Security Specialist

Development · Richmond, Victoria
Department Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We’re in the market for a Security Specialist to join our business and help drive security maturity across 99designs through relationship building and operational perfection.

This is a role for someone with strong initiative who enjoys autonomy and driving change across all aspects of security for a business. This role needs someone who can work at a fast pace in an evolving and changing environment as this business expands.

A little bit about 99designs
99designs is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and freelance designers to connect and collaborate.  Our mission is to champion creativity to create opportunities for people around the world. Founded in 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a worldwide community of talented designers that is now the go-to solution for businesses, agencies, and individuals.
So what is the role about?
This role will report to the VP of Technology to not only drive security maturity across the business with stakeholder engagement and operational perfection but to drive DevSecOps across 99designs partnering with the engineering teams. This will be a diverse role that will cover the broad aspects of security and will need to develop and deliver consistent automated metrics covering multiple aspects of cloud security; working across 99designs promoting common security solutions to common problems; supporting teams in risk identification and remediation via security architecture reviews and threat modelling; designing and delivering targeted security training for employees and developers; providing information security subject matter expertise in support of business initiatives and last but not least to ensure that platform implementations conform to company security standards and/or industry best practices.

The rest we can chat about if this role sounds like it might be you
A little about you
You are an experienced security specialist who has ideally worked in a small to mid-sized environment that has ultimately been through a scale up.  You will have a minimum 5+ years experience in one or more of the following: cloud security, malware analysis, network security, incident response, penetration testing, threat modelling, SAST, DAST.  You will likely have a BS in Computer Science or related field of math, science, or engineering and relevant industry certifications from SANS, ISC2 to name a few.
You will also have a good understanding of best practices in security engineering, including secure development, network security, security operations, policy, and/or incident response. Highly regarded will be coding experience with a least one: Go, PHP, Ruby, Typescript; a track record of delivering technical programs, projects, and products in a highly technical environment and lastly a clear understanding of cloud computing services and deployment architecture.
Are you curious to find out more?
Get in touch we would love to hear from you
Why 99designs?
99designs is committed to building an inclusive and diverse team - we want people to feel like they belong and can bring their whole selves to work. Below are just some of the things we do to support our people:

  • Career development and learning in whatever way suits you! Think paid R&D days, courses in technology, formal and informal mentoring, conferences… however you learn best we’ve got you covered to grow your career.
  • Culture of workplace flexibility and wellness. Study? Parent juggling? Everyone has different needs and the business will support you in the best way they can. Some people work remotely, some with flex start and finish times, some want time to exercise or meditate...the common thread is it’s all about your individual needs.
  • Support for working parents. Paid parental leave policy for both primary and secondary carers, which can be accessed part time and is in addition to government
  • Support for the community. In addition to 99nonprofits, 99designs provide one paid volunteer day a year for you to support a charity and the community as you see fit!
    Proud Code Like a Girl internship partner, host of Girl Geek Academy hack days, & maintain popular open source projects like and, + support a range of other community groups.  It’s in our DNA.

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  • Location
    Richmond, Victoria
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience