EL2 - Lead Pega System Architect

DIVISION Policy and Corporate
GROUP: Rights In One Program and Business Futures
TITLE: Lead Pega System Architect
WEEKLY HOURS: 36:45 Full Time

Job description / Context of the role

The successful applicant will work as Pega Lead System Architect within IP Australia’s Rights In One Program (RIO Program), and is responsible for the design, architecture, and implementation of Pega based solutions; accountable for ensuring the business and technical architecture of the delivered solution meets business and technical requirements.
The RIO Program is an important corporate priority that will achieve:

  • One easy to use and maintain system for IP Management, IP Discovery and information sharing
  • Capability to more easily adapt our products and processes to respond to customer, business, legislation and user needs.
  • Reduction in regulatory burden- through simplification and harmonisation of terminology, processes and legislation across the four IP rights.
  • Improved quality through in-process guidance and quality review to reduce opportunities for error and need for rework after product has been released to customers.
  • Richer and timely business monitoring and reporting capability configured with appropriate privacy safeguards (remove the need for multiple complex spreadsheets and monitoring tools). This means we will be able to improve the way we manage our IP rights.

Condensed wording for the Gazette

As a senior technical leader in an agile development team within the RIO Program, you are responsible for the design, architecture, and implementation of Pega based solutions; accountable for ensuring the business and technical architecture of the delivered solution meets business and technical requirements.

Specific Duties

As a Lead Pega Architect within IP Australia’s RIO Program your specific duties may require you to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to lead application development and integration teams and positively manage relationships with team members, vendors and business stakeholders;
  • Act as a Pega solutions Subject Matter Expert to the organisation;
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of reuse and portability in terms of enterprise solutions seeking to determine and develop repeatable, efficient and optimal ways of implementing Pega solutions;
  • Demonstrate an ability to configure the Pega system to reflect the above;
  • Within the sprints, drive the elaboration, construction, transition and build phases, in an Agile/scrum based development environment;
  • Ensure delivered solutions adhere to the defined quality criteria and development methodology standards as defined in the RIO program’s development methodology;
  • Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to Pega vendor
  • Identify project technical risks and work with stakeholders to develop treatments and controls;
  • Present to senior management levels on architectural decisions;
  • Demonstrate forward thinking the strategic direction of the agency and how Pega solutions and other systems can best be used to support these aims;
  • Act as the coach and mentor to all team members on their assigned project tasks;
  • Manage and mentor staff to ensure knowledge transfer and acquisition of skills.
  • Demonstrates attitudes and behaviours responsive to workplace change (including participates in and encourages others to participate in change and contribute to successful outcomes)
  • Improves organisational performance through effective engagement with and management of risk within relevant sphere of influence
  • Establishes clear expectations and creates an environment to achieve stated goals and objectives, takes ownership and honours commitments
  • Maintains an understanding of their/worker responsibilities under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and a commitment to promoting a healthy and safe workplace.

Eligibility Qualifications / Knowledge required

  • BA/Bsc (desirable)
  • Accreditation or ability to obtain the necessary Pega qualifications
  • Experience with all phases of software development including design, configuration, testing, debugging, implementation, and support of large-scale, business centric and process based applications
  • Exposure to a variety of technologies, including, but not limited to, WebSphere or Weblogic, J2EE (JSP, Servlets, EJB, XML, Java), .Net, Oracle, DB2, and MS/SQL.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Object-Oriented techniques and principles
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Experience leading technical teams

Key skills / Capabilities

Successful applicants will be required to attend identified Pega training courses to obtain the desired levels of Pega certification. The successful applicant will be required over 18 months to complete the following training courses:

  • PegaRules Process Commander (PRPC) System Architect (CSA);
  • PRPC Senior System Architect (CSSA);
  • Methodology Black Belt (CMBB);
  • Customer Process Manager Architect (CPM); and
  • PRPC Lead System Architect (CLSA)

Application Requirements

To apply for this position, candidates are asked to:

  • address each selection criteria question individually (max 750 words);
  • provide a current CV;
  • provide the names of two referees through the IP Australia Web Recruitment system.

Applications must be submitted through the IP Australia Web Recruitment system (ESS)
Please note: you MUST be an Australian Citizen to be engaged in the APS and to meet IP Australia’s security clearance requirements

Selection Criteria

criteria by providing examples in the context of being able to perform the specific duties detailed above:

  1. Supports Strategic Direction – Provide evidence of your capabilities, including an example of when you have demonstrated a strategic approach in a business situation.
  2. Achieves results – Provide evidence of your capabilities, including an example of when you have achieved results within your work area
  3. Supports productive working relationships - Provide evidence of your capabilities, including an example of how you built effective or maintained relationships with your organisation for the benefit of the organisation.
  4. Displays personal drive and integrity - Provide evidence of your capabilities, including an example of when you have used your initiative to improve your workplace. Highlight how you dealt with uncertainties in the environment.
  5. Communicates with influence - Provide evidence of your capabilities, including examples of when you have demonstrated communication skills to present a strategic approach and to elicit information from a range of stakeholders.
  6. Architecture and Design of Pega – Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the main features of the Pega system, including best practice techniques.

Contact Officer

For further information pertaining to this job please contact Robert Bollard on (02) 6283 2938

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:
Date: 15 April 2016

Last updated: 
22 April 2016