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Cyber Security Incident 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

As the Incident Manager you will coordinate and track the response to cyber security incidents. You will do this by;

  • Evaluate urgency of incidents and prioritise;
  • Coordinate and combine incident response activities among different teams within the CSOC;
  • Identify commonalities amongst incidents;
  • Track Cyber Security incidents to closure ensuring the incident has successfully resolved;
  • Mentor and provide guidance to your team mates and share expertise;
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technology and skills in support of building and maintain Cyber Security incident response.

What we need

To be considered for this position you will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience in the Cyber Security incident management field or similar;
  • Experience leading Cyber Security incident response activities;
  • Exceptional knowledge of cyber risks, the current threat landscape and common attacks;
  • Technical understanding of enterprise detection technologies and processes;
  • Exceptional knowledge of network protocols and operating systems;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build and maintain stakeholder relationships;
  • A strategic outlook and the ability to conceptualise and develop innovative solutions.

Please note: This position on-call and may involve out-of-hours work. On-call allowance provided. You must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.

Who we are

We support more than 14,000 personnel on seven continents, often in geographically remote or hostile environments, using a range of satellite and terrestrial systems. Our core purpose is to provide specialist ICT support to mission and intelligence, as well as providing support to essential corporate functions such as Logistics, Human Resources and Finance. Most importantly, we support our colleagues in the Navy, Army, Airforce and Joint Forces who rely on us for the technology they use on platforms (e.g. planes, helicopters, vehicles, ships and military bases). We operate in operational environments, across a range of domains - including cyber – to ensure New Zealand is protected against external threats.

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

By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

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 Michelle Wilson on
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Thursday 18 July 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 15 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 15 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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