Cloud Engineer

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Technology
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01416
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 Months from commencement
Attachments: D01416 - PD - CGaS - DDI - TS - Cloud Engineer - VPS 5 (2022).docx (Word, 541KB)
Job Specification

D01416 - PD - CGaS - DDI - TS - Cloud Engineer - VPS 5 (2022).docx (Word, 541KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Vandana Gaur, AWS ClouOps Manager
0423 072 714 or

Position Details

  • A fixed term, 12-month role available for immediate filling
  • Attractive VPS 5 salary between $103,920 - $125,735 + superannuation

What does the business unit do?

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.

Data, Digital and Insights (DDI) focuses on meeting the departments data and digital needs by providing responsive and sustainable services focused on supporting departmental outcomes. The specialist groups within DDI consist of Technology Solutions and Evidence and Insights.

Technology Solutions explores and employs modern technology to enable the department's business to function via the use of modern, appropriate platforms, products and services.

Evidence and Insights is responsible for providing end-to-end evidence-based policy support to the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the reporting of data and research to the Victorian public through the Crime Statistics Agency and the National Coronial Information System.

The DevOps group within Technology Solutions is responsible for the development and operations of enterprise platforms. These platforms include the department's AWS Platform and Landing Zone, enterprise service bus, consolidated data base platform, web platform, online transactions environment, M365 development, ServiceNow platform and DevOps tooling. The DevOps group preferences Agile methodologies in operations, utilising Kanban, Scrum and SAFe. The team is collaborative at its foundation and aims to deliver services to citizens and the rest of the department that are simple, repeatable, innovative and end-user focused.

What will the role do?

The Cloud Engineer is a member of the Cloud COE team, and is responsible for the design, development, testing and deployment of custom workflows and scripts within the AWS Cloud infrastructure that can be used for integration, deployment, monitoring, compliance, or other routine tasks. A Cloud Engineer must be able to build, monitor, and manage the Cloud infrastructure.

What skills should a Cloud Engineer have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • At least 3+ years of relevant experience in Cloud environment
  • Good understanding of working in an Agile/Scrum.
  • Good knowledge of Cloud computing technologies.
  • Experience with AWS Well Architected Framework and Cloud migration industry standards and best practices.
  • Good knowledge of continuous integration and deployment technologies.
  • Good experience with test-driven development frameworks for application and infrastructure code.
  • Good experience with infrastructure-as-a-service platforms.
  • Possess the fundamental knowledge in these areas: Sys admin in using OS platform (Linux/Unix)
  • Firm grasp of networking fundamentals such as DNS, HTTP, TCP/IP etc; Experience with relational database system (Sql Server, MySql, Postgresql).
  • Good experience with tooling to support monitoring, telemetry, logging, and reporting/dashboarding, and continuous delivery technologies.
  • Technical background (operating systems, networking, application performance management, load balancing, security systems, etc).
  • Knowledge of databases (relational and NoSQL).
  • Knowledge of networks (routing, firewalls, load balancers, DNS, etc).
  • Experience with enterprise monitoring tools.
  • Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience in ICT tertiary software development and operations management is desirable.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate is highly regarded.
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate is highly regarded.
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Associate is highly regarded.

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.

What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

If you have any queries, please contact Vandana Gaur, AWS ClouOps Manager on 0423 072 714 or via email at

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 05 February 2023.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

The Department has legislated duties to provide and maintain a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and other workplace participants. Consistent with these duties the Department has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all employees who are, or may be, required to work for the Department outside their ordinary place of residence to be COVID-19 vaccinated within the timeframes specified by the Department and/or any timeframe set by any Chief Health Officer direction. The policy applies to all new and current employees. 


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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