ICT Senior DevOps Engineer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20042958Z
Closing Date: 14-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description.docx (Word, 707KB)


2. Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)


Contact: Chunlei Chang
(03) 8335 7735 or chunlei.chang@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

As an ICT Senior DevOps Engineer, you have the crucial role of setting and upholding our software engineering processes and standards and championing our agile ways of working. You will work in your Dev team to build and maintain solutions for our first responders to:

  • manage critical incidents and state-wide events (including natural disasters),
  • support proactive policing in the community, and
  • assist specialist units tackling issues such as youth offending, road safety, and cybercrime

What you and the team create will transform modern frontline policing.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Develop and implement technology solutions we need to keep the community safe
  • Design, develop and build iOS apps as well as backend APIs (where applicable) if you are the iOS role
  • Design and build highly scalable backends if you are the backend role
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams to define, design, develop, and release new features and products
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Work on bug fixing, improving code quality and application performance.
  • Engage in continuous improvement of all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

As our ideal candidate for this role, you would have had a strong professional foundation in software development and engineering and have established yourself as highly capable of quality contributions to a high performing DevOps team.

  • Tertiary qualifications in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related disciplines
  • Recent experience in developing iOS applications in Swift/Objective C if you apply the iOS role
  • Proficiency in XCode and Strong Swift framework knowledge (iOS role).
  • Previous work with API development is desirable but not essential (iOS role).
  • Expertise in developing backend web services with Java/C# or similar compiled, server-oriented languages (backend role)
  • Proficient in SQL and/or NoSQL database technologies
  • Previous work with docker and containerised applications is desirable but not essential (backend role)
  • Previous experience with cloud services (Azure/AWS/GCP).
  • Good understanding of defensive coding and common security

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Two (2) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • VPSG-5 salary range $103,920 - $125,735 p.a. plus superannuation.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • This position requires shift work as indicated in the Position Description (as attached to the advertisement).
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo National Security Vetting, achieve and maintain a security classification as determined by the Department Head.To achieve this, applicants must be an Australian Citizen
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, 14 February 2023.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms: Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek.

Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 


For further information, please contact: Chunlei Chang on (03) 8335 7735 or chunlei.chang@police.vic.gov.au.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 6004.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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