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GCSB
GCSB

Cyber Threat Analyst

  • Do you want to help in the fight against advanced cyber security threats?
  • Do you have an interest or expertise in computer security or intelligence analysis?
  • Do you have an enquiring 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 seeking a talented cyber threat analyst to work as part of a tight-knit team of cyber security professionals within the National Cyber Security Centre.  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 analysing multiple sources of information and intelligence about 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.  Your work will land on the desk of senior decision makers in both NZ and overseas.

We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of the cyber threat environment, or a background in intelligence analysis and reporting.  You will have excellent written communication skills and an ability to analyse and summarise data.

You will use your skills and experience to work as part of a team to defend New Zealand’s critical infrastructure and organisations of national significance from sophisticated cyber threats.

The role is the point of contact with other international cyber-security agencies and will provide you with a unique opportunity to broaden your existing skillset, and to develop your experience through an established career path.

To be successful in this role you will be enthusiastic, and self-motivated. You will be able to work both independently and in a team, and display sound judgement.  You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in computer security OR intelligence analysis
  • An enquiring mind and an eye for detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound problem solving abilities
  • A desire to learn

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.

Level 1 - $66,387 – $82,983 per annum
Level 2 - $77,497 - $96,872 per annum
Level 3 - $89,963 - $112,421 per annum

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a growth area, and working in a challenging and dynamic role where no two days are the same.

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 C2/18/13  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

Please note: To be eligible for employment within the NZ Intelligence Community 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.

Applications close 27 February 2018.

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.

GCSB
GCSB

IT Infrastructure / System Engineer

Are you a practical IT person with a passion for computing who wants to take that energy into a new and exciting environment?  Do you feel like you could be doing more with your skills? Do you want the opportunity to expand those skills into other areas of IT technology? Are you interested in being part of an organisation that is committed to the security and well-being of New Zealand?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you need to seriously consider working with us at our Marlborough facility. Working here is as much about making a positive lifestyle choice as it is about carrying out satisfying, purposeful work. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors, raise a family or take advantage of the high sunshine hours at the centre of New Zealand’s wine industry, Marlborough should be the choice for you and your family.

What you'll bring to the position:

  • A passion for computing technology with some system admin skills
  • A good understanding of the nfrastructure required to support data centre facilities
  • Relevant work experience and hopefully formal training such as a tertiary qualification.
  • Enthusiasm for solving complex problems in a customer centric environment.
  • Enjoyment working in a high functioning team.

We refer to a person with this expertise as a Cryptologic Engineer. Don’t let the word ‘Cryptologic’ spook you (see what we did there). It’s not code breaking but you can be expected to do some unique things with your System Engineer skills.

What you get from us:

  • Unique and extremely interesting work that you don’t get to do anywhere else
  • Career and training opportunities
  • Open source culture and community
  • Competitive salary appropriate to qualifications and experience
  • Private medical insurance and vision care benefits
  • We have cookies (actually scones, but you get the idea)
  • You'll never have to take your work home with you

These are some of the skills that the successful applicant will have (not all of them, but hey, we can dream right?):

  • System administration (Linux / Windows)
  • Scripting and programming
  • Virtualisation technologies
  • High availability electrical supply installations
  • Air handling / chiller systems
  • Complex multi-server processing systems (design, deploy, support)
  • Monitoring and alarm systems
  • Cloud technologies (just defining 'Cloud' would be enough)
  • Data centre support experience including racking and stacking
  • Antenna structure installation and maintenance
  • Practical electrical and electronics experience
  • Interoperability (even if you have to DIY from time to time)

It sounds like quite a mixture doesn’t it? You’re right, it is. This is a job where the opportunities to be involved in a wide range of technologies is extraordinary. We’re not looking for the right skill set so much as the right person.

You will join a technology centric team who collectively do amazing things in a high tech environment, but you should also be comfortable solving complex problems on your own. You will know that Raspberry Pi isn't something your grandmother bakes, the EbNo isn’t a river in Europe and getting your hands dirty is a sign that it’s been a good day.

Level 1 - $66,387 – $82,983 per annum
Level 2 - $77,497 - $96,872 per annum
Level 3 - $89,963 - $112,421 per annum

We're a little bit different. The work is always challenging and it's important for the security of New Zealand.

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 C2/18/11 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

Please note: To be eligible for employment within the NZ Intelligence Community 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.

