Principal Technical Architect

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Technology
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1573085A
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $170,997 - $232,558
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2024
Attachments: Position Description - Principal Technical Architect - Digital Victoria - VCDI - STS - January 2022.docx (Word, 201KB)
Job Specification

Contact: VCDI Team

Position Details

The Department of Premier and Cabinet has an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Principal Technical Architect to join the Victorian Centre for Data Insights (VCDI).

VCDI has a whole-of-government role in leading the transformation of the VPS through data driven insights. It is helping to transform the way the Victorian Government uses data to inform policy making and service design on issues that cut across portfolios and are of whole-of-government significance.

As the Principal Technical Architect, you will be responsible for the end-to-end architecture and design of the VCDI data platform, applications, and services.

This role will lead the definition, oversight, and governance of architectural patterns for cloud services and data products in the VCDI estate, and will work collaboratively with the engineering, feature teams, security architects and analysts.

You will also play a lead role in the WoVG architecture community, exchanging information with the community and showcasing the VCDI architecture.

You will be an engaging technical leader with exceptional communication skills and a clear passion for empowering data-driven decision making across government.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Extensive experience in cloud platform architecture, with demonstrated experience in GCP, Azure and AWS.
  • Experience in building data systems
  • Extensive background in DevOps, DataOps and MLOps and demonstrated knowledge of CI/CD patterns and tooling.
  • Solid understanding of cloud security posture management and key cloud and data security tenets.
  • Solid understanding of Identity & Access Management in cloud platforms and systems.

Please find a complete list of mandatory requirements in the attached Position Description.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, working remotely arrangements are in place.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, the department will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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