Network Security Engineer

Job title: Network Security Engineer

Company: The University of Melbourne

Job description:

  • Deploy, manage, and maintain networking and cybersecurity technologies to ensure effective and optimised cybersecurity controls
  • Serve as a crucial bridge between the Cybersecurity and Networks and Telephony teams, providing hands-on expertise and ensuring robust and efficient cybersecurity measures
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!

About the Role
The Network Security Engineer is responsible for deploying, managing, and maintaining networking and cybersecurity technologies like Palo Alto firewalls, VPN clients, and ExtraHop Network Detection and Response. This hands-on role bridges the UoM Cybersecurity team and the Networks and Telephony team to ensure effective and optimised cybersecurity controls.Your responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, deploy, and configure networking and cybersecurity systems, including Palo Alto firewalls and ExtraHop Network Detection and Response, to enhance threat detection and response capabilities
  • Review and enhance configuration changes, firewall policies, DDoS protection, and client security posture to optimise ROI and network security control effectiveness
  • Provide expert advice on networking equipment configuration, minimise the University’s attack surface, and track and resolve network management issues

Who we are looking for
You will have high-order technical skills, methodical problem-solving abilities, and the capacity to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively under pressure. You should have experience analysing complex technical configurations, a strong interest in applied network security and cybersecurity, and excellent communication skills to engage both technical and non-technical audiences.You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification in networking or cybersecurity or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Certifications such as PCNSE (Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer) would be preferred

We encourage applicants with advanced expertise and skills to apply, as there are potential opportunities at elevated levels within the team.For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.Your new team – Business Services
Business Services provides a full range of class leading information technology, facilities management, finance, HR and health and safety services to all operating entities of the University.What we offer you!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out page!The University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via and stay connected with our stories and people on .Be yourselfThe University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit page.We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled “Reasonable Adjustments Request”.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit –Join Us!If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Alex Spezza via email at , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the contact details listed on the Position Description.Advertised: 03 Jun 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard TimeApplications close: 17 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Expected salary:

Location: Parkville, VIC

Job date: Wed, 05 Jun 2024 05:48:27 GMT

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