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Cyber Security Operations Centre Manager

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
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 the Manager, Cyber Security Operations (CSOC) within DCSC you will provide leadership and management to the teams responsible for detecting and responding to Cyber Security incidents.
As well as monitoring and identification of threats; forensic investigations and management of incidents through to remediation, you and your team will also be responsible for building and maintaining the cyber security platform to ensure it is fit for purpose.
You will also be responsible for engaging stakeholders across NZDF and the partner community to ensure that resolution of Cyber Security incidents are integrated with the wider Communication and Information Services branch's IT security management approach.
What we need
We are looking for a strategic, forward thinking leader with a strong background in cyber security operations to lead the way in this emerging field for NZDF.
To be considered you will need:.

•             exceptional knowledge of cyber risks, the current threat landscape along with the kinds of attacks used to compromise systems
•             technical understanding  of enterprise detection tools, IDS/IPS, network packet analysis and endpoint protection
•             excellent stakeholder relationship management skills
•             previous experience building and developing teams of technical professionals
•             comprehensive understanding of the NZ Government requirements for security including the NZISM, PSR and GCIO requirements
•             excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate an argument or action that promotes organisational success and achievement.
Ideally you will also have GIAC certification or another security or GRC focused certification.
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-1904026.

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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