Transport for NSW in IT hiring blitz – Strategy – Training and development
Transport for NSW plans to hire “hundreds” of new IT professionals statewide to bolster its ranks in the coming months.
The agency kicked off the hiring blitz on Friday, with a new role to offer in project teams focused on robots, apps, artificial intelligence, drones and cybersecurity.
It is currently application for 11 IT positions, including the Executive Director of Technology Clearance, the Director of Architecture, and the Director of Technology Investments and Policy Management.
A new team dedicated to the Sydney-based Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System is also expected to welcome new roles after the agency abandons planned commercialization.
iTnews has contacted TfNSW for further comment on when it plans to hire the remaining positions.
Amid a tight labor market, TfNSW Secretary Rob Sharp made a special appeal to those without qualifications and experience.
“We really encourage anyone interested in this area to throw their hats in the ring,” he said in a statement.
“There has been a 500% increase in training budgets for IT alone and at least 40% of IT jobs do not require a degree. “
“It’s about finding people from all walks of life who are eager to learn in the head office. “
Sharp added that this is “a really exciting time to work with TfNSW”, with the agency only “scratching the surface” on how [it is] pioneering technology ”.
Group chief information officer Richard Host said the “hundreds of new roles” would break down barriers for people considering careers in IT.
“We’re looking for people who are passionate about problem solving, working with people and technology. You don’t need a typical IT career path to apply, ”he said.
“We give our employees access to cutting-edge technology, on-the-job and formal training, and flexibility in how and where you work.
“Everything you need to be successful can be learned when you get here. “
The hiring blitz comes the same week the NSW Audit Office discovered that TfNSW and the cluster agency, Sydney Trains, were not “effectively managing” cybersecurity risks.
The audit found low levels of maturity to the NSW Government’s cybersecurity policy, including the essential eight cybersecurity controls, poor oversight of risks by executives.