Systems Administrator

• $92,560 - $104,260 pa plus an additional 15.4% superannuation
• Executive Level 1 (Senior Information Technology Officer Grade C) – Ref: 13511
• Docklands, Melbourne
• Non-ongoing position

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including droughts, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the fundamental and most widely used services of government.

The Bureau contributes to national social, economic, cultural and environmental goals by providing observational, meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services and by undertaking research into science and environment related issues in support of its operations and services.

The Information Technologies Branch of the Bureau of Meteorology manages the Communications and Computing Program to meet the corporate objectives of the Bureau. To meet these objectives the Software Systems and Services section operates Central & Regional computing infrastructure that hosts forecasting applications. The infrastructure is located in Head Office and Regional Offices.

The Bureau is seeking an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to deploy, support and continuously improve these systems. The appointee will join a team of AIX, Linux and VMware administrators responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Bureau’s Central & Regional forecasting systems. The supported infrastructure includes 10 highly available operational & developmental clusters (AIX, Red Hat Linux and VMware) that run forecasting applications, plus regional Storage Area Networks (SANs) and high performance Linux workstations. Occasional interstate travel may be required.

Experience in Linux image deployment, application packaging and deployment, configuration management systems, and identity management systems (including Kerberos) would be an advantage.

To view the Full Job Details and to obtain further information on our recruitment process and how to apply refer to our careers website

Please read the selection documentation and if you have any queries specific to this position please contact Kevin Shepherd on (03) 9669 4844 or email

Applications are to be lodged online through the Bureau of Meteorology eRecruit system by the closing date.