Current vacancies

ASD is seeking IT security and technical managers to fill two leadership positions within ASD’s Security Branch. These positions are responsible for providing advice and assurance to senior leadership on the security of ASD and the Defence intelligence agencies' information communications technology (ICT) systems.

As part of ASD’s Corporate and Capability Division you will use your technical knowledge and leadership skills to advise, assure, detect and respond to both targeted cyber and insider threats. Director IT Security is responsible for managing a large and complex section that delivers IT security assurance services for the Defence intelligence agencies. This includes IT security advice and assistance, IT security certification and accreditation, computer network defence, protective monitoring, vulnerability scanning, IT security policy development, compliance and audit logging.

This position also holds the role of IT Security Adviser (ITSA). The ITSA provides support and forthright, independent and impartial advice to the agency security executive on technical ICT security issues and provides pragmatic mitigations based on sound risk assessment and judgement. Technical Director Audit works in partnership with Director IT Security and is the technical leader for development and sustainment of the IT security audit capabilities.

The role will strategically shape and architect sophisticated security infrastructure in order to effectively detect, deter and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities. Technical Director Audit is responsible for mentoring technical staff and building and sustaining capability to meet the IT security, and wider security mission. The technical environment consists of commercial cyber products as well as bespoke big data platforms and capability.

As part of ASD’s leadership team both positions require an experienced leader who has a proven track record of managing technical experts to deliver complex technical and business outcomes. You will provide strategic insight and direction on ASD and Defence intelligence agencies security capabilities and effectively manage resources to achieve organisational outcomes. These roles require the ability to develop and maintain relationships across the community and to hold credibility with the organisation to successfully raise the security culture.

Applications close 20 December 2018.

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ASD is seeking a highly-motivated person with suitable skills to join a high-performing team in the challenging role of EL2 Special Counsel - ACSC.

In this position you will:

  • provide direct support to ACSC to work with government organisations, critical infrastructure owners and operators, and key industry partners and sectors, including the drafting of contracts, deeds of release and negotiating MOUs
  • provide commercial and legislative advice on issues arising within ACSC
  • provide timely, high quality legal advice to Director-General ASD and other senior Defence executives (including Head ACSC) on complex matters relevant to the National Intelligence Community, including on legislation (in particular the Intelligence Services Act 2001 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979) and legal aspects of policy development.

If you enjoy being challenged and working in a dynamic, operational environment, then this position is for you.

The job offers 15.4% superannuation in addition to the salary. The position will be located in Canberra.

Applications close 18 December 2018.

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ASD Executive Branch is seeking high performing individuals to fill a number of roles at the assistant director level across areas handling compliance, international engagement, ministerial, policy and committee support. In the roles you will be expected to work with competing deadlines and be responsive to changing work priorities to meet the operation requirements of ASD. These roles provide successful applicants a broad exposure to ASD operations with staff directly supporting ASD's purpose to defend Australia against global threats and advance our national interests through the provision of foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations as directed by the Australian Government.

The successful applicants will plan, lead and manage a team of people and exercise the associated people and financial responsibilities to achieve business outcomes. These roles will conduct extensive stakeholder engagement and successful applicants will identify and manage relevant stakeholders’ expectations and concerns. They will communicate effectively to inform management of challenges and opportunities and make recommendations to achieve business outcomes.

These roles will require strong writing skills and the successful applicants will be generating briefing material, reports and other correspondence to support ASD objectives in a timely and accurate manner.

Applications close 14 December 2018.

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ASD is looking to fill specialist corporate roles in the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). These roles encompass activities across the ACSC cyber remit and provide a unique opportunity to join the Australian Government’s lead agency on national cyber security. The ACSC brings together cyber security capabilities from across the Australian Government to improve the cyber resilience of the Australian community and support the economic and social prosperity of Australia in the digital age. ASD operates in incredibly challenging and dynamic technical and operational environments. As a member of the ACSC, you will out-think and out-imagine some of the most testing adversaries and problems imaginable. Your work will provide direct support to the delivery of information and cyber security advice and assistance to federal and state government agencies, industry and the community, and will directly impact Australia’s national security and the protection of critical assets and information. We are seeking committed corporate professionals with a range of experience, from graduates to seasoned experts, to fill roles in:

  • policy
  • strategy
  • finance
  • administration
  • governance
  • communications
  • media
  • event management
  • international programs
  • contracting and procurement.

We are looking for applicants who have that rare mix of skills, adaptability and imagination. You will be able to think critically and be motivated to learn and develop your skills. A background in cyber security is advantageous, but not essential. ASD will mentor, develop and train you and will help you build strong foundations for a diverse and rewarding career. We will support you with on-the-job training and you will attend relevant courses and conferences to develop your skills. ASD strives to support its workforce to succeed and this includes being part of a great team. ASD recognises the value of diversity, supports families with flexible working arrangements and parental outreach programs, enables mentoring and coaching and provides dedicated psychological support services to ensure an environment that can achieve the best outcomes for its workforce and its mission.

