Head Of Security

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate USD 173K - 220K *
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Vix is a global leader in automated fare collection, transit information and transit analytics solutions. Trusted by over 200 city and regional transport authorities around the world, we have been driving change in fare collection for over 35 years.

We offer a genuinely flexible working environment – customer outcomes and commitment to delivery is the focus at Vix. Work from the office, work from home, work from the local café – you’ll be able to manage your personal and professional commitments seamlessly at Vix. In fact, HRD gave Vix the excellence award in 2021 for our MyFlex program.

Our core values are a statement of intent about the type of business we strive to be and describe the way we work and how we interact with each other, our customers and our partners:

#Think like a customer

#Focus on what matters

#Do great things together

#Be smart, stay curious

Find out more about your new workplacehere!

We're on the hunt for a motivated, engaged Head of Security to take responsibility and ownership of Vix security strategy and governance, alongside management and leadership of Vix Security teams globally. The remit will include incident response management, SecOps and security compliance program development. This opportunity will suit someone that loves a variety of responsibilities, working across multiple service streams and collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders across a range of diverse internal technology practices and external partners (eg; AWS). You’ll lead our Security teams with the goal of continuous improvement and implementation of security best practice.

We are a global organisation at Vix - embracing the strength that individual diversity brings to an organisation. Bring your individual orientation, cultural heritage and distinctive thinking – we want to hear from you!


What will you be responsible for?

  • Line management of all Security staff
  • Understand the current Vix platform & estate and build a transformational roadmap to create efficiencies & optimisations
  • Work with Vix partners (including AWS) to drive best practice and positive outcomes, continuous improvement
  • Provide and utilise a clear escalation path to the CEO for security related concerns
  • High level of technical acumen
  • Excellent understanding of cloud computing technologies and solutions
  • Strong understanding of Cloud Economics and Cloud Architectures
  • Strong understanding of Cyber Security best practices
  • 5+ years’ experience managing technical teams, in cloud native or hybrid environment
  • Strong background/experience with security standards (ISO27001, PCI-DSS)
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to deliver compelling and clear messaging, articulate roadmaps, constraints, blockers with a solutions, customer focused mindset
  • Tertiary degree in Information Technology Management or equivalent discipline (desirable)
  • PCI Professional qualification (desirable)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification or similar (desirable)
  • Experience working with external auditors/QSA (desirable)


What does our ideal candidate look like?

  • High level of technical acumen
  • Excellent understanding of cloud computing technologies and solutions
  • Strong understanding of Cloud Economics and Cloud Architectures
  • Strong understanding of Cyber Security best practices
  • 5+ years’ experience managing technical teams, in cloud native or hybrid environment
  • Strong background/experience with security standards (ISO27001, PCI-DSS)
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to deliver compelling and clear messaging, articulate roadmaps, constraints, blockers with a solutions, customer focused mindset
  • Tertiary degree in Information Technology Management or equivalent discipline (desirable)
  • PCI Professional qualification (desirable)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification or similar (desirable)
  • Experience working with external auditors/QSA (desirable)


What’s in it for you?

Besides the opportunity to work for a global company that is customer and people focused. We offer:

  • An award-winning working culture with a truly flexible working environment –– we don’t get hung up on location, we are interested in achieving outcomes for and delivering to our customers.
  • A focus on learning and development – we have a sleek onboarding and L&D platform – get up to speed quickly and continue learning on your Vix journey
  • Paid parental leave
  • Active social club and lots of company activities


Sounds good? Then apply now. Get on board here!

Add your resume and anything else to showcase why you would be a great addition to our team. Don’t forget to include confirmation of your working rights as we can only accept application from candidates in the location advertised with existing working rights.

No recruitment agencies, please! We won’t accept any introductions.

Vix Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all people and want to build a workforce as diverse as the community we serve. We aim to have a work environment where everyone feels included and everyone can realise their full potential.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at salaries.infosec-jobs.com

Tags: Analytics AWS Cloud Compliance Governance Incident response ISO27001 PCI SecOps Security strategy Strategy

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Parental leave

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Australia
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Category: Leadership Jobs
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