Cyber Security Analyst (IT Penetration Test Lead)

Australian Taxation Office
Canberra or Melbourne CBD, Australia
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Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

 About us

At the ATO, you’ll do work you can’t do anywhere else. Work that is meaningful, diverse and challenging. We do work that makes a real difference to the lives of Australians - work that might take you somewhere unexpected.

We’re building a leading tax and superannuation administration known for contemporary service, expertise and integrity.

We have a vibrant, inclusive and client-focused culture. We celebrate and champion diversity to reflect the community we serve.

About the role

As a Cyber Security Analyst (Penetration Test Lead), you’ll be responsible for planning and leading penetration test engagements on system IT solutions.

Your duties

  • Manage hands on testing of ATO and third-party IT solutions in on-premises and cloud environments
  • Lead penetration testing activities
  • Identify and exploit vulnerabilities within our systems, networks and applications
  • Mentor and develop the skills of less experienced team members

Skills and experience

  • Experience conducting technical penetration testing activities and using common penetration testing tools and methodologies
  • Knowledge of enterprise IT architecture and business applications
  • Leadership and relationship management experience
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Tertiary qualifications, certifications or relevant work experience in a penetration testing role is highly desirable


  • Attractive superannuation contributions of 15.4%
  • Flexibility to provide work/life balance
  • Award-winning and highly professional organisation
  • Contemporary workspaces and technology
  • Learning and development opportunities

These roles will be offered in Canberra or Melbourne CBD.

You must be an Australian citizen to work with the ATO.

People with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Does this sound like you?

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to click “Apply”.

To find out more information about our functions, a day in the life of and the importance of the Digital Forensic Capability, watch our Cyber Operations Branch hosted Webinar from February 2023:

Find out more information about us on our careers page at


Apply here by 4th October, 2023