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Software Engineer

NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS)
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

This position can be located in either Wellington or Auckland


  • Do you have a love of innovative and leading edge technologies?
  • Can you apply various technologies to answer complex analytical questions?
  • Are you keen to contribute to the safety and well being of New Zealand?


If you've answered yes to the questions above, a rewarding career with the NZSIS may be for you. As part of a small specialist team, you will have the opportunity to work with leading edge technologies to solve complex problems in an exciting, unique and fast paced operational environment.

You will have the software engineering responsibility of implementing features on an existing system. This will require you to work closely and, when required, aid the research team on specific topics. You will work on subjects and computing problems that are utterly unique.

You will be part of a team of supportive software engineers. It is expected that you bring solid engineering principles. However, creativity and pragmatism are required to meet the objectives. Some international travel may be required.

To be considered for this role you will need:

  • a university degree in computer science or electrical engineering with programming.
  • a passion for technology and a strong desire to develop a career applying it.
  • excellent problem solving and analysis skills.
  • effective written and oral communication skills.
  • excellent attention to detail, accuracy and judgment.

In return we can offer you a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities. We offer on-site gym and fitness facilities but most importantly, the outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand.

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

A copy of the position description can be found on this page. 

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter.  These should be sent to quoting reference number D2/17/93 in the subject line of the email.  Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to

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.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level  security clearance.  Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance 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.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.

The NZIC treats 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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