Security Community Analyst at Afterpay

Information Security, Permanent Full-time, Melbourne melbourne analytics full-time
Posted 26 days ago

Security Community Analyst

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Afterpay’s mission is to empower an economy where everyone wins. It’s our security team’s job to ensure that our systems are worthy of our consumers’, merchants’ and partners’ trust.

To do that, we’re building and maintaining:
1.A company-wide culture that values information security
2.An effective information security program
3.A talented security team

We are strong believers that the security team should not be the team of NOPE - instead, we believe that our job is to understand our partners’ goals and to work with them to achieve those goals.

We believe that we can only achieve all of this by making Afterpay a great place for talented information security professionals to work. Our team values are:

Partnership - we understand the business and technical priorities and work to support them. We link our initiatives to the needs of the business.
Respect - we aim to build respect with every interaction by being subject matter experts, by communicating clearly and by being human. We also work to develop one another as security professionals with the understanding that we’re better when we work as a team 
Empathy - we know that people have competing priorities and we try to put ourselves in their shoes
Pragmatism - we make sure that we’re making reasonable recommendations and that we’re not being overly dogmatic
Measurability - we think about how we’ll measure the effect of our actions before we take them.

We focus on measuring our work so we can show the impact we’re having and so we can continually improve
We are looking for passionate colleagues to join the rocketship and help us!

Role Description

At Afterpay, we see security culture as a lever, not a compliance obligation.

We believe that building a culture that understands and values information security helps us with all of our other security endeavours. We also believe that building a culture of security should be engaging and fun.

The community team is responsible for convincing the rest of the Afterpay team that security is something to care about and for empowering them to make good security choices. You’ll work side by side with our security community manager to devise and execute our security engagement activities, and collaborate across the broader security team and organisation. 

As a community team, we provide practical solutions and engaging content, embedding security into how we work. 
We do this with regular multi-channel engagement, general and targeted training, creative content and utilizing data to encourage positive security behaviours. 

Your work will be varied - for example working within the security team to analyse product changes and determine any training requirements, and collaboration across the organisation to make sure we’re giving our customers the best chance of staying safe when working with our products.

You’ll support the security community manager in measuring our security engagement and improving it over time and showing results through metrics. 

Most importantly of all, you’ll work with the security community manager to foster a great team culture and have a laugh along the way.

Key Tasks

-Work with the Security Community Manager to develop and execute strategies to improve Afterpay’s security posture

-Collaborate with our partners in Product, Detection & Response, GRC and Enterprise security streams to develop solutions that align with
our security and organisational goals

-Operate our security behavioural platforms and use data to inform decision making and educational approaches, and measure outcomes

-Develop engaging educational material and communications

Key Skills

Life on the rocketship is exciting! Our rapid growth means you will need to be enthusiastic, flexible, tolerant and resilient. In addition you’ll be:

-A passionate communicator and influencer - Afterpay empowers its people. You will need to win the trust of your colleagues and drive positive behaviour change with innovative approaches and ideas to manage human risk.

-Self-driven - We afford our team members a lot of autonomy. Our style is to agree on a set of goals and metrics up front and to empower people to get their jobs done.

-Disciplined - Delivering against our goals requires someone who is able to keep themselves honest and to continue to move forward regardless of what is happening around them

-Flexible - The only constant at Afterpay is change. Enjoying work means that you will have to embrace change and be willing to try new things to see if they work.

You’ll need a track record in the information security field, and overall delivery experience is also valuable.

You’ll be able to speak enough nerd to relate to technology professionals and enough layperson to relate to everyone else.

Experience in automation, a passion for data and understanding the ‘why’ is also highly regarded.

Don’t discount yourself if you think you don’t meet all of the above. Please reach out to discuss - I’m happy to provide more information on the role and what we’re looking for.

How we reward you.

We are a purpose-led, outperforming organisation and will reward you for your performance. We pride ourselves on fairness and offer a competitive total reward package made up of salary, incentives and benefits including the opportunity to enrol in our share matching plan. 

We have a strong focus on health and wellbeing at Afterpay as we aim to support you to succeed in both your career and personal lives, such as providing employees with a corporate membership to Headspace. We also offer a generous parental leave policy and are proud to support working parents with up to 24 weeks of paid leave. We value diversity and a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong is important to us.

How to Apply:

We don’t know what the future holds. That’s the exciting part; we show up and make it happen. If you’re brave, if you’re committed to doing the right thing and excited by this opportunity, click apply now!

Afterpay is continuing to hire for all open roles with all interviewing conducted virtually. Where possible and in line with DH Covid-19 restrictions, we are transitioning to in-office onboarding for all new starters on day one. Similarly, employees have started transitioning to 2 days per week in the office.