Applications close 25 February 2018.

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.

GCSB
GCSB

LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR / SYSTEM ENGINEER

Are you passionate about Linux, and want to take that energy into a new and exciting environment?  Do you feel like you could be doing more with your skills? Do you want the opportunity to expand those skills into other areas of IT technology? Are you interested in being part of an organisation that is committed to the security and well-being of New Zealand?

If the answer to these questions is yes, you need to seriously consider working for us at our Marlborough facility in the Waihopai Valley. Those of you struggling to buy a house in one of New Zealand’s larger cities should check out the average house prices in Blenheim (you’ll have time while you’re stuck in traffic). Working here is as much about making a positive lifestyle choice as it is about carrying out satisfying work. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors, raise a family or take advantage of the high sunshine hours at the centre of New Zealand’s wine industry, Marlborough should be the choice for you and your family.

What you'll bring to the position: 

  • A passion for Linux and IT including system admin skills
  • Relevant work experience and hopefully some formal training like a tertiary qualification
  • Enthusiasm for solving complex IT problems
  • Enjoyment working in a team environment

We refer to a person with this expertise as a Cryptologic Engineer. Don’t let the word ‘Cryptologic’ spook you (see what we did there). It’s not code breaking but you can be expected to do some unique things with your System Administrator/ System Engineer skills.

What you get from us: 

  • Unique and extremely interesting work that you don’t get to do anywhere else
  • Career and training opportunities
  • Open source culture and community
  • Competitive salary appropriate to qualifications and experience
  • Private medical insurance and vision care benefits
  • We have cookies (actually scones, but you get the idea)
  • You'll never have to take your work home with you

These are some of the skills that the successful applicant will have (not all of them, but hey, we can dream right?):

  • Linux system administration (CentOS, Ubuntu, RHEL)
  • Scripting and programming
  • Virtualisation (vSphere, libvirt and other hypervisor technologies)
  • Databases (MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB, Hadoop)
  • Puppet, Jenkins, Foreman or similar automation and configuration tools
  • Complex multi-server processing systems (design, deploy, support)
  • Storage area networks and networking across a variety of vendors
  • Cloud and web technologies (just defining 'Cloud' would be enough)
  • Data centre support experience including racking, stacking and monitoring
  • Practical electrical and electronics experience
  • Interoperability (even if you have to DIY from time to time)

Did you read anything about supporting Windows based systems above? No you didn't. We're sure you can and that's a useful skill, but that won't be what impresses us.

You will join a technology centric team who collectively do amazing things with computing and electronic technology, but you should also be comfortable solving complex problems on your own. You know that Raspberry Pi isn't something your grandmother bakes, Python is more than just a big snake and you are quite happy to roll up your sleeves and bust out your strace skills when the going gets tough.

We're a little bit different. The work is always challenging and it's important for the security of New Zealand.

Level 1 - $66,387 – $82,983 per annum
Level 2 - $77,497 - $96,872 per annum
Level 3 - $89,963 - $112,421 per annum

We're a little bit different. The work is always challenging and it's important for the security of New Zealand.

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 C2/18/12 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

Please note: To be eligible for employment within the NZ Intelligence Community 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.

Applications close 25 February 2018.

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.

GCSB
GCSB

Senior Policy Advisor (Fixed-term or secondment)

  • 9 month fixed-term (or possible inter-agency secondment) – Starting early June 2018.
  • Lead initiatives and develop, review and implement policy across the GCSB
  • Directly contribute to the national security of New Zealand


Applications are invited for a 9 month fixed-term position (starting early June 2018*) as Senior Policy Advisor within the Office of the Director-General’s Compliance and Policy team at the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). 

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Policy Advisor to use their expertise to lead policy initiatives.  You will be responsible for developing policy as well as providing support and advice on policy development, review and implementation across the GCSB.  You will work on issues and across subjects that you wouldn’t see anywhere else and your work will directly contribute to the national security of New Zealand.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience in the development of operational policy (preferably within the public sector)
  • conceptual and analytical skills
  • sound judgement, flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills
  • the ability to work collaboratively across an organisation
  • experience developing and implementing solutions to complex and ambiguous problems

This is an opportunity to use your influence and expertise to achieve positive outcomes for the New Zealand Intelligence Community, so if the challenge of working across significant, unique and stimulating subject matter appeals to you, then we would love to hear from you.

