Location Canberra
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Specialisation Engineering, ICT, Technical, TSPV
Contact person Cindace Prasad
Reference TR/061759
Call Email Cindace

System Engineer SFIA 5 (Multiple) - RFQ-ASD-5-2024 - SOW 3 - 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).


Mission Capability Division will deliver cutting edge capabilities to Defence through a variety of different programmes and projects. To facilitate this, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has a requirement for a System Engineer.

The System Engineer will be responsible for undertaking responsibilities to deliver a range of hosting platforms fit for customer use cases. The system engineering's role will include stakeholder engagement to establish use cases, systems design, configuration management, orchestrated deployment, monitoring, system upgrade and sustainment. A degree of mentoring of peers throughout this scope of work.

The system engineer will also provide architectural advice as a subject matter expert to guide customers on the best practice use of the hosting platforms. Occasionally they will be required to assist troubleshooting with customers where expert knowledge is required.

The Specified Person will be expected to demonstrate attributes of SFIA Level of Responsibility 5.

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.


  • Develop systems engineering documentation, system designs, and systems maintenance plans and configuration management plans. Contribute to project plans ticketing systems and project timelines.
  • Deploy hosting platforms in a scale-able and sustainable and method. Control source code and maintain consistency in standards across the portfolio of platforms.
  • Patch and upgrade existing hosting platforms to improve security standards and provide new feature to customers which are available to the wider industry
  • Undertake stakeholder engagement to identify business needs. Share knowledge with stakeholder including giving architectural overviews, presentation and responses to requested architectural advice.
  • Work with industry partners under direction of the team lead to guide and integrate external packages into the environment.
  • Conduct system monitoring and UAT testing to forecast expansion and provide fore-warning or rapid response to system failures.


  • Australian Citizenship and a TSPV security clearance is essential.


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