Cyber Security Tooling Engineer


Company Description

At Leidos, we do work that really matters inspired by our mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering, and science. With 25 years of local experience, our 2000 team members, work together to solve Australia’s toughest challenges in government, defence, intelligence and border protection.

We’ve got so much to offer at Leidos, here are a just a few of the Benefits we provide our team:

  • Life Days are the Leidos way of recognising we all need some extra time out to take care of life. Our Life Day program enables you to accrue up to an extra 12 days of leave per year.
  • Professional development and support to set you up for success and assist you in achieving your career aspirations. 
  • BUPA corporate insurance plan offering employees access to a suite of corporate products not available to the general public.

Job Description

Our dedicated team of cyber professionals provide a leading cyber security capability for the environments that our deployed military personnel rely on.

As a Cyber Security Tooling Engineer working on-site in Deakin, Canberra or CBD, Melbourne, you will utilise your experience to positively effect deployed environments & contribute to the effort of our deployed military capability. Your responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Assist in the management and support of the SIEM and Security Event Forwarding platforms our Deployed ADF personnel rely on;
  • Perform troubleshooting in support of the ADF or our Security Operations Centre, such as why logs aren’t shipping from point A to point B;
  • Contribute to and help deliver complex security monitoring capability uplifts;
  • Assist with incident investigation including obtaining logs, reviewing firewall rules, etc.
  • Assist with monitoring the network for changes that may affect cyber security;
  • Assist with vulnerability management including configuring reviews and software versions;
  • Integration and functional testing;


About You and What You’ll Bring

You will be customer focused, motivated to learn new technologies & go the extra mile to ensure customer mission needs are met. In addition you will demonstrate the following:

  • NV-1 or above Australian Government Security Clearance
  • 3+ years in enterprise IT system administration;
  • Knowledge of how a typical Enterprise IT system fits together
  • Intermediate to advanced troubleshooting skills in complex networks
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems and in cyber security principles such as hardening standards and techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in the administration of any of the following products: Splunk, Elastic, FortiAnalyzer, Tenable Nessus or Apache NiFi.
  • Knowledge of any of: Endpoint Security products, Security Proxies and virtual or physical firewalls and automation highly desirable

Additional Information

We’re a certified Family Friendly Workplace who have been keeping Australia safer, healthier and more efficient for 25 years, here’s just three ways how:

  • We work with the Australian Department of Defence to design and operate the cyber security tools used across the Army, Navy and Air force.
  • We deliver software development and operational support through to the integration of underwater autonomous vehicles and survey ships to meet mission objectives.
  • We undertake real and simulated cyber war gaming with operational Australian Defence Force units.

We’re robust and ambitions, and we empower our people to do their best work.  You’ll feel inspired by what you can achieve and will be supported by an inclusive & flexible culture that genuinely cares for your wellbeing.  Together, we can be the difference.

Successful candidates will be required to be Australian Citizens & hold & maintain a minimum NV-1 Australian Government Security Clearance. You may also need to meet International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. In certain circumstances this can place limitations on persons who hold dual nationality, permanent residency or are former nationals of certain countries as per ITAR 126.1.

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