Location Canberra
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Specialisation ICT, Technical, TSPV
Contact person Cindace Prasad
Reference TR/061722
Call Email Cindace

Security Infrastructure Systems Administrator - RFQ-ASD-48-2024 - SOW 1 - Rereleased

Due to the nature of clients we work with here at Kinexus and the projects these roles will be based on, an Australian Government Top Secret Positive Vetting (TSPV) clearance is essential.

These opportunities do not have the ability to obtain sponsorship for a security clearance (including applicants who currently hold a security clearance seeking to upgrade).


Experienced systems administrator required for maintenance and integration of ICT infrastructure and security systems across the full life cycle of the product owner's systems.

The Specified Person will be expected to demonstrate attributes of SFIA Level of Responsibility 3.

Current Top-Secret Positive Vetting (TSPV) security clearance is strongly preferred, however candidates who have held a TSPV in the previous 12-month period (which has since been downgraded) may be considered.


Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is the federal agency responsible for foreign signals intelligence, cyber warfare and information security. ASD's purpose is to defend Australia from global threats and help advance our national interests.

Situated in Canberra, ASD employs over 2000 TSPV cleared workers. ASD's workforce is growing rapidly. Areas of growth include PMO, cyber security, systems administration and engineering, software development and network engineering.

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


  • Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a complex ICT environment containing VMware, Windows and/or Linux based systems.
  • Contribute to the provisioning, support and maintenance of Storage Area Network (SAN) appliance, physical and virtual server infrastructure and a small fleet of desktops.
  • With Guidance the reliability of the system by using standard procedures and tools to carry out defined system configuration, backups, and restoring data where necessary. This includes the use of network management tools to collect and report on network load and performance statistics.
  • With Gudiance make sure incidents, problems and changes are captured and responded to within the IT service management platform. This includes administration of accounts and permissions.
  • Identify operational problems and contribute to their resolution, checking that they are managed in accordance with agreed standards and procedures.
  • Assist in documenting existing and new features and processes related to system support and enhancement.


  • Australian Citizenship and a TSPV security clearance is essential.
  • Essential: Experience in administering a secure and reliable VMware, Linux and/or Windows ICT environment
  • Desirable: Data processing, scripting and coding skills, specifically in Bash, XSLT, PowerShell, Python or C.
  • Experience in administering virtual machine systems, particularly VMware or Red Hat


Why work for ASD?

  • Work on interesting and prestigious projects vital to the ongoing defence of Australia.
  • Flexible work environment; work the hours that suit you between 7am and 7pm.
  • Low attrition rate: the great variety of projects and opportunities across different business areas ensure few workers leave ASD.
  • Long term contracts available.
  • Fantastic growth opportunities available at any stage of your career.

Why Kinexus?

  • Kinexus has been supplying TSPV contractors to ASD since 2004 and have a strong relationship with them. We are one of just 9 suppliers Australia-wide.
  • Our experience in managing contractors in defence/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 (me!) who is your dedicated POC and offer continuous contractor care.
  • Rate negotiation guidance in line with the SFIA framework.
  • Dedicated payroll assistant who facilitates your taxes and super.
  • We proactively chase timesheet approvers to ensure you get paid on-time and error free.
  • Regular visits to Canberra for coffee, lunches and quarterly drinks events.
  • 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.
  • Community matters. Kinexus supports women in Defence through our female mentoring program and rewards referrers through our Referral Rewards scheme.

Kinexus is the leading recruitment partner to the Defence Industry in Australia. We support our community in making intelligent connections and create opportunities to help them grow their careers

All applications should include your resume as a word document. For more information, visit our website, www.kinexus.com.au or contact Cindace Prasad at 0449 511 324. #LI-CP