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Operational Networks and Systems Administrator

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

  • Are you passionate about IT systems and networks?
  • Do you want to take that energy in a new and exciting direction?
  • Do you feel like you could be doing more with your skills and want to contribute in a meaningful way?

If you answered yes to the above questions, we may have the exciting new opportunity you have been looking for!

The Intelligence Directorate of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is looking for an Operational Networks and Systems Administrator to join the team. 

In this position you'll apply your computing and information technology experience to manage, maintain and develop our specialist operational systems and networks. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of systems and networks, including product research, implementation and support. There is also the flexibility to realise solutions and influence development.

You will be an essential part of a small and collaborative team and your work is key to our success. You can expect to do some unique things with your computing, networking and problem solving skills and there's definitely a chance you will work with things you won't see anywhere else.

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Experience managing a range of network vendor's firewalls, routers and switches,
  • Experience with Linux and windows system administration,
  • End to end knowledge of applications, databases and infrastructure,
  • A tertiary degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent, and
  • An ability to conduct independent research.

In addition to the above, we are looking for candidates with highly effective communication and relationship management skills as well as a high level of self motivation supported by a “can do” approach.

This is a unique opportunity to work in an exciting and fast paced operational environment. No two days are ever the same!

If this sounds like you and you can demonstrate you have the requirements we are looking for, we are keen to hear from you.

As well as interesting work, we also offer growth and development opportunities and subsidised health insurance. Most importantly, the outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand.

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

Salary range: $78,797 - $119,695 per annum

How to apply 

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter.  These should be sent to quoting reference number D2/19/53 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 Friday 26 July 2019 

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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