Technical Lead

Location Canberra
Discipline Information Technology
Job reference 161206
Salary Negotiable


Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Tehcnical Lead

Must be Australian Citizen

The Department is building significant digital capability within the Congestion Busting Program and is seeking Technical Leads to work across multi-disciplinary teams to help them drive leading practice engineering capability.

The role will:

  • Form and share the technology vision for the current and future products within an Export service line.
  • Provide day-to-day technical leadership to developers working within product teams.
  • Be responsible for identifying and co-ordinating technical dependencies between product teams inside export multi-disciplinary teams and dependencies on other teams.
  • Be responsible for the technical quality of the digital products and services within Export teams, including security and accessibility.
  • Works closely with the Architecture lead and other technical leads across each area of the program.



Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of modern JavaScript web application frameworks and libraries.
  • Worked in a team providing technical guidance to vendors implementing COTS products, ensuring alignment to requirements.
  • Strong conceptual understanding of event driven and domain driven design.
  • Good understanding of operating software on cloud infrastructure (eg. familiarity with platform-as-a-service and building twelve-factor apps). Experience with Microsoft Azure highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of common web security issues and how to avoid them.
  • Strong background working in agile, multi-disciplinary teams in a large-scale digital organisation.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical people.
  • Strong understanding of common patterns for developing maintainable and scalable web applications.
  • Collaborative, curious and helpful.



Selection criteria
Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of modern JavaScript web application frameworks and libraries.
  • Good understanding of operating software on cloud infrastructure (eg. familiarity with platform-as-a-service and building twelve-factor apps). Experience with Microsoft Azure highly desirable.
  • Strong background working in agile, multi-disciplinary teams in a large-scale digital organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in assisting teams in implementing COTS product within an environment.
  • Strong understanding of common patterns for developing secure, maintainable and scalable web applications.



Candidates will be asked if they:

  • are eligible to work in Australia.
  • have worked for Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in the past.