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Senior Security Operations Engineer

Adelaide, Australia
$106,842 - $118,281 p.a.
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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  • Continuing | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 8 | $106,842 - $118,281 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About Information and Digital Services

Information and Digital Services (IDS) are a pivotal resource of the University, providing information and digital technology services and support to the Flinders University staff and student community. The IDS team apply technical expertise to support university projects and provide core services such as the IDS Service Desk, Audio visual, simulation and event services, Information security and identity access management services and more.

About the Role

The Senior Security Operations Engineer is responsible for implementing cyber security initiatives across the University and carrying out and implementing specialised cyber security controls, services, and activities. The role is also responsible for supporting the research and evaluation of procedural and technical controls and solutions that can be applied to provide security to the University’s IT networks and systems.

The incumbent will work closely with other practitioners and teams to ensure the ongoing security and effectiveness of the University’s network and system assets, and the stable and continuous operation of the University’s mission-critical systems and applications.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualification in Information Technology or relevant technical area, and/or equivalent relevant experience in an IT environment
  • Ability to resolve cybersecurity events and problems at Level 2 or Level 2+ competency
  • Experience in agile ways of working including exposure to scaled agile methodologies and/or collaborating and delivering through a matrix structure
  • Broad understanding of IT security in the context of higher education environment, with reference to systems, networks and applications that are used and how these relate to attaining a good cybersecurity posture
  • High level strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills to support outcomes and meet the University's strategic goals
  • An industry recognized security certification, for example CISSP, CISM, CISA, SSCP, CEH, CRISC, GIAC or equivalent is advantageous.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

This role requires Australian citizenship and a current Defence security clearance of Baseline or above, or the ability and willingness to be processed for such a clearance.

How to Apply and Information


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

07 July 2024

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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