DST is a unit of the NZDF

DST is a small unit of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) that has a team of scientists, technologists, technicians and business services staff. We are all Defence Civilians and come from a variety of backgrounds.

We are dedicated to what we do and committed to our customers, stakeholders and our people. This is reflected in our culture of teamwork, friendship and respect for each other.

We give high quality, science-based advice, solutions and technologies to help both the NZDF and in some cases the wider civilian community. To do this we aim to be innovative and creative in our thinking and want to attract and retain the best people in their fields. We offer a workplace where people have opportunities to be their best, where they can develop and keep learning while working on a wide variety of projects, and where their performance is recognised.


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