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Global Head of Security Architecture and Design

Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

We are looking for an experienced Cybersecurity leader to drive a transformation of our security architecture, design and assessment functions to enable Macquarie to deliver our business solutions securely in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

You will lead a global team of security architects and consultants, with a focus on shifting left and strong customer engagement.

As a high performer, you will have a proven track record of delivery, with a keen sense of business priorities and strong people leadership skills.

As the global lead of Secure By Design you will be accountable for the security architecture, consulting and assessment functions. You will lead, coach and develop direct reports in the development of a fully accountable customer focused work culture which is delivering high standards of performance and continuous improvement.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • line management for each of the business aligned teams.
  • drive transformation that will further embed a shift left methodology for both Secure by Design and the business. 
  • provide technical governance on existing and new solutions to ensure successful delivery of agreed project scope and outcomes within risk appetite, support the delivery of the Cybersecurity Strategy, and provide thought leadership across security, business and technology needs
  • strong focus on enabling secure delivery of digital innovations under a cloud-first strategy.
  • a role model for our values of Integrity, Accountability, and Opportunity.

Ideally you will bring:

  • at least five years’ experience in leading a security architecture team with a proven track record of supporting business delivery in a secure manner
  • thrive on change and show creative thinking and initiative: an ability to translate innovative ideas and best practices into successful delivery, with a proven track record of success in execution and meeting impactful goals and objectives
  • good communication skills and interpersonal abilities
  • someone that sees challenges as opportunities and understands customer-obsession
  • familiarity with, and a proponent for Agile, Lean, and AppSec/DevSecOps practices
  • experience in Cybersecurity concepts such as risk management, security architecture, threat management, security governance and compliance.
  • deep understanding of regulatory frameworks, common information security frameworks and industry frameworks (e.g. CPS234, NYDFS, PCI-DSS, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, OWASP, ISO27001, CIS, COBIT, OWASP, SANS 25).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related area and complimented by industry qualifications or relevant postgraduate degrees will be advantageous.

To join a high performing Cyber team, apply online now or for more information visit 

About the Corporate Operations Group

The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Market Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and the Macquarie Group Foundation. The Corporate Operations Group’s purpose is to power the entrepreneurial enterprise. 

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and in combination with our inclusive environment, it enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.  

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: COG-959538
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Category: Senior, Technology
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: Technology
Recruiter: Nathan King
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