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Security Manager

About us:

Established in 2007, CDC Data Centres is Australia’s leading operator of sovereign, secure, world-class data centre facilities. CDC is expanding into New Zealand and is in the process of constructing two world-class hyperscale data centres in Auckland with completion expected in 2022.

CDC’s data centre investment here in New Zealand will be a key driver in the improvement of digital inclusion across society and accelerate a connected New Zealand. Innovative thinking is in our DNA, this has been critical to our growth and we continue to develop to the future technology shifts within the IT and semi-conductor industry.

Headquartered in Canberra with multiple facilities in the ACT, NSW and New Zealand, CDC’s diversified operations provide secure data centre configurations that support co-location, containerised and hyperscale compute environments with all campuses interconnected with high-speed carrier grade networks.

At CDC we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We believe that everyone’s unique experiences enable us to deliver meaningful benefits for our people, our clients and communities. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow the world’s best data centre team. 

Our people are responsive, innovative and trusted in supporting our customers. Together, we configure the landscape to meet the security, reliability, connectivity and sustainability needs for today and tomorrow.

About the Role:

You will pioneer and play a key role in delivering day-to-day security operations ensuring CDC’s property, assets and systems are secure and comply with customer, government, and security industry standards. You will work alongside a talented, highly collaborative team in New Zealand & Australia to delivery security framework, reducing security associated risks and lead the development of security capability of our growing New Zealand Data Centre operations. 

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of CDC NZ’s Security policies and plans 
  • Responsible for ensuring sensitive and classified materials is managed in accordance with the CDC’s Security requirements 
  • Acting as CDC NZ Facilities Security Officer (FSO) 
  • Managing and maintaining the Security Clearance requirements and Security Register for the CDC Team and approved contractors.
  • Facilitating annual security awareness training of personnel.
  • Reporting security incidents and fraud incidents, and contact reports
  • Contributing to yearly assurance activities to support the Security Director.
  • Management and coordination of CDC NZ security correspondence for security requests from the CDC Team, Clients, and approved contractors.
  • Working with all the CDC Security delivery teams to ensure high level of security is maintained 
  • Direct and manage outsourced security guards to run daily data centre operations.
  • Participate in re-occurring data centre security audits and reviews.
  • Provide subject matter expert input to design of new security construction projects.

About You:

You have good understanding of the NZ Government Protective Security Requirements with strong commitment to security, knowledge of potential risks and threats to safety.

Other desirable skills include: 

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing, maintaining and improving security in alignment with NZ Government Protective Security Requirements 
  • Ability to influence and inspire others by being a specialist within the security space.
  • High level of customer focus 
  • Self-Starter with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a larger team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships.
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication with an understanding of the importance of security to Data Centre or critical infrastructure operations


New Zealand citizenship and ability to obtain a National Security Clearance

Application Process

CDC is continually expanding and looking for great people to support its future growth. If you would like to be part of this amazing journey, please email your resume and cover letter to

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