Application closing date: Tuesday, 21 June 2022 • 11:59pm, Canberra time (in Canberra)

Estimated start date: Tuesday, 02 August 2022

Location of work: ACT, Offsite

Length of contract: 12 Months

Contract extensions: 2 x 12 Months

Security clearance: Must have Negative Vetting Level 1

Rates: $100 - $130 per hour (inc. super)

The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Agile Release Train is seeking an experienced software developer with knowledge of DevOps and/or Release Engineering to join our development teams. The successful candidate will work closely with developers, testers, and systems administrators to achieve a steady flow of changes to various platform tools and capabilities in DevOps pipelines using automated deployment tooling with java, python or bash scripts. As the successful candidate becomes familiar with the environment, they will be increasingly relied upon to: - Drive the continuous uptake of deployment automation opportunities as they present - Drive the uptake of observability (monitoring and alerting) in the Agency’s platform tools and capabilities - Identify, inform and seek to mitigate release engineering risks during work planning This role reports to the Release Train Engineer (RTE). The ACSC has established collaboration and development platforms to support work to be undertaken remote from Canberra, as a result, candidates outside of Canberra will be considered. Recruiters please note: Candidates who do not address the essential criteria are likely to be found unsuitable. Note: An Organisational Suitability Assessment (OSA) is a mandatory requirement for contracted staff working in ASD beyond 12 months. Before submitting an application for this position, the applicant must have considered their preparedness for questions that may include the following topics: personal relationships, living circumstances, personal values, financial situation, physical and mental health history including substance use, and any civil and/or military record. OSAs are conducted to determine suitability to work in a high security environment. All employees must obtain and maintain the required security clearance to work in ASD.

Essential Criteria

  1. Excellent analytical thinking, troubleshooting skills and teamwork
  2. Able to manage multiple, concurrent tasks with competing demands
  3. Experience improving the quality of a product or service (Eg.: developer productivity, release frequency, operational outcomes, etc)
  4. Experience implementing and maintaining Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment functionality (Eg. in DevOps tooling, Concourse, Jenkins, Gitlab, etc)
  5. Experience implementing and maintaining development, build, or deployment tooling and scripts

Desirable Criteria

  1. Knowledge of the secure software development lifecycle and DevSecOps practices
  2. Experience improving situational awareness of user-facing issues (Eg. through monitoring and alerts)
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