About this Opportunity

Our Senior Network Engineer is an exciting opportunity for you to play a supporting role for world leading marine research. Using your high-level capabilities and expertise you will provide Information Technology services and support to enterprise clients within both our research and corporate environments. You will diagnose and solve network related problems, develop and administer cyber-security mitigation policies and strategies, maintain and audit our network, assets and change control registers, and continuously seek ways to deliver effective IT services through new or improved technologies.

About AIMS' Information and Communication Technology Team

The Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Services team provides computing and telephony resources, systems and infrastructure to enable our science experts to build Australia’s national marine science capability so that together we can meet the challenges facing our marine estate. Our capability and capacity for ongoing internal and external stakeholder connectivity over our geographical footprint is fundamental to our ability to securely communicate including the sharing of scientific data and information. The Information and Technology Team specialise in:

  • I.T. Helpdesk as a first point of call for assistance.
  • Assist with computing and telephone resources.
  • Online security, collaboration, and network assistance.
  • Computing infrastructure including storage disk space.
  • Complete backups of IT network systems.
  • Responsible for all IT security and disaster recovery plans

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions which are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement. The successful candidate for this exciting opportunity will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 5 ($109,976 to $120,564 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Free On-site Gym, and Fitness Passport (Optional)
  • Commuter Car Arrangements
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity
  • Located in Townsville (Qld)

Please note:

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  2. AIMS strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Whilst it is not currently a mandatory requirement for this role, AIMS reserves the right to review its position and policy on mandatory vaccinations. It may therefore become a mandatory requirement for this role in the future

About you

Success in this role will be dependent on the capabilities that you have obtained through your formal studies (degree in electrical, electronic or computer engineering) and/or equivalent experience and industry certifications. Then, relying on your professional experience, you will have developed strong technical expertise in cyber-securty mitigation strategies and the design and management of mid-large scale enterprise data and voice networks including physical cabling, TCP/IP L2 & L3 network protocols and services. Having substantial experience configuring and maintaining devices such as switches, routers, and wireless access points, with a preference for Cisco CCIE qualifications, will ensure that you have the capabilities to maintain documentation of configurations, code, processes and procedures along with diagrams of logical and physical networks and services.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application: Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries are to be directed to Darren Wilson at d.wilson@aims.gov.au.

Applications close: Sunday, 12-June-2022 (midnight, AEST).

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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