Search
Vacancies

We ask that you exercise discretion during the recruitment process and do not discuss your application with others

gcsb logo badge
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.

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.

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

Applications close 4 February 2018.

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.

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.

nzsis logo badge
NZSIS

IT Security Certification Assessor

We have an exciting new opportunity within our team for an experienced IT security practitioner – is this you?

In this new role, your experience in conducting IT security assessments, audits and applying security risk management practices will be key to your success.  Your previous experience in large scale and complex IT systems design, implementation and maintenance will also ensure success when assessing systems against government standards to ensure compliance.  Your experience in this field will ideally be supported by one of the relevant qualifications we are looking for, along with proven knowledge and application of AS/NZS ISO and ISO/IEC risk management and IT guidelines/best practice.

Your self-motivated, dynamic personality, coupled with your high level of accuracy and attention to detail will ensure that in this new role, system certification within the business will achieve successful outcomes. 

Supported by your technical expertise, your ability to successfully interact with a wide range of people at all levels of the NZIC and externally; will quickly see you becoming the certification subject matter expert we are looking for.  It will also ensure that as a member of a successful team, you are able to provide expert guidance and advice on certification matters to colleagues. 

Possessing excellent planning and organisational skills, along with strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills will be further attributes you possess and crucial to your success.

We are looking for someone who applies sound judgement, is pragmatic, impartial and uses their initiative in all areas of their work.  If this sounds like you, don’t delay – apply today!

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

Salary range:  $77,497 - $96,872 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 D2/18/05 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 6th 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 logo badge
GCSB

Senior Network Security Consultant

We are seeking an Information Assurance professional with telecommunications and cyber security knowledge and experience at applying that knowledge to risk assessments across a broad range of ICT technologies.

We are growing our current team to include this Auckland based position to complement the same role already located in Wellington. These two consultants will share the workload related to technology assessments and relationship management with telecommunications operators, New Zealand’s new space industry, and potentially any other emerging technologies that catch the attention of our government.

Our team works with both private sector businesses and government agencies to ensure planned activities do not result in national security risks. We do this by drawing upon industry expertise from within and outside the immediate team.

If you are successful, your days will be spent:

  • Identifying potential risks and mitigations on the country’s leading edge and critical infrastructures
  • Developing and maintaining trusted relationships across the industry
  • Staying current on existing and emerging technologies and their associated risks
  • Continuous improvement of day to day procedures

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 will 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. Also, we want to know that they’ll encourage the same traits in those they work with.

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

Salary range:  $89,936 - $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 D2/18/04 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 2nd 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 logo badge
GCSB

Engineering Manager, Infrastructre

Do you want to work closely and collaboratively with your peers in order to achieve operational results that make a positive difference to GCSB outcomes?

Do you have experience in managing a range of IT infrastructure environments?  Are you familiar applying best practice engineering technical standards and methodologies?  Do other people know you as an innovative problem solver?

 We are looking for an Engineering Manager - Infrastructure within the Intelligence Directorate of the Government Communications Security Bureau.  The directorate is responsible within the provisions of the ISA, to access, exploit, analyse, report and share intelligence of value in accordance with the NZ Government intelligence requirements.

This is a varied and interesting role developing and managing a team of technical specialists supporting infrastructure across a range of capabilities and technologies. You should be familiar with managing competing priorities across established and new capabilities in an operational environment.

You will provide business and financial planning in an environment with multiple stakeholders to implement capabilities that enable the conduct of operations at the heart of the New Zealand Intelligence Community. 

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

Salary range:  $126,048% - $157,560% 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 C2/17/112 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 25th January 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 logo badge
GCSB

Infrastructure Engineers

  • Apply your expertise to stimulating work and interesting problems
  • Covering automation, virtualisation, networking, storage and security
  • Wellington

As an Infrastructure Engineer you will apply your technical expertise in developing, sustaining and supporting infrastructure platforms across a range of capabilities and technologies.

The work or the team is varied and stimulating and includes activities covering automation, virtualisation, networking, storage and security.  You will be working across typical technological boundaries to implement new capabilities in support of GCSB operational activities.

Our ideal person will have:

  • 3+  years ICT experience with at least one year undertaking the development of systems engineering projects;
  • Experience in ICT Systems design including designing and implementing a range of security-in-depth techniques;
  • Experience in Linux systems administration (at the RHCSA level or equivalent) and one or more of the following areas :
      • Virtualisation administration at the VCP/RHCVA level or equivalent.
      • Infrastructure provisioning tools such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible.
      • Network administration at the CCNA level or equivalent.
  • Industry certifications in computer science, information systems or network and system administration and ideally a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.

