Cyber Security Engineer

Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Sydney Ref #5207 27-Jul-2020

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in the pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

The Cyber Security Engineer will manage and deal with the day-to-day security challenges presented to Viasat and Viasat customers. Working with delivery and engineering teams, you will manage the security of Viasat and Viasat customer data, security threats and vulnerabilities, and compliance with regulatory and contractual security compliance. This role will work locally in Australia, will form part of the APAC Engineering team, and will be a remote member of the Viasat security organization.

Job Responsibilities
Manage the security deliverables and obligations with internal and external customers, as well as external partners.
Manage the security of confidential Viasat data, customer data, or partner data.
Analyze security requirements, identify gaps, and advise on best practices.
Act as a security Subject Matter Expert (SME) that is able to architect secure solutions alongside engineering teams.
Evaluate and recommend future technologies.
Educate internal customers on security best practices.
Clearly and concisely present vulnerabilities to non-technical and technical audiences.
Manage the planning for and response to security threats and vulnerabilities.
Manage compliance with regulatory and contractual security requirements.
Manage the development and maintenance of security management plans.
Manage security accountabilities through the entire security lifecycle.
Coach and support other less experienced security practitioners.
Resolve security issues in satellite networks operated and supported by Viasat.
Manage security incidents by facilitating the acknowledgment, triage, and restoration of network functionality and performance.
Support of satellite networks operated by Viasat outside of normal working hours as part of established on-call rosters.

Five to eight years of related experience required.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate security risks and issues to both non-technical and technical audiences.
Previous experience as a security SME for internal or external customers.
Direct experience in public/private cloud environments, like AWS, OpenStack, or Azure.
Experience working in a DevOps or SecDevOps environment.
Extensive experience in threat modeling and identifying security risks in a myriad of ecosystems.
Familiar with industry standards such as PCI-DSS and NIST. 
Familiar with Docker best practices.
Understanding of hardening standards such as DISA STIG and CIS Benchmarks.
Working knowledge of TCP/IP.
Must be a citizen of Australia.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or related field is preferred.
Penetration testing experience.
Previous experience in a PCI environment.
Experience with Kubernetes.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


Australian Citizenship Required



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