Location Canberra
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Specialisation ICT, Technical, TSPV
Contact person Cindace Prasad
Reference TR/061836
Call Email Cindace

Senior Software Developer - RFQ-ASD-71-2024 - 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).

ABOUT THIS ROLE

The Software Developer will work as a member of a diverse delivery team that is responsible for a number of software products including Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS), Government Off the Shelf (GOTS) and custom build software solutions. This role will include all facets of the software development lifecycle and require members to design, develop, deploy, test and document solutions.

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

The Software Developer will mentor junior developers, requiring them to provide direction on best practices and design principles in order to produce a performant, secure and sustainable solution.

The Specified Person will be expected to demonstrate attributes of SFIA Level of Responsibility 5.

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.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is the federal agency responsible for foreign signals intelligence, cyber warfare and information security. ASD's purpose is to defend Australia from global threats and help advance our national interests.

Situated in Canberra, ASD employs over 2000 TSPV cleared workers. ASD's workforce is growing rapidly. Areas of growth include PMO, cyber security, systems administration and engineering, software development and network engineering.

A top-security, complex and highly technical environment, ASD plays a vital role in the defence of Australia. Long contracts (12 months+) available.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the development of software that supports high quality User Experience outcomes.
  • Contribute to and support leadership efforts to improve engineering processes.
  • Identify system interdependencies and liaise with other system stakeholders to resolve conflict and coordinate integrated solutions.
  • Maintain and update engineering and maintenance documentation in order to incorporate system design changes.
  • Support productive working relationships by working cohesively and flexibly with the developer team, the broader program team, key business partners and stakeholder groups.
  • Take technical responsibility for the design and implementation of JavaScript based applications using Express and React.
  • Take responsibility for the design and implementation of automated tests using various tools. For example: Selenium, Locust or Mocha.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Demonstrated ability in the use of Containerisation solutions such as Kubernetes or Docker swarm to deliver an enterprise solution.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of configuration management tools and/or infrastructure as code scripting languages For example: Ansible.
  • Demonstrated a high level of experience in NoSQL and SQL database solutions. For example: ElasticSearch, MongoDb, Oracle or MS SQLServer.
  • Proven experience in both Windows and Linux based administration.
  • Australian Citizenship and a TSPV security clearance is essential.

BENEFITS

Why work for ASD?

  • 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 ASD.
  • Long term contracts available.
  • Fantastic growth opportunities available at any stage of your career.

Why Kinexus?

  • Kinexus has been supplying TSPV contractors to ASD 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.

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 them grow their 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