This is the right role for you if you are self-motivated and results-focussed with a passion for solving difficult problems and delivering high quality work.  You will also enjoy researching innovative approaches to solve interesting technical challenges.

The position is available at Practitioner (Lvl 2) and Expert (Lvl 3) levels and successful applicants will be offered a position at the appropriate level commensurate with their skills and experience.  Employment benefits also include: Access to our onsite gym; Private medical insurance and vision care benefits.

Salary range:  $77,497 - $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 C2/17/106 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 Wednesday 24 January 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 logo badge
GCSB

Protective Security Officer

Does the sound of working in a dynamic and interesting environment while making a real contribution to the security of New Zealand appeal to you?

 Do you want to work at the front line of keeping NZ Intelligence Community personnel and facilities safe and secure, which ensures the NZIC can go about its business keeping New Zealand safe?

 The Intelligence Community Shared Services (ICSS) is part of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC).  ICSS are currently recruiting for a Protective Security Officer (PSO) to join the Protective Security team in Wellington.  This position covers business hours, Monday to Friday, but may be required to work outside this on occasion to meet business needs.

 The PSO is responsible for providing high level protective security services, including incident and emergency response to the NZIC in Pipitea House.  The role provides security reception and protective security services via a range of security related functions and systems.

 To be successful in the role you will need to be highly professional with a strong customer focus.  You will have strong administrative skills, have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be effective in a team environment with shared tasks and the ability to communicate well across a wide range of people. 

 You will also possess the following:

  • NCEA level 3, or National Certificate in Security, or an equivalent level of learning through a minimum of three years’ experience working in a security environment that utilises systems and procedures, or risk/emergency management practices and procedures
  • A high level of integrity and trustworthiness
  • Skilled in Mircosoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Computer Literacy to operate security systems
  • Ability to use judgement, discretion and problem solving
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have a valid and clean full New Zealand Driver’s Licence
  • An ability to meet the physical requirements of the role

In return we can offer you a range of benefits that include professional development opportunities, health insurance and on-site gym and fitness facilities. Most importantly, the outcomes from your work will have a direct impact on the security and well-being of New Zealand.

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

Salary range:  $41,741 - $52,176 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 C2/18/02 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 29th January 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 logo badge
GCSB

Executive Assistant

 

  • Providing executive support to the Director Strategy, Governance and Performance (SGP)

As Executive Assistant you will support the Director SGP and assist the teams within the Office of the Director-General to achieve their outcomes.  Your exceptional organisational skills will be vital in this position, as you will be providing executive support to a leadership team member.  

Your keys to success in this role include:

  • significant EA experience working to a senior management executive
  • initiative and proactive approach and able to work independently using your sound judgement;
  • drive and proven ability to deliver high quality, professional results
  • keen eye for attention to detail and accuracy;
  • communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • relationship and networking skills in order to work with all levels of the organisation 

If the challenge of this new role, with a senior executive who is keen to have you on board as her high performing EA, sounds like you; then don’t delay – apply today!  As well as interesting work we offer a range of benefits including professional development, free health insurance and an on-site gym and fitness facilities.

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

Salary range:  $56,628 – 70,785 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 C2/18/05 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 4 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.

nzsis logo badge
NZSIS

State Threats Manager

Do you want to lead a team of experts managing complex intelligence investigations and assessments related to national security?

We are looking for a talented leader in Wellington with experience in conducting and managing intelligence operations.  You will work at the heart of national security - ensuring intelligence is timely, accurate and responsive to customer requirements.  You will manage the day-to-day functioning of your team, and you will engage with your customers on a daily basis - both within the NZSIS and within the broader New Zealand Intelligence Community. 

To be successful in this role, you will need to be a leader of people, not just function.  We want a manager who can inspire and motivate their team and who are committed to staff development.  You need to be comfortable managing the safety and security of operations as well as developing and implementing policy and procedures.  You will be expected to comprehensively understand, lead and direct all intelligence activities your team contributes to, as well as understanding the broader security environment in which you operate.  You will exercise sound judgement to ensure scarce resources are used appropriately, proportionately and securely.  You will question, critique, and seek continuous improvement. 

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

Salary range:  $89,936 - $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 D2/18/06 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 Tuesday 6th 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.