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Cyber Incident Responder

  • Do you want to become one of the good guys in the fight against advanced cyber security threats?
  • Do you have an interest or expertise in host or network level forensics, reverse engineering, or malware analysis?
  • Do you have an investigative mind and enjoy solving complex analytical challenges?

If so, then you can make a real difference to the security and wellbeing of New Zealand.

We are looking for people to join us as Incident Responders. Whether you are early in your career, or an industry expert, we want to hear from you.

We are defending New Zealand from the most serious and complicated cyber-attacks out there. Our foreign adversaries are often well-resourced, highly skilled, and good at concealment. We need to be constantly aware of who the real adversary might be, what their objectives and targets are, and how best to uncover their trail and defeat them.

Working in a talented team of cyber security professionals, you will be investigating sophisticated cyber intrusions and working with a diverse customer set across both the public and private sectors. You will be working with exciting technologies to solve challenging analytical and technical problems on unique datasets that you wouldn’t have the opportunity to do anywhere else.

First and foremost, we are seeking candidates that are knowledgeable and passionate about information technology with a strong desire to learn and specialise in incident response. In addition we are looking for candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge and experience with digital/computer forensics, or incident response.
  • Familiarity with forensic tools, for example: EnCase, X-Ways or SANS SIFT.
  • Experience with malware analysis or reverse engineering.
  • Programming / scripting experience.

One or more of the following technical certifications is desirable:

  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
  • EnCECFCE, or equivalent certifications in these areas.

We are looking for someone self-motivated, resourceful, innovative and with an ability to think outside of the box. You will be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. you will also have the ability to demonstrate sound judgement, be able to embrace a busy environment, manage your workload and work effectively to deadlines. If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

Apply today, and kick start a meaningful career with the GCSB.

We will offer you the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in the cyber security world. There is a defined career path within the team and we will dedicate significant investment into your professional development. You will also enjoy subsidised healthcare and an on-site gym.

 

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz  quoting reference number C2/17/41 in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz

Applications close 14 June 2017.

Please note: 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 Top Secret Special (TSS) 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.

We treat 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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National Cyber Security Centre Application Engineer

In a world where our adversaries operate without rules or borders, GCSB’s mission to defend New Zealand’s most valuable information has never been more relevant.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is an integral part of the GCSB. We are an engineering team responsible for building and administering unique tools and technology - you will be part of a team protecting some of the most important information infrastructure in New Zealand!

You will join a team of like-minded, curious and intelligent Engineers who work closely together and do amazing things with technology. You will need to enjoy and be willing to work as part of a team, but also be comfortable working on complex problems on your own. We like out of the box thinking - ideas are encouraged in this team!

In this role, you will apply your experience working with big data, statistics and machine learning technologies to aid in the expansion of our data science capability. You will work closely with expert analysts to engineer solutions to aid in the automation and productionisation of analyst activities as well as develop and work with existing solutions for data discovery, analysis and presentation.

You will bring:

  • Enthusiasm for solving complex problems
  • In addition to relevant work experience you will hold a relevant formal tertiary qualification
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to create concise and effective technical documentation

Some of the skills and experience a successful applicant will have are:

  • Intermediary to Advanced level experience in multiple programming languages; Java, C, C++
  • Experience working in Continuous Integration environments
  • Experience Developing for Linux
  • A strong background in statistics and machine learning

Based in our Wellington office, you will receive solid technical training and professional development along with many interesting challenges as well as a range of employee benefits.

How to apply  

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz  quoting reference number C2/17/38  in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

Applications close 4 June 2017. 

Please note: 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 Top Secret Special (TSS) 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.

We treat 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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National Cyber Security Centre Systems Engineer

Bored of just looking after one part of a system? See yourself as a 'full-stack' systems engineer? We don't just look after the network, or the OS, we design, build and support the full stack! 

We are looking for someone with a wide range of skills who is willing to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. We want a self-starter who isn't set in their ways and is willing to find new and innovative ways of getting stuff done. We want a team player that cares about security has an eye to the future and is willing to challenge the way we do things in a positive way. Here, innovation and ideas are encouraged and change is expected – solving interesting problems, leveraging cutting edge technologies and flexibility in our choice of tools allows a dynamic and innovative work environment.

As well as a lot of leading edge technology to work with, the work you will do is meaningful, interesting and you will go home at night knowing that you've helped to contribute to keep New Zealand's critical infrastructure safe from cyber-borne threats.

We are looking for people with the following skills:

  • Solid Linux and/or Windows Server or Desktops administration skills
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef or similar
  • A good understanding of network engineering and/or storage technologies
  • Virtualisation experience
  • Systems design experience
  • A broad understanding of information security principles

We offer the chance to work in a unique environment where you get to be hands on with a variety of different technologies, so no day will be the same as the last. We also offer a competitive salary, health insurance, generous training budgets and flexible working hours.

How to apply  

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz  quoting reference number C2/17/37  in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

Applications close 4 June 2017. 

Please note: 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 Top Secret Special (TSS) 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.

We treat 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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Vetting Officer - Auckland

Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding career where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?

 Do you want to work with a group of people who are passionate about protecting and advancing New Zealand’s way of life?

NZSIS has a statutory mandate to conduct security vetting in New Zealand on behalf of all government agencies, and is currently recruiting for full time Vetting Officers in Auckland. We are looking for professional individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills and a good range of life experiences.

The role of a Vetting Officer is to conduct background investigations, and interview nominated government employees and their referees in order to assess suitability to hold a national security clearance.  You will assess the information gathered against the Protective Security Requirements and Adjudicative Guidelines.

The Vetting Officer will need to have proven interviewing and investigative skills, be discreet and demonstrate the ability to make assessments in a non-judgemental manner.  The outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand.

To be successful in this role you will need to display excellent judgement, as well as enjoy working collaboratively to solve problems and make decisions. You will also possess the following qualities:

  • Proven interviewing skills both face to face and by telephone
  • A high level of integrity and trustworthiness
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to make well researched, informed and open-minded assessments with regard for differing lifestyles, backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience in investigative or information gathering and analysis work
  • Excellent self-management with a good ability to prioritise in the face of a demanding work load
  • An appreciation for technology and the ability to learn to use new software
  • Have a valid and clean full New Zealand Driver’s Licence for travel within New Zealand

In return we can offer you a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities and on-site gym and fitness facilities.

If you fit the criteria above and are looking for a fulfilling career where you will be encouraged to excel then we are keen to hear from you.

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 careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number D2/17/31 in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers@nzic.govt.nz 

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 or Australia for at least 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 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 Monday 5th June 2017

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.