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- Listed 10/1/23
- Contract or Temp
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) leads the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security. We are part of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and our role is to help make Australia the most secure place to connect online.
ASD has an ongoing requirement for a Test Manager to work in support of the National Cyber Defence Program on complex projects within an integrated workforce.
As the Test Manager you will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and control of various test activities. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to build and deliver valuable test outcomes that are aligned with scheduled sprints and releases. In addition you will actively identify, develop and adopt continuous improvements to test framework, tools and artefacts aimed at elevating testing capabilities across the software testing life cycle (STLC).
Indicative duties include, but are not limited to:
- Defining and implementing the role testing plays within the organisation,
- Defining the scope of testing within the context of each release/delivery, and
- Deploying and managing the appropriate testing framework to meet the testing mandate.
Key knowledge or experience required include:
All candidates must be Australian Citizens and hold a current NV1 clearance to apply. Please provide the candidate’s AGSVA Clearance Subject (CS) ID in their resume. FOR INFORMATION:
- Managing a team of test analysts,
- Broad experience in managing the testing of complex integrated solutions comprising bespoke components with numerous system interfaces, security use-cases and testing system infrastructure (e.g. network components, gateways, firewalls etc.), and
- Experience operating within an agile scrum context using Atlassian stack test design, execution and reporting.
This role requires the successful candidate to complete an Organisational Suitability Assessment (OSA) within 12 months of engagement.
An OSA is an ASD policy requirement (ASD-POL-014) for contractors who will be engaged for a period in excess of 12 months. OSA’s are conducted to determine a person’s suitability to work in ASD. Before submitting an application for this role, the candidate should consider their preparedness for questions that may include the following topics: personal relationships, living circumstances, personal values, financial situation, physical and mental health history including substance use, and any civil and/or military record. Initial contract duration
12 months Extension term
12 months Number of extensions
2 Location of work
ACT, Offsite Working arrangements
Successful candidates will normally work 5 days per week (estimated 40 hour week). All roles for this RFQ are Canberra based, however interstate applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered. The Agency will consider and negotiate remote (work from anywhere) working arrangements on a case by case basis. Where a remote working arrangement is agreed, successful applicants will be required to: • Attend the Agency’s Canberra Office for the first week of their engagement to undertake compulsory training and to meet team members and various Agency personnel. • Travel to Canberra at least once per month for a minimum of 4 working days for key stakeholder, team, and organisational events. Where the candidate is interstate based please provide the candidate’s interstate location in their resume. Security clearance
Must have Negative Vetting Level 1 Criteria Essential criteria 1.
Proven experience demonstrating responsibility for all aspects of the test management process ( analysis, design, planning, testing execution, monitoring and reporting). 2.
Demonstrated experience mentoring team members in testing standards, processes and testing best practice. 3.
Demonstrated experience in the verification of ICT infrastructure (physical and virtual), CI/CD developed solutions and client and server software. 4.
Demonstrated experience in maintaining the integrity of testing and coordinating the execution of these activities, defining test cases, scenarios and scripts based on business requirements and use cases. Desirable criteria 1.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field. 2.
Experience using Jira and Confluence for test artefact design and management. 3.
Experience in verifying non-functional requirements (Load, Performance, Reliability and Compliance). 4.
Demonstrated understanding of security testing and fundamental system security principles and experience in conducting test activities within a SAFe Agile methodology. What to submit For each application, we must the following as instructed by the client:
Please contact me in relation to HOW to apply.
- Notice period and or start date
- Your hourly rate and whether you are ABN or PAYG
- responses to selection criteria – max 500 words per criteria
- resumés – word format
- references x 2