Technical Lead

Job Title: Technical Lead
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 242803_1642747067
Contact Name: Josie Bandiola
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 21, 2022 17:37

Job Description

About the Company:

Austrade is looking for a Technical Lead to join the Digital Client Services Branch (DCS). DCS has several programs of work in progress which support the delivery of digital services to our clients, who include Australian exporters and international students. The Technical Lead will work closely with solution developers and testers across multi-disciplinary teams that use agile principles and practices to deliver client-centred solutions. They will collaborate with, and take direction from, the Solution Architect and Program Delivery Manager to provide technical leadership and build technical capability within the branch to a high standard.


  • Leading capability uplift in technical skill sets and processes across the division, including upholding coding standards and test-driven development practices, and leading peer reviews and pair programming activities with the developer cohort.
  • Providing strong technical expertise and guidance to developers undertaking software development activities using bespoke ASP.NET Core web app (Web API, Entity Framework Core) and solutions based on ReactJS using TypeScript and JavaScript.
  • Maintaining and improving CI/CD build and release pipelines in Azure DevOps/Git, including coordinating and carrying out test and production releases to deliver product increments, including integrating test automation.
  • Performing systems analysis, investigating technical problems, and working with relevant team members to troubleshoot and resolve defects and blockers.
  • Assisting teams with estimating, refining, and planning technical tasks.
  • Working closely within an agreed architecture to deliver and maintain high quality, extensible, and maintainable tools, and systems in line with robust SDLC practices and to deadlines.

Skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an ICT related field or applicable industry certifications.
  • Extensive experience (5+ years) as a full-stack solution developer-modern Microsoft products/cloud platforms, including the following technologies: Microsoft .NET Core specialist ASP.NET Core. ReactJS using TypeScript, JavaScript. Azure DevOps with Git. Azure cloud services, inc. app service, function apps.
  • Building/consuming Web APIs. Entity Framework Core MS SQL Server.
  • Expertise in applying technical standards and practices such as pair programming, test-driven development, continuous integration, and collective code ownership.
  • Proven ability to coach, mentor, and enable other team members, including while managing competing priorities.
  • Well-developed leadership skills, particularly in the adoption of new technologies and practices, and adaptability to change.
  • Robust skills and experience in technical problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Strong communication at technical, business, and interpersonal levels (both written & oral).
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team or organisation using Agile and human-centred design principles, practices, or frameworks (i.e. Scrum).
  • Knowledge of the Commonwealth Digital Service Standard.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Josie Bandiola on 02 9054 8710 quoting reference 242803.

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