manage the development and delivery of position papers to support new business initiatives, business cases, risk assessments, new patterns, reference architectures and standards for initiatives which are not in-pattern for the standard Department environment

• Anticipate future challenges in the Department IT requirements and position the Department to meet these challenges and remain up to date with IT industry and market trends, incorporating them into the Department enterprise architecture


Skills and Experience Required:

• Demonstrated understanding of current cloud trends

• Demonstrated knowledge of current application development, testing and operational trends

• Understand advanced application hosting techniques including containers, serverless, PaaS and SaaS

• Understand network architectures that contribute to the successful operation of a hybrid cloud

• Demonstrated experience in large, complicated government environments

• Ability to navigate complex commercial, technical and operational landscapes to provide sustainable solutions that are able to scale across multiple applications

• Familiarity with a Microsoft-based ecosystem including Operating Systems, Networking, Web Hosting and Databases

• Experience with .net applications would be highly desirable

• Has expertise in defining enterprise architecture policies, standards, principles, reference architectures and procedures for development

• Think about systems sustainability, longevity and end to end operability when establishing patterns and design solutions


Location and Contract Term: Canberra based role. 12 month contract with approx start date of 14 September 2020. 2 x 12 month contract extension options pending budget and delegate approval.

Security Requirements: Applicants must be Australian Citizens to apply for this role. A baseline security clearance is required.

How to Apply:

Applications close 24 July.

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 Kelly 1300 944 936 for any further information