Lead IT Security Consultant

Nathan, Australia

Griffith University

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Company Description

Every institution values excellence. What matters most is why.
Griffith was created to be a different type of university. You’ll find we’re about leading research, academic excellence, and the transformative power of education. But what sets us apart is why those things matter and how you’ll achieve them.

Why? Griffith brings together exceptional minds like yours from across the globe and from all walks of life. Here, we do incredible work, questioning and challenging, always in the pursuit of excellence.

Digital Solutions. A team you’ll want to be a part of.

When you join Digital Solutions, you’ll be part of a team that delivers impact by enhancing digital experiences for the graduates of tomorrow, researchers of today and all those working to make it a brighter future. 

But we know it’s not just what you do that matters, it’s who you do it with. Our people will tell you – our team sets us apart. We promise a supportive and friendly environment where you’ll collaborate to make an impact.

Make it matter. Join Digital Solutions at Griffith.

Job Description

As a Lead IT Security Consultant at Griffith, you will provide strategic advice and direction to product teams and Solution Architects to ensure proposed architectures and technology solutions address the University’s information security and compliance requirements.

Reporting within the Cyber Security domain, the Lead IT Security Consultant is responsible for:

  • Delivering trusted and expert security advice to partners across the University.
  • Leading security reviews of high-profile solutions and architectures.
  • Triaging and coordinating emergent IT security requests.
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of existing and emerging security trends and sharing that knowledge with the University.

Actively contributing to the continual improvement of Security Architecture frameworks, methods, and tools.

About you
What matters most is your drive to create a brighter future that benefits all. Through our core principles of excellence, ethics and engagement, you’ll thrive on seeing the direct and lasting impact you’ll have on every community and every future.

You will also have:

  • Strong understanding of IT security principles and best practices.
  • Experience in managing and implementing security systems and processes.
  • Strong knowledge of industry-standard security frameworks (e.g. ISO 27001, NIST)
  • Understanding of relevant regulations and compliance requirements (e.g. Privacy Act, Critical Infrastructure Act, GDPR, HIPAA)
  • Practical knowledge of various security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, encryption, and VPNs.
  • Ability to perform risk assessments and develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Certification in information security (e.g. CISSP, CISM) is preferred but not mandatory

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights for the duration of the appointment, sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal history check. 

What we can offer
This is a two-year fixed-term full-time opportunity based at our Nathan campus. As Griffith is a multi-campus University you may be required to work across other campus locations.

Griffith University’s campuses are located on the lands of the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera, Turrbal, Yugambeh and Kombumerri peoples.

Salary Range
HEW 10, base salary $136,032. The total FTE package including 17% superannuation is $159,157.

Additional Information

Why join Griffith?
As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We offer:

  • Mix of on campus and work from home options available and a supportive work environment
  • Salary packaging options and corporate health discounts
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave and leave loading
  • Support with future learning opportunities through our educational staff assistance scheme
  • Health Safety and Wellbeing initiatives – on campus Gym facilities

How to apply
At Griffith, we’re committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all - whoever you are and wherever you’re from. If you require any accommodations, we welcome you to let us know so we can work with you to participate fully in our recruitment experience.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page. Griffith University also maintains a strict zero-tolerance policy against all forms of modern slavery. For more information, please refer to Griffith’s Modern Slavery Policy.

Please submit your application online and ensure it includes the following:

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the qualifications above and the position description)
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including full contact details

For further information specifically about this role, please contact Geoff Still, Team Lead and Lead IT Security Consultant at g.still@griffith.edu.au.

For application and recruitment advice, please contact Laura Whitworth, Talent Acquisition Partner at l.whitworth@griffith.edu.au

Closing date - Open until filled. All applications must be submitted online. 

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Tags: CISM CISSP Compliance Encryption Firewalls GDPR HIPAA Intrusion detection ISO 27001 NIST Privacy Risk assessment VPN

Perks/benefits: Career development Equity / stock options Health care Parental leave

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Australia

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