Location Canberra
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Specialisation Design & Architecture, ICT, Technical, TSPV
Contact person Cindace Prasad
Reference TR/061535
Call Email Cindace

System Integrator - RFQ-ASD-8-2024 - 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).


The Systems Integrator will be accountable under broad direction for the delivery of product management systems for bespoke hardware products.

The product management systems surround product tracking and test management, including the capture, storage and presentation of test results for all phases of a product's lifecycle. These will involve the analysis, design, integration and deployment of new and/or existing bespoke, Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) and Government Off the Shelf (GOTS) systems and tools to deliver the required solution.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in providing solutions to complex problems, and translating customer requirements into fit-for-purpose design and end-product artefacts.

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.


  • Under broad direction, elicit customer requirements and translate these into fit-for-purpose design artefacts, together with other conceptual design activities.
  • Assess capabilities of existing bespoke, Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) and Government Off the Shelf (GOTS) systems and tools to deliver required functionality, and provide procurement recommendations.
  • Perform system administration tasks surrounding the installation, configuration and integration of systems/sub-systems
  • Perform software development tasks surrounding the integration and improvement of existing systems and tools.
  • Integrate with continuous-integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) systems.
  • Produce and maintain high quality technical documentation in-line with team practices.
  • Work as a member of an integrated agile team and effectively prioritise, manage own. tasks, and contribute to design reviews, stakeholder meetings and agile processes.


  • Australian Citizenship and a TSPV security clearance is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience with Python3 and Proficient with Linux systems administration
  • Familiarity with software/hardware testing practices & continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) tooling and practices
  • Proficient with collaboration tools - Git, issue tracking


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