First listed on: 30 May 2024

Senior Specialist - Linux Systems

At Ambulance Victoria (AV) we are proud to share our commitment to save and improve lives by providing outstanding care for our patients. It is our promise to every patient, and it sits at the heart of everything we do. No matter what corporate or support role you play in delivering our critical services to Victorians, you join a team dedicated to bringing our vision of ‘outstanding emergency health care every time' to life. 

We are seeking an appropriately experienced Senior Specialist – Linux Systems for this full-time, fixed term position (ending 30 June 2026) to contribute to the delivery of key cyber projects. This position is based at Blackburn North, while it is essential that the successful applicant maintains a presence at our office hybrid/WFH options are available. 

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Program Manager Cyber Security, this position provides expert advice and project support for the cyber security program relating to remediation of vulnerabilities, upgrades and migrations of critical IT systems running on Red Hat, Oracle Linux and other Linux platforms. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Support AV cyber security program, associated projects, cloud program and BAU activities aligned to AV's Strategic Plan, consistent with AV's Improvement, Project, and Change Framework/s? 
  • Working closely with AV's Security and Cloud Infrastructure Architects, support design, security enhancements and migration of Linux systems and services
  • Provide technical input and advice to improve security, reliability and performance of systems to ensure systems and services remain secure and aligned to relevant security controls
  • Prepare briefs and proposals for AV's Linux technology solutions and associated activities which clearly convey strategies and plans and how to continuously improve the AV environment
  • Work collaboratively, provide technical leadership on Linux services and lead consultation for effective stakeholder engagement at all levels 

About you

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree or relevant industry certification with extensive relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and high-level relevant experience (preferably in an Information Technology related discipline). Additional requirements include:

  • Ability to understand and apply Cyber Security controls to the Linux Systems and Services at Ambulance Victoria
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse, solve problems and make decisions through application of high-level judgement and critical thinking
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation skills and collaboration skills
  • Experience with:
    • Enterprise Red Hat Linux and Oracle Linux systems
    • Cloud, in particular Microsoft Azure
    • Automation with Ansible or similar automation tools
    • Enterprise applications such as Oracle applications operating on Linux
    • Enterprise storage platforms and enterprise Data Protection software
    • Large Enterprise or Emergency Services and/or Health Services organisation (desirable)
    • DevOps and Azure (desirable) 

Working at AV

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance. We offer salary packaging options, generous personal leave entitlements, accrued days off for full time roles, and other benefits including free on-site parking. 

We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our people's skills and abilities and whether our staffing reflects the diversity of the Victorian community. If you are ready to be an integral part in bringing our values of Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence to life at AV, we want to hear from you! 

Successful applicants will need to have received the three (3) mandated COVID-19 vaccinations and be willing to complete pre-employment screening including references, misconduct, and Police Checks. 

By applying for this position with Ambulance Victoria, you agree to undertake an assessment of any Secondary Employment or outside interests, in line with AV's Secondary Employment procedure. This is required to ensure there is no perceived or actual conflict of interest for AV should you be successful and commence in the role. 

This position is graded at AV6 under the AV (Management and Administrative Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2021. 

The Position Description for this role can be found at the AV Careers website

How to apply

Your application will form an integral part of the selection process and should be of a high quality including:

  • Cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the position
  • Current resume 

Applications must be submitted by 11.59pm on Thursday 13 June 2024 by clicking ‘apply'Applications must be submitted via the AV Careers website to be considered. Emailed applications will not be accepted. 

Refer to the ‘Applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria' document for further information. For any queries, please email or 03 9840 3653.

At all levels of our organisation, a diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to deliver Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for our people.

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