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ASD is looking for a number of high-performing, experienced human resource professionals to join the People, Learning and Development Branch.

The People, Learning and Development Branch sets the strategic people direction for the ASD workforce, and implements programs and initiatives that support people capability outcomes enabling ASD to attract, retain and develop the people who are instrumental in making ASD a world-class cryptologic agency. The People, Learning and Development Branch is a relatively new branch which is in its establishment phase. We are looking for a number of human resource professionals that can bring a diverse range of experience and expertise to the organisation with responsibility for growing and developing your team and building a productive working relationship with the business and our external partners across the Australian Government, the National Intelligence Community and 5-eyes partners. The focus of the branch includes strategic human resources development and culture; strategic attraction and recruitment; people partnering and workplace relations; work health and safety; learning and development planning and delivery.

The role

To be successful in the People, Learning and Development Branch, you will be a HR professional with a passion for contributing to the development and implementation of people strategies. You will be excited by the opportunity to work closely with stakeholders at all levels to assess their current and emerging people challenges, design creative strategies and implement key people initiatives. Whilst we invite applications from all experienced HR professionals, in particular, we are looking for people with backgrounds in human resource business partnering; workplace relations and enterprise bargaining, remuneration and people policy; workforce planning, reporting and analysis; attraction and recruitment including graduate and entry-level programs.

Our ideal candidate

Our successful candidates will be motivated, accountable, outcomes driven and future focused, and will ideally have 5-10 years recent experience in a human resource or similar environment and relevant HR tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience. The successful candidate will:

  • be focused on continuous business improvement with an ability to identify process efficiencies and implement fit-for-purpose solutions
  • have the ability to engage with and develop strong collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders
  • possess well-developed interpersonal skills using a range of highly-developed communication methods to engage with a variety of stakeholders
  • be able to demonstrate initiative, sound judgment and strong organisational and leadership skills
  • have strong managerial and supervisory experience in order to establish and lead small yet busy teams
  • be able to draw from their vast HR expertise to solve problems, identify improvements and offer credible, consistent advice.

All applicants are encouraged to speak with the contact offer before submitting an application.

Applications close 20 March 2019.

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ASD is looking for a number of high-performing experienced human resource professionals to join the People, Learning and Development Branch.

The People, Learning and Development Branch sets the strategic people direction for the ASD workforce, and implements programs and initiatives that support people capability outcomes enabling ASD to attract, retain and develop the people who are instrumental in making ASD a world-class cryptologic agency. The People, Learning and Development Branch is a relatively new branch which is in its establishment phase. We are looking for a number of human resource professionals that can bring a diverse range of experience and expertise to the organisation with responsibility for growing and developing your team and building a productive working relationship with the business and our external partners across the Australian Government, the National Intelligence Community and 5-eyes partners. The focus of the branch includes strategic human resources development and culture; strategic attraction and recruitment; people partnering and workplace relations; work health and safety; learning and development planning and delivery.

The role

To be successful in the People, Learning and Development Branch, you will be a HR professional with a passion for contributing to the development and implementation of people strategies. You will be excited by the opportunity to work closely with stakeholders at all levels to assess their current and emerging people challenges, design creative strategies and implement key people initiatives. While we invite applications from all experienced HR professionals, in particular, we are looking for people with backgrounds in human resource business partnering; workplace relations and enterprise bargaining, remuneration and people policy; workforce planning, reporting and analysis; attraction and recruitment including graduate and entry-level programs.

Our ideal candidate

Our successful candidates will be motivated, accountable, outcomes-driven and future-focused, and will ideally have a minimum of 5 years recent experience in a human resource or similar environment and relevant HR tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience. The successful candidate will:

  • be focused on continuous business improvement with an ability to identify process efficiencies and implement fit-for-purpose solutions
  • have the ability to engage with and develop strong collaborative working relationships with peers and key stakeholders
  • provide case management for a range of HR areas including but not limited to recruitment, work health safety, industrial and employee relations, worker’s compensation and rehabilitation, performance, conduct and attendance
  • assist with day-to-day maintenance of electronic human resources tools and systems
  • possess well-developed interpersonal skills using a range of highly-developed communication methods to engage with a variety of stakeholders
  • be able to demonstrate initiative, sound judgment and strong organisational and leadership skills
  • be able to draw from their vast HR expertise to solve problems, identify improvements and offer credible, consistent advice
  • assist managers with advice and recommendations relating to the people priorities of the business
  • prepare and provide regular reports and briefs to managers to meet reporting obligations, including ASD committees and project-related information as required.

All applicants are encouraged to speak with the contact offer before submitting an application.

Applications close 20 March 2019.

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ASD collects and analyses foreign signals intelligence, and provides advice and assistance on information and communications security. ASD defends Australian networks from sophisticated cyber threats, and develops offensive cyber capabilities to deter and respond to cyber attacks against Australia and to support military operations.

Our mission is to ‘Reveal Their Secrets - Protect Our Own’, and that’s exactly what you’ll do. As an Offensive Cyber Operator (Signals Intelligence Technologist) you will be conducting operations to disrupt, deny or degrade the computer networks of adversaries, including offshore cyber criminals, and to support military operations. Working under ASD’s legal oversight, you will be given a ‘license to hack’.

We’re looking for applicants who can think critically, have the aptitude to come up with innovative solutions, and are motivated to learn and develop their skills. You will be working in a high-paced operational environment that requires creative problem-solving by self-starters and the ability to collaborate with others.

Previous technical qualifications and experience are desirable, however, we encourage applications from anyone who has the drive to learn new skills and can adapt to the rapid pace of technology advancement. ASD will mentor, develop and train you to be amongst the best. You will work in multi-disciplinary 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 positions will be located in Canberra.

Applications close 11 April 2019.

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ASD is looking for software developers from a range of experience levels, from graduate to seasoned professionals, for projects in high-speed data processing, 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, improve, 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 of the following technologies:

  • design and development in numerous software programming languages including C/C++, Java, Assembly (Intel, ARM, MIPS), VHDL and Python
  • experience with modern networking technologies and protocol analysis
  • software optimisation including performance analysis
  • distributed big data technologies such as Hadoop
  • 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
  • parallel or multiple core development and GPGPU development.

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 multi-disciplinary 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 considered for location in Sydney.

Applications close 3 April 2019.

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