Cybersecurity Analyst

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Sep 2021

Job no:506135
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:Information and Communications Technology

An attractive remuneration package is on offer, plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Continuing, full-time position available.

Seeking a highly motivated and skilled Cyber Security Analyst to join the operational Information Security team.

Reporting to the Cyber Security Operations Lead, the Cyber Security Analyst position forms an integral part of the operational security “Blue Team” tasked with building resilience against multifarious external and internal cyber threats with the aim to reducing detection and response times. The role is also responsible for proactively planning, implementing and operating cyber security tools and roll-out enhancements to security controls.

This operational security team enables the University to achieve its strategic goals as articulated in the Future Making strategic plan by protecting information assets that support research, learning and teaching and, administrative activities, by fostering a security-aware culture, engendering trust, and protecting the established brand.

As a part of the Blue Team, the position will perform daily intelligence gathering, triage of alerts and alarms raised by the AARNet Security Operations Centre (SOC) and the Splunk SIEM, developing and enhancing use cases and playbooks for detecting and responding to Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), responding to incidents and customer requests, regular vulnerability scanning of assets, threat hunting, and performing security assessments including penetration testing.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated understanding of IT infrastructure technologies including IP networking, client/server operating systems (Windows, Unix, and MacOS), database systems, and messaging systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with security tools including SIEMs, vulnerability scanners, firewalls, endpoint security protection/anti-malware solutions, and security assessment tools.
  • Good working knowledge of cyber security threats and preventive/detective technologies and techniques.
  • Ability to write program code in a scripting language such as Python and JavaScript is a plus.
  • Well-developed verbal, written communication skills with the ability to build rapport with various stakeholders.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavor - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 28 September 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Shuichi Sakai
Chief Information Security Officer

Information Technology & Digital Services


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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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