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Special Forces Information Systems Manager

NZ Defence Force
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IT & computing
Auckland - Papakura
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Job Description

  • Be the technical lead for NZ Special Forces
  • Drive and implement technical change
  • Two year fixed term opportunity

What you will do
In this role you will manage the Special Operations Network Operations Centre in order to ensure that New Zealand Special Operations Forces Computer Information Systems meet the operational needs and strategic vision of 1 NZSAS Regt.
You will also make sure that all NZSOF CIS environments are installed and maintained in accordance with relevant policy, architecture, standards and procedures. Responsibilities include the principal design of SOF CIS architecture, design of new solutions and the third level support of existing systems throughout NZSOF.
Being the lead CIS capability development within the unit as the principal technical lead you will act as the technical manager of the unit responsible for CIS service provision. You will provide team leadership by providing planning, direction co-ordination, supervision, day-to-day staff administration and staff mentoring.
What we need
We are seeking a person with experience in managing an I.T. team, a person with proven leadership skills in a technical environment. As mentioned you will be the principal technical lead with the decisions you make shaping the project work undertaken. You are adept at driving and implementing technical change and supporting business change through trending technology.
It's essential that you can build strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external; not only that but your communications skills need to be exceptional, particularly the ability to document and express technical terms to non-technical users. You will also need a good understanding of project management and delivery.
You will bring a strong industry background and knowledge of network communications, computer hardware, application software and network operating system software. In addition you possess technical skills and experience in the following areas: SAN technologies, Server hardware, VMWare, Microsoft Technologies, Cisco Networking, Fortinet, Riverbed and Government Cryptographic Technologies.
A Bachelor of Information Technology degree (or an equivalent tertiary qualification) or evidence of equivalent knowledge gained by industry experience is essential.
The ability to travel both domestically and internationally is a requirement.
Who we are
The purpose of 1NZSAS Regt is to respond to strategic tasks or threats for which either the task or environment precludes the use of conventional operations. Tasks are focused, often discreet operations of an unorthodox and frequently high-risk nature undertaken to achieve significant political or military objectives beyond the capability of other forces.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us
In this role you will shape the direction of the technology for use by the NZ Special Forces on a day to day basis.
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to ‘Apply Online', please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Frazer Macdonald on 09 296 6818, quoting NZDF 1810031.

Please note this is a two year fixed term position.

Applications close at 5pm on 24/10/2018.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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