Location Canberra
Job type Contract
Salary AU$110 - AU$130 per hour
Specialisation ICT
Contact person Anthony Moore
Reference BBBH45746
Call Email Anthony

The primary mission of the project is to deliver ICT software, infrastructure and services to host cyber security capabilities in support of the ASD's cyber security mission.


The successful applicant will apply agile methods to their work enabling their data engineer and cyber security analyst peers to work together more efficiently and effectively.


We are looking for individuals with a strong background in Elasticsearch architecture, installation, optimisation and automation including demonstrated experience working within project delivery teams. The applicant must be a motivated self-starter with strong technical abilities and initiative. They will operate as a peer in a high performing technical team, and require strong organisational skills, attention to detail and be comfortable working in a dynamic and agile environment.


Applicants should have exposure across several of the following technologies and disciplines, and be able to demonstrate how they used them to generate business value:

  • Elasticsearch (Elastic Stack or Open Distro)

  • Data streaming technologies (Kafka, NiFi, Spark)

  • Software development (Python, Scala, Java)

  • Automation services (CI/CD platforms, Ansible, Puppet, Chef)

  • Operating systems (Linux)

As a member of the cyber analytics data platform team, you will work proactively to enhance and configure highly scalable, resilient, and observable data analysis platforms considering ASD mission areas requirements and analytic maturity. You will ensure delivered capabilities meet ASD mission area requirements and industry best-practices for automating build deployment and change management using DevOps and CI/CD patterns.

Work location preference is Canberra, but will consider suitable candidates able to work in an ACSC office in Sydney CBD, or Melbourne CBD. Working from home (WFH) requests won't be considered.

For suitable candidates that secure work in Sydney or Melbourne, ACSC has an expectation of regular visits to the Canberra office (at least monthly), however travel and accommodation costs will not be borne by ACSC.

  • Estimated start date 7-06-2021

  • Location of work Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria

  • Length of contract12 months

  • Contract extensions 12 months subject to suitable Organisational Suitability Assessment and funds availability

  • Security clearance Must have current negative vetting level 1 clearance

Essential criteria

  1. Demonstrated technical experience with Elasticsearch to deliver high speed search capabilities across large data assets.

  2. Highly developed technical skills across the build and optimisation of big data cyber security platforms covering the entire stack (hardware, Linux OS and applications).

  3. Experience designing, building, and supporting data lake technologies ensuring role-based access controls are enforced and audit is captured.

Desirable criteria

  1. High level of proficiency with design and build of observable data ingestion pipelines including serialisation, transformation, enrichment and store.

  2. High attention to detail with solid documentation skills and good client communication skills.

  3. Able to manage multiple, concurrent tasks with competing demands.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below and attach your resume as a word document. Alternatively, please contact Anthony Moore on 02 9492 7508 quoting the Job Title for this position. #LI-AM
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