First listed on: 25 March 2024

ASD4 and ASD5 Technical Cyber Operators

ASD 4, 5 (Multiple Classifications)

$74,796 - $87,918 (plus Super)
Canberra - ACT

The Role

As a Technical Cyber Operator, you will be provided with a unique opportunity to undertake challenging and rewarding work. You will conduct technical cyber operations that contribute directly to ASD’s core missions to inform, disrupt and protect. Working under ASD’s legal oversight, you will be given a ‘license to hack’. You may conduct offensive technical cyber operations to disrupt, deny or degrade the computer networks of adversaries, to support military operations and to counter terrorism, cyber espionage and serious cyber-enabled crime.

ASD will mentor, develop and train you to be amongst the best. You will work in multidisciplinary teams and learn to use our specialised systems. We will support you with on the job training, and you may have the opportunity to attend domestic or international relevant industry courses and conferences to develop your skills. ASD will help you build strong foundations for a diverse and rewarding career.

About our Team

There are a number of teams within ASD seeking candidates who are interested in technical cyber operator positions. These teams tackle complex tasks, leverage internal knowledge and skills, as well as the expertise of subject matter specialists around them. All team members are supported in ongoing professional development and training, and provided opportunities to develop skillsets to keep pace with evolving priorities and technological advancements.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants interested in the below ASD technical and cyber specialist roles are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • conducting and supporting computer network operations and access
  • conducting, supporting and managing offensive cyber operations
  • collecting and exploiting target communications
  • conducting penetration testing
  • analysing communication systems and foreign signals intelligence
  • investigating large and complex data sets
  • undertaking computer forensics
  • undertaking vulnerability analysis
  • undertaking vulnerability research

Desirable qualifications, relevant experience or training

Our Technical Cyber Operators have a mix of specialist skills and abilities. Applicants with experience or qualifications in any of the skills, disciplines or platforms listed below are encouraged to submit an application:

  • Computer science
  • Information technology
  • Cyber security
  • Penetration testing
  • Digital forensics
  • Intrusion detection and analysis
  • Network development
  • Programming/software development
  • Critical infrastructure, including telecommunications
  • Electrical engineering
  • Network engineering
  • Reverse engineering
  • Security program management
  • Systems administration
  • Threat assessment
  • Vulnerability research and discovery
  • Web-based platforms
  • Mobile technologies.

Applicants who may not have formal qualifications but who have a strong interest and capacity to learn and upskill for the role are also encouraged to apply.

Application Closing Date: Monday, 8th of April 2024

For further information please review the job information pack, reference ASD/01914/24 on

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