Cyber Range Operations Manager
5th July, 2023

Security Clearance

The ability to obtain and maintain an Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) PV security clearance.

Must be an Australian citizen.


Qualifications and Experience

·       Experience in leading and managing technical teams;

·       Experience in planning and supporting domestic and/or international cyber operations/deployments;

·       Experience in Operations Support Concepts (SOP/CONOPS) development; Risk management; Resource forecasting and Budgeting; and

·       Experience and/or understanding of Defence ICT systems.

·       Tertiary qualifications in Cyber operations management, ICT or a related discipline.

·       Certified SAFe® Practitioner (can be completed upon engagement).

·       Certified SAFe® DevOps Practitioner (can be completed upon engagement).



·       Graduate Certificate or higher in ICT, Computer science.

·       Understanding of cyber domain; and

·       Experience in Operations Cell.

·       Qualifications in Project Management (Agile, PMBOK, PRINCE2).

·       Graduate Certificate or higher in Cyber Security.


·       Demonstrated diversity and depth of experience in Cyber Range Operations.

·       Agile / DevOps / Scrum experience.

·       Demonstrated experience in and understanding of information technology and/or cyber security.

·       Experience in requirements elicitation across stakeholder communities.

·       The ability to engage and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders across all levels.

·       Demonstrated ability to achieve deliverables within challenging and tight timeframes.

·       Ability to lead; know how to follow; and be an active, proactive member of a high performing team.



·       Experience with the Defence Range Management Framework.

·       Experience with Defence Cyber Exercise Life Cycle (CELC).

·       Cyber Security Manager / Defence Signals Operations Cell.

Responsibilities·       Leads and manages functions for Cyber Exercise Team (CET) and Helpdesk Operations in support of supported operations and exercises;

·       Develop (SOP/CONOPS) for sustainment effect to delivered cyber capabilities;

·       Operational planning with Cyber Units and Joint Cyber Directorate for current and future operations;

·       Resource forecasting; logistics planning ISO future deployments and exercises;

·       Ensure support to Cyber Units is in line with the directed/agreed Service Level Agreements;

·       Develop and implement internal training program for technical staff;

·       Oversee Work Health and Safety measure implementation and compliance within Sustainment organisation;

·       Develop and manage a risk management plan for the Sustainment Stream;

·       Represent Operational engagement with Joint Cyber Directorate; Cyber Units and other external stakeholders involved in cyber capability; and

·       Liaison with Coalition partners in coordinating joint collective cyber training and use of US range platform.

·       Act as the single point of contact for stakeholder engagement pertaining to the CET; facilitating strong stakeholder community relationships and contributions to Cyber range operations.

·       Participate in selection and hiring of CET staff.

·       Create and assist others to author User Stories for the Cyber range platforms.

·       Triage user stories, defects and other CET tasks.

·       Distil and escalate risks and issues (blockers) to the Executive for action.

·       Create and manage a CET schedule.

·       Facilitate and conduct Cyber Range demonstration events.

·       With support from the Finance Manager, manage funding allocated to the CET, including reporting on planned/actual spend and proposing re-allocation of funding within across the Product Lines.

·       Contribute to and review CET-related documents.

·       Must actively manage tasking and outputs of CET personnel to ensure Value For Money is achieved. Must manage and escalate performance issues for Commonwealth delegate attention and action.

·       Work with the Cyber Security Manager to appropriately respond to relevant security breaches, investigate how they occurred, identify lessons learned and implement remediation actions.

·       Ensure accurate and timely completion of CET reporting, ensuring accountability, traceability and compliance.

·       Ensure consistent communication and flow of information across channels within the, Executive Team, and to senior executives and other stakeholders including tailoring artefacts to their needs.

·       Build and sustain productive relationships with team members, staff and supervisors, and actively participate in teamwork and group activities.



Key AreaKey GoalsKey Accountabilities
CommunicationFoster a highly collaborative work environment across the team and the broader DCO community·       Acts reasonably, honestly, respectfully, courteously, in good faith, and in a coordinated and effective manner in performing obligations and exercising rights

·       Demonstrate Integrity, Honesty and Collegiate Behaviours – however be willing to challenge accepted dogma and business practices that impede the   Mission

·       Be forthright – have a bias for action and decision

·       Performs obligations in a fair and impartial manner that facilitates the achievement of the objectives and is consistent with the best interests of the Commonwealth

·       Work with the team members to resolve communication, performance or service issues

·       Liaise with the team members and the broader integrated program team to minimise risks, issues and problems

Documentation and ArtefactsPlan, manage and support the timely development of team documentation and artefacts·       Provide drafting and review services necessary for team documentation and artefacts.

·       Build and maintain strong relationships to facilitate effective day to-day interactions with internal and external stakeholders including effective engagement with   staff and senior executives.

ReportingDevelop, contribute and maintain accurate reports and records


·       Actively monitor and report regularly on the delivery of Product Line responsibilities (documentation and artefacts)

·       Provide relevant input to standard   reports, and develop new reports as required

·       Ensure currency and accuracy of necessary reports and records

·       Provide in-time and by exception reporting to support the decision and direction of the   Executive

·       Proactively report risks and opportunities

Professionalisation and DevelopmentFoster a highly productive team focused on continual improvement and increased capability·       Provide support, coaching, advice and guidance to team members and the broader

·       Identify and recommend opportunities for professional development of team members and the broader

·       Shares knowledge with team members and the broader DCO community

One Team CultureAdhere to One Team, One Vision·       Model the One Team Behaviours of collaboration, open communication and trust.

·       Support the Vision – to be a government leader for rapid and agile information warfare capability acquisition and sustainment

·       Support the Mission – to acquire and sustain information warfare capability in order to support ADF mission in cyberspace.

·       Accept and manage risk in the delivery of ADF DCO warfighting capability.

·       Maintain compliance with the   Probity Framework

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