Head Of IT Automation


Create and deliver a program of technology and culture transformation across IST focused on relentless automation, including DevOps, infrastructure automation, system management automation and project management automation. The role will draw to together and expand on existing teams’ work in these spaces, continuously delivering capability back into the organisation over a 2-year timeframe. This program of work forms a key stream within the Future IST program.


About the Role

AGL IT has been transforming from traditional enterprise development into agile product engineering. A part of this process there has been a strong focus on end-to-end sustainability with a DevOps mindset, which has built up significant momentum to date with teams embracing a culture of continuous improvement.

Traditionally, the IT group has been asked to automate business services; it is now time for the group to leverage its skills in automating its own delivery and operational services.

Relentless automation cuts across every team and every process, and as such there is an opportunity to draw on existing teams to create a single programme of automation, connecting development, infrastructure and operations across IST. This program will bring people together in a project structure for a fixed period, with the intent to accelerate the automation of key processes in IST. At its completion, we will have empowered our delivery and support teams to execute more quickly and efficiently.

As the Head of IT Automation, you will build these automation capabilities across software development, environment (including infrastructure and cloud), monitoring, management and process automation.  You will also be responsible for the cultural and process changes required to derive the benefits from the automation capabilities being created.

We are seeking a technologist who can collaborate across IT, managing both an internal team and an expanded virtual team across the delivery value chain. This person will create the AGL specific “Platform-as-a-Service” that will be transitioned and owned by the platform teams to improve time-to-market, quality and efficiency.

AGL’s IT Automation program will run over a 2-year period, as such this opportunity is being offered as a 24-month max term contract. This role supports flexible working.


Key Responsibilities

  • Owner of the automation priority plan and roadmap
  • Delivery of the automation workstream under the Future IST program
  • Work with enterprise IT and platform teams to deliver optimisation of end-to-end delivery and support via relentless automation
  • Creation of core process automation and build pipeline capability for IST/AGL
  • Provide self-service capability for various teams within IST, e.g. cost transparency
  • Automation of environment provisioning and parallel build-test-deploy pipelines, including cloud & infrastructure target state/hands-off automation
  • Key focus is on productivity and the seamless delivery of change thereby enabling business agility
  • Handover of initial automation capability to platforms/shared services as per the roadmap
  • Implement the IT information model such as self-service management reporting


About You 

  • Experience implementing DevOps with commercial benefits
  • Demonstrated cultural and process change within an enterprise
  • IT leadership experience in a large organisation
  • Start-up experience desired
  • Financial accountability and reporting ability
  • Risk management and collaboration skills
  • Technical knowledge of modern SDLC and automation tools
  • Proven experience in complex change management of internal customers’ behaviours

What's in it for you?

You'll be working in an A-grade building with state of the art activity based working facilities. Being supported by our new flexible ways of working. We call it Smarter Working.

You'll get the opportunity to work with some of the most engaged and innovative in the business. Being exposed to more opportunities to advance your skills and career.

Working in a company the size of ours the sky's the limit for your career aspirations and we're focused on investing in you.

About us

Come with us on a journey of exploration and creativity, doing the same things differently, better, faster by encompassing innovation and passion for a more sustainable world.

It truly is an exciting time to be part of AGL Energy as we lead the way in generating sustainable energy solutions for all Australians.  With a heritage of over 180 years and listed in the top 50 companies on the ASX, AGL offers a genuinely diverse, safe and supportive work environment, where "actions not words" fosters a culture of achievement and personal development.

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