Cyber Security Lead

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 12-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF-2010028
  • Job Title: Cyber Security Lead
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What you will do

As Team Leader of our newly established Cyber Vulnerability team, you will be responsible for the day to day operational requirements of the team. You will prioritise their work load in alignment with the NZDF business values, liaise with members of the NZDF who will be your customers and plan interactions with members of our Five Eyes Community.
Your first priority will be to implement the processes and framework for how the team interacts with and collaborates across the New Zealand Defence Force.

In addition you will:

  • Perform network penetration, code review, review design security and configuration, including findings, results and recommendations based on test records;
  • Be responsible for the validation of results within the Cyber Vulnerability Team;
  • Assist with investigating, documenting, response and reporting on cyber security vulnerabilities and emerging trends;
  • Provide input on any identified current vulnerabilities, weakness and possible upgraded or improvements;
  • Shape the team – contribute to the daily briefings,  managing, training and development.

Please note: The formal title for this role within NZDF is Vulnerability Team Lead.

What we need

We would like to hear from you if you are an experienced IT security practitioner with a broad skill base across various IT security subject areas. You will be joining a team that will deliver key security and initiatives amid a relatively new landscape.

To be considered for this position you will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience in Penetration and Vulnerability Assessments;
  • An aptitude for leadership including mentoring, coaching and guiding others;
  • Experience with developing policy and procedures;
  • Knowledge in security and network technologies;
  • A good understanding of the NZ Information Security Manual (NZISM) and have knowledge of the PSR.

Please note: To be eligible for this role, you must have been a NZ Citizen for at least the last 10 years.

Who we are

CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development.

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 26 October 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 15 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 15 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.