Applications for an inter-agency/public sector secondment are also welcome (with relevant approval from your home organisation).

* Start date will depend on gaining the required security clearance 

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 C2/18/15 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, 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.

Applications close - Sunday 25 February 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.

GCSB
GCSB

Computer Network Defence (CND) Analysts

We are looking for people to join us as Computer Network Defence (CND) Analysts in the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), an integral part of the GCSB. Whether you’re early in your career, or an industry expert, we want to hear from you.

We are defending New Zealand from the most serious and sophisticated cyber-attacks out there. Our foreign adversaries are often well-resourced, highly skilled, and good at concealment. We constantly need to be 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 high performing team of cyber security professionals, you will be striving to understand and counter sophisticated cyber borne threats against New Zealand’s information infrastructures of significance. 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 Computer Network Defence. In addition, we are looking for candidates with:

  • Expertise or interest in learning network and endpoint intrusion detection and discovery techniques
  • Relevant technical qualifications or certifications in fields such as, Information Security, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Data Science
  • Knowledge of vulnerabilities, exploits and mitigation techniques
  • A willingness to try new things, be innovative and push the boundaries of traditional CND techniques
  • Programming / scripting experience


Are you self-motivated, resourceful, and innovative, with an ability to think outside of the box? Do you enjoy working independently and in a team? Are you known to be someone who demonstrates sound judgement? Do you embrace the challenge of a busy environment, are able to manage your workload and work to deadlines? Are you tired of working for an organisation driven by the bottom line with pressure to bill someone for your time?

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

Level 1 - $66,387 – $82,983 per annum
Level 2 - $77,497 - $96,872 per annum
Level 3 - $89,963 - $112,421 per annum

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.

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 C2/18/03 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

Please note: To be eligible for employment within the NZ Intelligence Community 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.

Applications close 8 March 2018.

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.

NZSIS
NZSIS

IT Engineer

Are you looking for an opportunity where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?  Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are ever the same?

We have an opportunity for a talented IT Engineer to join a specialised team supporting and enhancing the infrastructure behind our specialised analysis platform. You will be one member of a two person Engineering team supporting and designing the infrastructure behind our specialised analysis platform to ensure that the infrastructure supports the workflow of other Protective Monitoring Centre (PMC) team members.

As part of this specialised team you will be working on interesting and unique projects and datasets, which you will find challenging and intellectually rewarding.  You will have a direct hand in the Research and Development required to ensure that our infrastructure continues to scale with the growing demands of the PMC.

You will need to adapt as implementation decisions refine our approach, and enthusiasm and tenacity will be critical personal attributes.

We are looking for a range of engineering skills that cover the full spectrum of IT Engineering. In addition, some of the following would be advantageous:

  • A focus on Linux Systems administration.
  • Windows administration skills beneficial.
  •  SAN experience.
  • Networking experience.
  • VMWare experience.
  • An interest in big data.
  • Scripting experience, including shell scripting.
  • Good communication skills with an ability to relate to a variety of people.

A copy of the position description can be found on this page. 

Salary range:  $66,387 - $112,421 circa.

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 D2/18/11 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, 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.

Applications close at 5pm Friday, 9 March 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.

NZSIS
NZSIS

Software Developer

Are you looking for an opportunity where you will make a tangible contribution to the security of New Zealand?  Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are ever the same?

We have an opportunity for a capable and proficient Software Developer in our Protective Monitoring Centre (PMC) Team.

The role of this team is to work closely with internal customers to turn their requirements into robust and fit-for-purpose solutions.  You will be working on interesting and unique projects and datasets.  You will also play a key role in supporting and enhancing our specialised analysis platform so persistence will be critical personal attributes

We are looking for a range of software development skills that will need to adapt as implementation decisions refine our approach.  In addition, some of the following would be advantageous:

  • Experience in an object oriented programming language, preferably Java and or .Net.
  • A demonstrable knowledge of web technologies.
  • An interest in big data.
  • Scripting experience, including shell scripting.
  • A desire and ability to quickly learn new technologies and skills in a range of areas.
  • You should be comfortable working in each and every step of the full software lifecycle.
  • Good communication skills with an ability to relate to a variety of people.

A copy of the position description can be found on this page. 

Salary range:  $66,387 - $112,421 circa.

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 D2/18/12 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, 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.

Applications close at 5pm Friday, 9 March 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.