Senior Cyber Threat Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 02-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF-2102002
  • Job Title: Senior Cyber Threat Analyst
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  • Summary:

What you will do

This is a unique opportunity to become a Cyber Security Expert. Drawing on a broad range of information, you will conduct intelligence analysis, assessing the intent and capabilities of cyber threat actors. You will communicate your outputs to colleagues within the Defence Cyber Security Centre (DCSC), senior officials within the wider New Zealand Defence Force, and beyond.

As part of your professional and personal development, you will have the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of the role. Domestic and international engagement will also be integral to your success.

What we need

We are keen to hear from you if you are naturally inquisitive, have a strong interest in the cyber environment, and are passionate about supporting NZ’s contribution to peace and security.

In particular you will have:

  • Strong research and analytical skills; preferably demonstrated in an intelligence and security environment;
  • The ability to lead projects, share expertise and mentor others;
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal. More specifically, the ability to communicate technical themes to non-technical audiences;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and networks;
  • A desire and aptitude to learn new and technical concepts.

Foundation level cyber security study or qualifications would be beneficial, but not essential. You will identify with the NZDF shared values of courage, commitment, comradeship and integrity.

The total remuneration band for this position is $93,746 to $121,318 inclusive of a 4% employer superannuation contribution.
If you are shortlisted for this role, there is an expectation you will complete relevant testing which will form part of your overall assessment.

Who we are

The DCSC operates with the guiding vision to defend and assure the Defence Information Environment against Information and Communication Services (ICS) threats. Furthermore, we provide monitoring and threat assessment as well as ensuring efficient and effective response when required.

The DCSC is undergoing a significant period of growth. We’re putting together a broad array of diverse and capable cyber practitioners with a variety of experience. We’re driven by a strong sense of purpose; defending our networks in order to enable broader mission success.

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 crises 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:

  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence;
  • New team with green fields approach;
  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Full time ongoing work;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year.

Cyber security is a growing field. By joining our team, we’ll ensure you are given the opportunity to professionally develop your skills in this field. You’ll enjoy a modern and stimulating work environment, making a difference by contributing to international peace and security in this fulfilling role.

The maintenance of a security clearance, required for this role, will open up a wide range of employment opportunities, both within the Defence Force and New Zealand’s wider national security workforce.

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 Sunday 21 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 (TSS)

  • You must have been a NZ Citizen for at least 15 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 15 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 15 years of verifiable background history in countries where a meaningful background check can be undertaken and assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service.

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