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Principal Advisor – Applications Modernisation

Rio Tinto - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Principal Advisor – Applications Modernisation

  • Great opportunity to join a global organisation at the forefront of mining
  • Excellent work environment where people are valued and respected
  • This role will expose you to exciting technology and allow you to partner with multiple teams and organisations
  • Permanent position based in Brisbane or Perth

About The Role

We are looking for a Principal Advisor – Applications Modernisation, to facilitate the modernisation of the entire applications portfolio. Working across application product teams and serving as the primary interface between operations and project/programme teams to make a step change improvement in the applications maturity. The role will facilitate application rationalisation and consolidation throughout the portfolio.

This role is a great opportunity for a team player to be part of Rio Tinto’s IS&T global modernisation journey and place their stamp on the change by leading the process from the start and making it their own.

We are an open, connected global team that includes some of the industry’s best and brightest minds. We offer competitive, performance-focused remuneration and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. With a global reach, the opportunities to develop and grow your career are broad and exciting.

Reporting to the Manager Business Applications and working in collaborative and exciting environment within our global IS&T Operations team, you will
  • Prioritise the operations modernisation strategy of IS&T in the global applications space – with a desired outcome of reduced risk, reduced cost, increased performance and/or improved business value
  • Leverage the existing commercial and contractual structures to accelerate the modernisation of the business critical applications in the IS&T portfolio – with a focus on Azure Cloud
  • Advance applications rationalisation and consolidation, reduce the global applications portfolio by a min of 10% year on year to eliminate waste, reduce complexity, and improve the risk/cyber position
  • Serve as the primary interface, subject matter expert, lead contact point between Operations and Projects for major improvement works in the applications domain
  • Lead outcomes across application products teams to leverage synergies and reuse improvement successes, methodologies and principles from across the portfolio.
  • Facilitate innovation and improvements in collaboration with the IS&T Enterprise Architecture group – serve as the Operations SME and strategist in any applications operational decisions

What You’ll Bring
  • Applications Architecture experience particularly in cloud - Azure
  • Aps Development methodologies experience
  • An ITIL qualification
  • Worked in a DevOps, Agile, Rapid Delivery environment
  • Experience in business case development working with key stakeholders
  • Managed a signification number of IS&T projects ideally using Agile methodologies
  • Leadership experience
  • Budgeting and planning skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Mining Value Chain and/or Functional knowledge
  • Vendor/Contractor Management

What We Offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) operates to enable better alignment with customer priorities, end-to-end accountability and flexibility to prioritise critical work. The function provides solutions that are aligned with current and future business requirements through the development and ongoing delivery of IT strategy and solution roadmaps. Through appropriate governance, consultative processes, and the use of industry best practices, IS&T also ensures that emerging technologies and innovative ideas are constantly evaluated, considered, and adopted, to provide easy-to-use, best-in-class solutions and services.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.