Information Security Specialist

Our mission and where you fit in

At Employment Hero, we’re an ambitious bunch of people on a mission to make employment easier and more valuable for everyone. 

Since our inception in 2014, we’ve had some pretty impressive growth (100% YoY), now serving 300,000 businesses globally, with 2 million+ users on the platform, reaching unicorn status in 2022 – and we have no plans to slow down.  There’s never been a more exciting time to join one of the fastest-growing SaaS unicorns, so let’s see if we could be a match!

Employment Hero celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences, we invite people of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position.

What might your days look like 

We’re a team of global innovators, who cherish diverse perspectives that fuel our mission; to simplify the world of work for SMBs worldwide. 

As our Information Security Specialist, you will be leading the charge in developing and executing a robust security strategy, staying ahead of cyber threats. Penning and maintaining policies, you’ll ensure compliance and safeguard sensitive data. Collaborate with teams, respond to audits, and implement cutting-edge security tools. If you’re ready to defend our digital realm, look no further.

As our Information Security Specialist, you’ll be:

    • Operating the information security management system across Employment Hero.
    • Developing and executing a holistic information security strategy that aligns with the company’s objectives and effectively mitigates cyber threats.
    • Write and maintain information security policies to ensure compliance and the protection of sensitive data.
    • Support the improvement and management of our cyber security capabilities.
    • Stay up to date with the latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and technologies, and proactively recommend enhancements to the company’s security posture.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including IT, legal, and risk management teams, to identify security requirements and implement appropriate controls and safeguards.
    • Respond to compliance audit requests and demonstrate a strong understanding of compliance frameworks and regulations such as ISO27001, NIST, and CPS234.
    • Conduct internal audits and provide recommendations to key stakeholders based on findings.
    • Implement and maintain security tools and systems to ensure optimal performance and address evolving threats

What will you bring 

  •  Experience in information technology, information security, risk management
  • Industry certifications such as CISSP, CISM or CISA are highly desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of contemporary frameworks and methodologies, such as ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF), and Australian Information Security Manual (ISM)
  • Excellent written, oral, and influencing skills with the ability to work autonomously
  • A strong focus on continuous improvement, with a proven ability to challenge the status quo constructively
  • Broad knowledge of current Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) technological tools and methodologies
  • Strong consultative skills, enabling effective communication of complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A strong desire to learn and expand knowledge in the field of information security.

Experience is important, but for us the biggest measure of success is people who can live and breathe our values. Show us what you can bring to the table, and we’ll empower you to let your talents shine.

Life at Employment Hero 

Remote-first principles

At Employment Hero, we’re not just working remotely; we’re integrating flexibility and global reach into the heart of our daily operations. 

We also recognise the value of face-to-face connection, and organise local and global gatherings throughout the year to celebrate our wins and make meaningful connections with our colleagues.

Work your way

Every hero has unique powers. Bound by a common purpose and trust, we encourage each other to work in ways that allow us to bring our best selves to work.

We’ve got your back

Whether you’re a seasoned remote-first pro, or a first-timer, you’re in good company. With 900+ heroes globally, team support and collaboration is at your fingertips.

But don’t just take it from us, here’s a quote from one of our AU heroes: 

“Working for a company that has purpose and meaning is felt throughout the entire business. No one turns up to work just to get paid – we turn up to work because we care and take pride in what we do, but we also know how to create balance and flexibility in the important things in our life, such as family, friends and leading a lifestyle consistent with our values.”

Plus you’ll get to enjoy a number of great perks, including: 

  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office (if you need a desk, chair, or screen? We’ve got you covered!)
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech
  • Learning and development (including an external study policy, live monthly professional development classrooms, and premium online learning content!)
  • Reward and recognition programs – because great work should be recognised and rewarded
    • Including Lightning Award for delivering quality work at speed and Values Champion Awards
  • Swag app cashback offers and discounts on hundreds of your favourite brands and products
  • Self, health, wealth and happiness programs
  • Social events and team celebrations
  • Employee Share Option Program: be an owner of Employment Hero
  • Annual Global Gathering to get to know your global colleagues – so far we’ve been to Thailand, Vietnam and are excited to meet in Bali in September 2024

We also recognise that the same recruitment process doesn’t fit all, so should you require any accommodations or adjustments, simply let us know.

Are we a match? 

Please submit your resume, cover letter and answer our pre-screening questions for your application to be review. One of our Talent Managers will be in touch with you, if successful you will be invited to an initial screening call.

Not exactly the right fit for you?

  • If you’re excited about Employment Hero, but this role is not the one for you, we encourage you to explore our careers page, packed with many more great opportunities. 
  • Know someone who would be a great fit? Feel free to share the role with your network!

Note to recruiters: Employment Hero has a dedicated in-house recruitment team who are focused on finding the very best talent for our organisation and we kindly request that recruiters do not contact us regarding assisting with our job vacancies. While we appreciate your interest and expertise, we have everything we need in-house to attract and hire the right candidates for our team. Thank you.