The job offers 15.4% superannuation in addition to a competitive salary.

Applications close 20 January 2019.

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ASD is looking to fill specialist technical roles in the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). These roles encompass activities across the ACSC cyber remit and provide a unique opportunity to join the Australian Government’s lead agency on national cyber security. The ACSC brings together cyber security capabilities from across the Australian Government to improve the cyber resilience of the Australian community and support the economic and social prosperity of Australia in the digital age.

ACSC operates in incredibly challenging and dynamic technical and operational environments. As a member of the ACSC, you will out-think and out-imagine some of the most testing adversaries and problems imaginable. Your work will provide direct support to the delivery of information and cyber security advice and assistance to federal and state government agencies, industry and the community, and will directly impact Australia’s national security and the protection of critical assets and information. Any and all information technology experience is valuable so we are seeking committed technology professionals with a range of experience, from graduates to seasoned experts to fill such roles as:

  • software developer
  • enterprise architect
  • business analyst
  • system or network administrator
  • penetration tester
  • project manager
  • engineer
  • control systems specialists
  • malware analyst
  • security operations
  • technical writer
  • incident responder.

We are looking for applicants who have that rare mix of skills, adaptability and imagination. You will be able to think critically and be motivated to learn and develop your skills.

ASD will mentor, develop and train you and will help you build strong foundations for a diverse and rewarding career. We will support you with on-the-job training and you will attend relevant courses and conferences to develop your skills.

ASD strives to support its workforce to succeed and this includes being part of a great team. ASD recognises the value of diversity, supports families with flexible working arrangements and parental outreach programs, enables mentoring and coaching and provides dedicated psychological support services to ensure an environment that can achieve the best outcomes for its workforce and its mission.

The job offers 15.4% superannuation in addition to a competitive salary. Subject to meeting eligibility criteria, some roles may attract additional salary / bonus dependent on skills and qualifications. The majority of positions will be located in Canberra, with some located in Melbourne.

Applications close 20 January 2019.

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ASD is seeking a highly-motivated person with suitable skills to join a high-performing team in the challenging role of EL1 Special Counsel.

In this position you will provide timely, high-quality legal advice to Director-General ASD and other senior Defence executives on complex matters relevant to the National Intelligence Community, including on legislation (in particular the Intelligence Services Act 2001 and Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979) and legal aspects of policy development.

If you enjoy being challenged and working in a dynamic, operational environment, then this position is for you.

The job offers 15.4% superannuation in addition to the salary. The position will be located in Canberra.

Applications close 18 December 2018.

Apply now

ASD is seeking high performing candidates to fill a number of positions at the ASD 6 level within our Executive Branch. The positions are across a range of areas within ASD’s Executive Branch and include compliance, international engagement, ministerial, records and committee support teams. Successful applicants will be expected to manage challenging tasks with completing priorities in a dynamic working environment. Working in ASD's Executive Branch provides broad exposure to ASD operations with staff directly supporting ASD's purpose to defend Australia against global threats and advance our national interests through the provision of foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations as directed by the Australian Government.

These roles will conduct significant stakeholder engagement and successful applicants will identify and manage relevant stakeholders’ expectations and communicate effectively to inform management challenges and opportunities. The roles will be generating briefing material, reports and other correspondence to support ASD objectives in a timely and accurate manner.

Applications close 14 December 2018.

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ASD is seeking high-performing candidates to fill a number of positions at the ASD5 level within our Executive Branch. The positions are across a range of areas within ASD’s Executive Branch and include compliance, international engagement, ministerial, records and committee support teams. Successful applicants will be expected to support challenging tasks with completing priorities in a dynamic team working environment. Working in ASD's Executive Branch provides broad exposure to ASD operations with staff directly supporting ASD's purpose to defend Australia against global threats and advance our national interests through the provision of foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations as directed by the Australian Government.

Applications close 21 December 2018.

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ASD is looking to fill specialist corporate roles in the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). These roles encompass activities across the ACSC cyber remit and provide a unique opportunity to join the Australian Government’s lead agency on national cyber security. The ACSC brings together cyber security capabilities from across the Australian Government to improve the cyber resilience of the Australian community and support the economic and social prosperity of Australia in the digital age.

ASD operates in incredibly challenging and dynamic technical and operational environments. As a member of the ACSC, you will out-think and out-imagine some of the most testing adversaries and problems imaginable. Your work will provide direct support to the delivery of information and cyber security advice and assistance to federal and state government agencies, industry and the community, and will directly impact Australia’s national security and the protection of critical assets and information. We are seeking committed corporate professionals with a range of experience, from graduates to seasoned experts, to fill roles in:

  • policy
  • strategy
  • finance
  • administration
  • governance
  • communications
  • media
  • event management
  • international programs
  • contracting and procurement.

