Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Australia's overseas secret intelligence collection agency

Why become an ASIS Technologist?

ASIS offers a wide range of opportunities both in Australia and overseas for highly capable and motivated people dedicated to supporting Australia's national interests. Roles span a broad range of corporate and operational technical functions, providing opportunities for professional development across a range of technical fields.

What is an ASIS Technologist?

In ASIS, the term 'Technologist' refers to those staff who have technical qualifications (across a range of disciplines) and apply these technical skills and expertise to advance the ASIS foreign intelligence collection mission. ASIS technologists may work to support ASIS's corporate technology functions, or in support of the conduct of ASIS operations overseas. This may include direct involvement in operational activity.

In both cases ASIS technologists play a critical role in ASIS's foreign intelligence collection mission, whether this be from within Australia or overseas. ASIS technologists are experts at finding technical solutions to the most complex of problems by researching, developing and deploying new solutions or adapting existing technology to suit ASIS requirements. ASIS technologists pair exceptional professional and interpersonal skills with their drive to protect Australia and its national interests.

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There are two core functional groups for ASIS technologists:

Corporate Technology Officers: work with leading edge technology to deliver innovative, reliable, flexible and collaborative business solutions in an international environment. ASIS corporate technology officers utilise specialise roles including, but not limited to; business analysts, project managers, infrastructure and network architects, software developers, data scientists, IT security specialists, IT support and client engagement with a focus on provision of high quality solutions for the ASIS business. All roles are based in Australia.

Operational Technology Officers: enable ASIS to collect foreign intelligence through the design, development and application of innovative technical solutions to address current and emerging operational challenges. We have a team of committed and creative officers from a diverse range of engineering, technical and scientific backgrounds who are responsible for developing, managing and deploying unique technical collection capabilities. Being one of ASIS's key operational streams, Operational Technology Officers must possess strong interpersonal and, ideally, cross-cultural skills. Operational Technology Officers perform these roles both from within Australia and overseas.

What we are looking for?

ASIS is looking for bright and capable Technologists across a diverse range of professional disciplines and experiences. Applicants must be flexible, innovative and have a conscientious approach to tasking – essential qualities given the unique nature of our work. ASIS is interested in meeting people from a range of engineering, technical and scientific backgrounds to fill both corporate and operational technology roles, including but not limited to:

  • RF Engineers
  • Locksmiths
  • Cyber Security specialists
  • Penetration Testers
  • Vulnerability researchers
  • Audio Visual Engineers/Technicians
  • Mobile/Portable Apps Developers
  • Software Developers
  • Embedded Systems specialists
  • Telecommunications Engineers/Technicians
  • Computer Forensic specialists
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
  • Radio/Communication specialists
  • Network Developers
  • Servers and Storage specialists
  • CAD and Computer Based Modelling
  • Data Scientists/Engineers
  • Business Analysts, Project Managers, Strategy and Architecture

Expectations icon Expectations

To succeed as an Intelligence Officer, you will need to demonstrate superior interpersonal and liaison skills in order to build strong relationships.

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Selection Process icon Selection Process

As a rough guide, the selection process for Intelligence Officers generally takes around seven months from the date of application to the offer of employment.

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