Solution Designer Gateways

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 02-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF-2102007
  • Job Title: Solution Designer 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 a Solution Designer, you will be responsible for the technical detailed design for Gateways and understanding current state to inform future design cycles and continuous improvement, as articulated by blueprints and roadmaps. You will  provide design oversight to implementation teams, and understand user and functional requirements to design new solutions that meet customer needs.  You will also appreciate and be able to articulate the non-technology aspects of proposed solutions in order to provide the complete picture to decision makers.

You will work closely with the Domain Architect, Product Designer and members of your, and other teams to deliver solutions that are compliant with the Domain Architecture and High Level Design (HLD) of the applicable product(s).

Technical skills

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

  • Gateway technologies, including firewalls and proxies (essential);
  • Understands the financial and service level implications of design decisions;
  • Firewalls in a multi-vendor environment;
  • Automation tools for use of repeatable implementations.


Experience in, or knowledge of:

  • Building gateways to control the flow of information between domains;
  • Identifying and incorporating Security Requirements into Solution Designs;
  • Microsoft security;
  • Azure Fundamental and other relevant Microsoft certifications is advantageous;
  • Previous experience working in classified or commercially sensitive environments.

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;
  • 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 from Maree Hayes at Absolute IT on ph (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 5pm on Tuesday 16 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 in this country continuously for at least the last fifteen years, OR
  • Is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

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