Cyber Defence Support Engineer at NZ Defence Force, Manawatū-Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The Cyber Defence Support Engineer tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure, hardware and software that conform to NZDF DDG architecture in support of 1 CSR outcomes. They are the Subject Matter Expert, influencing deployments and security architecture across the deployed Defence Information Environment.
They are responsible for the sustainability of cyber security solutions to support the command and control of operational networks.
Key area of work will be aiding in the development of the cyber defence of the Army's Tactical Area Network Environment (TĀNE), in conjunction with a small team of IT professionals. A normal day will be a mix of hands on engineering tasks, combined with consulting with and advising other staff on future projects to enhance cyber defence within the NZ Army.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience
You will be sharing your knowledge to develop and mentor the team. There is an opportunity for the successful applicant to shape the capability and use their industry expertise to align NZ Army with best-practice as they establish many of the processes that it will use going forward.
As a subject matter expert, you will have proven industry expertise influencing deployments and security architecture across the deployed Defence Information Environment.
Excellent and effective communication skills, both written and oral, is a requirement as you will work with a range of both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
You will preferably have a tertiary degree in Computer Science, or formal qualifications relevant to and associated with cyber security.
- You must be a New Zealand citizen for a minimum of 15 years, and have resided in one of the five eyes countries for the past 15 years to apply for this role.
- The successful applicant must be able to travel domestically and internationally on occasion.
Mō mātou | About Us
1st Command Support Regiment (1CSR) provides expeditionary command and control networks, electronic warfare and intelligence force elements at designated degrees of notice to 1 NZ Brigade, in order to win on operations. The Cyber Cell is the NZ Army's defensive cyber capability. It provides cyber security support to 1CSR and 1 (NZ) Bde and TRADOC units, and conducts Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) for the NZ Army with the aim of maintaining friendly force freedom of manoeuvre within cyberspace. The Cyber Cell is also the Army Cyber SMEs for the Cyber Integrated Project Team (IPT) supporting the development of the NZDF's cyber capability.
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.
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
- Great benefits for you and your family.
- Full time ongoing work.
- Fully funded life cover up to $300,000.
- Access to holiday accommodation across NZ.
- 5 weeks annual leave per year.
- Flexible working environment and positive culture.
- Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply, please use the links on this page.
- Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.
- 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 13 October 2022.
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
- You must have been an 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 10 years.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have 15 years of verifiable background history in countries where a meaningful background check can be undertaken and assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Defence Force|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||IT & computing|
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