Manager, Queensland Cyber Security Innovation Node

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Employment: Full-time, Brisbane-based

Role description

The role of the AustCyber Cyber Security Innovation Node Manager in Queensland is to provide leadership, vision and coordination of activities across the State, to facilitate government, industry and academia to work together to raise awareness and develop cyber security capability.  The role brings together national AustCyber and federal government priorities with Queensland Government objectives.

This role requires an individual with exceptional strategic leadership, stakeholder engagement and industry development skills to foster state-wide and national collaboration opportunities. You will draw on an advisory group of technical experts, policy makers, entrepreneurs, research and industry leaders to develop and deliver practical solutions to elevate Queensland’s cyber maturity, particularly in key sectors such as defence and advanced manufacturing.

Key accountabilities

  • Develop and implement a strategic and innovative vision to raise SME awareness of the cyber security threat environment and develop key industry sector cyber security resilience.
  • Identify, establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to coordinate engagement across the private, public and academic sectors to connect and multiply the players in the Australian cyber security ecosystem.
  • Lead and coordinate Node activities, including developing and delivering industry development initiatives, networks and tools.
  • Work closely with the Sunshine Coast and Townsville Cyber Security Innovation Nodes to coordinate activities and optimise the benefits for Queensland.
  • Maintain node activities and deliverables within budgetary and resource constraints and meet evaluation and reporting requirements.
  • Work with digital leaders to improve cyber security awareness, resilience, commercialisation, policy development and R&D. This includes drawing on the expertise and experience of the Node advisory group.
  • Identify and pursue new relationships to improve industry development and job growth outcomes.
  • Represent AustCyber Queensland Nodes at cyber security conferences, and in meetings with industry leaders, Federal and State/Territory agencies, universities and research institutes.
  • Explore new opportunities for connectivity and collaboration.

Essential skills and experience

  • Proven industry and business development skills with a clear understanding of cyber security concepts and the economic growth opportunities in the industry. Technical cyber security skills are not required in this position.
  • A proven ability to set direction, secure and manage resources (funds, people and time) and evaluate outcomes.
  • Professional experience leading complex projects and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Outstanding communication skills including being a persuasive negotiator with high emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, able to credibly engage with the most senior levels of government, academia and industry.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills including working with stakeholders from different backgrounds with often competing agendas.
  • Knowledge and experience of Queensland’s economy, priority industries and networks.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience working in the cyber security industry, economic growth, innovation or business development capacity.
  • While not necessary, a background in technical cyber security skills and credentials is welcome.

To apply

Applications are to be submitted via email to

Applications close on 29 July 2021.