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Cyber Systems Engineer - Defence

Downer Group

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Who we are:

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

Downer Defence Systems, combining the footprint and capability of Downer and Spotless, is one of the only integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Life Cycle offering and mindset. Our Sovereign Industry Capability delivers to the needs of Defence, National Security organisations, the major Primes and other government agencies.

As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia’s Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.

Position summary:

This role is within the CASG environment working in information Security Management. Providing technical assurance support including verification or security requirements, technical review of security documentation including but not limited to threat modelling, security architecture, software code review, policy, plans, design, security compliance and certification. This role is based in Melbourne.

Experience/Skills Sought:

As the successful candidate you will possess the following:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Reviewing security engineering investigations/assessments in compliance with As Govt standards (ISM, ASD guidelines, NIST, DISA, STIG)
  • Development/review of procedural documentation
  • Windows and Linux systems administration

​Essential Qualification/Experience/Work Environment:

  • Degree software or systems engineering
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Security certification and accreditation experience (desirable)
  • SANS 460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Certification or Equivalent

About you:

  • An experienced Systems Engineer who is looking to develop their career in a prominent professional services business.
  • An understanding of the Defence Capability Life Cycle.
  • Understanding & practical experience working within a Defence project, quality assurance & business improvement process practices and targeted & effective business solutions and outcomes.
  • Experience in building trusted & valued relationships with project team members, customers & partners.
  • Must hold an Australian Government security clearance (NV1 level and above).

What we offer:

  • A diverse and challenging work environment.
  • A growing business where opportunities are great.
  • A great team where you are empowered to lead.
  • Referral bonuses.
  • Leave Purchases.
  • Access to monthly Professional Development Sessions (including specialist forums).


Candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

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