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Security Architect


The Security Architecture, Design and Innovation team is responsible for translating the business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key security principles, standards and models that describe the enterprise future state. The team is responsible for working with other internal and/or external teams to provide security advice and to define security architectures/designs for their initiatives and projects. As part of its innovation charter, the team needs to stay abreast with the global security landscape and find innovative solutions to secure business initiatives through ongoing relationships with vendors and partners.

The Security Architecture, Design and Innovation team consists of the Head of Security Architecture, Design and Innovation, and multiple Security Architects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • this role has responsibility for the security architecture of the Workplace division on a global basis
  • have overall custodianship of the security roadmap related to the aligned services to both business needs and enterprise direction
  • drive the creation of secure, reliable, supportable, and user-friendly service architecture aligned to the vision of the Head of the aligned division/services
  • work closely with internal and/or external teams to provide security advice, define logical and physical security architectures/designs
  • develop reusable security architecture patterns, both logical and physical
  • provide security engineering expertise if needed engage the broader architecture community in evolution of the security of their aligned service
  • create guiding principles and standards to underpin the security of service designs when needed
  • facilitate the secure introduction of new technologies, change, opportunity and innovation
  • reduce enterprise/application integration complexity while maintaining a secure posture
  • the role is global and will be based in Sydney.

About you:

  • 10+ years experience in technical design, architecture and consulting roles
  • 7+ years security experience in large enterprises, preferably in global financial services
  • current or previous experience in configuring, operating, consulting on, designing and architecting security solutions for business and technology initiatives
  • familiarity and experience in formal security architecture aspects, including logical and physical security architecture/design
  • familiarity with SABSA, NIST 800-53, Open FAIR, MITRE ATT&CK, threat modelling and related methodologies or frameworks
  • experience in configuring, operating, consulting on, designing and architecting security solutions related to MacOS systems
  • some experience in security related to other workplace technologies such as desktop/laptop systems and applications, cloud-based productivity technologies & PaaS services (e.g. Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure services), virtual desktop systems, and mobility platforms
  • experience with security engineering, infrastructure-as-code, CI/CD, and application development desirable
  • familiarity working within an Agile environment desirable
  • demonstrates a sound understanding of vendor technologies and roadmaps, and remains current with key IT industry themes and emerging trends
  • demonstrates ability to build and maintain collaborative and trustful relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively about abstract and complex topics to a range of audiences.

To join our passionate Security team, apply online via the link.

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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 16,300+ employees and offices in 31 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.

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Job no: COG-956983
Work type: Agency Worker
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Technology
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: Technology
Recruiter: Nathan King
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