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Systems Engineer

NZ Defence Force
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do  

As a Defence Command and Control Systems Engineer you will join a nationwide team responsible for facilitating, supporting and protecting the effective use and availability of Defence Command & Control systems (DC2S), applications, interfaces and infrastructure.  These systems are critical to enabling NZDF mission outcomes.  

In this customer centric role you will work collaboratively with allies, DC2S vendors, subject matter experts, and the wider defence force to resolve issues and implement approved functionality requests.  

A typical day will be varied as the DC2S technical environment is varied.   This means your first challenge will be to get up to speed with the plethora of applications that we use, however, you'll work with a supportive team and manager who will ensure you get plenty of on the job training and development.

Who we are  

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes 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.   

CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We enable the interaction between our people, our partners and the broader defence community, at home and abroad.  

CIS Branch is totally unique, we are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe. We work locally and globally to provide solutions to military-specific challenges and to ensure Defence information can flow efficiently and securely between New Zealand and our Allies.  

Why Us  

Let's just say we're not your typical corporate IT department:

  • We provide support to more than 14,000 military and civilian Defence Force personnel who are dispersed on seven continents, often in geographically remote, hostile environments;
  • Our solutions are deployed to personal devices, vehicles, ships and planes;
  • We're here to deliver military outcomes, not just the technology behind them.

It's also the perfect time to join us. We are in the process of transforming our culture and the way we work so we truly understand our customers and partner with them strategically.  

By joining us as we evolve to a modern, shared information and technology platform, you will be part of a culture that endears trust, empowers decision-making and respects people.      

What we need  

This could suit you if you are an intermediate to senior level systems engineer with a good mix of applications and infrastructure experience.

You will be someone who takes pride in your methodical diagnostic and investigation techniques, ability to think out of the box and can do attitude.

You will be customer-focused and capable of building sound working relationships with vendors and stakeholders.   

In addition you will need substantial expertise in all of the below:

  • Microsoft technologies – at SME level
  • Linux/Unix technologies – at Intermediate level moving to SME
  • Virtualisation technologies  - at SME level
  • Citrix – at Intermediate level moving to SME
  • Problem assessment and diagnostic techniques – senior experience ​

You'll enjoy this role if you are hungry to learn and you like working with an outgoing, sociable and knowledgeable team.   

Note: that although standard hours are Monday to Friday 40 hours per week, you must also be available to work on-call outside of business hours on a rostered basis.  

You must also be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.

Please note: we are currently working through our longer-term office location requirements in the broader Wellington area. In the interim you would need to be able to work from our current CIS offices across the Wellington and Hutt Valley region.  

Note this role can be based in either Wellington, Devonport or Burnham - so please let us know your location preference on your cover letter.​

Come and be part of the change.  What we do matters!

The renumeration band for this position is $84,824 - $104,783 inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution.

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 use the links on this page. For further information, contact Neil Weeds on, quoting NZDF-1810018.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Friday, 19th October 2018.

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 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 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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