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Operational Technology Cyber Security Specialist

Vicinity Centres

Job Description

We exist to enrich community experiences. We reimagine destinations of the future, creating places where people love to connect. We do this by creating unique and relevant consumer experiences, delivering compelling value to our retail partners and striving for excellence in everything we do.
Role purpose The Cyber Security team is responsible for leading Vicinity's efforts to be a cyber resilient, safe and trusted organisation, by effectively managing risk across all assets enabled through technology.


Reporting to the Information Security Manager, the role will be responsible for protecting Vicinity's Operational Technology assets across our portfolio of shopping centres and offices through

  • Compliance with all applicable configuration standards and best practice
  • frameworks for any remediation work;
  • OT cyber risk assessments and advice;
  • Monitoring operational security posture;
  • Security Maintenance activities on OT systems;
  • Cyber Security deployment for OT systems;
  • Security Appliance design and implementation;
  • Architecture Design guidance
  • This role is a great opportunity to influence the OT Cyber Security Management program, through the development of capability within the Operational Technology environments to orchestrate risk mitigation and response capability.

    Key Accountabilities Will Include

  • Advise Vicinity stakeholders on OT security risks and opportunities;
  • Monitor operational security posture using tools and security systems;
  • Drive ongoing improvements to the OT security framework;
  • Perform compliance, risk and auditing activities for OT systems;
  • Assist with Cyber Security project management and deployment for OT
  • systems;
  • Assist with and provide Architecture Design guidance;
  • Advise and provide direction during the project planning process.
  • What will you bring?

    You will be an experienced Operational Technologies (OT) specialist, preferably with experience in security management aspects of OT. You will have exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a team player with a mentoring mindset and enjoy taking people on the journey to build secure and leading edge products. Relevant tertiary qualifications and technical certifications will be well regarded.

    Qualifications and skills to support your application (desired, not mandatory):
    • Degree / Diploma / Certificate in Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline;
    • General or specific Cyber Security certifications e.g. CCNA, CISSP, GSEC, GRID, GICSP, OSCP CEH, CISM etc.;
    • Degree / Diploma / Certificate in computer science, information systems management, business administration, or a related discipline would be beneficial.
    • Independent judgement and strong decision-making capabilities;
    • Strong risk management experience and understanding;
    • An ability to communicate complex and technical issues to diverse audiences at all levels;
    • An understanding of organizational mission, values, and goals and consistent application of this knowledge;
    • Ability to react to high pressure dynamic changing environments;
    • Ability to effectively work independently or as part of a team.
    What will success look like?

    We Imagine a Better Way
    • You confidently apply your expertise and are relentless in your pursuit to make things better, easier and more enjoyable
    • You think outside the box in applying your knowledge of best practice to help our business prepare for and seize opportunities.
    • You are creative and innovative in your thinking and have a love for possibility.
    We Embrace Difference
    • You use your knowledge of our diverse communities to influence decisions in the delivery quality products to support the business.
    • You proactively embrace and encourage diverse views and display a growth mindset in everything you do. You are prepared to ask the tough questions to ensure the best business outcomes
    • You recognise unique strengths of our team members to create an environment where people feel confident to be themselves
    We Always Collaborate
    • You influence and manage key stakeholders to enable better outcome for our customers
    • You effectively connect with people and teams across the business collaborating and driving real business results.
    • You proactively consult, engage and listen to all cross functional team members to ensure sound decisions are made.
    Why Vicinity?
    At Vicinity, we are in the business of people. The people who shop in our centres, lease our retail space, invest in our centres, and of course, the people who work in and for our centres and our corporate office. Our people are important, and we believe in giving them every opportunity to grow and succeed in our business.

    Our benefits program focuses on creating an awesome place to work in which our people are rewarded and recognised, and offers flexibility, balance and continuous learning opportunities, ensuring we give back, and that we look after ourselves.

    Our values cultivate a culture that encourages our 1300+ team members to be curious, agile, passionate and committed. At Vicinity we embrace difference. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that supports diversity and flexibility.

    Note: To be eligible to apply for this position, you must have existing, relevant Australian work rights. At the later stages of the recruitment process the shortlisted candidate/candidates will be required to undergo a Criminal History Background/Police Check as a mandatory part of the process. Additional qualification checks may also be required dependant on role and level.