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Cyber Security Penetration Tester

  • Join RBA’s Security Services team in a rewarding role defending against cyber-attacks to the Bank
  • Attain diverse exposure to interesting technologies and applications including robotics and biometrics
  • Duration until 31 August 2021

Do work that makes a difference

This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the best cyber security teams in Australia. This role sits within the Assessments and Testing team in the security services.  As part of the project you will be working closely with a wide variety of stakeholders, liaising with the project and technical teams to organise and undertake security testing against the Bank's network, perimeter, applications and systems to identify vulnerabilities and minimise security risk for the Bank against current and emerging threats.

The key aspect of this role will be to undertake regular and ad-hoc penetration testing across RBA applications and infrastructure. You will also:

  • Be responsible for discovering vulnerabilities for web application, infrastructure, mobile and wireless. Verify that the necessary security controls are in place.
  • Write reports outlining identified vulnerabilities and provide recommendations.
  • Ensure that the stakeholders understands how the vulnerabilities can be resolved.
  • Have dedicated time for doing vulnerability research on certain high-value applications or systems.

Your team

You will work with the team of incredibly smart people, who are very passionate for security. The security team consists of 25 people with diverse skills in security area. It is challenging, fast paced and team oriented environment with a great culture.

 Your background

 We are looking for Penetration Tester who has experience in Network/Application penetration testing along with excellent attention to detail and is passionate about security.

 To be successful in this critical role you will possess:

  • Thorough understanding of IT security principles associated with networks, internet, email, operating systems, firewalls, VPN's, databases, virus management, intrusion detection, cryptography and ecommerce with specialisation in one or more of these fields.
  • Knowledge of Information security principles and practices and industry standards such as ISM and PSPF.
  • In-depth knowledge of OWASP tools and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of common security requirements and code review methods and standards for Java, or .Net programming languages.
  • Experience in using tools including network vulnerability scanning tools, web application assessment tools and other tools required to undertake network and application penetration testing.

Your development & career

Working for an organisation that truly makes a difference to the Australian people, we can offer development and career opportunities in a collaborative environment that supports people’s growth, wellbeing and promotes flexibility.

Why RBA?

The RBA pursues national economic policy objectives and undertakes a range of associated activities in financial markets and banking. It also issues Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contributes to the welfare of the Australian people.

Our people have a critical role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting capacity. As a values driven organisation, our people conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, while striving for excellence in the work they perform and the outcomes they achieve. We encourage intelligent inquiry, we treat one another with respect, while promoting the public interest in our efforts. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.




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