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2 x Network and Security Gateway Engineer

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Australian Capital Territory


Agency / Department

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$120 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

We are seeking two experienced Network and Security Gateway Engineers to join the Gateway Consolidation Project team who will be responsible for the execution of a range of project activities and tasks in relation to Security Gateway Migration. Our Agency works collaboratively with Home Affairs in delivering this project, therefore a part of the services will be delivered in the relevant teams within Home Affairs. The validity period of this opportunity will be three months from the closing date of this opportunity. The ACIC and other Home Affairs’ portfolio agencies may engage additional ‘Network and Security Gateway’ Engineers from the candidates submitted to this opportunity. The services will include and not be limited to: (a)Undertaking a range of activities in support of the management and operation of the Agency’s secure Internet gateway, secure systems, data centre and network services; (b)Liaising with external and internal service providers as required; (c)Day to day monitoring and support of network and gateway systems including Data Centre technologies, SMTP email systems, SSL Gateways, Load Balancers, Proxy systems, Firewalls and IPS; (d)Implementing major/minor project work to support Agency’s initiatives; (e)Undertaking enhancement and remediation activities across network and gateway systems; and (f)Undertaking BAU tasks and other projects as required by the Agency. Specified Personnel will be responsible for the delivery of project/sub-program documentation in accordance with the Agency’s requirements and will include any or all of the items below on request: (a)System Requirements; (b)Solution Overview / High Level System Design Documents; (c)Security Solution Architecture Documents; (d)Standard Operating Procedures; (e)Status Reports and briefing material; (f)Improvement strategies and plans aligned with broader Department strategies and delivery management arrangements as required. Specified Personnel will be expected to transfer skills and knowledge to departmental staff and ensure appropriate documentation is stored in accordance with the Agency’s recordkeeping policy and practices. Security requirement: If successful, you must, in supplying deliverables, comply with, and ensure your personnel to: (a)Have the ability to obtain an Australian Government security clearance to the minimum of Negative Vetting Level 1. If required, the cost for revalidating the security clearance will be borne by the Seller. The Seller must ensure that its Specified Personnel promptly provide to the Buyer relevant details to assist with the security clearance process, and the Seller must notify the Buyer promptly in writing of any change in circumstances which is likely to affect the Buyer’s assessment of the Specified Personnel’s entitlement to hold a security clearance. (b)Undergo a Police Check at the ACIC’s request. This Check must be complete prior to the Services Start Date. (c)As directed by the ACIC, complete a Deed of Confidentiality or Non-Disclosure Agreement prior to commencement or comply with processes required to engage the Specified Personnel under section 48 of the Australian Crime Commission Act (2002). (d)Comply with all ACIC Policies which are available on request, and through the Agency’s Intranet site. This may include policies which relate to drug and alcohol testing. (e)Comply with Legislative Requirements, particularly the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth), the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) (the Gender Equality Act). (f)Undertake and pass a pre-employment screening process (Organisational Suitability Assessment (OSA)) which includes a police check. The cost of the OSA process is to be borne by the ACIC. The ACIC may seek reimbursement from the Seller for OSA screening costs should any Specified Personnel who have passed the screening process terminate their agreement within 2 months of the Services Start Date. (g)Comply with the requirements of the Continuing Organisational Suitability Assessment (COSA). (h)Undertake an ACIC induction program upon commencement at the ACIC if required. (i)Undergo ACIC’s training prior to commencing work if required: oWork, Health and Safety training; and oSecurity Awareness training (j)Complete the work on the ACIC’s Premises, or as otherwise directed by the ACIC. You must ensure that your personnel uphold the values and behave in a manner that is consistent with the Australian Public Service Values and the APS Code of Conduct, as applicable to their work in connection with this Contract. The APS Values and Code of Conduct are contained in Part 3 of the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth).

Essential Criteria

1. Demonstrated over three years’ experience in a Network and Security Gateway Engineer role within a public sector context involving classified networks.
2. A demonstrated understanding of TCP/IP networking, routing protocols (OSPF & BGP), firewalls (Fortinet + Palo Alto) / load balancers (F5 LTM & ASM) / IPSEC VPN (Cisco) and HTTP-based applications in general.
3. Ability to deliver project outcomes through marshalling external providers, collating information and providing accurate, succinct and unambiguous documentation. 20%
4. Ability to develop, follow and champion processes for the migration of systems to ensure minimal impact to users.
5. Demonstrated experience in communicating, coordinating and leading key stakeholders to deliver technology outcomes.
6. Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team including working in a responsive and pragmatic manner in order to deliver timely project outcomes.

Desired Criteria

Not Applicable for this opportunity

Security Clearance

Ability to Obtain nv1 clearance

Contract Extensions

Options to extend for further periods up to twelve (12) months.

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