Manager Technology (VPSG6)

Job posted: 10/11/2023
Applications close: 10/12/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Education

Salary: $130,673 - $174,869

Occupation: Technology

Reference: VG/DE/FPIS/20011577

Reference: VG/DE/FPIS/20011577

Occupation: Technology

Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869

Work location: Melbourne | CBD


About the Department

The role of the Department of Education is to support Victorians to build prosperous, socially engaged, happy and healthy lives. It does this by supporting lifelong learning and healthy development, strengthening families, and helping to equip people with the skills and knowledge for a 21st century economy and society.

About the Division

The Information Management and Technology Division (IMTD) guides the departments' digital capability and is leading digital transformation for the department including Victorian government schools. The Division architects, manages and supports the largest technology network in Victoria, supporting a user base of approximately 750,000 staff and students.

About the Role

As a Technology Manager, you've got some key responsibilities on your plate. Your top priority is making sure the department hits its goals, and your expertise is vital for shaping our plans. You're the go-to person for breaking down complex issues and explaining our options for decision-making, even when things get a bit tense. Having strong negotiation and interpersonal skills is a must, as you'll be handling some tough conversations. Plus, you're a leader, guiding the team with your know-how, driving intricate tech projects, and coming up with ideas that suit our department. Your unique skills in your field are what keeps us on the path to success.

The Technology Manager position sits within the Enterprise Platform Unit; a unit focusing on roadmaps, strategic planning and design associated with each of our enterprise platforms. The unit will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of platform design and drive the patterns and decision making for any new product development.  They will provide platform expertise through the development process, including discovery, design, and delivery.

Working closely with the Salesforce Platform Architect, the Technology Manager is responsible for the overall management, governance, and strategic development of the platform.

This role involves overseeing the implementation, configuration, and optimisation of projects on Salesforce to meet the department's business needs and drive operational efficiency. The incumbent will govern individual products that sit on the platform ensuring that IMTD's design principles continue to be applied consistently.


A proficient technology manager is marked by their adaptability, community-centric approach, systems thinking, future orientation, business acumen, digital expertise, influence and persuasion skills, stakeholder management, and the ability to foster a positive work culture. They align strategies with community needs, remove barriers to outcomes, and ensure efficient departmental systems. Their forward-thinking vision collaborates across sectors, and they utilise economic indicators. Digital and technological literacy enable them to drive IT strategies. They excel in influencing stakeholders, prioritise stakeholder management, and champion a supportive work environment. They also emphasise knowledge management, business continuity, and actively develop the department's capabilities, fostering talent and growth.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Significant experience as a platform lead in a large enterprise, preferably with a focus on Customer Relationship Management, Case Management or Marketing/Campaign Management.
  • Demonstrated experience providing Salesforce expertise and guardrails, with strong knowledge of modules and out of the box functionality.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, delivering, and maintaining products on Salesforce.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining platform governance processes and standards to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience developing platform roadmaps, blueprints and managing pipelines.
  • Demonstrated experience managing platform design and administration, including the authorisation of user access, permissions, and configurations.
  • Demonstrated experience estimating technology solutions based on Discovery outputs, preferably on Salesforce.
  • Demonstrated experience in Vendor Management, Contract negotiation, Change Management principles.
  • Tertiary qualification/accreditation in a related discipline would be advanteagous.


Further Information

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

The department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website and our Diversity and Inclusion page

Information about the Department of Education's operations and employment conditions can be located at www.education.vic.gov.au.

For further information pertaining to the role, please contact Thien Nguyen – Manager Solution Architecture via +61 3 8688 7858 or thien.nguyen@education.vic.gov.au.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and may be subject to other pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Education will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Applications close 11:59pm on 10 December 2023


Manager Technology (VPSG6)

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Thien Nguyen | thien.nguyen@education.vic.gov.au

Manager Technology (VPSG6)