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Cyber Security Architect

Job title: Cyber Security Architect
Contract type: Permanent
Industry: ICT Cyber Security
Salary / Rate: $180,000 - $220,000
Minimum security clearance: NV2
Minimum security clearance: NV2
Job start date: ASAP
Job expiry: 2021-12-31
Reference: 722M
Contact name: David Jam
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Job description


Our client is a leading employer, trusted by the Australian government and military to deliver mission critical software and systems to keep our country safe and secure. A truly global company with a large footprint across Australia, they continue to win large programs of work and grow year on year whilst maintaining a strong customer focus with their customer centric ethos. They recognise their employees are key to their success and offer continuous development programs and opportunities for career advancement both laterally and vertically. They value and reward loyalty with their staff and have a keen social conscience driving change and involvement with charity.

VSG are proud to work closely with them to deliver programs of work of national significance and assisting their growth and dominance in the market and we are pleased to bring this Cyber Security Architect position to your attention to work on this mission critical program.


You will be an integral part of this multidisciplinary engineering team delivering this cutting-edge cybersecurity capability for Federal Government on this critical national infrastructure program.

Working closely with your team members and partners, you will develop and deliver the cyber security solution end-to-end in a highly secure environment whilst liaising closely with the customer to ensure their mission is supported and reached.

You will provide end to end cybersecurity architectural design and be integral in making decisions that will impact and shape the strategy of the program. Working closely with the engineering team and customer, you will build relationships and influence with style whilst developing and delivering the security solution.

An excellent salary package and benefits are available to the successful candidate up to $220,000 commensurate to experience.

You have:

  • NV2 security clearance ideally, NV1 also considered

  • 3+ years experience in a security architect role ideally within defence or government setting working on classified or hardened networks

  • Solid understanding and application of the Information Security Manual (ISM) Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF)

  • Experience with a broad range of technologies including

  • Cisco routers and switches

  • Firewalls

  • Proxies

  • Endpoint security software

  • NIPS/HIPS products

  • SIEM products

You will:

  • be customer centric first and foremost

  • be able to work in complex network environments;

  • be willing to work within a team and add to the culture and team dynamic, be willing to guide and offer advice and have others review and have input into your designs

  • be pragmatic and agile possessing the ability to appropriately size and scale architectures based on user needs

  • be willing and able to work with delivery teams to assist with the deployment including post deployment questions

  • offer a solution that factor in how the solution will age including factors such as upgrade paths, resiliency, off net / low bandwidth operation and maintenance requirements

  • stay abreast of the latest security technologies and updates and strive to always add value and offer the best advice and solutions

We appreciate the sensitivity and privacy of candidates applying for this role.

All applications and conversations around this position will be held strictly in confidence.

We take your privacy seriously and always treat your information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles. We will never release your personal details without your prior written consent.

To register your interest, please hit the apply button and attach your CV and details (strictly in confidence).

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