Senior Technical Officer

$113,343 - $139,077 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
  • 16 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Department of Education
Job category:

Information and Communications Technology

Job location:

Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West

Job reference number: 00008X62
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: $139,077. Package includes salary ($113,343 - $124,901), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: - Maricris Espinosa
Closing date: 30/06/2022 - 11:59 PM


  • Temporary Full-Time Appointment up to 12 months
  • Location: Parramatta (Flexible)
  • Flexible work-life balance
  • 35-hour week

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education.

The Student Assessment and Online Reporting team is passionate about delivering innovative digital solutions for high quality teaching and learning in NSW schools. We design, develop and deliver online student assessments, resources, reporting systems and data integration services to support teachers in analysing students’ learning development.

About the role

The Senior Technical Officer will be responsible for providing critical support for continuous integration and application deployment throughout the software development cycle across multiple applications, including database management and maintenance of development, test and production environments.

We are looking for a long-term team member who seeks to develop their technical skills by engaging hands-on in the design, development, delivery and support of quality applications and systems, and who will be responsible for establishing and maintaining software development processes and standards.

This is an exciting and challenging role open to anyone who can demonstrate a history of initiative and a genuine knack for working with technology. You must be able to demonstrate that in your career you have:

  • experience writing code or scripting technical solutions
  • researched and delivered a novel technical solution to assist with a business problem
  • understood and synthesised complex priorities
  • successfully supported customers through a period of technical change

For further information please view the role description

Essential requirements of the role

  • Hold a current and valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) (for paid employment)

Key knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of and experience in GIT/source control, SQL, CI/CD or Azure/Cloud software are highly regarded
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.

How to apply
When applying you will need to:

Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below:

Describe a situation from your work experience where you have successfully diagnosed a difficult, complex problem. What strategies did you employ? What did you learn? What should you have done differently?

Give an example of an experience where you initiated a change or improvement in your team’s product or processes. What was your involvement? What steps did you take ensure that your idea was properly put into implementation and use?

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. Successful candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening for this role which includes a Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check.

This is a child-related role. As a condition of employment you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number and complete a National Criminal Record Check. Visit the website for more information.

For role enquiries please contact Maricris Espinosa at

Closing date 30 June 2022