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Department of Human Services in Australia launches STEM ICT scheme 2017

The Department of Human Services (DHS) in Australia has launched its 2017 ICT recruitment round for University graduates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) qualifications, who are interested in designing, developing and delivering digital services to Australians. The scheme was launched in 2016.  

There are currently 125 positions available in the department’s ICT hubs located in Canberra, Adelaide, and Brisbane. Roles include Data Specialist, Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Security Administrator - cyber security and more.

Applicants who fulfil the eligibility criteria will be taken through a gamified testing process, testing skills and abilities in problem solving, numerical reasoning, processing speed and verbal knowledge.

DHS runs one of the largest in-house ICT operations in the southern hemisphere. Its systems deliver over AU$172 billion in payments annually across Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support.

Chief Information Security Officer Narelle Devine said, “In my role, I’m responsible for protecting the systems that deliver over $500 million in payments every day and ensuring the security and integrity of some of the most sensitive personal and financial information in our community. Cyber security, and IT more generally, is often perceived as being a male-dominated industry, but the department’s modern workplace culture provides great opportunities for anyone who is passionate about technology. The massive scale of our IT systems, exposure to diverse technologies and access to world class training and development make DHS an excellent starting point for a rewarding ICT career. I strongly encourage STEM graduates, particularly young women, to consider applying for the department’s 2017 STEM ICT Professional recruitment round.”

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