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IT Senior Security Analyst

Do work that makes a difference

As a senior analyst in the Intelligence and Risk team you will research and analyse threats and threat actors to help guide the Bank’s operational, tactical, and strategic security practices in order to stay protected from an ever-changing threat landscape. The RBA’s unique position as Australia’s central bank means that you will gain exposure to an exciting and fast-paced environment, with opportunities to apply your security expertise to new and diverse problems affecting the entire country.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Collection and analysis of data from multiple sources to identify and track threat actors that may target the Bank
  • Supplement collection and analysis of data through the use of commercial and open-source tools, as well as developing custom tools
  • Support the prioritisation of security work by the various business and technical teams throughout the Bank
  • Collaborate with the Bank's SOC to perform threat hunting activities and assist during incident response
  • Guide the Red Team's adversary simulations by providing suitable TTPs and motivations
  • Present to stakeholders at various levels and across a wide number of business areas
  • Manage the technical components of the Bank's vulnerability management program
  • Static and dynamic reverse engineering of malware and threat research to identify novel techniques that adversaries are employing


Your team

Sitting within the Bank's IT Security Services team, Intelligence & Risk is made up of three passionate members who bring a broad range of experience into the team. There is a strong culture for collaboration, innovation, and celebrating personal successes. The team is constantly looking to improve and welcomes fresh perspectives and ideas.


Your background

We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic about cyber security and technology and enjoys sharing that passion with others. Previous participation in CTF competitions or attendance at security conferences is highly desirable.


To be successful in this critical role you will possess:

  • At least 1 year experience in intelligence collection and analysis with a background in applying intelligence to support operational, tactical, and strategic decision making
    • Alternatively 2+ years in another cyber security discipline
  • Knowledge of threat actor behaviour and tradecraft, the attack lifecycle, and general cybersecurity topics
  • A broad understanding of principles in networking, infrastructure, and operating systems
  • Superb written and oral skills backed up by an ability to rationalise and articulate the conclusions you make from your work
  • An ability to build relationships within intelligence sharing communities
  • A keen eye for opportunities to improve or automate existing workflows and processes
  • Experience using an open source or commercial vulnerability scanner such as Nessus or Qualys


Ideal candidates will have undertaken, or be in the process of undertaking, the following certifications or courses (or similar):

  • CREST Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst (CRTIA)
  • GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
  • SANS FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • SANS SEC487: Open-Source Intelligence Gathering and Analysis


The successful candidate will also be required to undertake a Baseline Security clearance.


Your development and 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. The team values continuous education and there will be opportunities for paid training as well as personal research time.


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.


Applications close AUS Eastern Standard Time