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Cyber Threat Analyst

Government Communications Security Bureau
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Do you want to help in the fight against advanced cyber security threats?

  • Do you have an interest or expertise in computer security or intelligence analysis?

  • Do you have an enquiring mind and enjoy solving complex analytical challenges?

If so, then you can make a real difference to the security and wellbeing of New Zealand.

We are seeking a talented cyber threat analyst to work as part of a tight-knit team of cyber security professionals within the National Cyber Security Centre.  Whether you are early in your career, or an industry expert, we want to hear from you.

We are defending New Zealand from the most serious and complicated cyber-attacks out there.  Our foreign adversaries are often well-resourced, highly skilled, and good at concealment.  We need to be constantly aware of who the real adversary might be, what their objectives and targets are, and how best to uncover their trail and defeat them.

Working in a talented team of cyber security professionals, you will be analysing multiple sources of information and intelligence about sophisticated cyber intrusions and working with a diverse customer set across both the public and private sectors.  You will be working with exciting technologies to solve challenging analytical and technical problems on unique datasets that you wouldn't have the opportunity to do anywhere else.  Your work will land on the desk of senior decision makers in both NZ and overseas.

We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of the cyber threat environment, or a background in intelligence analysis and reporting.  You will have excellent written communication skills and an ability to analyse and summarise data.

You will use your skills and experience to work as part of a team to defend New Zealand's critical infrastructure and organisations of national significance from sophisticated cyber threats.
The role is the point of contact with other international cyber-security agencies and will provide you with a unique opportunity to broaden your existing skillset, and to develop your experience through an established career path.

To be successful in this role you will be enthusiastic, and self-motivated. You will be able to work both independently and in a team, and display sound judgement.  You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in computer security OR intelligence analysis
  • An enquiring mind and an eye for detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound problem solving abilities
  • A desire to learn

We will offer you the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in the cyber security world.  There is a defined career path within the team and we will dedicate significant investment into your professional development.  You will also enjoy subsidised healthcare and an on-site gym.

Level 1 - $66,387 – $82,983 per annum
Level 2 - $77,497 - $96,872 per annum
Level 3 - $89,963 - $112,421 per annum

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a growth area, and working in a challenging and dynamic role where no two days are the same.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to quoting reference number C2/18/13.

Please direct any queries regarding this role to

Applications close 27 February 2018.

Please note: To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

Candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

We treat all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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