• Australia’s leading cyber agency is expanding.

    • Opportunities now exist in Melbourne and Brisbane.

    • Long-term contracts.

    • Work on the most technologically advanced platforms.

    • Rewarding work.

    • Excellent rates.

Join Australia’s Leading Cyber Security Organisation – ASD (Australian Signals Directorate) 

ASD is the federal agency responsible for intelligence gathering, cyber warfare and information security. ASD is leading Australia’s defence against cyber threats, developing offensive cyber capability and ongoing cyber capability development.  ASD are at the forefront of technological advances across areas such as:-

    • Network management and communications

    • Software development

    • Quantum computing

    • Artificial intelligence

    • Machine learning

    • Data Science and big data engineering

ASD and ACSC are at the forefront of cyber technology advances and are the leading organisations in Australia - providing support and advice to Department of Defence and the ADF. Through the ACSC, ASD uses its immense experience to support critical infrastructure, big and small business with advice and support to protect our national interests.

With their head office situated in Canberra, ASD employs over 2,000 TSPV cleared workers, and their workforce is growing nationally. Areas of growth include PMO, cyber security, systems administration and engineering, software development and network engineering.

With the long-term investment and expansion through REDSPICE, ASD are expanding outside of Canberra, to Melbourne and Brisbane. Joining ASD, you will be part of their largest transformation journey and mission to refocus the way we prevent cyber threats and respond to challenges as a nation.

A top-security, complex and highly technical environment, ASD plays a vital role in the defence of Australia. Long contracts (12 + months) available.

Kinexus has been supplying TSPV-cleared personnel to the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). since 2001.  As ASD embarks on the next phase of its journey, our role is supporting that growth by providing personnel across a range of skills. 

We are currently recruiting for:

    • Cyber and information security specialists

    • Software, systems, network and DevOps engineers

    • STEM academics and professionals

    • Data scientists

    • Data and system administrators

    • Business analysts

    • Project Managers, Program Managers and Project Support

    • Professional corporate enablers including business managers, portfolio managers, strategy managers, capability managers, change and transformation managers, finance, procurement and HR professionals.

* Due to the nature of project security, applicants will require a TSPV clearance from Defence. *

Now Recruiting in Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane

Traditionally ASD’s work opportunities have been in Canberra. With the announcement of Project REDSPICE, we are now recruiting for roles based in Melbourne and Brisbane. Find out more below.

Sound interesting? View ASD vacancies here

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What is Project REDSPICE

REDSPICE (Resilience, Effects, Defence, Space, Intelligence, Cyber and Enablers) is a groundbreaking initiative by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) that aims to address future challenges and potential threats. It is the largest investment in the history of ASD, with $9.9 billion allocated over a 10-year period until 2031. Through REDSPICE, ASD will deliver forward-looking capabilities essential to maintaining Australia's strategic advantage and capability edge over the coming decade and beyond.


REDSPICE involves expanding operations beyond Canberra and collaborating with the Five Eyes intelligence alliance partners to share intelligence and adopt a global perspective. The program entails an increase in cyber-hunt activities and a threefold expansion of the current offensive cyber capability. To achieve its objectives, REDSPICE leverages cutting-edge technologies such as advanced artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cloud technology.


Why Work on REDSPICE

Working on REDSPICE means becoming a part of the vital force in shaping the future, tackling complex challenges, and mitigating potential threats that lie ahead.

You will be part of a select group that excels in the collection, interpretation, and exploitation of data—the backbone of our defence. Your work will ensure that our nation remains one step ahead, equipped with the insights necessary to safeguard our interests at home and abroad.

Working on top-secret projects and having access to cutting-edge technology are among the exciting prospects that TSPV contractors can look forward to. As is the security of long-term work in a program with a wide range of job opportunities for individuals with various skills and expertise.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of something new and shape the future of Australia’s security landscape.

Why Work For ASD

    • Work on cutting-edge, interesting, high-tech and exclusive intelligence projects.

    • Enjoy unmatched contract work stability. ASD has funding for the next decade.

    • 12 or 24 month contracts available with extensions and promotions likely.

    • ASD accepts contractors with various experience levels, from just one year to expert.

    • Build your career by being promoted and upskilled through SFIA levels.

    • Access opportunities across different business areas and a variety of projects.

    • Non-technical roles available (eg. project management).

    • Start your contract when it works for you; long notice periods can be accommodated.

    • Flexible work environment; work the hours that suit you between 7am and 7pm.

    • CPI increases each year.

    • Paid training is available.

How Kinexus Supports You

    • Kinexus’ experience in managing contractors in defence and national security industries means we understand the requirements from the Commonwealth, insurances and clearances.

    • DISP accredited; we can hold clearances and manage renewals.

    • Dedicated account manager who is your dedicated POC and offers continuous contractor care.

    • SFIA accredited and we support rate negotiation and guidance.

    • Dedicated payroll assistant who facilitates your taxes and super.

    • We proactively chase timesheet approvers to ensure you get paid on-time and error free.

    • We can facilitate novated car leases, LAFHA or salary sacrifice.

    • We’ll keep you up to date with the most appropriate, interesting opportunities in your field with our continuous career coaching and guidance.

    • Community matters. Kinexus supports women in Defence through our women's mentoring program and rewards referrers through our Referral Rewards scheme.

    • Support for your health and wellness through counselling support (EAP) available for all contractors and their families.