Country Security Manager (Australia)

Microsoft (Canberra ACT, Australia) 14 days ago


Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers Microsoft’s cloud platforms and services that millions of people use every day. With more than 95% of Fortune 500 business on Azure, 180 million using Office 365, and millions using other services – all running on Microsoft's cloud infrastructure – CO+I builds and operates the foundation upon which Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and organization comes to life.

The Physical Security team is organized within CO+I and is dedicated to delivering the most trustworthy and efficient physical security services to protect the personnel, infrastructure, data, and confidential information foundational to the Microsoft Cloud. Our vision is to be the most reliable, meticulous, and trusted industry provider of hyperscale cloud physical security. We are accountable, effective, and efficient stewards of the awesome responsibility we hold. We innovate to meet challenges. We automate and simplify to scale efficiently. We constantly create and maintain a collaborative ecosystem. We appreciate and act on opportunities to improve.

We are looking for a Country Security Manager with TSPV level clearance to lead a team in Australia, you will perform a key role in delivering physical security for our worldwide critical infrastructure including datacenters, leased collocations, and other types of facilities. Among other responsibilities this includes managing security guarding / guarding supplier service delivery and performance, security incident response, 24/7 Security Operations Center, maintaining audit readiness, systems, process and procedure implementation, and site selection/assessment.

The Country Security Manager must be an experienced team player, possess strong communication and collaboration skills, have the ability to determine and prioritize work streams, and possess the skills to effectively manage and develop people along with a demanding workload in the execution of multiple concurrent projects across geographic and organizational boundaries.


In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.



  • Is the “cognizant security authority” for CO+I Australia datacenters that will ensure compliance with among others: Principle Security Policy Framework (PSPF), Defence Security Principles Framework (DSPF), Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA), and Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) requirements and represent those to the customers/auditors.
  • Internal subject matter expert (SME) to CO+I on Australian Government requirements and how to implement them, interfacing with SCEC consultants, etc.
  • Collaborate with the managers and supplier leads of cleared personnel sponsored by Microsoft to monitor personnel for ongoing suitability and compliance.
  • Responsible for compliance with all Australian Government requirements for being an employer of personnel holding Australian Government security clearances, including the immediate reporting of long-term leave, behavioural triggers, etc. that warrant notification to the Australian Government.
  • Ensure and enforce sustainable processes to ensure only authorized personnel receive physical access to restricted environments.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain physical security registers, plans, processes, and standard operating procedures that comply with relevant Australian Government (and/or other unique environment) security standards and requirements during the construction of facilities/datacenters and after they have become operational.
  • Develop and implement program specific security education and awareness for all CO+I Australia personnel to ensure compliance, confidentiality, and Operational Security (OpSec) in line with Australian Government requirements and best practices.
  • Document and improve processes to make the program’s ecosystem more efficient, simplified, and productive.
  • Conduct field site visits across Australia to assess the state and health of physical security, document issues needing improvement, and drive to resolution.
  • Provide interpretation and guidance on Australian security clearances and security protocols to internal teams who do not understand or typically work with those kinds of boundaries in mind.
  • Maintain confidentiality, Operational Security (OpSec), and privacy without exception.
  • Collaborate across internal groups such as Datacenter Operations, Datacenter Physical Security, Capacity Planning, Human Resources (HR), Engineering Groups such as Microsoft Azure and Office 365, the broader Microsoft Australia Security Office (AUSO) and Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA).
  • Oversee assigned projects to ensure they are delivered in accordance with established requirements, deadlines, and applicable law and company policy.
  • Support a variety of physical security programs and initiatives as required.
  • Empower a culture of safety, security, and compliance in all aspects of our Datacenter operations.
  • Establish and enhance strong working relationships and engagement with our Engineering Groups (EGs), and Landlord partners (including contributing to MBRs, QBRs)
  • Flexibility to work non-business hours that may include weekends and/or holidays during security events/incidents.
  • deliver results through teamwork, role model our Microsoft values with a passion for diversity and inclusion.
  • Function as a physical security subject matter expert who can stand on their own to deliver work and represent the team, as well as lead their team to success through delegation.
  • Manage a team focused on enabling a trustworthy physical computing environment that protects customer data, intellectual property, people, and the critical infrastructure facilities in which they reside or operate.
  • Conduct and support physical security threat/risk assessments and site selection activities (using established processes and methodologies) at new and existing sites to ensure evolving threats and conditions remain appropriately addressed by the physical security program as deployed/operated.
  • Receive escalations/notifications of physical security and business impacting incidents/events and appropriately triage and assess, ensuring that leadership is made initially and continuously aware when appropriate, and that the appropriate personnel are managing the incident response effectively.
  • Ensure and enforce sustainable processes to ensure only authorized personnel receive physical access to restricted environments.
  • Partner and collaborate closely with peer leaders and stakeholders, focused on maintaining a One Microsoft, one team environment.
  • Continuously improve the efficiency and maturity of the overall physical security program.
  • Engage with internal and external customers as appropriate to evangelize and represent Microsoft’s datacenter physical security programs.
  • Maintain confidentiality, discretion, and protect Microsoft information without question.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

Country Security Manager (Australia)

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