Network Technician / Engineer (3 Backfill Roles)

Location: Canberra
Job Type: Contract
Posted: 10 days ago
Contact: Carissa Burgos
Reference: 262606

Our Global Technology Consulting Client is currently looking for three Network Technicians / Engineers for a federal government program of work.

These are long-term contract roles initially until December 2024 with potential extensions, and based in their Canberra office.

Due to security clearance requirements for this role, candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance.

Details of the roles are as follows:

Networks and Gateways Engineer:

As the selected candidate, you will:

  • Manage, plan, and deliver complex engineering activities and exercise assigned engineering authorities.
  • Translate high-level goals into actionable plans and implement engineering advancements within the Defence environment.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, influence team work, and mentor developing engineers.
  • Evaluate technical and design packages, ensuring compliance with requirements and regulatory frameworks.
  • Lead safety considerations in engineering activities and manage workflows and resources to achieve measurable milestones.

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • A Bachelor of Engineering recognized by the Washington Accord and 5+ years' experience in large-scale, geographically dispersed, and security-hardened environments.
  • Experience as a Technical Architect or Senior Operational Support in Gateway environments and designing Gateway solutions using various technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of frameworks and standards like ISM, NIST, and ISO27001, along with an understanding of the security threat landscape.
  • Skills in practical application of requirements, strong communication and negotiation skills, and experience with DevSecOps frameworks.
  • Ability to work autonomously, adapt quickly to changing requirements, and develop highly available systems in various states of connectivity.

It is desirable if you have:

  • 5+ years' experience in multi-vendor geographically dispersed solutions and secure infrastructure systems with varying security requirements.
  • Experience designing and supporting large-scale ICT Gateways using Arista, Fortinet, and implementing Secure Email Gateways with ISM security controls.
  • Knowledge of network load-balancing technologies, Virtualisation and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, and Active Directory and PKI certificate services.
  • Skills in scripting languages like Python, Bash, and Powershell, and experience with governance frameworks like the Australian Information Security Manual (ISM).
  • Familiarity with zero-trust architecture principles and experience with Australian Defence Force environments and their unique networking and security constraints.

Network Technician / Senior Network Security Technician:

As the selected candidate, you will:

  • Support the design, build, and deployment of complex network solutions.
  • Complete and review all associated network documentation.
  • Provide Network SME advice to the customer, and internal and external stakeholders to facilitate project definition, system architecture, and process improvement.
  • Create Knowledge Articles on key processes, network devices, and systems for use by the service desk and wider IT support staff.
  • Identify innovative service improvements that provide additional value to network solutions.
  • Work collaboratively in a high-performing team environment.

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Experience as a Network/Gateway engineer.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in networking technologies, including:
    • Routing
    • Switching
    • Next Gen Firewalls
    • Voice Over IP
    • Enterprise Wireless LAN infrastructure
    • Network Segmentation
    • Flow Control
  • Strong knowledge of industry standard frameworks (e.g., TOGAF)

It is desirable if you have:

  • Knowledge and experience of SEA2273 Minerva systems.
  • Experience working within or interoperating with the Defence Network environment.
  • Experience applying frameworks to architecture and solution design, including test and evaluation procedures.

Apply now for immediate consideration - contact Carissa Burgos on 0262689778 quoting Job Reference: # 262606.

Please note: Only candidates that meet the above criteria will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position.

Diversity and inclusion are strongly supported at Peoplebank. People of all nationalities, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, are encouraged to apply.