DevOps Engineer (DSOP4)
16th November, 2022

DevOps Engineer (DSOP4)



RoleDevOps Engineer – Include Candidate’s Name Here
Contract Commencement DateASAP
Contract Expiry Date12 and 24 month contracts will be considered, unless negotiated otherwise
Purpose of Services:Professional Services.
SFIA Level of Responsibility Required

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The Specified Person will be expected to demonstrate attributes of SFIA Level of Responsibility 4. Additional skills and knowledge are requisite..
SFIA Skills Required – Mandatory

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DSOP LOR4 (Primary Role)

Role Description The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for the design, creation, testing, deployment and documentation of new and amended software components for various applications.  You will contribute directly to the organisation’s mission by exploiting current and emerging technology and utilising experiences in CI/CD tooling. You will be working in a tight-knit, collaborative and supportive team and enjoy a fantastic organisational culture. You must be able to collaborate and communicate in cross-functional, agile teams and have an openness to continuous feedback and iteration. You should be willing to understand the relationship between technology, process and business with a view to creating solutions that deliver value to the organisation. We need people who are resourceful and willing to experiment in implementing better ways of working through digital transformation. You will be active in a community of developers and contribute ideas while continuously developing together. Other Features of the role ·       The role may be based in Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney. Roles based in Melbourne and Sydney will be expected to be able to travel to Canberra as required (subject to COVID-19 restrictions). ·


Desirable Experience: Software Development or DevOps Engineer experience ·


Highly Desirable Experience: DevOps and Software Development experience or DevSecOps experience ·       Desirable Certification: Tertiary qualifications in ICT, Engineering or Computer Science



Major Responsibilities as DSOP LOR4: Additional Desirable skillsets and LORs included where applicableStatement of Suitability Against Major Responsibilities
1.       Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate software design methods, tools and techniques, following DevOps patterns and methodologies and using automation tools METL SINT, DLMG, LOR3, LOR4 
2.       Designs the orchestrations of multiple software components required to achieve stakeholder requirements. DESN METL, DLMG, LOR3, LOR4 
3.       Undertakes impact analysis on major design options, makes recommendations and assesses and manages associated implementation, life-cycle support and security risks 
4.       Knows and supports practices for programming and/or developing software in at least one of: Python, C#, Java or Golang. SINT LOR3, TEST, PROG, LOR4 
5.       Supports continuous integration and delivery practices through the use of source control, artefact repository management, software build tools, containers, and configuration-as-code. ASUP LOR3, RELM LOR4, PORT 
6.       Contributes knowledge of CI/CD, source control systems and container orchestration platforms to ensure best practices are introduced/maintained. 
7.       Ensures that the software design balances functional, quality, security and service management requirements. 
8.       Participates in building and sustaining stakeholder engagement, including being able to communicate with influence and negotiate effectively. 
9.       Escalates issues and seeks advice from Senior Project Manager / Program Manager in a timely manner. 
10.    Interprets and ensures compliance with legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks. 



SFIA Professional Skill Level Description
DSOP LOR4 (Primary Role)Elicits requirements and prepares design options for software components or micro services dynamically, using appropriate agile techniques, following DevSecOps patterns and methodologies and using automation tools. Communicates multiple design views to identify and balance the concerns of all stakeholders of the software design and to allow for further elaboration of functional and non-functional requirements. Explores designs, which take into account target environment, performance and security requirements. Reviews, verifies and improves existing solution designs against requirement to meet stakeholders’ requirements, and effective and secure construction of the software. Selects software development approach for software components and micro services and ensures their automatic verification, integration and deployment to achieve well-engineered and secure outcomes. Participates in reviews of own work and leads reviews of colleagues’ work.
SFIA Level Of Responsibility (LOR) 4 – Enable
AutonomyWorks under general direction within a clear framework of accountability. Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy. Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes.
InfluenceInfluences customers, suppliers and partners at account level. May have some responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources. Participates in external activities related to own specialism. Makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives. Collaborates regularly with team members, users and customers. Engages to ensure user needs are being met throughout.
ComplexityWork includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigates, defines and resolves complex issues.




KnowledgeHas a thorough understanding of recognised generic industry bodies of knowledge and specialist bodies of knowledge as necessary. Has gained a thorough knowledge of the domains of the organisation. Is able to apply the knowledge effectively in unfamiliar situations and actively maintains own knowledge and contributes to the development of others. Rapidly absorbs new information and applies it effectively. Maintains an awareness of the developing practices and their application and takes responsibility for driving own development.
Business skillsCommunicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Plans, schedules and monitors work to meet time and quality targets Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives. Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications. Fully understands the importance of security to own work and the operation of the organisation. Seeks specialist security knowledge or advice when required to support own work or work of immediate colleagues.


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