IT Infrastructure Engineer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Nelson – Marlborough
  • Date Advertised: 13-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/C2/20/32
  • Job Title: IT Infrastructure Engineer
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  • Summary:

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) is currently recruiting for an IT Infrastructure Engineer.

Are you enthusiastic about the maintenance and care of high-end IT systems and want to take that passion 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 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 site. Yes, sunny Marlborough. Working here is about making a positive lifestyle choice and carrying out satisfying work. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors, raise a family or take advantage of the wonderful weather 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 IT systems with experience administering them from the command line
  • Interest in working in a security focussed environment
  • Practical work experience and hopefully some formal training like a tertiary qualification
  • Enthusiasm for solving complex IT problems
  • Enjoyment working in a high functioning team

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

  • Linux or Windows system administration and be a master of the terminal.
  • Networking (switches, routers and firewalls)
  • Security (The why’s and how’s of IT security)
  • Understand IT power demands and the impact on cooling and system support
  • Experience in configuration and effective use of system monitoring.

Your experience might get you in the door, but we will be expecting you to learn a whole lot more. It’s more important that you bring the right attitude and a desire to improve your skills in a unique environment. 

What you get from us:

  • Unique and extremely interesting work that you don’t get to do anywhere else
  • Career and training opportunities
  • Close knit culture and community
  • Competitive salary appropriate to qualifications and experience
  • Private medical insurance and vision care benefits
  • You’ll never have to take your work home with you 

You will join a technology centric team who collectively do fascinating things with computing and electronic technology, but you should also be comfortable solving complex problems on your own. You know that with great performance comes great responsibility and being an Infrastructure Engineer is its own reward.

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

Would you like to join us? Apply today!

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 quoting reference number C2/20/32 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to

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 high level 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 Thursday 27 February 2020. 

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.