The Defence Technology Agency is a business unit established to provide applied research, exploratory development, and policy studies on science, technology and related areas with application to military technology, force development and operations.
We are seeking an experienced professional with scientific, engineering or technical expertise; you have a scientific approach to working through process and problems.
Right equipment, right place, right person; ultimately that’s what this role delivers. No two days are the same, one day you could be designing and developing safety critical systems the next day you could be out in the field involved in trials across air, land or maritime military platforms.
Day to day you will be liaising with a wide range of stakeholders so it’s important that you are a confident communicator. You are happy to be the design interface; able to go out and engage with the business, scope problems and complete project work resulting in good outcomes.
The existing team are passionate, collaborative, and supportive and operate within a learning environment. NZDF is part of an international community so this work feeds into a much larger picture which could see you involved in delivering presentations to that community overseas.
We are ideally seeking a human factors practitioner however we would also consider individuals with relevant studies/experience in Ergonomics, Cognitive Science/Psychology, and Human Factors Engineering.
This is a great working environment which offers rewarding work; you will be excited about the learning that this role will give you.
For more information on this role please contact Janelle Aitken on 09 4455902.
The NZDF offers a range of benefits to its employees which includes five weeks, ten days sick leave, life insurance and income protection insurance and much more.
The New Zealand Defence Force is spread across camps and bases throughout New Zealand. Its national strategic headquarters are in Wellington and the operational joint headquarters are at Trentham in Upper Hutt.
The Chief of Defence Force commands the Defence Force and is supported by the Chief of Navy, Chief of Army, Chief of Air Force and the Joint Force Commander.
To secure New... Zealand against external threat, to protect our sovereign interests, including in the Exclusive Economic Zone, and to be able to take action to meet likely contingencies in our strategic area of interest.
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The Executive Leadership Team (comprised of Chief of the Defence Force, Chief of Navy, Army, Air, and other very senior personnel) believes the effectiveness of the New Zealand Defence Force is more than the sum of three Services. Uniting as "three Services as one Force” we seek to be more agile, more ef