Location Canberra
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Specialisation ICT, Technical, TSPV
Contact person Cindace Prasad
Reference CR/061487
Call Email Cindace

Atlassian Application Specialist - RFQ-AGO23/24-076 - SOW 1 - Original

Due to the nature of clients we work with here at Kinexus and the projects these roles will be based on, an Australian Government Top Secret Positive Vetting (TSPV) clearance is essential.

These opportunities do not have the ability to obtain sponsorship for a security clearance (including applicants who currently hold a security clearance seeking to upgrade).


GEOINT Capability Delivery Branch supports AGO and Defence through the implementation and sustainment of AGO's ICT and satellite imagery systems. The branch is responsible for delivering major and minor projects and also performs project governance.

This RFQ is seeking contractor support for Atlassian Application Specialist roles to meet GEOINT Capability Delivery Branch outcomes. The Atlassian Specialist will be responsible for configuring and supporting Atlassian applications such as Jira, Confluence and R4J, to implement system solutions using Jira, and perform project and program delivery support functions, such as requirements management and governance.

The Atlassian Specialist will work under direction from the Project Management Office to develop and maintain AGO's on premises Atlassian applications. As Atlassian develops new functionality, the Atlassian Specialist would be expected to be familiar with these new releases and be able to provide advice on their applicability.

The role will need software configurations and support skills and a proven ability to work within an integrated team of technical/non-technical personnel.

The Specified Person will be expected to demonstrate attributes of SFIA Level of Responsibility 3 or 4.

Current Top-Secret Positive Vetting (TSPV) security clearance is strongly preferred, however candidates who have held a TSPV in the previous 12-month period (which has since been downgraded) may be considered.


The Australia Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) is the lead agency for geospatial data, information and intelligence for Defence and the National Intelligence Community. AGO's purpose is to shape the strategic environment, deter actions against Australian interests, and respond with credible military force when required.

Situated in Canberra, AGO is a small organisation of TSPV cleared workers that is rapidly growing. Exciting projects such as DEF100 and DEF101 are managed by AGO.

AGO is seeking highly skilled and motivated personnel to apply their skills and knowledge to achieve AGO's strategic goals: to deliver geospatial intelligence; lead the Department of Defence geospatial domain; and position our organisation for the future.


  • Configure Atlassian applications to meet business requirements, particularly the use of these tools to support the implementation of ICT projects.
  • Provide business hours support to Atlassian applications, including working with other system administrators to resolve incidents.
  • Implement and maintain disaster recovery preparedness measures.
  • Document technical processes and write documentation in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Support and facilitate productive working relationships by working cohesively and flexibly with the developer team, the broader program team, key business partners and stakeholder groups.


  • Australian Citizenship and a TSPV security clearance is essential.


Why work for AGO?

  • Work on interesting and prestigious projects vital to the ongoing defence of Australia.
  • Flexible work environment; work the hours that suit you between 7am and 7pm.
  • Low attrition rate: the great variety of projects and opportunities across different business areas ensure few workers leave AGO.
  • Long term contracts available.
  • Fantastic growth opportunities available at any stage of your career.

Why Kinexus?

  • Kinexus has been supplying TSPV contractors to the TSS panel since 2004 and have a strong relationship with them. We are one of just 9 suppliers Australia-wide.
  • Our experience in managing contractors in defence/national security industries means we understand the requirements from the Commonwealth, insurances and clearances.
  • DISP accredited; we can hold clearances and manage renewals.
  • Dedicated account manager (me!) who is your dedicated POC and offer continuous contractor care.
  • Rate negotiation guidance in line with the SFIA framework.
  • Dedicated payroll assistant who facilitates your taxes and super.
  • We proactively chase timesheet approvers to ensure you get paid on-time and error free.
  • Regular visits to Canberra for coffee, lunches and quarterly drinks events.
  • We can facilitate novated car leases, LAFHA or salary sacrifice.
  • We'll keep you up to date with the most appropriate, interesting opportunities in your field.
  • Community matters. Kinexus supports women in Defence through our female mentoring program and rewards referrers through our Referral Rewards scheme.
  • Support for your health and wellness through counselling support (EAP) available for all contractors and their families.

Kinexus is the leading recruitment partner to the defence industry in Australia. We support our community in making intelligent connections and create opportunities to help grow careers.

All applications should include your resume as a word document. For more information, visit our website, www.kinexus.com.au or contact Cindace Prasad at 0449 511 324. #LI-CP