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Senior Network Engineer - 24 Month Contract

More flexibility, less one-size-fits-all


Our Information Technology department is looking for a Senior Network Engineer for a 24 month contract with a focus on network end user experience who will act as a network evangelist in providing support and development services in relation to planning, designing, troubleshooting, testing and implementing the Bank's network infrastructure platforms including traditional network routing and switching, wireless, storage networking, firewalls and telephony. The Bank is currently on the journey of a Software Defined network and your skills and experience will be required to support key next generation networks including ACI and Software Defined Access as well as the relevant sub systems. You will also:


  • Actively work with customers to educate and provide solutions for improved network experience
  • Undertake the provisioning, upgrading, capacity planning and performance testing of network (data, wireless) systems infrastructure
  • Participate in a 2nd line incident response capability for network infrastructure operational issues
  • Produce design, technical documentation, reports and records regarding infrastructure solutions
  • Test, implement, monitor and tune networking software/hardware to ensure optimum systems performance and highlight potential issues
  • Manage the analysis of network traffic data and providing recommendations on performance improvements to network infrastructures as appropriate
  • Undertake acceptance tests and commissioning communications systems and equipment
  • Occasional scheduled work at our Business Resumption Site at Bella Vista will be required


To be successful in this critical role you will possess:

  • Degree preferred in IT coupled with Industry accreditations in ITIL, Cisco and Wireless
  • Strong customer engagement skills
  • Strong knowledge of communications infrastructure in Cisco, including wireless technologies
  • Strong knowledge of networking systems and software covering both Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Understanding of networking and enterprise design
  • Strong experience in writing policies and procedures and other support documentation
  • Good working knowledge or willingness to learn: Network management tools such as Cisco DNA Centre, Statseeker and Infoblox
  • Good working knowledge or willingness to learn: Python and relevant scripting languages to automate activities
  • Good working knowledge or willingness to learn: Firewalls (Cisco/Palo Alto)
  • Good working knowledge or willingness to learn: F5 (LTM, GTM and BIGIQ)


Your development & career

We recognise that you may only know some of the technologies we use at the Bank and that you want to uplift your networking skills or work towards new career paths in security, automation and/or cloud. That is why we will work with you to fill any knowledge gaps and provide training where necessary to ensure you can fulfil your role. The Bank has a multitude of job progression pathways to ensure each team member has the opportunity to explore and grow their career at the Bank.

We have great office spaces with a new building refit underway in Sydney CBD, a work office out at Bella Vista for those who prefer Western Sydney, as well as offering flexible working and remote working for part of the working week.


Be More


Why RBA?

The RBA makes an important contribution to the Australian economy through the pursuit of national economic policy objectives and associated activities in financial markets and banking. We also issue Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contribute to the welfare of the Australian people.


Made up of specialists across a wide range of fields, our people have a critical role to play in achieving these objectives. Our people conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, while striving for excellence in the work they perform and the outcomes they achieve. We encourage intelligent inquiry and we treat one another with respect while promoting the public interest through our efforts.

We know it is the growth and success of our people that drives the Bank forward. Come and make a bigger contribution while you build and develop your own skills too, because being more means you can do more, for yourself and for Australia.


The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.

Applications close AUS Eastern Standard Time