Technical roles

Our technical specialists operate in a range of fields. Find out about some of the things you could do in a career at ASD.

We operate some of the most powerful technology in dynamic environments to achieve our objectives. The work we do is unique, critical and incredibly rewarding.

The following are a few of the areas within ASD where you could apply your skills and expertise.

Capability assurance

  • Build and run high-performance super-computers
  • Create and administer complex networks, systems and databases
  • Engineer and maintain international communication networks
  • Strengthen computer and network security

Information security

  • Cryptographic services
  • Incident response
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • IT security threat assessments, policy and advice

Project management and systems engineering

  • Communicate closely with customers and provide systems engineering expertise to complex and critical projects
  • Provide project management support by managing requirements, risks and schedules
  • Systems engineering such as end-to-end real-time operating systems, signals communications, electronics development

Computer network operations and access

  • Carry out computer forensics
  • Collect and exploit target communications
  • Network design and risk management
  • Conduct offensive cyber operations
  • Respond to incidents on critical networks
  • Reverse engineering
  • Vulnerability analysis

IT and systems development

  • Communications: digital and analogue, fixed and mobile wireless, satellite, antenna design
  • Design and program software solutions to solve unique problems
  • Microelectronics: VHDL, FPGA, microelectronic manufacturing and testing (MCM, SOC) electronic packaging, VLSI
  • Network engineering: design and analysis of LANs/WANs, routers, switches, firewalls, protocols
  • Perform testing, systems integrations and deploy mission-critical systems
  • Software engineering using a range of programing languages, web applications, object-oriented analysis and design, rapid prototyping, algorithm development
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