Unit Manager Cyber Security Operations

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 30-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/C2/19/139
  • Job Title: Unit Manager Cyber Security Operations
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  • Summary:
  • Do you have experience leading a successful IT or engineering workforce?
  • Do you want a career where your work makes a tangible impact to New Zealand’s national security?
  • Are you motivated by the challenge and opportunity to enhance GCSB’s technological capabilities and service delivery to customers?

We are looking for a new Cyber Security Operations Unit Manager, within GCSB’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The Cyber Security Operations Unit Manager is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the NCSC’s advanced detection and disruption services to organisations of national significance.  This includes the ongoing lifecycle management of existing cyber security capabilities, as well as the design, build and deployment of new, cutting-edge technologies that enable the NCSC, and New Zealand, to stay ahead of rapidly evolving cyber threats.  Overseeing highly motivated teams of software and infrastructure engineers, and support by the NCSC’s Technical Director for Mission Engineering, the Unit Manager plays a pivotal role in enabling the NCSC to achieve its strategic and operational objectives, and to deliver value to our customers.

Further, and as a manager within the NCSC, you will have shared responsibility for the implementation of GCSB’s wider cyber security strategies, and will assist in directing and managing system-level cyber security matters in New Zealand.  As a member of the NCSC’s leadership team, you will be able to make a valuable contribution to senior management decision making both within the NCSC and the wider GCSB.

While this is a technology-facing role, pure technologists need not apply.

We are looking for a well-rounded people leader, who has a passion for delivering value to customers and for creating a high performing team environment:

  • Proven experience in leading teams of technical specialists and enabling them to succeed in their roles
  • Skills to ensure your team understand clearly what is required of them, and a genuine interest in unlocking your staff’s full potential
  • Experience in creating a collaborative team environment that encourages open communication, responsiveness and accountability
  • Experience in the successful delivery of ambitious work programmes and managing projects, as well as demonstrating competence in managing capital and operating budgets
  • Experience in Agile, Lean or Devops methodologies, and proven experience in embedding  robust product management and service delivery management processes
  • A high customer focus and the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • A developed network of contacts who enable you to keep an eye on developments in the IT or Infosec industries
  • A strategic outlook, and the ability to create ambitious, yet credible work programmes, and to work alongside partner agencies to deliver

A position description can be found on our website.

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers@nzic.govt.nz quoting reference number C2/19/139 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 careers@nzic.govt.nz   

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 17 November 2019.

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.