Software Engineer, Application Security SYD & MELBOURNE (All flex considered)

New South Wales, Australia

April 1, 2020
Software engineer

Secure Australia’s Network Backbone

nbn is responsible for the country’s communication backbone built upon all the major communication transport technologies of today.  Committed to providing world class leading security, nbn is seeking cybersecurity professionals to research and monitor emerging and current cyber threats, and participate in the development of mitigating strategies, architectures and tactics.


A bit about your role

The Software Engineer, Application Security reports to the Engineering Practice Lead and will be responsible for embedding and reinforcing secure design and development practices across delivery teams to meet nbn’s security policies and standards.


This role will proactively work across all software delivery teams to raise the profile of security in delivery and provide specialist technical guidance to teams on designing solutions, coding and testing with security in mind. 


This role will also take a lead role in raising awareness of secure coding practices and onboarding of teams onto SAST capability.

Some of the key activities in this role will be:

  • Collaborate in the creation of solution and detailed designs aligned to Security and related engineering standards
  • Assist delivery teams on compliance to and use of approved security reference architectures and patterns
  • Undertake threat risk assessments and design reviews to verify embedded security controls and identify potential security vulnerabilities
  • Define and support execution of quality assurance activities, i.e. security acceptance criteria. dark stories, penetration testing
  • Provide technical security SME support to nbn delivery teams
  • Co-ordinate Security awareness and training campaigns to uplift delivery team capabilities


Contribute to development, maintenance and implementation of security policies, standards, patterns and practices.


A bit about you

In this role, your expertise in developing security software as part of a wider team, with proven track record in delivering security features will be essential.


As Software Engineer, Application Security you will have strong knowledge of secure design and coding practices and based on this the ability to provide guidance to teams on best practice.

In addition to this, the competency required for this role will include:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing and assigning development/ features across an integrated AGILE and Waterfall development environment
  • Ability to translate threat intelligence into actionable designs
  • Advanced capability in the use of technologies that support threat intelligence
  • Leading ideation sessions to automate and orchestrate cyber defence activities from a single pane
  • Working with Cyber Defence team to tools efficacy and effectiveness
  • Find new ways of operating and be highly effective in problem solving


Life at nbn

Nbn can become your home for a dynamic and complete cybersecurity career.  This critical national infrastructure company offers positions across all the major domains of cybersecurity from future forecasting, policy development, architecture, design, development, operations, crisis management, risk assessment, supply chain security, behavioural analytics and forensics, from apprentice positions to those of senior executive management – collectively providing you an unbridled set of career opportunities.


No matter where you want to take your career in cybersecurity or telecommunications, nbn offers career paths, training and experience to help you achieve your goal.  Nbn is seeking to make you a highly skilled employee, proud of your company and of your accomplishments.


At nbn our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to and redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of the Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team building a brighter future for the country.


nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace. We strive to ensure that any barriers that may exist are removed to allow everyone equal opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of factors such as gender, those who identify as First Peoples, LGBTI+ status, cultural background or disability. We actively focus on encouraging diversity and ensuring that all our people have fair opportunity to reach their career aspirations and potential.


We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees, with a target of 33% of women in senior management by 2020. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.



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