Service NSW - Product Engineer Intern

Sydney, NSW

Agency Overview

Service NSW is making it easier for people and businesses across NSW to access government services.
Since launch in July 2013, we have successfully transformed and streamlined NSW Government service delivery with cutting edge digital solutions and an award-winning culture of passion and teamwork.
Our customer-centric solution offers simpler and faster access to government transactions through our digital channels, a 24/7 phone service and an expanding network of service centres.
We currently partner with over 50 agencies to offer over 1,000 NSW Government transactions including drivers" licences, vehicle registration renewals, applications for birth certificates, Seniors Cards, Housing NSW payments, fines, contractor licences and many more.


Primary purpose of the role

The Product Engineer leads building and deploying software, web, and multimedia applications to support delivery of innovative and user-centred products. Working in a lean, agile, and test driven development environment, the Product Engineer will lead and support across the development process to build Service NSW products which deliver customer value.


Key accountabilities

  • Support end to end product development through build, release, maintenance and enhancement of product features, to deliver high quality products
  • Contribute technical expertise to enhance the quality of product solution design
  • Prepare and maintain specialised code to enable product development, and enhancements to the existing code base
  • Support iterative testing processes and continuously gathering feedback to improve the quality and reduce operational risk
  • Support resolution of technical risks and issues, and provide product support and problem resolution to minimise the impact of product related service outages
  • Contribute to developing guidelines and practices to enable a high performance product development and support the product roadmap


Key challenges

  • Balance competing demands to ensure deliverables are achieved and determine the future demand for resources based on changing business needs
  • Understand relationships between components of processes and the impact of changes
  • Managing stakeholder and team expectations and outcomes


Key Relationships

  • Product Manager - Escalate issues, keep informed, advise and receive instructions
  • Work Team - Participate in meetings to obtain the work group perspective and share information and work collaboratively to contribute to achieving the team’s business outcomes
  • Clients/Customers - Resolve and provide solutions to issues


Reporting Line

This role will directly report to a Product Manager.


Essential requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a degree in Computer Science or related field at an Australian University
  • Comprehensive understanding of build, configuration management and continuous integration and delivery
  • Experience in cloud deployment and management (especially AWS)
  • Proven experience in Test Driven Development and strong background in testing, frontend, backend, integration and end to end
  • Broad software development experience (SDLC)
  • Strong background in Salesforce (Lightening) or Angular JS technologies
  • Experience managing projects, product design and / or software development within an Agile / DevOps environment will be an advantage
  • Full Stack Development experience will be an advantage


Capabilities for the role

The NSW Public Sector Capability Framework applies to all NSW public sector employees. The Capability Framework is available at

This role also utilises an occupation specific capability set which contains information from the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). The capability set is available at



Must be currently studying at an Australian University to be eligible. The scholarship amount is $34,000 tax-free for 12 months full-time.


  • Type

    Work Integrated Learning

  • Company

    Service NSW

  • Scholarship Amount


  • Undergrad or Postgrad


  • Length

    12 months

  • Working hours

    Full time

  • Required residency

    Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Application closing date


  • Expected start date


  • Location

    Sydney, NSW