First listed on: 25 May 2020
Cyber Security Specialists & ICT Security Engineers 

APS Level 4, 5 & 6 (Multiple Classifications)
$67,100 - $92,150 (plus super)
Watsonia, VIC 

About you

We are looking for talented, motivated individuals to join our team at the Defence Security Operations Centre, where we protect Defence’s sensitive information and systems from some of the most sophisticated cyber threats across the globe.

Do you:

  • Enjoy applying critical thinking in order to solve problems?
  • See yourself working at the operational frontline of cyber security for Defence?
  • Thrive in an operational, high tempo environment?
  • Want your time and effort to have an impact at work?
  • Have a mission focus and work well in a team alongside highly skilled professionals?
  • Want to build skills in cyber security, to give your career a boost in this fast growing specialisation?

If you are driven, enthusiastic and have the aptitude to be a cyber security specialist to defend Australia from some of the most sophisticated cyber threats in the world, we want to hear from you!

About us

We protect Defence from some of the most sophisticated cyber threat actors across the globe. The role we play here is high impact – we protect Australia and its national interests every single day. Our environment is operational and high tempo. We are passionate about our mission and like to be an integral part of building an advanced capability.

What we provide you

We walk our talk when it comes to investing in you and your career. Our staff have access to a broad range of career development opportunities ranging from formal training to attain industry-recognised qualifications, to participating in international cyber warfare exercises, to deploying overseas on Australian Defence Force military operations. We will plan your career with you, supporting your learning and development and up-keep of critical skills, whilst at the same time maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

At the Defence Security Operations Centre, we have strong leadership and highly skilled cyber professionals. You too can benefit from our clear leadership vision, enablement and action.

If you want to help us protect Australia, join us and be recognised and rewarded for your efforts! You will enjoy Australian Public Service conditions and an attractive salary package.

Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at 'Negative Vetting Level 1' and may be required to obtain a higher clearance.


We are currently looking for multiple specialists to fill critical and expected vacancies in the following fields:

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst; you will use your skills in critical thinking and intelligence analysis to put yourself in the mind of a threat actor and determine why they might target Defence networks, and where we should look to find them. You will produce high quality intelligence products that model and track our adversaries; including state level actors, and their cyber operations currently being conducted against Defence networks.
  • Cyber Threat Technical Analyst; you will apply your knowledge of adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures in technical cyber investigations; with a focus on analysing and integrating digital forensic evidence to expose the methods and intent of our adversaries. You will produce intelligence that uncovers threat actor activities and determines their true purpose against Defence networks.
  • Digital Forensics Specialist; you will undertake forensic analysis to collect and analyse evidence to determine the nature, source and event timeline for potential compromises. Your expertise in contemporary digital forensic methods and tool suites to ensure evidentiary standard for collection, storage and analysis of digital artefacts is critical for the role.
  • Reverse Engineer & Malware Analyst; you will undertake static and dynamic analysis of suspicious files to determine their nature, identify and extract indicators of compromise, and develop an understanding of adversary’s capability and intent. Strong skills in reverse engineering, malware analysis, program analysis and knowledge of programing languages, with a preference for C-based languages, are critical for this role.
  • Hunt Specialist; you will conduct host and network threat hunting to identify cyber security threats on Defence networks including support to high-profile incidents. Your strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as knowledge of adversary tradecraft will be critical to detecting unknown threats operating against Defence networks. Hunt Specialists in DSOC are provided industry recognised training and mentoring in a team of APS, ADF and industry experts defending Defence’s networks.
  • Vulnerability Assessment Specialist; you will conduct security assessments evaluating technical, governance, physical, and personnel controls of Defence networks. You will have excellent analytical skills and experience in the application of vulnerability assessment methodologies and their application to systematically assess a system’s security posture. You will require robust communication skills to interpret assessment results and their risk implications to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Cyber Threat Emulation Specialist; you will emulate advanced cyber threats and undertake red team activities to identify weaknesses in Defence network’s security posture and inform mitigation strategies. Your knowledge of penetration testing, offensive cyber techniques, exploits and adversary tradecraft will be pivotal in your ability to emulate the advanced threat actors that Defence faces.
  • Cyber Security Engineer & Developer; you will design, implement and deliver cyber security systems and applications that enable cyber security analysts to monitor and defend Defence networks. A sound understanding of cyber security principles and practices, the software development lifecycle, common programming languages, and development in Linux-based environments is required along with good customer engagement skills.
  • Cyber Security Systems Administrator; you will be responsible for the maintenance and administration of cyber defence systems. This includes undertaking projects to design, build, and implement new systems; drawing on your in-depth knowledge of systems engineering and contemporary security technologies. Along with strong Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration skills, your ability to harden systems aligned with best security practice will be critical in the role.
  • Cyber Security Network Engineer; you will be responsible for the network design, delivery and sustainment of cyber defence networks. You will draw on your in-depth network engineering experience to build and support complex network solutions, including cross-domain solutions, which are architected and implemented to align with contemporary best security practice.

Application Closing Date: Monday 08 June 2020

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CIOG/02197/20 on

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