Consultant Gig #957–Australia–Infrastructure and Security Architect

The project is to carve out the two companies leaving three standalone companies.

Specific Skills:

  • Strong Azure knowledge and hands on capability
  • Able to design and manage cost effective cloud environment
  • Security background
  • Able to work with applications team to create integrated environment

General Background:

  1. Architecture Design: Design and architect robust, scalable, and secure infrastructure solutions that meet the needs of the organization, considering factors such as performance, availability, and cost-effectiveness.
  2. Infrastructure Implementation: Lead the implementation of infrastructure projects, including cloud-based solutions, network architecture, server infrastructure, storage systems, and virtualization technologies.
  3. Security Planning and Implementation: Develop comprehensive security strategies and implement best practices to safeguard the organization’s systems, data, and networks against potential threats and vulnerabilities.
  4. Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Conduct risk assessments and vulnerability scans to identify potential security risks and develop mitigation plans to address them effectively.
  5. Compliance and Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that the organization’s infrastructure and security systems comply with relevant industry standards, regulations, and compliance requirements.
  6. Incident Response and Disaster Recovery: Develop and maintain incident response plans and procedures to address security incidents effectively. Implement disaster recovery strategies to minimize downtime and data loss in the event of a system failure or cyber attack.
  7. Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, operations, and management, to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions. Communicate complex technical concepts effectively to non-technical stakeholders.
  8. Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on emerging technologies, security threats, and industry best practices. Continuously evaluate and improve the organization’s infrastructure and security posture to ensure ongoing effectiveness and relevance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in infrastructure architecture, network design, and security architecture.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and infrastructure-as-code principles.
  • Proficiency in network protocols, routing, switching, and firewall technologies.
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CCSP, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, or equivalent.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

Start: The project will commence at 6 months duration and pending satisfactory performance continue for at least 1-3 years

There are three / four roles that are required in the short term – the fourth may be required later. 

Location: Sydney

Rates: The daily rate to the consultant will be $1,200 per day paid plus gst to the right professional. 

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Application Close date: No later than Monday 6th, May 2024, 4pm AEST

APT’s must be lodged within 48 hours. We will review all APT’s and select the best 3 for the client. The client will then conduct interviews. Please note that the net rate quoted is an ICG Affiliate rates available for ICG Members only. Any previously agreed and documented rates for candidates introduced to ICG via approved 3rd parties will be honoured.