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Technologist Graduate Program 2022 Intake
Information Technology
Ongoing - Permanent
ASIO is currently seeking dedicated, tech-savvy Australians across a mixture of fields for the Technologist Graduate Program. This is an opportunity to start a technical career with enduring purpose at one of Australia's most trusted and unique workplaces.

The Opportunity

Technologists will be exposed to and involved in the collection, management and advanced analysis of technical intelligence across a multitude of teams. The environment is dynamic, challenging and unlike anything you will have encountered before.

As an operational or enterprise technology officer, you will have a direct, hands-on impact in the shared mission of security Australia and protecting its people. During the graduate program, you may be involved in just some of the following functions:

Develop high-quality, high-performance software solutions within an Agile environment;
Investigate, implement and manage new capabilities, networks and technologies;
Advance unique solutions to exploit technically-collected data (including through neural networks);
Reduce the attack surface and assure the ongoing security posture of ICT infrastructure;
Directly support cyber security investigations;
Conduct forensic analysis of digital media;
Provision warrants and direct open-source technical collection capabilities, including telecommunications interceptions;
Undertake complex data analysis and visualisation to aid investigations;
Evaluate Technical Surveillance Counter Measures; and,
Engineer high-end mechanical and technical solutions.

The 12-month program will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge to undertake a wide range of technical roles and to establish a diverse and rewarding career in ASIO.

Key Attributes

While we're looking for attitude as much as aptitude, to apply you'll need to:

Have completed – or be in the final year of – a degree of technical relevance, such as:
o Software engineering
o Cybersecurity
o Networking
o Containerisation and cloud architecture
o DevSecOps
o Mechatronics
o Data management
o Telecommunications
o Program and portfolio management

Of course, these are just the basics. Above all, candidates should be passionate about technology and continuing their learning, be able to work collaboratively in small teams and find value in contributing to the bigger picture.


To be eligible for the role, you must be:

An Australian citizen;
Assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance;
Willing to relocate to Canberra (some assistance is provided); and,
In the final year of, or have completed, a degree of technical relevance.

ASIO is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected. We welcome and value applications from all eligible candidate irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please advise us if you require any additional assistance in order to fully participate in the recruitment process or the workplace.


All positions are Canberra based.

Employment Conditions

Employment is under the ASIO Act 1979. Conditions of service are similar to those applying in the Australian Public Service. We recognise entitlements accrued under the Public Service Act 1999 and provide for continuation of superannuation under the Commonwealth schemes. Salary packaging arrangements are also available.


ASIO provides a number of benefits to its staff, including:

A competitive salary, including a 7.5 per cent allowance for maintaining a Positive Vetting security clearance;
Employer superannuation contributions of 15.4 per cent;
A variety of leave options, including four weeks annual leave;
Flexible working hours/arrangements to assist you to maintain your work-life balance. We adopt an “if not, why not” approach to working flexibly (please note: due to our unique working environment, working from home may not be available);
Six staff-led diversity and inclusion networks;
Study assistance, including financial support and study leave for tertiary education; and,
Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Closing Date and Time

Monday 29 March 2021, 11:59pm AEST.

How to Apply

Click on Apply Online to commence your application. Your application must be complete and include the following:

A succinct statement of claims, up to 500 words, outlining why you believe you are suitable for the program, and what skills, qualities and knowledge you will bring to the Organisation. Please also outline your technical strengths and interests;
An up-to-date CV, no more than two pages in length; and,
A copy of your most recent academic transcript.

All employment decisions and selection processes within ASIO are based on merit principles and candidates must be prepared to undergo various selection stages.

ASIO holds all employment applications in the strictest of confidence. It is essential that you do the same. Please do not discuss your application with others as doing so may adversely affect your potential employment.


If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact ASIO Recruitment at or phone (02) 6257 4916.

ASIO thanks all applicants for their interest in applying. In accordance with ASIO policy, unsuccessful candidates will be advised but will not be provided with feedback on any aspect of the selection process.

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