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Information Security Officer



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
About us
We hold the key to making quantum technology useful and operate at the highest levels of the emerging quantum sector. Our products are already revolutionizing the way quantum technology is used; From educating the workforce on how quantum computing works with Black Opal, to the industry-first native integration of our performance-management software with IBM Quantum services in November 2023, we are building the global quantum sector and defining the quantum infrastructure software segment. But our work isn’t limited to quantum computing; we go everywhere that quantum goes. In July 2023 our work with Australian Defence delivering software-ruggedized quantum sensing for navigation without GPS was featured in the New York Times.
We base these world-leading commercial outcomes on a foundation of transformational research. We operate the industry’s largest team of experts in quantum control, and push the limits of human capability through our software, hardware, and technical publications in the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.
As a high-growth global quantum startup we’ve raised US $74M since 2017 from investors such as Airbus Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Main Sequence Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Sierra Ventures, SquarePeg Capital, and others; this includes the world’s largest Series B for any quantum software company, announced in early 2023. Adding to the completion of our new global HQ in Sydney (Australia’s first fully dedicated, commercial quantum technology site), Los Angeles, and Berlin offices, we’ve also recently announced our expansion into the UK to continue to impact the development of quantum technology globally.
We’re led by our values: to be real, to be trusted, to be just, and to be revered. We’ve brought together an inspiring team of world-leading physicists, engineers, product and design specialists (to name a few!) to help us shape the future of quantum technology. And we’re looking for new team members who want to help us change the world.
About the role
Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer, the Information Security Officer is a newly created role responsible for the management of Q-CTRL’s rapidly growing Information Security Management System (ISMS). Having already attained NIST 800-171 compliance, ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials certifications, as well as recently becoming members of the Australian Government’s Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), Q-CTRL is looking for a highly process-driven and detail-oriented individual to maintain its high levels of security and compliance with a view to obtaining ISO 9001, SOC 2, and GDPR. This is a pivotal role accountable for continuously improving Q-CTRL’s overall security posture, maintaining the trust, and exceeding the expectations of our partners and customers.

What you'll be doing:

  • Managing, monitoring, expanding, and improving all aspects of Q-CTRL’s ISMS.
  • Working closely with all departments to ensure they are exceeding their security compliance responsibilities - including risk, compliance, policy, asset, vendor, incident, and vulnerability management.
  • Driving security best practices across all levels of the organization via training and awareness programs.
  • Working with the Q-CTRL Security team to regularly review and continuously improve Q-CTRL’s ISMS.
  • Working with third-party vendors to facilitate the regular and mandatory auditing of Q-CTRL’S ISMS.

Ideally you'll have:

  • Experience with ISO/IEC 27001:2022, NIST 800-171, Cyber Essentials and/or DISP.
  • One or more relevant ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certifications from BSI, including Requirements, Awareness, Briefing, Implementation, Lead Implementer, Internal Auditor, Lead Auditor, and/or Risk Management.
  • One or more relevant certifications from ISC2, including Security Administrator, Cloud Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Secure Software Development, Security Architecture, Security Engineering, and/or Security Management.
  • A Negative Vetting 1 (NV-1) security clearance issued by the ​​Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).

It would be fantastic if you have these skills/experience but not essential:

  • Experience with ISO 9001, SOC 2 and/or GDPR.
  • Experience using Vanta to manage security compliance.
Flexibility: We embrace workplace flexibility so you worry more about your global impact vs a rigid work schedule.
Attractive salary: You’ll get to live the start-up life without start-up wages.
Equity: We want people to have a sense of ownership in what they do and offer the potential for equity share and annual bonuses.
Resources: We are well funded by the world’s best technology investors, letting us chase our ambitions with minimal constraints.
Parental support: We offer paid parental leave to support you and your loved ones!
Diversity: We’re an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and providing equal opportunities to all, actively supporting initiatives like the ‘Global Women in Quantum’ program among others.
Unique culture: You’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s leading physicists, engineers, product, marketing and design people (to name a few!) with a strong desire to learn and transfer knowledge.
Meaningful values: You’ll work with an incredibly supportive team who work consistently to deliver our core values to be real, be trusted, be just and to be revered.
Personal development: We provide you with a personal development and wellness budget.
Impactful work: Last but not least! You’ll have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading field of technology and truly make an impact that matters!
Q-CTRL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. We are committed to being inclusive in the way we hire. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements mentioned in the job posting.
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