Network Design Engineer

Last updated an hour ago
Job Type:Full Time

Who we are:

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

About the role:

Downer Defence are seeking a Technical Design Engineer to design an alternative network stack to the SIE to ensure ADF Cyber Ops are linked to essential operational and logistics elements without having to expose those communications to a compromised network.


  • As the successful candidate you will be required to fulfill the following tasks:
  • Assist efforts in program design and delivery of project requirements within the technical framework.
  • Ensure documentation for system design and maintenance of configuration of solution is completed throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Assist in the analysis and development of various aspects of the Defence network.
  • Take a lead role in engineering problem identification and solution development across the project.
  • Ensure the programs projects are compliant with relevant Commonwealth Government security and engineering standards (e.g. ISM, ICT TAF, DEFCAMMAN).
  • Understanding of network topology including RBAC and AD.

About You:

  • An experienced Network Engineer preferably with Defence experience who is looking to develop their career in a prominent professional services business.
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment in collaboration with other like-minded team members and adjacent project teams (also delivering a variation of the system);
  • Have a strong ICT project management background; and
  • Have an understanding of ADF networks and capabilities employed within the ADF.
  • Understanding & practical experience working within a Defence project, quality assurance & business improvement process practices and targeted & effective business solutions and outcomes.

Security :

Candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance prior to commencement of engagement. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

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