Security Analyst

Location: Sydney Olympic Park

Contract Type: Full-Time Permanent

Your part in a changing world

At QBE, we’re driven by our purpose – to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions.

We are an international insurer and reinsurer offering a diverse portfolio of commercial, personal and specialty products, as well as risk management solutions. Our product portfolio includes property, motor, crop, energy, marine and aviation. We employee a team of more than 11,800 people, in 27 countries around the world.

The opportunity

You will be a key member of our rapidly growing Global Security Operations team.

These are exciting hands-on technical roles in which the analyst will use their security skills and knowledge to classify, analyse, prioritise and remediate security alerts/events of interest that have been triaged and escalated by Tier 1 Security Analysts.

The focus is to provide effective and proactive response to cyber security-related incidents and enquiries to better protect QBE’s assets and services.

In addition, the roles will advise business stakeholders in the event of a security incident, and support incident management and escalation processes to the appropriate Application and System Owners.

  • Working experience of security design/architecture for new security applications to improve the current security posture globally for QBE.
  • Contributes to, monitors and advises on the planned developments and changes in order to ensure relevancy, compliance and optimal delivery.
  • Provide recommendations for updates to IR handling processes and procedures.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of security operations “best practice” and support continuous improvement.
  • Implement security initiatives aimed at improving the existing infrastructure.
  • Review new security products and ascertain their suitability for the QBE environment.
  • Execute threat hunting activities using various proprietary and open source tools to identify current and emerging threats that pose a risk to QBE
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to maintain and improve QBE security and enhance knowledge and information sharing.
  • Actively communicate with staff and third parties to correctly identify and resolve problems and manage their expectations.
  • Document incidents, requests and problem management information to ensure required compliance standards/SLAs are achieved.
  • Use security tools and resources to correlate suspicious events, providing context around the event, determine root cause and provide regular updates and recommend modifications to existing systems and procedures.
  • Perform deep-dive incident analysis of various data sources by analysing and investigating security related logs against short and medium-term threats and IOCs
  • Proactively analyse threats to QBE’s systems, assets and business operations and provide recommendations for mitigating controls and/or remediation.

Please be aware that on this team is allocated an on-call roster which means that there will be times you may need to take calls on the weekend. This is in very rare circumstances when they cannot be answered by our initial call centre or are escalations.

Your story so far

  • Good technical expertise of security solutions and technologies, including: Windows, Linux, Networking, Security Architecture experience and knowledge of packet flow/TCP/UDP traffic, Firewall and proxy technologies, cloud solutions, anti-virus, static and dynamic malware analysis techniques.
  • Working experience of performing analytics with different types of logs, i.e. network, active directory, database, DNS, firewall, proxies, host-based security, cloud and applications logs etc.
  • Working experience in handling security incidents at all levels related to incident response
  • Working experience in managing 2nd/3rd level security events
  • Working experience on known SIEM and Log Correlation Tools
  • Working experience on Case Management Tool
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with global security operations colleagues and other departments, including network teams and incident managers.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions on remediation and counter measures
  • Be able to communicate effectively and update senior stakeholders globally.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to work without direction.
  • Good planning and prioritization ability. Ability to manage concurrent activities with varying/conflicting priorities

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a security related field or substantial relevant experience.
  • Experience: a number of years relevant security experience performing similar duties working in a Security Operation Center.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Security certifications in any of the following: SANS (GCIH, GCIA, GPEN, GREM), ISC2 (CISSP, CCSP), ISACA, CEH, CREST, OSCP or equivalent

We are here to support you

We are proud to have been Voted #5 in the 2019 Top 20 Australian Workplaces for New Dads (HBF Direct Advice for Dads) and we achieved Gold Employer status in both the 2019 and 2020 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – the definitive national benchmark on LGBTI workplace inclusion.

We are also a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, shortlisted for Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Program and Best Health & Wellbeing Program.

We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance.

As a QBE employee, we will offer you:

  • Flex@QBE leave to enhance your work/life integration
  • Our ‘At My Best’ wellbeing program, which includes a free 12-month subscription to Headspace
  • Access to ‘Share the Care’ – 12 weeks’ flexible leave for new parents inclusive of paid superannuation
  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching
  • Income protection insurance and reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums
  • Access to REACH My Best - free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, financial and legal advice and confidential counselling
  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services
  • Benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners such as free and discounted tickets.

Join us.

. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our networks please contact us at

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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