Data Network Specialist


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Data Network Specialist

  • Working within a small technical team providing a unique opportunity to learn and maintain a diverse data communication network
  • Well-known name and you will be adding to keeping Victorian’s moving
  • Paying EA rates circa $100,000 inclusive of superannuation and 17.5% leave loading.

At V/Line we are committed to helping people get to where they want to go. Whether that’s getting our customers to their destination or our people to their dream career. With a diverse range of roles, we have a passion for helping our people be their best. Let us get you there with free myki travel.

About the role

Reporting to the Technical Systems Manager, could you be our next Data Network Specialist?This is an exciting unique opportunity to be a part of a niche area.The role is highly technical with ability to learn and develop in all aspects of the Network including infrastructure, signalling and operations.

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Developing a comprehensive strategy for the OT data network, which aligns with cyber security, reliability and expansion strategies.
  • Monitor, review and endorse data network architecture and designs for transition into operation service.
  • Ensure stable operation of V/Lines critical data communications network
  • Monitoring network engineering performance and ensure system availability and reliability

About you

You will need to be qualified in one or more of the following industry recognised Network certifications(s):

  • CompTIA – Network
  • SANS Institute – GIAC

A diploma or equivalent is a requirement on one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Information technology and Networking
  • Information technology and networking
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer systems and networks

A degree in one of the following disciplines would be highly desirable but not essential:

  • Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hon Computer and Network Engineering)
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Network Security Management

In addition to this, you will demonstrate:

  • Alignment to V/Line’s values of responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership, and human rights.
  • Experience within Train Control Systems and Signalling Communication Infrastructure (desirable)
  • High level strategic thinking, analytical and problem solving skills in an industrial environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and good communication skills
  • Considerable experience working with internal business customers in managing and supporting a Data Network

For a copy of the position description or a confidential discussion please email Michelle Waters on

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What we can offer

    Workplace Flexibility

      Personal Development

        Commitment to Culture

          Inclusive Environment

            Career Opportunities

              Contribute to Connecting Victorians

                Free myki Travel

                  Paid Parental Leave

                  The successful applicant will be paid circa $100,000 inclusive of superannuation and leave loading, and is negotiable based on experience, in line with the V/LINE Asset Management Enterprise Agreement 2019.

                  The selection process may include aptitude assessments, a behavioural event interview, probity (police) check and medical check.

                  V/Line is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and we welcome applicants from any background. We value diversity and are continuously working towards creating a flexible and inclusive environment that is representative of the Victorian community.

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