ASD goes on security expert hiring spree

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 10 June, 2020

ASD goes on security expert hiring spree

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is on the hunt for a range of new security professionals to join its workforce, including a new Offensive Cyber Operations Manager.

The role of Offensive Cyber Operations Manager involves leading a team responsible for planning and executing cyber operations against targets deemed threats to Australia's national security.

The successful candidate will lead a multidisciplinary team including operators, intelligence analysts, and technical and cultural experts.

The candidate will require high degrees of skills in intelligence analysis and technical analysis, as well as an in-depth knowledge of legislative frameworks, government decision-making and the Australian Signals Directorate’s mission and policies requirements.

Preferred candidates will have an interest or background in military operations, signals intelligence analysis and cyber operations.

Meanwhile, the ASD is also looking for Offensive Cyber Operations Subject Matter Experts with highly refined skills in intelligence analysis and technical analysis.

Separately, the ASD has posted a job advertisement for an executive level 1 security manager that will be tasked with leading the design and delivery of a new security risk management framework and supporting tools and training for the agency.

Down the seniority chain, the agency is recruiting for cybersecurity specialists experienced with defensive and offensive technology covering a range of areas including cloud security, digital forensics, systems and software design, network development and software development.

Other skills being sought focus on the area of threat detection and mitigation, such as security assessments and auditing, penetration testing, vulnerability research, as well as threat assessment, intelligence and modelling.

Finally, the agency is seeking new Signals Intelligence Technologists for its Data Science & Engineering (DS&E) Branch.

Positions are available in a number of areas, ranging from the development and support of a data processing system through to data analysis, technical training and support to users.

Applicants will need to have a demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a software development, data analysis and/or data processing environment, but the agency plans to make technical training specific to the required roles available to successful candidates as required.

Applications for the various positions close between 14 June and 5 July.

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