Lead Security Architect


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


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We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Based in Melbourne, our Air Mobility Solution (AMS) teams are working on technologies that are revolutionising our skies for the future of aerospace. A future where all modes of aircrafts piloted or unpiloted, civilian or military move around our skies safer, more efficiently and sustainably for a greener and more harmonised airspace.

In this exciting role you will be working on the OneSky - A transformative software focused project. OneSky is the most complex transformation program of air traffic management in Australian aviation history, delivering over $1.2 billion of economic benefits to airspace users and will establish, commission and support a Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS).

As Lead Security Architect, you will enable the CMATS project teams to devise, develop and maintain reliable, secure, accreditable and economically viable security solutions to meet the needs of Air Services Australia and Defence by provide specialist security architecture, technical leadership and advice.


  • Responsible for security analysis, technical studies, security architecture and design tasks, systems integration and engineering support activities to provide a compliant solution to CMATS

  • Develop the high-level security architecture and contribute to the design of the preliminary and detailed designs of the solution as required

  • Provide technical leadership to the expansion of the security components architectures and support the sub-system security architecture design of the CMATS sub-systems

  • Manage the design, integration, verification and validation phases of the CMATS project for all security and CMATS sub-system elements

  • Develop security architecture artefacts contributing to the CMATS solution with appropriate trades-off to reduce or avoid risk and performance impact to safety

  • Pro-actively develop and maintain customer relationships to ensure a customer-centric experience


  • CISSP, CISM, SABSA, CompTIA Security+, CCNA Security, GIAC, or similar

  • Advanced knowledge of IT systems security and software security architectures

  • Intimate knowledge of Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) and DSM

  • Experience with System Engineering Process and Engineering life cycle

  • Experience with host based and network-based security solutions and products

  • Experience with authoring/reviewing technical documentation Strong communications & liaison skills

As part of our commitment, we offer:

  • Salary packaging includes healthcare and bonus payments

  • Leading leave policies

  • Growth and Development opportunities

  • Study Assistance

  • Employee discounts

  • Gym Membership (Fitness passport)

  • ThalesFlex – flexibility working is our everyday

  • Family Support through our partnership with Parents at Work

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here: https://work180.com/en-AU/for-women/employer/thales.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

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