Automation Architect

Automation Architect

Job Title: Automation Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-10-30
Reference: V-38103
Contact Name: Kelly Shockley
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 30, 2020 11:51

Job Description


The Role:

The Department has established a large program of work and the successful applicant will be providing architectural leadership, guidance and producing designs as part of the automation team. They will need to collaborate with specialist application teams and our vendors for the best outcome. The team is distributed across several locations and works in an agile approach. We have several teams working on platform and application automation to help support our data centre migration and also as we move towards our new cloud architectural approach.

Key Duties: 

  • Lead the development of strategies within one or more domains of specialisation 
  • 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 
  • Lead research activities and provide expert advice on IT directions, strategy, candidate technologies, and the re-use of enterprise IT capabilities within a framework of Department policies, priorities, objectives and strategy  Deliver solutions with a large degree of independence across the enterprise architecture to support business needs 
  • Plan, coordinate and manage allocated resources, work area priorities and workflows 
  • Anticipate future challenges in the the Departments 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 
  • Develop and implement architecture capability roadmaps and impact assessments to support business outcomes 
  • 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 
  • Translate complex business strategies, goals and issues into tactical and strategic initiatives across multiple areas of specialisation 
  • Develop and maintain a network of relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to communicate the enterprise architecture and provide advice and guidance on the effectiveness of the organisation's business processes 
  • Display, educate and transfer knowledge to others, guide and mentor less experienced employees and work collaboratively to achieve business outcomes 
  • Apply detailed knowledge of the enterprise architecture and advise or grant exemptions as delegated 
  • Apply high level judgement in the assessment of solutions and provide assurance that they comply with the Departments enterprise architecture and IT standards  Initiate, manage and execute Architecture governance forums

Skills and Experience Required: 

1            Experience designing automation / orchestration architecture at an application layer 

2            Coordinate and collaborate architectural designs with other teams within the program 

3            Knowledge of PowerShell, .net, Python, Java or similar languages -

4            Able to work in a distributed team 

5            Understanding of enterprise level environments including compliance obligations 

6            Experience working with VMware, AWS and Azure objects              

7            Industry certification in software architecture 

8            Experience with orchestration tools is desirable 

9            Experience with a variety of tools and languages and the ability to be flexible 

10          Ability to balance conflicting requirements and contribute to prioritisation 


Location and Contract Term: Canberra based role. Contract till 30 May 2021. 1 x 3 month contract extension option pending budget and delegate approval.


Security Requirements: Applicants must be Australian Citizens. A baseline security clearance is required, or the ability to obtain and maintain


How to Apply:

Applications close 3 November.

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

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