First listed on: 28 January 2020
Virtual Laboratory Technician

About Us: DST is an inclusive employer, committed to diversity and equity in the work place. DST offers an attractive salary package and flexible, family-friendly working arrangements. Our staff have access to flexible working hours with opportunities for part-time and home-based work. We encourage ongoing professional growth and development.

Defence provides a superannuation contribution of 15.4 per cent, higher than most industries, with the opportunity for you to make additional personal contributions. To learn more about DST see our DST Corporate Video.

As the Virtual Laboratory Technician you will work as part of a dynamic team maintaining and growing the Virtual Laboratory (VL) classified computing capability to meet the rapidly evolving needs of research and scientific staff.

  • You will lead and execute the ICT-elements around providing data, software and services for research staff within the Virtual Laboratory computing domain.
  • Work collaboratively with a team of leading scientists and engineers in the development and delivery of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities for some of Defense’s problems.
  • Deliver and maintain modern software stacks and capabilities that support the development of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning solutions.
  • Opportunities to experiment with latest software technologies applied to Defence.

You will provide a critical enabling function for research and scientific staff, as well as help guide the development of new enabling ICT services for the environment.

Key result areas; under limited direction the Virtual Laboratory Technician will:

  • Work as part of a small team providing technical oversight and maintenance of desktop, server, storage and backup elements of the Virtual Laboratory Computing Capability that includes a mix of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholder groups and the broader user community of the Virtual Laboratory to understand current and future user requirements.
  • Help grow the Virtual Laboratory Computing Capability through the deployment of new ICT services.
  • Provide the data management workflows between security domains to provide software and ICT system patching.

Application Closing Date: Monday 24 February, 2020

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DST/05357/19 on


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