ASD6 & EL1 ICT Architects At Australian Signal Directorate


The Role

ASD is maturing its architecture practice and is seeking a range of skills. Successful candidates will have one or more domain experience in Business, Data/Information, Application, Technology, Network, Cloud, Security or Enterprise Architecture.

ASD are looking for people from all backgrounds to help us operate some of the most powerful, leading-edge technologies in a dynamic environment to support our objectives. The work we do is unique, critical and incredibly rewarding.

Roles:

  • Business Architect
  • Data/Information Architect
  • Application Architect
  • Technology Architect
  • Network Architect
  • Security Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Solution Architect

Within the ICT Strategy and Architecture function an ASD6 ICT Architect is accountable under broad direction to perform and achieve complex business architecture work within an integrated workforce. They will exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures. They will provide detailed business architecture technical, professional and policy advice in relation to complex work and contribute to strategic planning.

An EL1 ICT Architect may be a team coach or lead a project or administrative team and will be accountable for the outcomes of the teams work and the appropriate use of resources to produce and achieve outcomes. An EL1 ICT Architect will also be responsible for actively managing key stakeholder relationships.

ASD continues to grow and is always looking for talented people to join its mission. The following are examples of roles where you could apply your expertise:

  • Provides internal management consultancy services for design thinking, business modelling, ecosystem modelling, innovation management, IT investment analysis, and operating model design.
  • Facilitates development of the intersection of ICT investment with business/mission solutions that combine knowledge of business capabilities, value streams and business processes.
  • Facilitates agreement on organizational work models and processes to meet business/mission requirements.
  • Helps develop a governance plan for ensuring that business architecture is a primary input to the development of other architectural viewpoints.
  • Collaborates with infrastructure and project teams to ensure continuous delivery of business outcomes.
  • Works with key organisational stakeholders, enterprise and domain architects, to leverage integrated business architecture as part of the organisation’s overall enterprise architecture.

Data/Information Architect

  • Partners with business and mission leadership to provide strategic recommendations to maximize the value of information assets via their creation, access and use.
  • Utilises a range of tools and techniques to provide the organization with a current and potential future-state view of the information landscape.
  • Assist technical and business leadership in developing information governance processes and structures.
  • Assist in the identification and management of information risk in the ICT and mission environment.
  • Ensure that the architecture identifies, prioritises and executes data and information related initiatives with clear line of sight to enterprise strategies and business outcomes

Technology/Application/Network Architect

  • Reviews submissions from projects and other ICT initiatives to identify areas of interface with Enterprise ICT Services
  • Facilitates the review and evaluation of proposals against existing architectural standards, guidelines, principles, design patterns and technical reference models.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert and a source of guidance for projects to ensure architectural designs and solutions align with ASD’s emerging Enterprise Architectures.
  • Works collaboratively with delivery divisions to ensure technology implementation within ASD are aligned with current strategy and requirements.
  • Represent the interests of the ASD on a range of internal and external forums and committees
  • Assist and report to the Section Head in the development of reference architectures, blueprints, standards, principles and guidelines.

Enterprise Architect

  • Direct the development of enterprise-wide architecture and processes that ensure the strategic application of change is embedded in ASD.
  • Demonstrate expertise in identifying and prioritising market and environmental trends.
  • Draw upon project management knowledge to contribute to project plans and documentation.
  • Anticipate major changes affecting the organisation and leverage resources to embrace and implement change.
  • Analyse very complex enterprise issues, applying architectural expertise to identify and recommend courses of action.
  • Accountable to identify compliance issues between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities and technology directions.

Solutions Architect

  • Reviews submissions from projects and other ICT initiatives to identify areas of interface with Enterprise ICT Services
  • Facilitates the review and evaluation of proposals against existing architectural standards, guidelines, principles, design patterns and technical reference models.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert and a source of guidance for projects to ensure architectural designs and solutions align with ASD’s emerging Enterprise Architectures.
  • Works collaboratively with delivery divisions to ensure technology implementation within ASD are aligned with current strategy and requirements.
  • Represent the interests of the ASD on a range of internal and external forums and committees
  • Assist and report to the Section Head in the development of reference architectures, blueprints, standards, principles and guidelines.
  • Draw upon project management knowledge to contribute to project plans and documentation.

If you are successful in the application and assessment process, you will be placed into a merit pool and may be contacted for further testing as positions become available. These may be ongoing or non-ongoing opportunities.

Throughout the year, ASD may contact you to reconfirm your interest in roles and update you with any relevant information. We request that you also let us know if your circumstances change and you no longer wish to remain in the merit pool.

About our Team

ASD is entering an exciting phase of growth, innovation and transformation. Our agency has committed to delivering REDSPICE, which is the most significant single investment in the Australian Signals Directorate’s 75 years.

These roles will be part of teams that will:

  • Deliver new capability under the REDSPICE program;
  • Deliver ASD’s major capability programs and
  • Enhance and modernise existing capabilities.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for applicants who have the ability to think critically, communicate with both technical and non-technical people, and who are motivated to learn and develop their skills.

Ideal candidates will be innovative, team-oriented and have a passion for building or supporting strategically important ASD capability. They will exercise good judgement, demonstrate initiative and have a focus on continuous improvement.

Above all, we are looking for team players, great communicators and a high level of emotional intelligence to work within our growing team and bring others on the journey as we mature ASD’s enterprise architecture practice.

Our ideal candidate is a driven and experienced leader/team member with a passion for providing excellent support to senior leadership and the organisation as a whole.

Our ideal candidate values the importance of being part of a diverse and inclusive team to deliver results in support of broader organisational goals and aims in a fast-paced environment.

Our ideal candidate will embrace the challenge of joining an organisation undergoing rapid growth and transformation, and supporting outcomes to further Australia’s national interest.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

For further information please review the job information pack, reference ASD/00936/24 on https://www.asd.gov.au/careers.

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