Senior Technical Specialist

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 25/07/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term

Organisation: Department of Transport and Planning

Salary: $130,673 - $174,869

Occupation: Projects

Reference: 4089

Reference: 4089

Occupation: Projects

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The purpose of the Investment and Technology Group is to provide investment strategy and deliver commercial and enterprise-wide information technology services to drive high performance and improved commercial outcomes for the State. The Enterprise Technology division provides enterprise technologies including Corporate Systems, Enterprise IT (such as Workplace, Service Desk, Infrastructure, Cyber, and IT operations), and data platforms together with organisation-wide data.

We’re focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.


About the Role

This position is Fixed Term, Full time until 18/03/2026.

This role sits within Solution Design and Delivery Branch within Enterprise Technology Division and the primary purpose of this role is to design, implement, and maintain secure IDAM and network solutions. You will collaborate with solution architects, operations team, and vendors to design IDAM and network services aligned with DTP objectives and meet business outcomes in a timely manner.  You will also be responsible to identify and resolve issues related to IDAM and network services.

We are seeking for a Senior Technical Specialist with extensive experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining Identity and Access Management (IDAM) solutions and secure networks, as well as collaborating with architects and vendors to troubleshoot and deliver these systems. The preferred candidate would have worked in large enterprises with complex IDAM solutions and complex segemented secure networks. They must have extensive experience in cloud and on-premise IDAM technologies such as MS Azure AD, MS AD, MS ADFS, NetIQ, etc.  


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Position Outcomes

The individual needs to design and configure secure network services and authentication mechanisms for both private and public clouds, manage identity governance, and respond to related incidents while collaborating with the cybersecurity team. Influence IT strategies, negotiate with stakeholders, and develop policies to ensure alignment with organizational goals and compliance with regulatory standards.


Key Selection Criteria


  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Accomplished) - Takes into account wider business context within business unit when considering options to resolve issues. Identifies recurring problems and prevents future recurrence by integrating solutions into work process. Delivers tangible business outcomes as a result of critically evaluating problems from multiple perspectives and delivering effective solutions.
  • Digital and Technological Literacy (Accomplished) - Integrates improved capabilities into service delivery processes. Assumes the role of solution architect or project manager where there’s a balanced focus between technology focus and strategy focus.
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement (Accomplished)- Uses understanding of clients or stakeholders’ context to design and implement systems for continuous improvement within team or organisation; Reviews and analyses internal and external information to improve effectiveness and quality of work; Creates team environments where innovation and creativity are fostered and rewarded.
  • Customer Focus (Accomplished) - Identifies and responds to customer requirements; Use understanding of the customers’ context to tailor services and ensure outcomes are delivered; Effectively manages risks to service delivery.
  • Knowledge management and business continuity (Accomplished) - Knowledge management and business continuity are integrated into risk management planning for all projects; Knowledge management is included in the learning and development opportunities available to all team members.



  • Resilience (Leading) - Creates a climate which encourages and supports openness, persistence and genuine debate around critical issues. Provides sound explanation and argument for agreed positions.
  • Outcomes Thinking (Accomplished) - Establishes mechanisms to monitor impact of work on the community; Ensures team/ organisation’s operating and delivery model is designed in ways that creates a positive impact on community.
  • Flexibility and adaptability (Leading) - Works to find new ways to deliver outcomes; Recognises the merits of different options and acts accordingly, has courage to alter strategies in situations when there are clear indications of existing strategy may not deliver the best outcome, where significant amount of effort or investment has been put in. Builds commitment of others to adopt new strategies to deliver against outcomes.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Strong demonstrated experience in design, implementation, and maintenance of IDAM solutions.
  • Strong demonstrated experience in design, implementation, and maintenance of secure networks.
  • Appropriate tertiary qualification or extensive experience relevant to the capabilities of the role.


What we offer

  • Meaningful work making Victorian communities more accessible and liveable
  • Professional growth and development opportunities across the department and the wider Victorian Public Services
  • A hybrid working model focused on collaboration and teamwork
  • Optimal work-life balance initiatives including flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunity to work across multiple urban and suburban hubs
  • We prioritise the development of a safe and inclusive culture


Culture Value

We are an equal opportunity employer, embracing a diverse range of applicants such as veterans, and people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA community members, individuals with disabilities and/or health conditions, as well as those from varied faith and cultural backgrounds. At our department, we prioritize the development of a safe, inclusive, and high-performance culture through shared actions and behaviours that align with our strategy and direction. This empowers our employees to effectively contribute to our goals.


How to Apply

Non-DTP Employees (Including VPS outside of DTP)

Create an account by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and follow the prompts. For help, click here for Quick Reference Guide.

Applications close at 11:59 PM on Thursday 25th July 2024.

Please include a resume and cover letter. All applications must be submitted through the online portal. We’re unable to consider email or manual applications.

For more information, contact Naresh Shorey, Lead Solutions Architect via email at naresh.shorey@transport.vic.gov.auPreferred applicants will need to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks. Your information will be treated confidentially.

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Senior Technical Specialist

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naresh.shorey@transport.vic.gov.au - Lead Solutions Architect Naresh Shorey - N/A

Senior Technical Specialist