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Senior Security Engineer (Incident Responder)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Senior Security Engineer to join a high-performing, diverse, inclusive, and supportive team. This role is at the heart of an organisation that is making a significant difference in the transition to renewable energy. The successful candidate will have access to corporate discounts, a Fitness Passport, and an Employee Assistance Programme. The role offers a competitive salary range of $150,000 - $165,000 and is based in Sydney

What you'll do:

As a Senior Security Engineer, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the security integrity of our operations. Your day-to-day responsibilities will involve monitoring security alerts and logs to swiftly identify potential threats. You will utilise your expertise with SIEM tools to detect anomalous activities and lead thorough investigations into any security incidents. Your proactive approach will be instrumental in preventing future incidents through guidance on best practices and conducting regular readiness exercises. This role offers an engaging blend of technical challenge and interpersonal collaboration.

  • Monitor security alerts and logs to promptly identify potential security incidents
  • Document incident details, actions taken, and lessons learned for post-incident analysis
  • Adhere to the organisation's incident response policies and standards
  • Utilise security information and event management (SIEM) tools to detect anomalous activities
  • Lead comprehensive investigations into security incidents
  • Determine the scope and severity of incidents and implement containment, eradication, and recovery actions
  • Provide guidance on security best practices to prevent future incidents
  • Conduct periodic incident readiness exercises involving relevant staff from across the organisation


What you bring:

The preferred candidate for the Incident Responder role should possess substantial experience in incident response and investigation. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential, alongside tertiary qualifications at degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent industry experience. A minimum of 4+ years in a security role focused on cybersecurity, particularly in incident detection and response, is required. Familiarity with a broad range of tools including MFA, privileged access management, PKI, email security, web security, and data security is expected. The ability to effectively handle significant incidents and operational technologies will be pivotal to succeeding in this position.

  • Tertiary qualifications at degree level in an appropriate discipline or equivalent industry-relevant experience
  • Extensive exposure to handling security incidents to root cause
  • Understanding of Risk management practices with the ability to participate in Risk assessments
  • A minimum of 4+ years in a security role involving cybersecurity with a focus on incident detection and response
  • Experience of penetration testing, Devops, DAST
  • Exposure to a wide variety of tools such as MFA, privileged access management, PKI, email security, web security, data security
  • Major incident management experience
  • Experience of managing operational technologies, industrial control systems and industrial internet of things

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
To apply please click apply or call Cody Berry on 02 8289 3123 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Cyber Security

Industry: IT

Salary: AUD150,000 - AUD165,000 per annum + + Bonus

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Sydney CBD

Job Reference: 1943120/001

Date posted: 27 June 2024

Consultant: Cody Berry

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