Systems Administrator, Online Marking And Testing Support

$119,557 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 15 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: NSW Education Standards Authority

Job Category: Information and Communications Technology | Systems Administration

Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney City

Job Reference Number: 00008DKH

Work Type: Full-Time

Number of Positions: 1

Total Remuneration Package: Up to $119,557 per annum (based on $97,443 - $107,863 plus superannuation and leave loading)

Contact: 9367 8867 - Harsh Pruthi

Closing Date: 29/07/2021 - 11:59 PM

Systems Administrator, Online Marking and Testing Support

NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors. It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

We are looking for a Systems Administrator, Online Marking and Testing Support who will be responsible for system administration and technical support in a hosted cloud environment across multiple locations, platforms, and technologies.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process.

To view the role description, click here.

Essential requirements

You must also possess the following essential requirements

  • Experience with Linux, Shell Scripting, and relational database management systems (eg MySQL, Oracle, DB2)
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting large-scale systems involving private, hybrid, or public cloud platforms.
  • Must have experience in managing and administering workloads on AWS public cloud.
  • Strong experience in providing application support to end users.
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Computer Science or relevant industry recognized certification.

NSW, working with children check required

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via

The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process, you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages), address any essential requirements noted above, and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.

Pre-screening questions:

Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.

Q1: Provide an example that highlights your technical experience with supporting a customer with a complex end user computing issue. What process did you follow to ensure a quality outcome is achieved for the customer?

Q2: Describe a situation where application was being tested for the release in production the next day, and a critical infrastructure component went down, causing application server to become unresponsive. What steps would you take to handle this situation, given all stakeholders were expecting testing sign-off?

Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans. For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

NESA will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you will require this, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also let us know of your preferred means of communication.

 At NESA we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible, part-time or job-share basis.

Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities. We encourage applications from women and people with diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, refugees, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and other diversity groups.

Location: 117 Clarence Street, Sydney

Work type: Temporary Fulltime

Duration: Upto 3 Years (30 April 2024)

Classification: Clerk Grade 7/8

Closing date: 29 July 2021

Total Remuneration: Up to $119,557 per annum (based on $97,443 - $107,863 plus superannuation and leave loading)

Contact: Harsh Pruthi

Phone: 02 9367 8867