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Global Security Operations Specialist


Join a team dedicated to protecting the security of its people, assets, and reputation. The Global Security Operations Centre supports this mission by managing all incidents and risks that may potentially impact the company through the 24/7 monitoring of global events, timely alerting and reporting along with informed analysis pertaining to global threats.

As a Global Security Operations Specialist, you will utilize internal processes and external tools to identify risks that may impact Macquarie’s personnel and assets. You will be required to accurately synthesize emerging and developing information, communicate actionable intelligence, contribute to travel risk and threat assessment products, as well as intake emergency phone calls and provide support during crisis situations.

We will need you to bring knowledge and experience in world affairs, OSINT and intelligence-oriented research. This role requires the analytical expertise to synthesize raw data and information from multiple sources into a finished comprehensive product.  

This role requires flexibility to perform shift work as part of a 24/7 Global Security Operations Centre.

What you'll do: 

  • Continuously monitor worldwide events in real-time through social media, open-source information, and proprietary services to evaluate and disseminate information on any threats to Macquarie’s assets, office locations and travellers
  • Synthesize data and compose accurate and timely communications, according to established procedures and templates, to notify relevant stakeholders (regional security management, employees, travellers, leadership, etc.)
  • Ability to gain familiarity with a country or issue quickly
  • Must be comfortable sending out communications via a mass notification system to a large number of staff in the event of a crisis
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the intake and escalation of safety and security incidents as reported by Macquarie personnel
  • Must have strong crisis management skills to quickly action any calls received on 24/7 hotline
  • Evaluate and assist staff in obtaining proper permissions, for proposed travel to high-risk locations
  • Directly support travel security initiatives through preparation of location threat briefs
  • Conduct research and produce cogent analysis for wide-ranging security issues
  • Works in conjunction with other Global Security teams as needed to provide collection, analysis, and documentation relating to local, national, and international events that may impact Macquarie

 What we're looking for:  

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a major such as International Relations, International Studies, Political Science, or similar, with three to five years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. Master’s degree a plus
  • Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in and understanding of geopolitical trends and news
  • Demonstrated analytical expertise necessary to accurately draw conclusions by synthesizing raw data and information from multiple unrelated sources into a finished comprehensive product
  • Strong experience with subscription-based assets
  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously under varying deadlines and time constraints
  • Able to maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations
  • Strong client and results orientation
  • Able to work with little to no supervision
  • Appropriately handles exposure to sensitive and confidential information
  • Serve as a positive and effective team member
  • Computer knowledge; Microsoft Office. Familiarity with industry tools, such as mapping software, desired but not required
  • A second language is desirable, but not required


If this sounds like you and you are looking to join a growing organization then please apply via the link or for more information, please reach out to


About the Corporate Operations Group

The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and the Macquarie Group Foundation. We deliver service excellence to ensure Macquarie is open for business, deliver on transformational change, invest in our people and have deep relationships with our customers.

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 16,000+ employees and offices in 32 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-960328
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Technology
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: Technology
Recruiter: Simeon Whitelake
Opening Date: