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Cyber Security Engineer Senior

NZ Defence Force
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
Our newly established Defence Cyber Security Centre (DCSC) defends and protects the Defence Information Environment against cyber security threats.
As one of our Senior Cyber Security Engineer within the Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) you will play a critical role in equipping incident monitoring and response teams with the tools and solutions needed to operate in a time critical environment.
This will be a varied role in which you will:
•             maintain a deep understanding of the technical toolset and solution requirements within the CSOC such as sensor, monitoring, analysis and forensic tools
•             translate these requirements to build, support and maintain CSOC tools and solutions that enable the rapid detection of and response to Cyber Security incidents, and ensure the robust protection of the Defence Information Environment
•             provide senior level expertise and apply critical thought to resolve complex problems
•             seek opportunities to mentor and share expertise with less experienced team members.
It's an exciting time to join the CSOC at NZDF as we invest and grow in this emerging field and this is a chance to play a part in building, supporting and maintaining CSOC toolsets and solutions that will enable the rapid detection and response to Cyber Security Incidents.
What we need
This role will suit you if you are a proactive self-starter with a background in Cyber Security system engineering and the desire to constantly learn. 
You will be someone who enjoys working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment and in addition you will have:
•             senior-level deployment and operational experience of commercial firewalls, SIEM, common network detection methods, vulnerability scanning tools and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions and a variety of operating systems
•             programming / shell scripting experience (BASH, PowerShell, etc.)
•             knowledge of cyber risks, the current threat landscape, and common attacks used to compromise systems.
•             knowledge of the NZ Government requirements for security including the NZISM, Protective Security Requirements, and GCIO requirements
•             strong troubleshooting skills
•             excellent oral and communication skills
•             the ability to balance multiple priorities in a high demand environment.
Please note: 
You must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.
This position is required to be on call and may involve out of hours work.
Who we are
CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes 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
Let's just say we're not your typical corporate IT department:

•             We provide support to more than 14,000 military and civilian Defence Force personnel who are dispersed on seven continents, often in geographically remote, hostile environments;
•             Our solutions are deployed to personal devices, vehicles, ships and planes;
•             We're here to deliver military outcomes, not just the technology behind them.
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 visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Karen Stewart on quoting job reference NZDF-1904024
Applications close on Thursday 25 April 2019.

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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