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Senior Information Security Consultant

Apply now Job no: 615060
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: IT, Oceania, Individual Contributor

About Us

Imagine using your experience to help people around the world to hear again. We can offer a unique opportunity to join Cochlear, an iconic Australian company, leading the world in implantable hearing solutions. Our mission is to help more people to hear.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity in a continually changing business and technology landscape has opened at Cochlear for a Senior Information Security Consultant. This full-time role will be based in our office in Sydney. You will play a critical role in translating complex technical and operational information into simple business language. You will also focus on enhancing information management and security practices with a customer-focused mindset.

Your responsibilities will include…

  • Contribute to the business strategy by applying information security leadership to help solve business problems and deliver them in a clear and articulate manner.
  • Provide authoritative expertise and advice across a range of national and international standards and information security best practices.
  • Manage complex and challenging projects to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Cochlear’s information assets.
  • Review new technology deployments to ensure their compliance with relevant Cochlear and industry policies and standards.
  • Produce solution architecture documentation for information security initiatives and facilitate approval by Cochlear’s Architecture team and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Undertake formal risk assessments to identify and document threats to Cochlear’s business interests along with cost-effective mitigation controls in line with Cochlear's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
  • Direct vulnerability assessments and penetration testing engagements undertaken by Third-party specialists and coordinate report dissemination and remediation activities.

About You:

  • Degree qualified in a related IT discipline, with applicable certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISA, CISM), ITIL certification or experience of working within an ITIL oriented organisation.
  • Minimum of 10 years commercial experience in Information Technology, with at least 5 years specialising in a Senior Information Security role.
  • A deep understanding of Risk Management principles and frameworks, enterprise architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF) and security architecture frameworks (e.g., SABSA).
  • Experience working with relevant industry standards and guidelines including ISO 27000, PCI-DSS, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ITIL, COBIT, Privacy, etc.
  • Cloud Security experience in AWS or Azure, including working in complex hybrid-cloud environments and cloud migrations
  • Experience in securing CI/CD pipeline tooling, infrastructure as a code and containerisation
  • Extensive experience evaluating AWS/ Azure or on-premises designs and identifying security risks
  • Knowledge and understanding of threat modelling methodologies
  • Outstanding written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with a variety of stakeholders and build effective relationships at all levels within the organisation.
  • Strategically and operationally orientated approach to ensure clear leadership and direction, coupled with effective implementation.
  • Passionate about technology with up-to-date knowledge on emerging risks to information security within a commercial context.
  • A high level of personal integrity is critical.

 Developmental Value of the role:

By working across organisational boundaries with the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and work with multiple stakeholders, the Senior Information Security Consultant will play an integral role in improving Cochlear’s information security objectives and contribute to our mission of helping people around the world to hear.

Cochlear Summary

Cochlear’s mission is to help more people to hear. Around the world, more people chose a Cochlear-branded hearing implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping more people to hear. Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions including cochlear implant systems (CI) and bone anchored hearing aids (Baha™).

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role and take on new challenges to build your career with Cochlear, please start your application by clicking the apply button below.


At Cochlear we value and welcome the unique contributions, perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of our employees and aim to build a culture that celebrates and leverages these differences, creating a sense of belonging and enabling our people to realise their full potential. We offer flexible working arrangements, and we understand flexibility is not the same for everyone. We're open to a conversation about what flexibility means for you.

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