First listed on: 28 February 2024

Senior IT Security Analyst

  • Fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Join a team focused on remaining at the forefront of technology
  • Sydney CBD location with consideration for remote work
  • Permanent opportunity

Do work that makes a difference

We are currently looking for a seasoned IT Security Analyst, who will identify, analyse and respond to cyber threats and other security risks to the Bank and mitigate their potential impact on the Bank's information and communications technology assets.

In this role you’ll investigate and respond to major security incidents and breaches in a hybrid environment, develop and maintain security incident response playbooks, and administer the Bank's IT security infrastructure to ensure risks are mitigated appropriately. Working in a medium-sized team you’ll also be responsible for the following:

  • Respond to and monitor SIEM alerts for indications of potential security incidents
  • Perform cyber threat hunting in a modern Security Operations Centre environment
  • Develop/Maintain appropriate procedures for the 24x7 IT-Ops team to respond and escalate alerts appropriately
  • Ensure appropriate controls are applied and current to protect identified sensitive or critical business assets
  • Identify and analyse technical security risks, threats or vulnerabilities and their potential impact
  • Ensure that all operational aspects of information security align with the Bank's security policies, standards, and business requirements
  • Apply and maintain effective security controls as required by security policy and risk assessments to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business information systems, and to enhance resilience to unauthorised access
  • Perform detection engineering and related SOC engineering activities such as automation

Skills and Experience

  • Operational knowledge of SIEM (Sentinel preferred), data loss prevention and forensics technologies
  • Understanding of threat hunting methodologies and demonstrated experience
  • Extensive knowledge of securing operating systems including various Linux distributions and Windows versions
  • Considerable technical expertise and judgement to operate a SIEM system and undertake log analysis of various formats
  • Expert knowledge of IT Security principles/practices across infrastructure & applications
  • Understanding of cryptography and Internet security issues
  • Outstanding written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to present technical evidence clearly and in a manner for nontechnical readership
  • Considerable experience in responding to and investigating security breaches or other security incidents
  • Ability to lead small teams and coordinate incident response activities at scale
  • Understanding of Cloud Security technologies and practices

A security clearance will be necessary for this role, as a result we can only accept applications from Australian Citizens.

Be More

Working for an organisation that truly makes a difference to the people of Australia, we can offer development and career opportunities in a collaborative environment that supports your growth, wellbeing and promotes flexibility. Your individual growth and success drives the Bank forward as an organisation. Be more means you can do more, for yourself and for Australia.

Why RBA?

Through the pursuit of national economic policy objectives and associated activities in financial markets and banking, the RBA makes an important contribution to the Australian economy. We also issue Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contribute to the welfare of the Australian people.  

Made up of specialists across a wide range of fields, our people have a critical role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting capacity. As a values driven organisation, our people conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, while striving for excellence in the work they perform and the outcomes they achieve. We encourage intelligent inquiry and we treat one another with respect, while promoting the public interest through our efforts.  

Your application should include a resume detailing your experience and qualifications.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.

Few places give you the balance of professional challenge and a management culture that not only supports but encourages you to live a full life outside of work and be more. 

Application Close: March 11, 2024

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