Application Security Lead

Job Type:Full Time

Job Expectations

Secure Australia’s Network Backbone

nbn is responsible for the country’s communication backbone built upon all the major communication transport technologies of today. Committed to providing world class leading security, nbn is seeking cybersecurity professionals to research and monitor emerging and current cyber threats, and participate in the development of mitigating strategies, architectures and tactics.

A bit about your role

The Lead Application Security Engineer will be part of an engineering security capability at nbn with responsibility for security across the software development lifecycle, providing technical leadership to delivery teams on secure design and development practices.

The role will also actively work on behalf of Systems Engineering with Architecture and Security Group’s to ensure security is embedded from the outset.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assessment and uplifting secure design and development practices across Systems Engineering with a focus on software systems and secure coding
  • Support Independent assurance activities, i.e. penetration testing
  • Undertake threat risk assessments and design reviews to verify embedded security controls and identify potential security vulnerabilities
  • Train and educate developers and teams in secure coding techniques
  • Automation of security testing and processes as part of CI/CD

A bit about you

In this role, as Lead Application Security Engineer, you will have a strong software engineering background with experience in leading delivery teams and developing secure solutions, preferably within an agile environment. You will also have a solid background in secure application design and secure coding practices.

As individual, you will thrive in a collaborative culture and are a problem solver by nature with an interest in developing new and more efficient ways of working.

In addition to the above, you will also have the following:

  • Solid understanding of OWASP Top 10, “kill chain” and/or the MITRE ATT&CK framework as well as preventative secure design and coding practices
  • Knowledge of threat risk assessment practices and approaches
  • Experience with / knowledge of standard security development capabilities, i.e. SAST, SCA and DAST
  • Experience with continuous integration and relevant tools

Life at nbn

Nbn can become your home for a dynamic and complete cybersecurity career. This critical national infrastructure company offers positions across all the major domains of cybersecurity from future forecasting, policy development, architecture, design, development, operations, crisis management, risk assessment, supply chain security, behavioural analytics and forensics, from apprentice positions to those of senior executive management – collectively providing you an unbridled set of career opportunities.

No matter where you want to take your career in cybersecurity or telecommunications, nbn offers career paths, training and experience to help you achieve your goal. Nbn is seeking to make you a highly skilled employee, proud of your company and of your accomplishments.

At nbn our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to and redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of the Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team building a brighter future for the country.

nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace. We strive to ensure that any barriers that may exist are removed to allow everyone equal opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of factors such as gender, those who identify as First Peoples, LGBTI+ status, cultural background or disability. We actively focus on encouraging diversity and ensuring that all our people have fair opportunity to reach their career aspirations and potential.

We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees, with a target of 33% of women in senior management by 2020. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

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Full time