Cyber – Cloud/ Security Architect - Cyber Defence - Consultant to Director

Sydney, Australia

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Job Description

Consultant to Director 
Salary Range 60k to 180k+

 We're hiring across all Cyber divisions and right throughout Australia, apply now to register your interest! 

Cloud/ Security Architect

We are seeking Security Architects who are passionate about technology risk and cyber with a background in solution and enterprise security architecture. You'll work closely with clients to design and assess their technology environments and provide security advice to improve their ability to respond to cyber risks and threats. You will have the opportunity to work with clients across multiple industries and exciting new technologies including IOT, Blockchain, Cloud and AI.


  • Work with a high performing team to deliver security architecture engagements for clients across multiple industries
  • Taking ownership of managing engagements working with engagement directors and partners to deliver quality outcome to client on time and on budget.
  • Support junior staff and providing them with guidance during engagement delivery
  • Contribute towards business development activities and build solid relationship with clients
  • Build your security architecture expertise working on different projects covering different technology platforms
  • Participate and contribute towards building and improving architecture process and methodologies
  • Collaborate with other KPMG internal cyber team members to bring about a holistic and value-added outcome to our clients.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated client service excellence
  • Proven experience working as a security architect
  • Ability to effectively manage project delivery
  • Proven ability to drive technical discussions
  • Have solid understanding of security architecture methodologies and approach
  • A tertiary qualification within IT, Computer science and have the relevant industry qualifications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills including an ability to articulate deeply complex technical issues to a senior/executive/board level audience.
  • Certifications
  • SABSA (Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture)
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
  • CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional)
  • Cloud Certifications (AWS / Azure)

Cyber Defence

KPMG's Cyber Defence practice is a national team of highly niche and passionate cyber security specialists who assist their clients solve their most challenging cyber security technology issues. With a huge variety in work content, the team is continually provided with opportunities to learn new technologies and systems and apply their skills in unique ways to solve complex security issues and help our clients become more resilient to cyber threats.

This role will support the growth of our Cyber Defence practice nationally including the regional clients. If you are an experienced red team assessment/ penetration testing manager who has demonstrated ability to deliver technical cyber security subject matter and advice, the business acumen to grow the Cyber Defence practice but most of all, the passion to help our clients, industries and communities become more cyber secure, then we are keen to talk to you.

You will be responsible for managing and executing technical security engagements for KPMG's external clients. This will include penetration tests, red team assessments, application security assessments and cloud security assessment. You will also provide subject matter input into a variety of cyber security engagements, jointly developing solutions for our clients’ unique and many a times highly complex problems. You will work closely with the client teams to ensure the delivery of high-quality engagements as well as improving engagement management processes within the team.

You will have very strong awareness of Information Security technical skills and practical experience in delivery assessments. You will be a strong communicator and be comfortable with writing, reviewing, and delivering reports and outcomes to senior client stakeholders and technical staff. You will represent KPMG's cyber defence capability within the market and engage with our global team.


·       Manage technical engagements including Red Team Assessments, Penetration Testing, Application Security Assessments and a range of contemporary and cutting-edge technologies

·       Provide Subject Matter Expert level input into Cyber Security Advisory engagements such as secure architecture assessments

·       Prepare SOWs, proposals, RFP responses, client deliverable reports, engagement status updates and other client communications

·       Support business development activities including client relationship development, coordinating, and participating in industry forums

·       Managing engagement delivery including managing financial, risk and reporting processes,

·       Coaching and developing junior staff as performance development manager

·       Stay up to date on current information security trends around attack and defence, improving existing workplans / processes as necessary to uplift service offerings


Qualifications and Skills:

·       Relevant experience in security testing across one or more the following areas:

o   Red Teaming

o   Web Application

o   Infrastructure (Windows and Linux)

o   Mobile Application

o   Strong understanding of fundamental computing concepts

o   Strong experience in report writing

o   Strong experience in communication to both business and technical stakeholders

o   Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) or equivalent (Must have)

o   CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) and CREST Registered Tester (CRT)

o   Previous experience in preparing Statement of Works (SOWs), proposals, RFQ responses and client deliverable reports.


·        (Lead) CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester (CCT-Inf) or equivalent

·        (Specialist) Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) or equivalent

·       CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) and CREST Registered Tester (CRT)

We have offices in the following locations:

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • Hobart

Additional Information

KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. We partner with clients across an array of industries to solve complex challenges, steer change, drive disruption, and enable growth. 

Our people are what make KPMG the thriving workplace that it is and what sets us apart is that we know great minds think differently. Collaborate with a team of passionate, highly skilled professionals who’ve got your back. You’ll build relationships with unique and diverse colleagues who will provide you with the support you need to be your best and produce meaningful and impactful work in an inclusive, equitable culture.

At KPMG, you’ll take control over how you work. We’re embracing a new way of working in many ways, from offering flexible hours and locations to generous paid parental leave and career breaks. Our people enjoy a variety of exciting perks, including retail discounts, health and wellbeing initiatives, learning and growth opportunities, salary packaging options and more.

Diverse candidates have diverse needs. During your recruitment journey, information will be provided about adjustment requests. If you require additional support before submitting your application, please contact Talent Support Team.

At KPMG every career is different, and we look forward to seeing how you grow with us.

Tags: Application security AWS Azure Blockchain CISSP Cloud Computer Science CREST Linux Offensive Security OSCE OSCP Pentesting Red team Security assessment TOGAF Windows

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Flex vacation Parental leave Team events

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Australia
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