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Assistant Director Cloud & Integration

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Estimated Start Date: TBC

Position Type: Ongoing-Full time

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart

Working Arrangements: Hybrid-TBC

Security Clearance: Baseline

Purpose of the position

The Assistant Director, Cloud & Integration, is a technology leader who will lead a team responsible for the design, implementation, and operation of cloud environments and solution integration, primarily on the Azure platform and SAAS solutions.

You will oversee the integration of Software as a Service (SAAS) solutions into the organisation's environment and provide integration services for platforms and data management, data messaging systems, and API environments. This role requires a blend of technical expertise, leadership skills, and strategic vision to ensure the effective utilisation of cloud resources and seamless integration of technologies across the organisation.

As you will be leading a geographically dispersed team, you will have strong capabilities in managing work and people remotely and remain connected to your team.


Additionally, you remain forward-thinking, keeping a watchful eye on emerging technological trends to ensure the organisation remains innovate and enhances its technology solutions in a secure and compliant manner.


Accountabilities

  • Lead and manage the Cloud & Integration team, providing direction, guidance, and support in the design, implementation, and operation of public cloud environments, primarily Azure, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the integration of Software as a Service (SAAS) solutions into the organisation's environment, facilitating seamless connectivity and interoperability while adhering to security and compliance standards.
  • Provide integration services for data management, including but not limited to Azure Logic Apps, Azure Service Bus, Managed File Transfer (MFT), messaging systems, and API environments, ensuring efficient and reliable data exchange across the organisation.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions, driving innovation and continuous improvement in cloud and integration strategies.
  • Develop and maintain robust processes and procedures for managing cloud environments and integration services, including monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance optimization.
  • Stay current with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to cloud computing and integration, and leverage this knowledge to enhance the team's capabilities.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and accountability within the Cloud & Integration team, promoting professional development and growth opportunities for team members.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor to senior leadership on matters related to cloud computing and integration, providing insights, recommendations, and strategic guidance to support organisational objectives.

All duties will be performed in accordance with:

  • the APS Values, Code of Conduct and Employment Principles
  • WHS obligations, taking responsibility for own health and safety and that of others
  • Federal Department's risk management framework and relevant legislation, including guiding others to identify and mitigate foreseeable risks.

Qualifications, accreditations and experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Information Technology or relevant industry experience
  • 5+ years in a leadership role managing an Information Technology team or in a senior cloud administrator role
  • Certifications in cloud computing (Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect) and integration technologies are highly desirable.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading teams in the design, implementation, and operation of public cloud environments, particularly Azure.
  • Strong technical expertise in cloud computing platforms, architecture, and services, with hands-on experience in deploying and managing cloud-based solutions.
  • Technology Accountabilities include (but not limited to):

o Public Cloud Platforms (Predominately Azure, but may include AWS)
o Azure Active Directory
o Azure Logic Apps / Message Queues
o Authentication and SAAS Integration / Automation
o Managed File Transfer
o Data Management and Discovery Platforms (Castlepoint / Purview)

Core skills and capabilities

Sustains a user-centred approach to design and deliver better services

  • Gains an authentic understanding of a person’s experience and needs through collaboration and curiosity.
  • Uses and shares this understanding to inform collaborative service offering.
  • Embraces ambiguity and is curious, works with users to identify a solution which provides value.

Fosters a service culture

  • Keeps people at the centre of thinking, decisions and actions, including internal systems and processes
  • Demonstrates empathy, curiosity and listens deeply to understand a person’s context, challenges and needs


Engages people to build productive relationships

  • Acts with honesty, integrity and respect in dealings with others.
  • Is willing and able to understand others' perspectives.
  • Sets and manages expectations to achieve positive outcomes.


Effectively manages contracts and projects

  • Plans, procures and prepares projects, programs, contracts and/or cases in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Engages effectively with stakeholders to negotiate, develop and implement projects, programs, contracts and/or cases.
  • Manages and assesses stakeholder needs, mitigates risks and builds stakeholder relationships


Operates efficiently to achieve business outcomes

  • Takes a flexible approach to planning in order to meet changing circumstances and considers the impact on others.
  • Manages human and financial resources, planning and risk management activities with integrity
  • Considers the broader, long-term implications of actions including the impact on governance, finance and technology as well as social and environmental considerations

Applies digital dexterity

  • Demonstrates commitment to explore, learn and adopt new technologies and ways of working, to achieve better business outcomes.

Drives innovation and continuous improvement

  • Constructively challenges and questions status quo with a view to continually improving the way we work.
  • Explores and works with new ideas that will benefit our stakeholders.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
To apply please click apply or call Jericho Martinez on 61 3 8628 2103 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Cloud / DevOps

Industry: IT

Salary: Hybrid

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Director

Location: Canberra

Job Reference: 1974230/001

Date posted: 21 May 2024

Consultant: Jericho Martinez

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