Software Developer

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, au
Company: Parliament of Australia
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-12 19:10:12

Who we are looking for?

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a PSL-6 software developer for the public user experience Section.

The Information Services Division is responsible for the provision of IT services to the Australian Parliament and electorate offices nationally. You will join the Digital Business Services Branch, which is responsible for the development of systems that underpin the operation of both chambers of Parliament, parliamentary committees, and the administrative functions across Parliament House. This Branch works across some exciting digital projects and programs aimed at updating systems, processes and increasing efficiency across the Parliament. The Branch is embarking on a challenging program of work with some interesting initiatives that will use your skillset and upskill you to further your career development.

This is an opportunity to be involved in an innovative project to transition DPS to a cloud-first service provider, that will leverage and build on your skillset. Having recently commissioned key components of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, we are embarking on a program of work to modernise the operation of these functions, and how we go about it!

We are seeking talented individuals with an agile mindset who are motivated by change and innovation to get this program implemented. You’ll join a supportive team where your engagement and input are valued, where you’ll get broad exposure across the department’s systems. This is an opportunity to contribute to new and novel ways of getting work done while continuing to build your skills, including through Microsoft or Agile certifications, to enhance your professional development and progress your career.

We are seeking a Software Developer to join our Software Engineering Solutions team where you will work in an agile manner on a range of initiatives. These may include building and supporting solutions underpinning the APH Website or internal Intranets through to web applications that support the real-time functioning of the Parliament and associated committees. You can expect to leverage your well-developed skills in .NET and JavaScript while
enhancing or building new skills in other platforms such as Azure DevOps, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Sitecore CMS.

To be successful in this role will see you:
• Work collaboratively within an agile team to design and build software creatively
• Utilise industry-accepted testing methods to troubleshoot flaws
• Work as a team to ensure code quality
• Contribute to the team’s development of modern practices for cloud product development 
• Participate in all agile-based team ceremonies

Eligibility and/or Job Specific Requirements

Desirable skills include:

  • Knowledge of presentation frameworks such as Foundation, Bootstrap, React, Angular
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQLServer and database design
  • Knowledge of Sitecore Content Management system: and
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform suite of products
  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 (Confidential/Highly Protected/Secret) security clearance.

    DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

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