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IT & Telecomms / Systems Integration

Contract or Temp

Position : Systems Engineer

Location : ACT

Gateway Synergy is looking for highly experienced Systems Engineer contractor with Department of Defence experience to work on the various stages of the project lifecycle.

The Role:

The contractor will be expected to act in a technical hands-on role, with responsibility as the subject matter expert lead for software design & applications as well as middleware & routing. The contractor will also assist with system administration and test tool development, which will require the key person to have programming aptitude. 

  • Provide SME advice on in-service or emerging components of communications networks and their interfaces
  • Provide engineering management oversight of the system configuration, processes and personnel.
  • As directed, investigate emerging waveforms through desktop analysis and trials.
  • Support the development and deployment of test tools and procedures within the team.
  • Provide SME advice on in-service or emerging systems and standards
  • Support the development of test threads.
  • Attend and inform program/project events.
  • Develop and coordinate operational analysis supporting tests and trials with Army and other Defence organisations.
  • Support risk reduction trials and acceptance tests for systems.
  • Apply the APS code of conduct and principles of equity and diversity, fraud and ethics, and OH&S.
  • Provide other services as tasked.

The Candidate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and/or Systems Engineering
  • Software development experience (including work done independently or as part of a small team).
  • It is highly desirable that contractor involved in this task has:
  • Experience in the use of middleware for distributed applications
  • Extensive Network programming experience, including:
  • Familiarity with the ethernet/IP headers and packet structuring for the development of inspection and filtering rules
  • Familiarity with writing software linking to raw packet capture libraries (libpcap)
  • Experience in web front-end development.
  • Experience with unified modelling language
  • Experience with writing acceptance test procedures
  • Knowledge of deployable ADF command and control systems
  • Formal training in (or has equivalent experience in) the deployment and administration of large scale virtualised environments (ESXi)
  • Experience with conducting data and configuration management, particularly within documentation; and software and hardware baselines
  • Training or certifications in project management or business analysis qualifications.
  • A currently active security clearance of at least NV1 is required for the role

What the role offers:

  • $1200 -$2000/day contracting rate for the right candidate
  • 12 months contracting role with extensions
  • Below the line role

This role is a part of Defence initiative. Confidential conversation will need to occur before there needs to be disclosure on the project.


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