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Senior Platform Engineer

More flexibility, less one-size-fits-all

RBA is currently seeking a Senior Platform Engineer's to join our Platform Engineering team in IT. These roles will provide specialised platform engineering and development skills for the implementation of infrastructure and automation solutions to meet the business requirements for the Bank and to ensure that these are aligned with the Bank's enterprise architecture and IT standards.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Platform Engineering team to develop and improve Bank platforms through problem resolution, debugging, and system enhancements.
  • Ensure that the Platform Engineering development standards are maintained and participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and best practice.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the IT Infrastructure platforms, tools, software packages used, and ensure all system documentation complies with relevant IT Standards.
  • Perform analysis and design of new platform solutions, undertake scripting / programming tasks, and ensure that solutions are adequately tested
  • Undertake relevant research including the evaluation of new software, tools, and techniques ensuring they meet the Bank's enterprise architecture and standards.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to refine business and IT requirements and promote the implementation and adoption of the automation technologies.
  • Champion the development, design, and delivery of software defined infrastructure initiatives to improve IT Infrastructure operational efficiency, security, and stability.


About you

Platform Engineering is part of the wider IT Infrastructure team and helps support those teams, so ideally, you'll have a background in IT Infrastructure. 

  • You enjoy working in an Agile or SCRUM team.
  • You are a confident and good communicator.
  • You enjoy programming, and have an interest in Infrastructure as Code.
  • You are enthusiastic development, testing and working within an enterprise SDLC framework.
  • You look to complete tasks the right way, not necessarily the fastest or easiest way.
  • You are innovative and creative. 


Skills & Expertise required

  • Experienced in IT infrastructure engineering role, preferably in Banking and Government.
  • Identify new products, patterns, and standards to increase automation.
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and orchestration tools such as vRealize Automation, Terraform, etc.
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, Bash, JavaScript, Terraform HCL, ARM Templates.
  • Experience working with API's.
  • Experience working in Scrum teams.
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD patterns using tools such as GIT, JIRA, Azure DevOps Server.
  • Working knowledge of operating systems for IaaS (Windows, Linux).


Your team

At the RBA, Platform Engineering is key to automating the way in which we deploy, manage, govern, and destroy our systems as they move through their lifecycle.  Working with other teams, Platform Engineering has established a set of platforms to deliver on a number of large programs of work as well as break into new areas of technology in the cloud and containerisation.  


Platform Engineering is made up of small teams of 6 or 7 engineers who work on a project or an area of BAU.  Our team members receive training to grow in the areas they are less knowledgeable in, as well as opportunities to move between teams to get more diverse experience and broaden their skills.  Each team has a lead who answers to the Manager of Platform Engineering.

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