Access Engineer Government Communications Security Bureau - Wellington

Closing Date: February 13, 2022

We are seeking motivated individuals with strong technical/analytical background for the position of Access Engineer within the Intelligence Directorate of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). As an Access Engineer you will specialise in the research, analysis and daily operation of collection systems, including troubleshooting and operational enhancements.

This is a technically demanding role where innovative thinking, performance analysis and modern computer engineering principles are required to solve complex technological problems. Access Engineers need to balance a high level of security awareness with a solution focussed mind-set in the performance of their role, so a high level of judgement is required. Technical advice and support to other GCSB areas or New Zealand Government agencies will also be required.

For this role we are looking for a technically capable people with relevant technical/analytical education or work experience.

To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

  • A tertiary qualification in an IT-related field such as computer science, engineering, telecommunications, information science/technology, or equivalent learning through previous experience.
  • A good understanding of common networking protocols, mobile technologies, computer security concepts from either Microsoft Windows, Linux/UNIX or Android/iOS perspective.
  • Knowledge of mobile/network security concepts would be an advantage.
  • A desire to learn new skills, attention to detail and the ability to accurately identify, analyse and solve difficult technical problems.

We want our people to succeed, whatever success looks like for them.  Join us and we’ll give you significant professional development opportunities aimed at taking your career in the direction you want it to go.  You won’t stand still with us as we’re committed to ongoing learning and continuous improvement.

We’re also committed to your wellbeing.  We want our people to be the best they can be, both at work and at home.  We offer our people comprehensive benefits, access to staff networking groups, flexible working and great work-life balance.

If you want to love coming to work each day, let us help you become Beyond Ordinary.

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and ideally have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance.

Salary range: $68,724 – $ 140,245.

Applications close on Sunday, 13th February 2022.

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