AWS Security Architect


Location: Melbourne, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


See yourself being part of a large, transformational change? This could be the role for you!

At Iress, we make things happen

We believe technology should help people perform better every day. Since our beginning in 1993, people across financial services have trusted us to take their performance to the next level. More than 10,000 businesses and 500,000 people use our software, from the world’s most iconic financial services brands to advice firms of all sizes, banks, insurers, investment managers, traders and brokers. Iress is one of Australia’s largest technology companies and employs more than 2,500 people across Australia, The United Kingdom, Africa, Canada, France, New Zealand and Asia.

Build your career at Iress!

The Security Architect is key in driving Iress thought leadership and security engineering practices and standards, this role supports the global delivery of secure capabilities through a combination of coaching, hands-on engineering and collaboration with engineers and delivery leads.

This role supports the definition and application of an Iress Global Platform Strategy and security capability that aligns with and contributes to Iress’ Business and Technology Strategy. Working across a number of globally distributed teams, this role will help align the teams to deliver a highly secure platform built on a strong foundation of hybrid cloud/hosted infrastructure. This role is expected to provide internal consultingto coach, influence and drive the on-boarding of our security capabilities.

Some of the awesome things you’ll be involved with:

  • Formulate, drive and evangelise a strategic vision for security within Iress with a strong focus on enabling speed, scale and quality through Iress engineering delivery teams

  • Work as part of a Information Security group to define and deliver security services that effectively operate within a cloud environment and the hosted Iress environment

  • Drive Iress-wide thought leadership for security engineering and architectural practices and standards with a focus on platform technology and services

  • Lead and drive security automation throughout infrastructure and platform engineering roles to remove “hands-on” work, driving an effective efficiency outcome

  • Ensure that security services provide value to delivery teams, enabling speed and scale globally

  • Ensure existing clients and solutions continue to operate securely

  • Identifiy, articulate and manage implications and risks of technology solutions and decisions

  • Work with key stakeholders to align Iress products/solutions and Iress security capabilities in an evolutionary, incremental and iterative manner

  • Deliver a global alignment of security technology across Iress

  • Take a role as a technology and business leader in Iress and ensures Iress progresses as a result of activities, including those outside the security function

What you will bring:

  • Experience with securing applications specifically for AWS Cloud hosting environments.

  • Understands business and external environment, is cost conscious and understands the longer term perspective and implications of decisions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must, as is the ability to work autonomously yet still form part of a team and be willing to share ideas and knowledge

  • Ability to instill confidence with current and prospective clients regarding Iress’ stance on Information Security.

  • Extensive experience in information security management and/or related functions (such as information security solution design or architecture, IT audit, IT Risk Management)

  • Experience of Security Architecture principles and standards (eg CIS; CAF; COBIT; TOGAF)

  • Detailed knowledge of modern software technology including DevOps methodologies, cloud services, consumer trends in technology and engineering principles and practices - leads, drives and ensures team automates through the implementation of solutions “as-code”

  • Experience with modern application packaging, deployment, containerization, bug tracking tools and other supporting tools (Buildkite,, Docker, Kubernetes, Jira, etc.)

  • Experience with modern source code management and software repository systems (Git/GitHub, Bitbucket, etc.)

  • Experience in implementing and/or managing an ISO/IEC 27001 certified Information Security Management System in a financial services organisation or software development business similar to Iress

  • Industry recognized certification in security (e.g., CISSP, CSSLP)

Why work with us?

  • 6 additional paid days per year to extend your weekends

  • Flexible working from home arrangements

  • Equity grants for our top 25% performers

  • Generous cash bonus for every successful referral

  • Annual Profit Share when Iress meets its annual profit targets

  • Starting school leave - 8.5 days of leave to assist your children with the transition to school

  • Up to 26 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carers (up to 4 weeks for secondary carers), and the ability to work part-time when returning to work

  • 3 days’ paid leave per year to participate in charity initiatives

  • Discounted health insurance premiums

  • Access to learning and development programs through Udemy

Iress is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture. We strongly believe that diversity is what makes our teams and our products succeed. Our people have different experiences, skills, perspectives and beliefs and everyone’s uniqueness is valued and celebrated.

Our hiring decisions are never based on sexual orientation, race, gender identity, religion, disability, citizenship, marital or family status and age. Even if you feel you don’t meet all of the requirements of the role, we would still like to hear from you!

We’re also proud to be globally recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer that promotes and supports all women in the workplace.

For more information about what we do, our people and values, please visit our website -

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