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Access Engineer

Government Communications Security Bureau
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We are seeking a motivated individual with a strong technical/analytic background for the position of Access Engineer within the Intelligence Directorate of the Government Communications Security Bureau. As an Access Engineer you will specialise in the research, analysis and daily operation of collection systems, including troubleshooting and operational enhancements.

This is a technically demanding role where innovative thinking, performance analysis and modern computer engineering principles are required to solve complex technological problems. Access Engineers need to balance a high level of security awareness with a solution-focussed mind-set in the performance of their role, so a high level of judgement is required. Technical advice and support to other GCSB areas or New Zealand Government departments and agencies will also be required.

For this role we are looking for a technically capable individual with relevant technical/analytic education or work experience. To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

  • A tertiary qualification in an information technology-related field such as computer science, engineering, telecommunications, or information science/technology, or equivalent learning through experience.
  • A good understanding of common networking protocols.
  • A good understanding of computer security concepts from either a Microsoft Windows or Linux/UNIX perspective. Knowledge of mobile device/network security concepts would be an advantage.
  • Strong attention to detail, a desire to learn new skills, and the ability to accurately identify, analyse and solve difficult technical problems.

Whether you are a recent graduate, are about to finish a postgraduate research project, or developed in industry to an expert level, we have multiple levels that will fit your experience, and a defined path to progress as your career grows within the team and the GCSB.

The Salary Ranges for the three levels are:

  • Level 1  $68,724 - $103,086
  • Level 2  $79,797 - $119,695
  • Level 3  $93,497 - $140,245

As well as interesting work we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance, on-site gym and fitness facilities and a great work life balance where you never have to take work home.

We support diversity in the workplace and believe it is our first line of defence. We encourage all parts of the community to consider a career with us.

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to quoting reference number C2/19/101 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 29 August 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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