EL1 - Senior Storage Administrator


The Infrastructure and Service Delivery section manages voice, video and data networks, enterprise storage and backups,virtualisation platforms, Windows server platforms, Unix and Linux server platforms and database platforms as well as providing support via a service desk.

As a senior member of the team, the Senior Storage Administrator will have extensive experience in storage infrastructure administration in a mixed Windows and Unix environment that also includes VMWare. The Senior Storage Administrator should have sound people management skills in order to mentor employees in the delivery of quality and timely services. They will have good problem solving skills and the ability to enhance relationships within teams and with peers, stakeholders and clients.

The Senior Storage Administrator will provide technical solutions and independently undertake project work associated with the analysis, design, implementation and support of IP Australia's enterprise storage and backup environment. As a senior member of the team you will be expected to mentor and perform team leadership duties ensuring the delivery of quality and timely services.

IP Australia has a policy of continuously improving the organisation's performance. The Senior Storage Administrator will be expected to act as an agent of change, both in the technical environment and in the way the Section manages its workload and its work procedures.

Technologies in use at IP Australia include but are not limited to NetApp storage arrays (FAS 7-mode 8.1.4 and cDOT 8.3.1 and E-Series Santricity OS v8), CommVault Simpana 10, Windows Server 2008, 2012 R2, Solaris 10, RHEL 7.x, VMWare 5.5.


Working in IP Australia

Australia’s Intellectual property (IP) rights system supports innovation, investment and international competitiveness. IP Australia administers Australia’s IP rights system, specifically patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights. IP Australia also undertakes programs to educate and promote an awareness of intellectual property (IP), provides IP policy input to Government, develops legislation to support the IP system and contributes to bilateral and multilateral negotiations to improve IP protection internationally.

IP Australia strives to deliver robust IP rights efficiently, satisfy our customers in terms of timeliness and value for money and be recognised as one of the leading IP offices in the world for the quality (including accuracy and consistency) of the IP rights we grant. IP Australia is committed to external certification of our Quality Management System which involves applying ISO 9001:2008 to key business processes and to environmental management through ISO14001 certification within the agency.

All IP Australia staff contribute to the achievement of organisational outcomes and the overall management of IP Australia by assisting, as appropriate, the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrars of Trade Marks and Designs and Plant Breeder’s Rights, and their deputies (where relevant), to perform statutory functions, and where appropriate, exercise relevant delegations.

IP Australia recognises the importance of employees balancing their work and personal lives by offering staff access to an ongoing series of health and wellbeing programs, flexible work-life policies and a range of professional development programs. IP Australia is a breastfeeding friendly workplace.

The IP Australia office in Canberra provides high quality accommodation and facilities. These include: an on-site café, conference, meeting and training rooms; limited on-site parking for cars and motor cycles available on a rotational basis; the provision of undercover bicycle racks; excellent shower/change facilities for staff choosing to walk or ride to work; and the advantage of all staff being co-located in the one building.

Please note: All IP Australia positions are subject to an ENTRY ONLY pre-employment check unless a higher security clearance has been identified. Other pre-employment checks may also apply.


Job documentation updated and endorsed for use: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016