Cyber Security Architect

Location: Canberra
Job Type: Contract
Posted: 21 days ago
Contact: Mangal Kadam
Reference: 262495

Our Federal Government Client is looking for a Cyber Security Architect who will be an experienced information security architecture specialist with a sound understanding of the Information Security Manual, ACSC Essential Eight Maturity Model, Protective Security Policy Framework and other relevant industry frameworks, including experience in systems, solutions or enterprise architecture roles.

This is an initial contract for 12 months with possible 2x12-month contract extension options. This role is open to Australian Citizens with active AGSVA NV1 Security Clearance. The successful candidate is expected to work full time, 8 hours/day, at the Client's Canberra office, however flexible working arrangements may be considered on a case-by-case basis i.e. (3 days in office + 2 days from home).

The Client currently utilises the SFIA global skills and competency framework to provide a common standard for describing base role requirements and level classifications. The applicable SFIA role description/skill level is as follows:

Category: Strategy and architecture

Subcategory: Strategy and planning

Skill: Enterprise and Business Architecture (STPL)


The Cyber Security Architect will be required to:

  • Further develop and refine the department's enterprise security architecture framework and services catalogue.
  • Effectively engage with stakeholders on cyber security architecture activities, including the development and refinement of security architecture patterns.
  • Provide expert risk, assurance and compliance advice to business areas to understand, identify and document key controls to ensure key risks and compliance obligations are adequately managed.
  • Provide representation at technical committee and advisory board meetings, providing expert security architecture advice to facilitate the secure delivery of ICT services in support of the department's international mission objectives.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with technical and non-technical stakeholder across the division, department and portfolio.
  • Assist with the team's management of competing priorities, delivering outcomes in line with the department's cyber security strategy, ICT business plan, and departmental mission objectives.

Level: 5/6

For a full description of the above referenced SFIA skills, please refer to the weblink:

In addition to the above general role description/responsibilities, the successful candidate must be able to satisfy the following selection criteria:

Essential criteria:

  • Hold and maintain minimum NV1 security clearance recognised by the Client

Application deadline: Close of Business hours of 31st May 2024, Friday.

Apply now for immediate consideration - contact Mangal Kadam on 730037693 quoting Job Reference: #262495

Please note: Only candidates that meet the above criteria will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position.

Diversity and inclusion are strongly supported at Peoplebank. People of all nationalities, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, are encouraged to apply.