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The Intelligence & Security Group employs dedicated IT specialists to keep our unique and complex systems operational. As a graduate in the Information Technologist pathway you will be placed in a team that matches your skills and personal interests, and have the opportunity to work with experts across a diverse range of fields.


  • Training in using specialist systems at the cutting edge of ICT
  • Opportunities to be mentored by some of the brightest minds in their fields
  • Opportunities to take your knowledge of computer security to the next level
  • Access to in-house and externally provided training to expand and develop your skills


Within the Intelligence and Security Group the range of IT specialist positions is vast. We employ specialists in traditional ICT fields as well as many positions that require application of specialised computer knowledge and/or abilities. Regardless of the area of work, our IT specialists enjoy some of the most challenging and technically difficult tasks available and reside at the cutting edge of their chosen profession.

Australian Geospatial Organisation (AGO) Geospatial-Intelligence Technologists use their IT skills and knowledge in the provision of high performance spatial databases, services and technologies that facilitate timely and accurate assessments of Geospatial Intelligence. They can be employed in areas including geospatial database management, application development and web services.

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Technologists formulate strategies, undertake strategic IT planning, build and maintain everything from secure workstations to high-end supercomputers. They can be employed in areas as diverse as Database Administration, System design, architecture, testing and maintenance through to Cyber Security roles including Reverse Engineering, Forensic Analysis and Intrusion Detection.

For work in either of these agencies we are looking for people with strong skills and/or experience in the following:

  • Software design, development or support
  • Programming in a variety of languages
  • Systems engineering
  • Geospatial databases, services, technologies and/or systems
  • Database design and administration
  • Network or system administration
  • ICT project management

Next steps

Ready to apply? Find out more about applying at the How to Apply page.

You might also want to check out the following general information:

Quick Details

  • Degree types: Any with strong analytical components, Computer & Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Science
  • Salary: $65,133 pa + 15.4% super
  • Program:
    • 12 months – 3 x 4 month rotations
  • Eligibility: View eligibility requirements
  • Intake: ASD only: February or June
  • Location: Canberra
  • Benefits: Why Choose Defence
"The work I do at ASD is truly unique and it is great to know that I am making a real difference!"


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