Gaz - aps6 - act/nsw/qld/vic - business objects developer

Home Affairs:  Be part of something bigger: contribute to building a secure Australia that is prosperous, open and united. Join a connected team of professionals, where you can be your authentic self; grow your career while making time for all parts of your life.

The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions.

The Department of Home Affairs includes the entirety of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It also includes national security, emergency management and criminal justice functions from the Attorney-General's Department; the Office of Transport Security from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; multicultural affairs from the Department of Social Services; and the counter-terrorism coordination and cyber security policy functions from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Overview of the Branch and Section:

The Corporate and Case Systems Branch, within the Home Affairs ICT Division, is responsible for:

  • Designing and developing innovative solutions to support the business using SAP (HR and Finance), Microsoft products for online channels and various technologies to develop and enhance our Case Management Systems.
  • Developing standards, patterns and frameworks that support the provision of a number of enterprise functions such as User Experience, IT Capacity management and performance testing, as well as setting the standards for our online channels and case management systems.

The Case & Incident Management Systems Section (CIMS) is responsible for Enterprise Case and Incident Management. This includes Enterprise Case Management (based on the Siebel Platform), Enforcement Case management and Enterprise Incident Management (based on the Noggin platform). CIMS is undertaking a major program of work covering investment in existing enterprise platforms and the remediation, sustainment, replacement and decommission of legacy systems.

About the role:

This position is responsible for the analysis and development of reporting solutions in the Business Objects Reporting Tool set and other reporting tools such as Tableau.  This includes sustainment of pre-defined reports and development of reporting solutions for project outcomes.

The position also supports a wide range of business areas using Case Management Systems and Incident Management Systems as their main ICT Platform. Sustainment of fixed reports and enabling business use of Ad Hoc reporting capability is a key responsibility of this role.

Our ideal candidate:

For these roles, we are seeking dynamic ICT professionals with drive, determination, and a strong record of achieving innovative outcomes in a complex ICT environment, who can:

  • Deliver contemporary technology-enabled solutions that use modern, agile delivery practices
  • Work in a team environment, responsible for building solutions that deliver significantly improved, reliable and resilient systems
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities, are innovative, motivated and who have the ability to work independently
  • Guide, mentor and develop people.

This is an exciting opportunity for potential employees to join a highly professional and skilled team where you can be your authentic self and leverage targeted learning and develop opportunities to help grow your career. You will also be provided access to support and flexible working arrangements to allow you to make time for all parts of your life.

Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • Develop appropriate Business Object (BO) solutions (design and code) and related technical documentation
  • Designing and developing reports
  • Manage the BO defects raised in the project cycle
  • Deliver the BO projects to business within the time frame of the release
  • Manage the BO Deployment: Manage the migration of developed work from  development to Production by proper communication with DWaRS team and Siebel Admin team.

Role requirements/qualifications:

  • 5 years experience in Business Objects preferred 
  • Technical experience and expertise in Business Objects reporting technology
  • ICT degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to acquire and/or knowledge of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force data models and systems is highly desireable.
How to apply:

You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs’ online recruitment system (ourPeople). Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to.

As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • your CV
  • details of two referees
  • your Applicant Response document that details how your skills, knowledge and qualifications make you the best person for the role.

Applicant response:

As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section.

Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.

Please prepare a two-page Applicant Response providing examples of experience and expertise in the following (a maximum 250 word response to each application question)

  1. Experience in Business Objects toolsets including:
  •  Web Intelligence;
  • Enterprise Reporting (Crystal Reports);
  • Universe Designer;
  • Enterprise Information Management.
  1. Experience in SQL Coding
  1. Experience in
  • BO Universe Architecture involving development of frameworks and standards;
  • DB2 or Oracle;
  • SQL Server.

      4. Ability to work well within a team environment including communication skills with Business Analysts, Test Analysts, Project Managers and administration staff.

Candidates who progress to the next stage will be invited to complete a work sample test, followed by an interview.

Eligibility: To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Department’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).

Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.

Notes: Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to recruitment at *********** A response will be sent during business hours.

If you have identified as having a disability, please indicate whether you require any support throughout the selection process. For further information please contact Recruitment: ***********

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service


Posted: 04 December 2019

Location:  Parramatta, NSW

Salary:  $76408 - $90400