ICT Security Lead


Location: Canberra

Job Type: Full time


At Downer Professional Services, you’ll find purpose, impact and huge opportunity. Join us and help make it happen.

A real endeavour, achieved with you

As Australia’s multi-disciplinary advisory and business partner of choice for clients in defence, government and infrastructure, we deliver complex things that matter. It's not always an easy task, but anything worthwhile seldom is. Great things are rarely accomplished alone. We’re building something remarkable. Now we just need you.

A real endeavour, shaped by you

As the ICT Security Lead, you will be responsible for the management and oversight of security accreditation processes and documentation of complex ICT systems. The successful candidate will liaise and coordinate with relevant stakeholders to deliver the required security outcome for the project and project deliverables. The ICT Security Lead will contribute and review, with a security focus, the design, development, project documentation, certification and accreditation of the system. The candidate will act as the Project Security Officer.

  • Ensure security principles are captured in design; from concept through to development and implementation.

  • Communicate with and influence project teams, and relevant stakeholders, to the implications of the designed solution, and work to minimise security exposures.

  • Confirm and further develop project documentation, for business systems requirements. The required services include, but are not limited to the development, production, review and maintenance of project Capability Development Documents, such as documentation required for security accreditation, Threat and Risk Assessments (TRA) and System Security Plans (SSP)

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders, in developing and managing deployable systems requirements.

  • Provide guidance on appropriate security classification of project documentation, and assist in the declassification of work packages and other documentation

A real endeavour, driven by you

Our work is highly complex and confidential, so there are some things you must have to fulfil this role:

  • Experience identifying and implementing ICT security controls to large scale, complex ICT systems.

  • Experience working with the software development lifecycle with regard to security certification and testing is well regarded.

  • You must hold a current TSPV security clearance.

Why Downer Professional Services?

At DPS, you’ll find the opportunity to build something remarkable. Here are some of the reasons why our people love working here:

Work with purpose. You’ll deliver or enable critical defence projects and programs in Australia, for Australia. Your expertise will help build sovereign capability.

Great projects, influence and impact. You might join us for the projects, but we think you’ll stay for the impact you can have.  With high project ownership, agile problem solving and accessible leaders, you can go further at DPS.

Your opportunity to build something remarkable. We’re proud of all we’ve achieved. But there’s much more to do. Together, we’re building a better, stronger, more agile DPS. From process and systems to culture and communications, we're working hard to enable our teams to do their best work, whoever and wherever they are.

We encourage you to join us on our greatest endeavour. We’ll support and recognise your contribution, and you’ll also enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Veteran support initiatives and policies, including up to 20 days of Reservist Leave for veterans to remain connected as they transition out of active service

  • An Employee Assistance Program providing access to professionals to support you (and your family) to achieve your personal or professional goals through wellbeing coaching, counselling, financial advice, legal advice and more.

  • Affordable healthcare covers, discounted car purchase and rental (with selected brands), and other retail discounts.

To learn more about why our people choose DPS, read some of the stories of incredible people at our website.

Ready to join us on our biggest endeavour?Take your career to the next level. Apply for this position.

Downer Professional Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, colour, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Accordingly, we encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including First Nations People and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

You’ve got this!