Service Virtualisation and Environment Lead


Fantastic long term opportunity for a Service Virtualisation and Environments Lead to help build and operate a service virtualisation capability

Who is Araza: 
Araza is a leading Australian based consulting and services organisation. We partner with our clients to improve their business performance through the implementation and delivery of business and technology projects.  
Our people are our biggest asset and we want to continue building on our success. 
At the beginning of the business in 2013, it was our mission to build an IT consulting firm that was GREAT.  
In 2020 we are still working hard at being great. With more than 300 consultants Australia wide (and counting), we are proud to be a consulting firm that is growing fast, focused on outcomes and still in touch with our values. 
A Service Virtualisation and Environments Lead is required to help build and operate a service virtualisation capability to drive testing efficiencies across a program of work, assist non-production environments and testing practice by developing virtual service stubs and test automation processes and provide technical environment management support.
In this role you will be responsible for:
  • Provide technical advice on establishment, tool choice, configuration and best practice operation of service virtualisation capability.
  • Build and operate service virtualisation tools and processes for stub development and provisioning to test teams.
  • Develop virtual services (stubs) to emulate network & application interfaces, protocols and services in the non-production environment for use with testing.
  • Develop service virtualisation frameworks that promote ease of use, maintability, reusablility, scalability along with the ability to run unattended.
  • Actively govern the use of service virtualisation and automation tools to ensure consistency and good use, and provide continuous service improvement.
  • Integrate with existing environments & testing processes and testing automation.
  • Coordinate with vendors in development, resuse and operation of the stub services.
  • Provide environment services to streams and projects on IT environments.
  • Be a first point of contact for environment incidents and defects.
  • Perform level 1 & 2 support of environments.
  • Support the day to day running of environments through environment booking, event management, test support, problem management, access management and version control.
  • Support environment VM infrastructure throughout cloud and on-premises DCs.
  • Execute monitoring solutions within environments involving API's, services, databases, SAAS solutions and web interfaces.
  • Work directly with Streams and their Projects to communicate environment events, deployments and outages.
  • Coordination with external teams and vendors for application and infrastructure deployment.
  • Maintain environment documentation, update defects via ALM and maintain booking register.
  • Stakeholder communication on capacity, outages, availability, monitoring, reporting and daily environment shakeout tests.
  • Review and approve environment change requests, working with the Change & Release manager to ensure releases are aligned to the release schedule
To be successful in this role you will have: 
  • Experience in establishing and operating service virtualisation and stub development.
  • Proven experience in using tools such as CA LISA, ServiceV Pro, Parasoft, Micro Focus Service Virtualisation.
  • Experience in establishing, managing and governing automation services and operating models within complex organisations.
  • Good knowledge of programming in Java, JavaScript, Python, SQL and other relevant programming languages.
  • Experience as an environment analyst in complex organisations and IT environments.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with different areas of the organisation to gather information.
  • Ability to work autonomously with little supervision.
  • Australian Citizenship
What we give to you: (It’s pretty simple, but not common)
  • A company that cares for their people.
  • Gender equity, in both roles and remuneration throughout the organization
  • Truly talented, switched on and collaborative team members that help each other to succeed.
We have countless events throughout the year from weekly lunches, Araza women presents, Araza Fit, Araza Red (donate blood), Araza Nerds and our end of year celebrations.
If Araza has caught your interest, then please apply now. We would love to meet you and tell you more about our amazing company.
***We thank you in advance for your application and advise that only candidates that meet the position requirements and have Australian working rights will be contacted.***
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