Engineer, Gateways

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF-2101049
  • Job Title: Engineer, Gateways
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The team 

The Gateways team monitors, manages and continually improves the systems and technology used to securely interconnect security environments, including cross-domain, both domestically and internationally. This team works closely with Networks and other product teams to deliver a modern IT solution to the NZDF.

The role

As an Engineer, you will be responsible for monitoring Gateway systems as well as providing support for incidents, problems and changes. You will have key involvement in the development of new products and product enhancements as part of a DevOps team.  You will work, from time to time, with other product teams to ensure that mutually beneficial goals are achieved.

Technical skills

Knowledge of,exposure to or a desire to learn the following:

  • Gateway technologies, including firewalls and proxies (essential);
  • Cross-domain technologies, including Diode;
  • Web proxies;
  • Mail proxies;
  • Firewalls in a multi-vendor environment;
  • Conceptual understanding of Azure cloud networking concepts (cascade through engineering roles).


  • An IT related degree or certification; and/or;
  • Worked in an IT environment;
  • Experience with IT Security is advantageous;
  • Azure Fundamental and other relevant Microsoft certifications is advantageous.

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;
  • New team with green fields approach;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

How to Apply

The recruitment of this role is being managed exclusively by an external recruitment company, Absolute IT who will consider your application in the first instance.
To find out more please follow this link to the NZDF CIS Careers microsite hosted by Absolute IT
And to apply online please follow this link

For further information, contact Lauryn Faulknor at Absolute IT on (04) 499 7848.
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 at 5 pm on Wednesday 10 February 2021.

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 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 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.