Digital Transformation Agency

Technical Lead

Important dates

Opportunity ID
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 8 June 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 13 June 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Wednesday 6 June 2018


Write a summary of your brief

We are seeking a technical lead to join one of our existing delivery teams.

What is the latest start date?
2 July 2018
How long is the contract?

Up to 6 months with a 6 month extension option

Where can the work take place?
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
Who will the specialist work for?
Digital Transformation Agency
How much can you spend per day?


About the work

Who will the specialist work with?

You will be working in an existing team comprising of a delivery manager, product manager, user researcher, developer/s and service designer.

What will the specialist do?

The technical lead will work in a multidisciplinary team to build world class government digital services. You will be helping government do the hard work to radically improve government information and services. You will work in an agile way to build world-class government digital services using modern open source tools and frameworks (Ruby, Python, Java).

Any additional relevant information?

Work setup

Where will the work take place?

Sydney and Canberra

What are the working arrangements?

Working onsite full time, 5 days per week.

Is security clearance required?

Current Commonwealth Government baseline security clearance an advantage, otherwise the ability to obtain one.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions


Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Excellent development skills in one or more of Ruby, Python, Golang, Java
  • Familiarity with one or more web frameworks such as Rails, Django
  • Experience building and running easy-to-use and reliable REST microservices with clearly defined usage contracts that users love
  • Experience working in and contributing to open source projects and culture an enormous plus (contributions beyond code are highly valued).
  • Research and weigh up competing technology choices and make informed decisions based on user needs, with a preference for open source technology
  • Humble leadership of multidisciplinary engineers within a cross-functional team where coaching, mentoring and enabling people are what you do
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Knowledge of the methodology used by the DTA, familiarity with the research and design community within DTA and the APS.

How sellers will be evaluated

How many specialists will you evaluate?
Cultural fit
  • Ability to work in co-located teams
  • Promote a positive creative culture and help to build a strong technical reputation for DTA
  • Work at pace as part of an agile multi-disciplined team
Area of expertise
Software engineering and development
How will you verify the specialist is right for the role?
Work history
How will you evaluate the specialists?

Technical competence

Cultural fit


Seller questions

Seller questions
Seller question Buyer answer
1. Those are very different skillset. Which one are the primary one that you need Excellent development skills in one or more of Ruby, Python, Golang, Java The primary developer skill is Python, however the other skills are also important.
2. can you consider PR ? They must be an Australian Citizen

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