First listed on: 11 August 2018

Information Security Lead - Consumer Data Standards 

  • Support innovative research to impact the future of API-driven banking in Australia.
  • Be part of a world-leading team of dedicated professionals.
  • Join Data61's Consumer Data Standards Group.

The position

Data61 has been appointed technical advisor to the interim Data Standards Body by the Australian government to deliver open technical standards that empower Australian consumers to share their data simply and safely with organisations of their choosing, starting in the banking sector. As part of the newly formed team developing and helping organisations to implement open standards, you will develop and lead information security advice on best practice, and recommend solutions in an open banking context.

At Data61 we bring together exceptional people from research and industry to work at the cutting edge of ICT, data analytics and artificial intelligence research. The Consumer Data Standards group acting as technical advisor to the interim Data Standards Body, sits within the Computational and Software Systems Program at Data61. The Consumer Data Standards Group is set up to develop open standards – beginning in banking, before moving into energy and telecommunications – for a period of three years, with funding from the Australian Treasury.

As information security Lead, you will develop and lead the information security working group tasked with delivering open standards in the banking sector. The work you do will impact the future of API-driven banking in Australia, and require a deep level of expertise in API security, authentication and authorisation, as well as broader information security challenges. As leader of the information security working group, you will be required to demonstrate strong communication, deductive and evaluative skills to manage feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders. You will provide pragmatic advice on information security requirements that safeguard the privacy of customer data while ensuring services can be developed that are easy for customers to access and benefit from.

You will work alongside the Standards Lead and Head of Technical Delivery to define the overall framework for open banking APIs in the Australian context, within the criteria set by the Australian Government in its response to the Open Banking Review. You will collaborate closely with Australian government entities developing infrastructure to support accredited entities in open banking, and advise on matters relating to authentication and authorisation for data sharing.

You will be mindful of the ways in which decisions made in an open banking context might be applied in energy and telecommunications sectors. The ideal candidate must have the ability to engage, manage and influence stakeholders within a large, complex ecosystem to ensure buy-in of the standards, and be comfortable working in an open, collaborative way.

Please view the full details of the role here: Position description document

Location:          Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra
Salary:               An attractive remuneration package is negotiable
Tenure:             Specified term of 2 years
Job reference:  58129

To be successful you will need:

  • A minimum of six years experience working as an engineer, standards architect, systems admin or other technical role, with particular experience in information security.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing RESTful APIs, with particular focus on APIs requiring user authentication/authorisation.
  • Significant skills and experience advising on information security requirements relating to data sharing via APIs
  • Knowledge of or experience with OAuth 2 and OpenID Connect
  • Demonstrated experience leading significant projects which involve a range of stakeholders, strong representation skills and resolving areas of dispute.
  • A track record establishing and maintaining cross-industry partnerships to achieve tangible results.

Before you apply please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position description document  

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.
Find out more here!  Balance

About CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

How to apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your cover letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.   

Applications close:  11:59pm AEST, Sunday 26 August 2018

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

Recent Jobs