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Systems Administrator - Platform Engineering

At the Bank we recognise people who want to be part of a team, to be recognised for what they do, and how they help the Australian people. We aren't all about interest rates and the economic policies. We also run complex critical systems that provide disaster relief payments, print bank notes, and ensure that all the other banks can work together to allow us to live our lives. These systems rely on Technology and after winning awards for our New Payments Platform and establishing near real time settlements, we are now taking the next steps in our technology journey.

Do work that makes a difference

The key objective of the role is to support the deployment of software updates and patches to protect the Banks assets of both Windows and Redhat platforms. Help to lead delivery of software and patch updates while learning automation and scripting capabilities across both Windows and Redhat platforms. Join a team that is fast paced, highly motivated and that freely shares knowledge and insights to assist with your career growth and progression and can be used as a stepping stone towards a future career in Platform Engineering or even your next stepping stone towards a career in Cybersecurity. This is a permanent role.

Other key tasks will include:

  • Manage the service delivery, support and proactive maintenance of Bank’s IT Infrastructure services and processes.
  • Contribute towards maximising the availability and cyber protections of IT Infrastructure systems by enhancing resilience and recovery capabilities to minimising the impact of incidents.
  • Contribute towards maximising the availability and cyber protections of IT Infrastructure systems by enhancing resilience and recovery capabilities to minimising the impact of incidents.
  • Deliver the required documentation, reporting and data collection for asset management, audit, standard operations and proactive management of the Bank's end-to-end IT infrastructure services and processes.
  • Continuously improve systems to enhance the user experience, operate efficiently and cost effectively, including maximising automation and orchestration of implementation and ongoing operations

Your team

Be part of a team that supports each other and demonstrate growth mindsets. This role is part of the Corporate Services Group, Information Technology Department. The Corporate Services Group is responsible for the effective provision of information technology, workplace (asset management, facilities management, building security, and procurement) and data management services to support the delivery of the Bank’s policy, operational and corporate objectives. Information Technology Department - responsible for transforming and developing the core IT functions that support the Reserve Bank's policy, operational and corporate objectives. This role supports Work from Home and may require to work from Sydney as well as our BRS location in Bella Vista on occasion.

Your background

To be successful in this critical role you will possess;

  • Understanding of Windows Operating Systems (2012R2, 2016 and 2019) and RHEL (RHEL7 and RHEL8) or other Linux distributions. Experience of Linux systems administration/ automation preferred.
  • Interest in Cyber Security especially on vulnerability management.
  • Demonstrated IT experience in a service delivery or system administration role.
  • Experience of automation of system administrative tasks especially on software updates.
  • Be proactive in taking initiatives to automate manual tasks.
  • Willingness to maintain, or undertaken provided training to acquire, IT and industry related certifications as products are updated/released.

Why RBA?

The RBA pursues national economic policy objectives and undertakes a range of associated activities in financial markets and banking. It also issues Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contributes to the welfare of the Australian people.

Our people have a critical role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting capacity. As a values driven organisation, 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, we treat one another with respect, while promoting the public interest in our efforts.


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