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As an employee of ASD's Capability Division you will play a critical role in supporting and enhancing the extensive range of infrastructure and ICT services supported by one of the largest organisations within the Australian Intelligence Community. You will receive comprehensive, specialised training to develop the capabilities that allow you to work independently or in multi-disciplinary teams. We are looking for ICT directors that are able to deliver strategic and operational leadership to a range of ICT sections across the division. The ICT director will drive day-to-day functional delivery of ICT services and programs that reflect contemporary best practice and achieves optimal outcomes for the organisation’s strategic operational and business requirements.

The responsibilities and duties within these roles will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the prioritisation, scheduling and balance of workload/work requests for the section.
  • Manage client expectations and deliver outcomes to agreed targets and timeframes.
  • Identify and address complex ICT service delivery issues and provide alternative solutions based on well considered and balanced assessment of the facts and consequences.
  • Assess and respond to the impact of changes in the operating environment ensuring a high level of integration with the agency’s strategic directions.
  • Prepare ICT section annual business plan and budget while monitoring and controlling expenditure.
  • Lead and manage technical teams in a fast-paced environment while fostering growth and professional development in individuals.
  • Connect the dots between business and technology.

Essential characteristics:

  • Excellent management, organisational, analytical and problem solving skills, with high attention to detail.
  • Possess exceptional communication skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • The candidate must be a self-starter, able to work off own initiative, handle multiple priorities within tight timeframes and contribute to high quality services.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with change. They must be keen to develop their skills and contribute to the work of the organisation in other areas when required.

Applications close 1 July 2019.

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This position is in the Intelligence Infrastructure Branch Capability Delivery and Planning Program Management Office which facilitates the delivery of the investment program in corporate ICT infrastructure supporting the missions of the Defence intelligence agencies, Australian Defence Force and the broader Australian Intelligence Community. The role will be responsible for the management and delivery of ICT projects and will interact with a diverse range of senior stakeholders. Sound business judgement will be required in managing competing priorities across the portfolio of projects. Representation and communication of the scope and nature of project activities is also a core function of this role.

This position requires significant project management experience as well as highly developed management skills. Awareness of a range of supporting disciplines, including business analysis and systems engineering, is also useful in ensuring that project teams are constituted properly, guided appropriately and positioned to deliver value to Intelligence Infrastructure Branch. Opportunities for mentoring Program Management Office personnel will be available, as well as ensuring that the quality assurance framework that has been established is operating effectively. Investment in professional development opportunities is encouraged and will be actively supported.

Applications close 1 July 2019.

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As an employee of ASD's Capability Division you will play a critical role in supporting and enhancing the extensive range of infrastructure supported by one of the largest organisations within the Australian Intelligence Community. You will receive comprehensive, specialised training to develop the capabilities that allow you to work independently or in multi-disciplinary teams. We are looking for ICT Technical Directors that are able to deliver strategic and operational leadership across the department in a number of ICT areas such as:

  • audiovisual services
  • automation and monitoring
  • desktop services
  • high-performance computing
  • hosting and storage services
  • server virtualisation
  • identity and access management
  • messaging and communication services
  • networking
  • software development and application support
  • Windows and *nix operating systems.

The responsibilities and duties within these roles will vary depending on the area you specialise in although all ICT Technical Directors are expected to:

  • Lead the delivery of high quality ICT services across ASD-maintained systems to provide optimal levels of support for the organisation’s key operational requirements.
  • Identify and define specific ICT business requirements in collaboration with directors, managers and customers across the organisation and third party stakeholders to develop tailored ICT solutions.
  • Drive the implementation and delivery of new systems, technologies and services to deliver innovative and flexible ICT solutions that achieve business requirements.
  • Develop, implement, review, evaluate and report on ASD’s ICT strategic, business and operating plans and associated projects, ensuring alignment with the strategic directions of the organisation.
  • Drive ongoing analysis and review of ICT service delivery to identify opportunities to improve and enhance the services for the organisation.

