Application closing date: Sunday, 19 June 2022 • 11:59pm, Canberra time (in Canberra)

Estimated start date: Friday, 01 July 2022

Location of work: ACT

Length of contract: 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

Contract extensions: 1 x 12 months

Security clearance: Must have Negative Vetting Level 1

Rates: $100 - $130 per hour (inc. super)

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) require an experienced Network Engineer to join the Infrastructure Support team.

The Infrastructure Support team are responsible for the design, delivery and maintenance of PMC managed infrastructure platforms, and provide infrastructure services to a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

The Network Engineer will be responsible for contributing to the operations of the Infrastructure Support team, including; maintenance and support of existing infrastructure, delivery of technical projects and improvements to departmental ICT systems, with a particular focus on supporting the team internally, and contributing to a range of business-led projects requiring support with network security implementation and management. Duties include:

  • Ensuring the ongoing stability, availability and optimised performance of PM&C’s multi-vendor networking environment.
  • Performing regular security reviews and auditing of implemented firewall rules, and consolidation as required. 
  • Contribute to solution design, in conjunction with Information Services Branch Architects and the CTO.
  • Producing and reviewing project/services delivery documentation including Architecture, Designs, ‘As built documentation’ and Operating Procedures.
  • Building and Maintaining Stakeholder relationships (Including Executives, Business Representatives, project Managers and staff across government).
  • Coordination of projects under the direction of the CTO and Infrastructure Manager
  • Complete a diverse range of technical tasks within a secure environment.  
  • Work as part of a high functioning multi-skilled team.
  • Participation in on-call activities as required. 
  • Other duties as directed by PM&C Representatives.

The successful candidate will have a proven background in network management and operations as well as a range of generalist network engineering skills, and will be able to work collaboratively with business, other system owners and administrators to progress initiatives. 

The position is expected to be full time – an average of 40 hours per week, and will be based at 1 National circuit Barton.  Minimal but occasional out of hours work may be required.

Essential Criteria

  1. Demonstrated capability to scope, plan and execute on small projects – including managing, risks and issues, approvals and the balancing of multiple competing priorities.
  2. • A working knowledge of the Information Security Manual (ISM), the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF), and other International Standards (ISO’s). • Solid generalist skills in network engineering – including configuration, trouble shooting, service and security management tools for routing and switch platforms.
  3. The resource will demonstrate advanced skills in the following technologies: Experience with a range of vendor firewall solutions, including Checkpoint and/or Cisco ASAs, Applying firewall and route/switch policy as applicable to a multiple security classification environment, Centralised management and monitoring tools for firewalls and network devices, Government firewall and routing policy, such as interoperating with GovLINK and other Government agencies, IDS/IPS solutions.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Experience in some or most of the following network technologies is highly desirable: VMware NSX, FireEye, Cisco, Juniper, Bigswitch
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