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Job Overview

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    Full Time

  • Location:

    Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

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Enterprise Security Architect

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. And we’re back (in a big way). 

We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. For us, flying is so much more than simply taking off and landing (although we understand that is quite important). It’s about going the extra mile, in the air and on the ground, to create authentic experiences that put our guests firmly at the heart of everything we do.  

Who we’re looking for: 

You will lead the strategic design, implementation, and ongoing testing of information security controls at Virgin Australia. With a thorough understanding of the latest security standards and technologies, you will be able to communicate them clearly to stakeholders at all levels. 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Design VA’s enterprise security architecture roadmap, and align this with enterprise strategies, patterns, business objectives, (EA) standards, processes, and methodologies.  

  • Work with the business to define, develop and maintain business-aligned security roadmaps 

  • Work with other Architects, experts, and decision makers to accurately define architectural requirements. 

  • Own the relationship with business stakeholders to ensure fact-based business and information security alignment drives decision making. 

  • Coach, mentor and support the VA architecture community on information security best practice.  

You’ll be great in this role if you have: 

  • Extensive experience of information security architecture and a familiarity with other architecture domains (application, infrastructure, data etc.)  

  • Advanced understanding of solution design frameworks to ensure effective structures and patterns are being utilised to deliver the business requirements 

  • Experience of Risk Management with a focus on information security. 

  • Experience of working in and implementing security in DevSecOps environments.  

  • Strong communications and stakeholder liaison/management skills to engage various business areas in solution design processes 

  • Experience working with business stakeholders to develop functional and executable plans and roadmaps 

  • Understanding of the airline business architecture, software development frameworks eg Springboot and micro-services architecture and management frameworks (eg Istio on Kubernetes) is preferrable. 

  • Security Architect certification (e.g. SABSA or CISSP). 

  • Qualifications in cloud services (e.g. AWS Security Architect, AWS Solution Architect) (desirable).  

What you’ll get from us: 

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to): 

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year) 

  • Flexible working arrangements (including work hours and work from home) 

  • Discounts on travel insurance, car hire, accommodation and experiences worldwide 

  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge membership 

  • Hospitality, retail, technology, beauty services and wellness discounts 

  • Wellness support, including the betterme digital wellbeing platform 

  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential coaching and support from qualified professionals for all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and financial 

  • Dress for Your Day – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever is appropriate for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you 

Equality rules: 

We’re all individuals. We love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family. 


The safety and security of our people, guests and operations come first. Always. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive ‘Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy’. In a nutshell, to work with us, you’ll need to comply with our (and the airport’s) rules and regulations. And be fully vaxxed. 

Ready to apply?  

We’re ready to hear from you. Apply now. 

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