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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 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.
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 variety 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.
You'll enjoy this role if you are hungry to learn and you like working with an outgoing, sociable and knowledgeable team. 
What we need
This could suit you if you are a customer focussed intermediate to senior level systems engineer with a good mix of applications and infrastructure experience.
You will need good knowledge and experience of diagnostic and investigation techniques, and be able to think out of the box. 
You'll also be someone who enjoys building sound working relationships with vendors and stakeholders.  In addition you will have a good understanding of:

  • 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

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.
Who we are
CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.
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. 
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.

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 or visit our Defence Careers website. For further information, contact Neil Weeds on, quoting NZDF-1901029.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

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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