REA Group is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property.
With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home.
Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women.
Where the team fits in
The Application Security Lead will lead the newly established Application Security team, which – alongside the Security Operations, Security Engineering, and Security Advisors teams – forms Group Security. The Group Security team work together to embed security throughout REA, empowering staff to make good risk decisions and equipping them with the tools to do so – a Cyber health service, not a police force.
Group Security works across REA to protect corporate infrastructure and cloud environments, drive the adoption of secure patterns and behaviours, and rapidly respond to security events to keep REA safe. We’re looking to level up our security capabilities and we’d love your help.
Our strategy is simple – leverage adoption to scale security. We are accomplishing this by ensuring REA systems and data are trustworthy, highly available, and resilient to cyber threats. And equally as important as the technology we build, we strive to inform staff and customers alike to make good security decisions.
What the role is all about
You will establish a stream of work to uplift security practices throughout the software development lifecycle, target improvements to existing software applications and systems, build capability and further the culture of software custodianship at REA, influencing and educating across the business. This work stream is part of a multi-year program. The objectives cover uplifting security controls in software systems, upskilling product delivery team members, and improving time-to-patch vulnerabilities across our products. You will use your experience in software development security practices and collaboration skills to adapt and build a plan as necessary to meet the objectives. Your success will be measured by your contributions (and your team’s contributions) to achieving these objectives.
You will be both an organiser and a practitioner. You will build relationships with leaders in the product delivery organisation and work with them to embed yourself (and later, your team members) for short (weeks-long) engagements in software delivery teams to resolve issues through pair programming and upskilling team members including establishing security champions.
You will use your capability building, influencing and community building skills to further the development of the security and custodianship culture at REA.
Over FY24, your team is expected to grow to include a further 2 team members, who will report to you. You will be responsible for growing this team and creating a high performance, high safety culture. You will support each person’s career progression, giving them high value performance and mentoring feedback. You will use your skills and experience to mentor more junior team members. You will have a great blend of technical and people skills and will apply those skills to help organize and plan the work for the team.
You will collaborate with delivery teams in the implementation of solutions using a variety of programming languages and cloud technologies.
The Lead supports the Application Security Squad in the following ways:
Who we’re looking for
The REA experience
The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more eﬀective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch.
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