Technical Lead

Western Power

Location: Perth

Job Type: Not Specified


This is a unique and exciting time to be a part of the Tech & Data Services team at Western Power. We are at the forefront of the energy transition in leveraging existing and new technologies, including microgrid, stand-alone power systems (SPS), battery storage solutions and incorporating increased levels of renewable energy such as roof top solar into the energy system. We're transforming the electricity network ensuring a cleaner, brighter and more resilient energy supply for the next generation.

We're also working hard on enabling the decarbonisation of the energy system by converting more of our energy consumption to electricity, including electric vehicles (EVs) as well as other initiatives to enable industry sectors to reduce emissions by making the switch.

The transition to the energy system of the future is reliant on innovation in the Tech & Data Services space. Longer term, we’ll be focusing on the establishment of foundational services, provided in an efficient, reliable and highly accessible manner. We will apply a lifecycle management approach to these services so we are accountable for the strategy, implementation and ongoing operation of our products.

We support Western Power’s objectives through fit-for-purpose data so the business can extract maximum value from our assets in any work location. We need your support to ensure appropriate techniques and tools are used to deliver solutions to the business that they can use to generate insights that yield better & faster decisions, using data they can trust and understand.

We believe that Tech & Data is the best place to be in Western Power because it’s not often that you get the chance to establish a whole new capability within a large organisation in WA. Everyone in the team is passionate about making it work and making it work well; we’re a hands-on, conscientious bunch, and always look for opportunities to improve. Tech & Data Services is the ‘engine room’ but we’re not just stoking the boilers, we’re developing the machine. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more!

About the Role:

This position is responsible for Leading the design, development, and implementation of ESB / API solutions leveraging MuleSoft platform.

This position possesses the experience and the expertise to ensure work is delivered in line with Western Power’s delivery framework and ICT standards. This will be achieved by leading development teams, utilising the subject matter expertise, full comprehension of the agile delivery framework and extensive knowledge of application and infrastructure components used in Western Power.

As a Tech Lead at Western Power, you will:

  • Champion and evangelise development best practices like TDD, automation, continuous integration, continuous deployment, DevOps and agile delivery framework, aligning these to Western Power’s ICT strategy.
  • Mentor application developers and information specialists to build and test application code in accordance with Western Power’s methodologies, architectural standards and industry best practices
  • Monitor and optimise Mulesoft performance, and proactively address issues to ensure high availability and reliability
  • Lead, manage and deliver solutions for business driven initiatives by working with internal staff and (or) external service providers
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance on Mulesoft best practices
  • Spearhead continuous improvement and review of Western Power’s processes, standards and tools to achieve well – engineered results and contribute to a positive environment that encourages individual development and continuous improvement
  • Monitor and report on the progress of projects against business requirements and quality of deliverables, drive remedial actions and escalate issues where necessary
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders across Western Power and external ICT service providers to manage application development within the parameters of the business need and availability of budget and skills.

About you:

The successful applicant will be experienced and competent in the following:

  • A minimum of ten (10) or more years in ICT with eight (8) or more years of direct experience in application development and minimum of three (3) years as a technical lead
  • Experience of working with MuleSoft components, workflow, and patterns, and how to configure them
  • Experience in performing multiple roles in Agile SCRUM projects
  • Extensive experience of managing and working with external ICT service providers in the design and delivery of complex ICT solutions
  • Strong knowledge of ICT development and project delivery methodologies
  • Practical experience in leading small project teams to deliver outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Technical Leads must be proficient with the following knowledge, skills and experience:
    • B2B, and SOA framework
    • Web Service standards and requirements
    • Security standards, such as WS Security, Digital Certificates, SSL etc.
    • Deployment architecture
    • Secure Software Development Lifecycle

At Western Power, we live and breathe our values. Here’s how the Tech & Data Services team align...

Safe & caring – Safety is critical to our business; we are not only passionate about our physical safety, but the psychological safety of our people. We are also keen to drive technology solutions to alleviate risks.

Results focussed – Our customers and communication are at the core of Western Power’s purpose, and digital technology is rapidly changing how we engage and improve our customer experience. We set challenging goals, work hard and hold ourselves accountable to deliver.

Acting with integrity – Tech & Data Services execute the required work to support the organisation and do the right thing by the people of WA. We build trusted relationships by being open and honest.

Working together - Teamwork for Tech & Data Services extends well beyond our technology colleagues; we need to understand and collaborate throughout the business and with our external stakeholders for Western Power to meet the needs of our customers.

Always improving – It’s integral to our success as a business that we always improve; it’s our obligation to continuously do better on behalf of our community. In Tech & Data we do this by staying current on new technologies and patterns, sourcing and combining the best thought leadership from our partners and industry experts, evolving the way we deliver products to our customers and the Western Power organisation to ensure we provide efficient and effective systems and services.

What’s on Offer?

At Western Power, the secret to our power is our people. As an employee, we offer you:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A safe and sustainable workplace
  • Equal opportunity employment
  • Personal development and training opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • An award-winning employee recognition programme.

Does this sound like a journey you’re keen to be a part of? Express your interest by clicking the ‘apply’ button and sending us your CV.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers & the LGBTQI+ community.

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