Cloud Architect - DM-16964


A Federal Gov’t Client is seeking to hire a Cloud Architect to work in support of the National Cyber Defense Program on complex projects within an integrated workforce. The Cloud Architect to work in support a program on complex projects within an integrated workforce.

As the Cloud Architect you will be responsible for converting the technical requirements of a project into the architecture and design that will guide the final product. Within this role, you will have the opportunity to work with AWS, Azure, VMware and other leading edge technologies. You will also have the opportunity to help form processes and procedures in IT architecture and design to ensure the operational and strategic needs are met.

Indicative duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design a usable cloud structure for employees, clients, and customers to utilize.
  • Understanding the organizations cloud requirements and translating them into workable solutions.
  • Overseeing space usage both now and into the future.
  • Work closely with extant platform team.
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders, both internally and externally to the business.
  • Create and maintain strong relationships and add value across the organization.
  • Work with project managers and business analysts across plan and design phases as well as external vendors and customer stakeholders.

FOR INFORMATION: This role requires the successful candidate to complete an Organisational Suitability Assessment (OSA) within 12 months of engagement.

An OSA is an ASD policy requirement (ASD-POL-014) for contractors who will be engaged for a period in excess of 12 months. OSA’s are conducted to determine a person’s suitability to work in ASD. Before submitting an application for this role, the candidate should consider 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.

Estimated start date: Monday, 01 May 2023

Initial contract duration: 12 months

Extension term: 2x 12 months

Location of work: ACT

Security clearance: Australian Citizen and must have NV1 Security Clearance

Working arrangements

Successful candidates will normally work 5 days per week (estimated 40 hour week). All roles for this RFQ are Canberra based, however interstate candidates are encouraged to apply, and will be considered. The Agency will consider and negotiate remote (work from anywhere) working arrangements on a case by case basis. Where a remote working arrangement is agreed, successful candidates will be required to:

• Attend the Agency’s Canberra Office for the first week of their engagement to undertake compulsory training and to meet team members and various Agency personnel.

• Travel to Canberra at least once per month for a minimum of 4 working days for key stakeholder, team, and organisational events. Where the candidate is interstate based please provide the candidate’s interstate location in their resume



Essential criteria

  • More than 3 years demonstrated architectural experience with public, private or hybrid Cloud environments, technologies and architectures covering:
    • Developing capability roadmaps, high level designs, models and plans for Systems-of-Systems (SoS) Solution Architectures
    • Managing compliance with architectural governance, including Design Authority endorsement, to ensure design consistency and application of architectural standards across the program and planned solutions
  • Demonstrated architectural experience delivering capability in an organisation utilising structured technical and delivery methodologies such systems engineering lifecycle or SAFE Agile framework.
  • Strong administrative and time management skills, with the ability to effectively prioritise work, allocate tasks and work independently when required.

Desirable criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in IT and/or related industry certifications, eg: PSCA (ISC)2 CISSP, CISCO, AWS, MICROSOFT Certifications as desirable.
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated application of current architectural design patterns, standards, technologies and techniques including Architectural frameworks such as DoDAF, ToGAF or similar models.
  • SAFe Agile delivery experience.

Canberra, ACT

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