The successful candidates will have a broad knowledge of ICT tech theories, applications, infrastructure and networking from a macro-level, while specialising in a particular ICT field. They will also need to understand new trends and shifts in technology and how to implement them within the environments supported.

Applications close 1 July 2019.

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The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is looking for an experienced Learning and Development Manager to join the People, Learning and Development Branch. People, Learning and Development Branch plan, develop and deliver learning programs to the ASD workforce to build capability and expertise enabling ASD to retain and develop the people who are instrumental in making ASD a world class cryptologic agency. We are looking for an EL1 Learning and Development professional that can bring a diverse range of experience and expertise to the organisation. You will have responsibility for growing and developing your team, building productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders and producing high-quality learning outcomes.

The Role:
To be successful in the Learning and Development section you will be an experienced and effective leader with a passion for contributing to the development and implementation of educational activities to meet the requirements of ASD workforce. You will be excited by the opportunity to work closely with stakeholders at all levels to assess their current and emerging challenges, design creative learning strategies and implement key learning initiatives.

Our Ideal Candidate:
Our successful candidate will be motivated, accountable, outcomes driven and future focused, and will ideally have recent experience in a leadership role with demonstrated knowledge of current learning and development principles and practices. ASD offers unique, interesting and challenging work and we are committed to training and developing our staff. ASD will help you build strong foundations for a diverse and rewarding career.

Applications close 1 July 2019.

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ASD’s Intelligence Division is seeking inspiring individuals to fill an EL1 Signals Intelligence (Sigint) Manager and a Technical Specialist role, with potentially other roles to be filled from the merit list across the division. We are looking for strong leaders who will find solutions and collaborate with teams across ASD and its partners to solve the most difficult problems facing Australia’s national security. You will encounter daily challenges which will require complex problem-solving skills, self-awareness and drive. As an EL1 in an often high tempo environment, you will need strong strategic focus to manage competing priorities while supporting the delivery of intelligence outcomes for a variety of domestic and international customers.

In the EL1 Sigint Manager position, you will lead a growing team of analysts and technical specialists to solve complex signals intelligence access problems. You will have a technical background or be comfortable operating in a technical environment. You will support and develop people across different disciplines, working in a dynamic environment, and will identify and foster opportunities for technical innovation. You will contribute to the branch’s strategic direction and facilitate collaboration between highly technical teams and intelligence production specialists. You will also ensure that the team works within its legal, compliance and other frameworks, to be accountable and adhere to our responsibilities to government.

In the EL1 Technical Specialist position, you will have demonstrated expertise in ICT network analysis, communications protocols and infrastructure with their associated vulnerabilities. You will have significant experience driving Sigint access operations, tools and tradecraft development. You will provide specialist technical advice, look for innovative solutions to technical problems and drive the health of your specialist discipline, including mentoring and growing junior staff. You will also build strong working relationships across technical capability development and operational teams.

Applications close 24 June 2019.

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ASD is a member of the Australian Government Digital Cadetship Program managed by the Digital Transformation Agency.

As a cadet at ASD, you will work with other cadets under the supervision of ASD mentors and supervisors. Cadets work on a wide range of projects, directly contributing to Australia’s national security. You will also have the opportunity to undertake training to improve your skills, and you will get real-world experience that you won’t get at university.

The program is designed for current university students who have completed their first year of certain degrees before commencing the program.

Applications close 1 July 2019.

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ASD participates in the Australian Government Digital Apprenticeship Program managed by the Digital Transformation Agency.

As an apprentice at ASD, your work will be varied and directly support Australia’s national security. You will be provided mentorship from an ICT technical expert for the duration of your apprenticeship. By the end of the program you will be part of a great team delivering critical ICT support to ASD’s mission.

This program is for students who are currently completing or have finished their Year 12 Certificate, people already studying at CIT or a TAFE, or anyone with a passion for ICT who is looking for a new and exciting career.

Applications close 1 July 2019.

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