We are looking for applicants who have that rare mix of skills, adaptability and imagination. You will be able to think critically and be motivated to learn and develop your skills. A background in cyber security is advantageous, but not essential.

ASD will mentor, develop and train you and will help you build strong foundations for a diverse and rewarding career. We will support you with on-the-job training and you will attend relevant courses and conferences to develop your skills.

ASD strives to support its workforce to succeed and this includes being part of a great team. ASD recognises the value of diversity, supports families with flexible working arrangements and parental outreach programs, enables mentoring and coaching and provides dedicated psychological support services to ensure an environment that can achieve the best outcomes for its workforce and its mission.

The job offers 15.4% superannuation in addition to a competitive salary.

Applications close 20 January 2019.

Apply now

ASD is looking to fill specialist technical roles in the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). These roles encompass activities across the ACSC cyber remit and provide a unique opportunity to join the Australian Government’s lead agency on national cyber security. The ACSC brings together cyber security capabilities from across the Australian Government to improve the cyber resilience of the Australian community and support the economic and social prosperity of Australia in the digital age.

ACSC operates in incredibly challenging and dynamic technical and operational environments. As a member of the ACSC, you will out-think and out-imagine some of the most testing adversaries and problems imaginable. Your work will provide direct support to the delivery of information and cyber security advice and assistance to federal and state government agencies, industry and the community, and will directly impact Australia’s national security and the protection of critical assets and information.

Any and all information technology experience is valuable so we are seeking committed technology professionals with a range of experience, from graduates to seasoned experts to fill such roles as:

  • software developer
  • enterprise architect
  • business analyst
  • system or network administrator
  • penetration tester
  • project manager
  • engineer
  • control systems specialists
  • malware analyst
  • security operations
  • technical writer
  • incident responder.

We are looking for applicants who have that rare mix of skills, adaptability and imagination. You will be able to think critically and be motivated to learn and develop your skills. ASD will mentor, develop and train you and will help you build strong foundations for a diverse and rewarding career. We will support you with on-the-job training and you will attend relevant courses and conferences to develop your skills. ASD strives to support its workforce to succeed and this includes being part of a great team.

ASD recognises the value of diversity, supports families with flexible working arrangements and parental outreach programs, enables mentoring and coaching and provides dedicated psychological support services to ensure an environment that can achieve the best outcomes for its workforce and its mission.

The job offers 15.4% superannuation in addition to a competitive salary. Subject to meeting eligibility criteria, some roles may attract additional salary / bonus dependent on skills and qualifications. The majority of positions will be located in Canberra, with some located in Melbourne.

Applications close 20 January 2019.

Apply now

ASD is looking for software developers with a range of experience, including graduates and seasoned professionals, for projects in computer and network security contexts. We are looking for applicants with the ability to think critically, those who are able to communicate with both technical and non-technical people, and who are motivated to learn and develop their skills. We want people who like to build, break or rebuild software to really know its inner workings.

This recruitment activity will be used to fill a wide range of roles within ASD and we are seeking people with experience in one or more technologies:

  • design and development in numerous software programming languages including C/C++/C#, Assembly (Intel, ARM, MIPS) and Python
  • operating system internals, including development of drivers and kernel modules for Windows, Linux or other Unix platforms, and API integration
  • mobile devices and embedded platforms and strong debugging/reverse engineering skills
  • software vulnerability analysis and auditing, including code analysis, static analysis, fuzzing, reverse engineering, advanced debugging and vulnerability research.

As part of this recruitment process eligible applicants will be required to undertake an online test to assist with team placement and assess their software development skills. ASD will mentor, develop and train you to be amongst the best. You will work in multidisciplinary teams and learn to use our specialised systems. We will support you with on-the-job training, and you will attend relevant industry courses and conferences to develop your skills. ASD will help you build strong foundations for a diverse and rewarding career. The job offers 15.4% superannuation in addition to the salary. The majority of positions will be located in Canberra, with some located in Sydney.

Applications close 17 December 2018.

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These positions are designated shift work roles and the occupant is required to perform duties on a 24/7 rotational roster, including days, nights, weekends and public holidays. Conditions will be in accordance with the ASD Determination. Shift penalties and relevant allowances will be payable. Strong critical thinking, engagement and written/oral communications skills are essential. Experience in the preparation of briefing materials at short notice is highly desirable.

Candidates should display maturity and personal initiative, sound judgment, strong open source research skills, an awareness of and interest in cyber security, and be motivated to contribute to our mission to protect Australia’s interests online.

To be successful in a role with the 24/7 Global Watch Team it is preferable you have experience in call handling, cyber incident triage, preparation and delivery of written and verbal briefs, and/or coordination of fast-moving events with senior staff and across multiple stakeholders.

You must be comfortable communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences, and translating effectively between the two. You will be able to think on your feet, and operate in fast-paced environments. You will have a demonstrated capability to build and nurture collaborative relationships and demonstrate high levels of initiative and judgment.

Applications close 20 January 2019.

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