Platform Security Lead

Curtin University of Technology
February 19, 2024
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Job Reference: 1176351

Digital & Technology Solutions (DTS)

Embark on an Exciting Tech Journey with Curtin University!

Are you passionate about technology, innovation, and driving change? Join us as we celebrate the successful completion of our digital transformation! Curtin University, a forward-thinking institution, is now leveraging major platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and ServiceNow to deliver cutting-edge digital experiences for our students and staff.

In anticipation for the next phase of our digital roadmap, we are undertaking a strategic expansion of our Digital Platforms team. If you enjoy technology, transformation, continual innovation, and change, we extend a warm invitation for you to join our forward-thinking team. Be a driving force in our journey of evolution at Curtin University!

Your new role

We have an exciting position available for an experienced and innovative Platform Security Lead to join our high performing team. Working within the Digital Platforms team, a key component of the university's digital platform, you will drive technology and process advancements to ensure a secure and agile IT platform, offering strategic security direction to IT leadership and engineering teams.

This position focuses on information security management and regulatory compliance, within large scale computing environments.

As the Platform Security Lead, you will be responsible for the:

  • Provide expert technical leadership in security, advising on complex solutions and standards for Cloud security compliance.
  • Implement industry security policies and ensure adherence to relevant standards.
  • Lead engineering efforts to produce secure systems, that meet security outcomes, to time and budget. In addition, lead the design and development of distributed systems.
  • Mentor engineers through code reviews, technical guidance, training, and advice in best practices.
  • Lead security evaluation of technology implementations, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Train DevOps and Architects to enhance security compliance and reduce dependence on the Security Engineer.
  • We are looking for someone with:

  • Relevant degree with extensive relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • AWS Cloud Security Engineer and Cloud Security Architect certifications.
  • Significant experience with industry compliance and security standards including PCI DSS, SOC2, ISO 27001, NIST/DoD, ASD Essential 8, COBIT.
  • WAF, IPS and anti-DDOS systems experience.
  • Extensive experience with encryption in-flight and at-rest practices, as well as certificate and secrets management, security event & incident management.
  • Extensive IT Compliance and risk management experience
  • Experience with network / perimeter security platforms.
  • As this is a permanent position, you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role to be considered. This position is based at our Curtin Bentley campus, candidates are expected to either be currently located in Perth, WA, or express a willingness to relocate. Please note: Relocation and sponsorship support will not be provided for this position.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Amy McStravick, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at [email protected].

    About us

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of diverse gender, sex and sexuality, people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us!

    To apply, please provide your CV and a cover letter to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.


    Applications close: 6PM AWST, Monday 19th February 2024

    What we offer

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment: While our primary office is located at our Bentley Campus, we understand the importance of flexibility in today's work environment. Hybrid working arrangements are provided in accordance with business needs.
  • Salary Packaging: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Competitive Leave Entitlements: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Career and Development Opportunities: In line with our 2030 Strategic Plan, Curtin is committed to providing an inspiring, rewarding, and meaningful experience for our staff empowering them to lead, innovate and strive for excellence. We provide staff with career and development opportunities, including access to various online and in-person training and info-sessions.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin's wellbeing locations at https: //
  • Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working with Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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