Data Development and Integration Manager (VPSG6)

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Reference: VG/DJ4299

Reference: VG/DJ4299

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Great opportunity to lead and manage a team of data engineers and analysts
  • Attractive VPS 6 salary between ($127,467 - $170,579) plus superannuation
  • Ongoing full-time role

What does the business unit do?

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.

Data, Digital and Insights (DDI) focuses on meeting the departments data and digital needs by providing responsive and sustainable services focused on supporting departmental outcomes. The specialist groups within DDI consist of Technology Solutions and Evidence and Insights.

Technology Solutions explores and employs modern technology to enable the department's business' to function via the use of modern, appropriate platforms, products and services.

Evidence and Insights is responsible for providing end-to-end evidence-based policy support to the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the reporting of data and research to the Victorian public through the Crime Statistics Agency and the National Coronial Information System.

What will the role do?

The Data Development and Integration Manager is responsible for leading and managing a team of Data Engineers and Data Analysts to provide data management, reporting and analysis solutions across the department. This role has a strong focus on collaborating with stakeholders in business units across the department to lead the transition of the department's data assets to an AWS-based Enterprise Data Lakehouse. Forming strong relationships with business unit data owners an users will be important in order to understand their business and information needs and ultimately formulate roadmaps to successfully navigate the challenges associated with modernising a large amount of legacy data systems. The Data Development and Integration team will be responsible, in collaboration with other teams across Data, Digital and Insights, for the planning, development and maintenance of the Data Lakehouse.

What skills should a Data Development and Integration Manager have?

Strong project management skills, knowledge of enterprise data modelling, data governance expertise and a basic understanding of data security requirements are pivotal with leading the team. Additionally, having a deep understanding of how analytical requirements translate to practical products that are fit for purpose for end users will be key to success in the role.

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experience in collaboratively designing and developing large-scale data solutions, preferably using cloud-based platform infrastructure (e.g., AWS, Azure) and architectural principles.
  • Excellent understanding of data governance principles and the ability to implement data governance frameworks at a whole-of-organisation level.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships and partner closely with a range of both non-technical and technical stakeholders to understand their data requirements, and design and deliver outcomes aligned to those requirements.
  • Experience in developing or working with enterprise level data models.
  • Experience in driving organisational change to improve adoption of technology and/or data solutions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proven expertise in managing the successful delivery of complex projects through the full project lifecycle, preferably in a public sector procurement environment (or similar).
  • Understanding of the principles, tools and programs required for data engineering, reporting, analytics, visualisation and/or machine learning.
  • Experience in building, driving and maintaining technology and data documentation.
  • Ability to operate and achieve successful outcomes in Agile environments.

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.

What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

If you have any queries, please contact Samantha Presser, Head of DevOps on 0427 011 930 or email at Samantha.Presser@justice.vic.gov.au.

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 21 August 2022.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
Data Development and Integration Manager (VPSG6)

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Samantha Presser on 0427 011 930 | Samantha.Presser@justice.vic.gov.au

Data Development and Integration Manager (VPSG6)