Senior Cyber Security Engineer

University of Queensland
June 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,649 - $105,244
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Information Technology Services – Cyber Security

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Achieve a work-life balance with 36.25 hours/wk, purchased leave, WFH + more

  • Support and develop UQ's Cyber Security capabilities

  • Based at our vibrant St Lucia campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    As a Senior Cyber Security Engineer, you will be responsible for the support and development of UQ's Cyber Security capabilities including the detection, analysis, and response of cyber security incidents, raising operational awareness, and providing subject matter expertise to protect the University's user community.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Adopt and promote sound cyber security practices in compliance with UQ's Cyber Security Policy and procedures.

  • Provide support for customer and system issues, ensuring timely resolution.

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities for efficient service delivery.

  • Engage with diverse business and technical groups across the University to consult on the cyber security aspects of information technology.

  • Design, implement, and document changes to operational solutions.

  • Mentor and guide team members.

  • This is a full-time, fixed-term position through to June 2026.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $96,649 - $105,244, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $113,080 - $123,136 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You


  • Qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in IT or related field; or equivalent experience/training.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work well under pressure and manage conflicting demands.

  • Experience applying information security management policy, procedure, and standards in a workplace.

  • Knowledge and experience in at least three of the following: The architecture and services of the TCP/IP protocol suite, Endpoint, Email, Cloud or Network Security, Vulnerability and Risk Management, SIEM or big data analysis systems such as Elastic, Splunk, LogScale.

  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse range of people.

  • Willingness and ability to innovate and adopt new processes and technologies to deliver excellent service and quality outcomes

  • Desirable

  • Programming and/or the ability to read/ troubleshoot/ support automation requirements.

  • Experience working in a higher education setting and/or mentoring team members.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mr Daniel Hili, Senior Manager, Cyber Security Operations, via [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 18 June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-39677).


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