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Government Communications Security Bureau
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We have a great opportunity for an experienced people leader to manage the Cyber Threat Response Unit within GCSB's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). You will play a key role in the national security of New Zealand, and will make a difference to how the NCSC responds to and reports on cyber security incidents.

We are looking for an outstanding manager with a proven track record in managing and motivating teams of technical specialists. 

Our teams work closely with cyber security professionals across government and the private sector.  Whilst a background in Cyber Security, Computer Science or Software Engineering expertise is useful, our top priority is to recruit people who are as passionate about people management as they are about cutting-edge technology. 

We are looking for a manager who enjoys communicating and who is prepared to put the needs of customers at the centre of everything they do.  You'll need to be ready to step into a role where your actions will make a real difference to the security and prosperity of New Zealand.

If you are successful, your days could be spent:

-         liaising with customers and senior stakeholders;

-         driving the operational response to significant cyber incidents and leading teams working to counter sophisticated malware undetectable by commercial tools;

-         providing advice and solutions to policy-makers on the future of cyber security in New Zealand;

-         briefing politicians and senior officials on the rapidly evolving cyber threat. 

A desire to learn really matters to us.  We invest significantly in our people and expect you to be hungry to acquire new skills and experience.  We offer training and development opportunities online, in New Zealand and overseas.  We'll help you build a career where you fulfil your potential.

Our values are central to everything we do.  We want to find people who are honest and courageous, curious and resilient, agile and self-aware.  And we want to know that they'll encourage the same traits in those they lead.

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including competitive salary, on-site gym and fitness facilities.  We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

Salary from $106,860 - $160,290 per annum

A position description can be found on our website


How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to quoting reference number C2/18/66 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email.and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

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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 Sunday, 30 September 2018

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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