AustCyber is hiring!

We are hiring

AustCyber is seeking several Project Officers to join our diverse and experienced team. If you’re passionate about growing Australia’s cyber security sector, we encourage you to apply by 18 July 2019.

Position description

Working to the Program Directors (Ecosystem Development), the Project Officer is responsible for supporting the coordination and delivery of key initiatives associated with AustCyber’s role in growing the Australian ecosystem such as:

  • delivery and management of the AustCyber Projects Fund;
  • establishment and management of the National Network of Cyber Security Innovation Nodes and;
  • international engagement support and delivery.

The Project Officer will work with cyber security education providers, start-ups and scale-ups, as well as government agencies on the implementation of initiatives that contribute to building essential infrastructure that support the sustainable growth of the cyber security community.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the Program Directors to coordinate relevant initiatives identified in the organisational business strategy and plans. 
  • Undertake stakeholder management across the private, public and academic sectors to connect and multiply the players in the Australian cyber security ecosystem, including:
    • Active support in the project management of current and new projects that have been allocated AustCyber funding, including tracking progress against milestones, ensuring timely payments and compilation of accurate reports.
    • Engage with the National Network of Nodes to provide support to outreach activities, ensuring alignment with AustCyber priorities and consistency in marketing and communications.
    • Maintain and develop processes under the Projects Fund and Node frameworks.
    • Identify and pursue new relationships with that will benefit and connect initiatives related to cyber security.   
  • Represent AustCyber at cyber security conferences and in meetings with industry leaders, federal and state/territory agencies, and universities and research institutes.
  • Assist with data gathering, research and analysis as required.
  • Contribute positively to team goals, generate new ideas and provide sound advice and recommendations on workflows around specific areas of work.

Essential skills and experience

  • A clear understanding of cyber security, information and communications technology. This is a non-technical role, but the successful candidate will have a strategic understanding of, or ability to obtain an understanding of, cyber security concepts and the economic growth opportunities in the industry.
  • Ability to manage projects and improve processes within operational and program frameworks.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to multitask under pressure. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a small dynamic team
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to simplify complex concepts into clear written and verbal material.
  • Strategic and lateral thinker who is comfortable working with ambiguity. 
  • Stakeholder management, including working with stakeholders from different backgrounds with often competing agendas.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience in business consulting or entrepreneurship.
  • Project management experience.
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent relevant industry experience.

The successful candidate does not need specific cyber security or technical skills, although these are welcome. The successful candidate will have initiative and independence, work well in a small team and be responsive to tasking by a high performing team. There are opportunities for travel, including international.

The initial appointment is on a full-time basis until June 2020, with the option for extension. Salary is within the range $75-90K plus 9.5% superannuation, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We are seeking a candidate based in Canberra, ACT.

Application process

Submit your CV and pitch to Elsa Gray-Murphy by emailing [email protected].

Your pitch (max 500 words) should address:

  1. Why you would like to work for AustCyber.
  2. Why you are perfect for the Project Officer role.

Applications close at 5pm on 18 July 2019.

Please contact Elsa Gray-Murphy on 0402 092 595 for a confidential discussion if you have any further questions.