Security Engineer

Date: 16 Feb 2024


Company: metrotrain

Metro gets you where you need to go. Shaping our future to be a world-class, sustainable railway for Melbourne is made possible by our people who make a positive difference to every journey.


We strive to reflect the community we serve and support the needs of our people who are critical to our success. With Zero Harm at the foundation of everything we do, we want everyone to get home safely. 


We act as one team to move Melbourne. 



Network Assets & Assurance (NA&A) team at Metro includes more than 2000 people from Infrastructure, Innovation, Engineering, Rolling Stock, OCMS (Operational Control Management Systems), Strategic Asset Management and Planning and Integration.


The NA&A team manage the change to the network – ensuring that the asset outcome is safe, reliable, and sustainable, both today and into the future. 





  • Work for a multi-award-winning rail operator with rewarding career opportunities that provide you with the support and training to take your career to the next level!
  • Be part of an inclusive, diverse, and supportive company made up of various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Work-life balance options including flexible working arrangements, 14 weeks paid parental leave, and purchasing up to 4 weeks of additional leave per year.
  • All eligible Metro employees receive a free Myki Pass that allows free Public Transport in Victoria.
  • Access to a wide range of corporate discounts including healthcare, fitness, finance, and more.





The Security Engineer is primarily responsible for operational security of Metro’s infrastructure and applications, working as part of our Security Operations Team to maintain our protection, detection and response services.

You will ensure the ongoing maintenance, support and future direction of the security operations portfolio of tools and appliances and will work within a team of engineers to ensure alignment across all platforms.


A core focus of this role will be to work collaboratively with Subject Matter Experts and other security resources to improve protection, detection and response services across Operational Technology.




  • Be a Subject Matter Expert for core Security platforms including (Firewalls, HIDS, NIDS, SIEM, DLP, EDR, DDOS, PAM, Email Gateway, Vulnerability Management)
  • Resolve security incidents within Operational Level Agreements (OLA’s)
  • Work with technology owners to assess, validate and remediate vulnerabilities
  • Work collaboratively with Operational Technology experts to onboard security logs and implement monitoring plans for new & emerging technologies
  • Install, configure, and maintain core security and network systems according to best practice and architectural principles/guidelines
  • Respond and analyse Security Operations Centre (SOC) alerts and escalations to ensure Metro’s infrastructure is secure
  • Plan and execute migrations, develop ongoing maintenance regimes, performance tuning, disaster recovery & general troubleshooting
  • Develop, implement, and maintain suitable security monitoring solutions for platforms and new services





  • Experience working in a similar Security Engineering or Analyst role
  • Experience working with Operations Technology is preferred
  • Experience with managing security components for Juniper and Palo Alto Firewalls is desirable
  • Experience with Network based Threat Detection Platform
  • Experience with common EDR and Anti-Malware solutions (Crowdstrike Preferred)
  • Experience with Public Cloud Security Practice, in products such as MS Azure and AWS
  • Experience Managing and Operating an Enterprise Splunk environment including data onboarding, reporting, alerting, integration dashboards and maintenance. (SAAS preferred)
  • Experience with basic Linux operating system management
  • GAIC Certifications such as SANS GMON, GSEC, GCED, GCCC, GPPA, desirable
  • OSCP or CEH would be advantageous



Metro’s commitment to a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive culture


Metro acknowledges the Victorian Traditional Owners of the land on which our rail network operates, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation.


At Metro, we know that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful one that reflects the communities we serve. We strive for a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully. A workplace that provides equitable access to opportunities, resources, and where individuals can bring their whole selves to work. In addition, being recognised and rewarded for their contribution to our collective success.


We are committed to fair, equitable and merit-based employment and recruitment practices, and we encourage all interested applicants to apply.