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DevSecOps Manager

Date: 25-Sep-2021

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

We know great results come from our people feeling valued, getting the support they need to reach their full potential as well as bring their whole self to work. We also recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate.
Technology and innovation are essential to our long-term sustainability. We are growing our carbon and new energy businesses using technology to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of our products. We are working to improving energy efficiency, offset emissions, reduce emissions intensity and explore options for lower-carbon energy. Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges.
As Woodside forges ahead with industry-leading innovation, our Digital function continues to challenge traditional ways of working. By augmenting our workforce with fit-for-purpose technology solutions, Woodside’s operations are reaching new heights of safety, efficiency and productivity

About the Role:

Do you have a passion for leading technical teams, Application Security (AppSec) and igniting that same passion in others? Do you have a passion for Cloud Technologies, DevOps principles, ‘pushing left’ and building tools that make other software engineers faster and more secure? As DevSecOps Manager you get to combine all of these passions in making a real difference to help us achieve our mission of ‘Secure, Reliable, Valuable Software at Speed’. 


Reporting directly to the Software Engineering & Integration Manager you have the unique opportunity of owning and implementing AppSec and DevSecOps initiatives from within Woodside’s Software Engineering department enabling you to directly implement changes to processes, technology and culture from the inside, working hand-in-hand with Software Engineers. Your team will be key ambassadors for secure coding and everything AppSec in Woodside while raising up other AppSec champions around you through building a passion and interest for security in others. You will also work closely with our cyber security department to advise on matters of AppSec and DevSecOps and ensure both teams priorities are aligned.


We balance between giving Software Engineers autonomy and consistent standards to follow and have built a world class foundation of tools that are heavily adopted by our Software Engineers that give them a fast path to deploy quickly and securely. You will be the owner of this foundation and tasked with leading a team to extend it and mature it, making decisions on technology and defining the road map for the future.


You will use your passion and experience in leading highly technical people to guide a team of dedicated AppSec and Full Stack Software and enable them to build secure, reliable and valuable software at speed building an ecosystem based on four pillars;


  • Data Driven: Enabling software engineering teams with data for them to use to continuously improve #DevOpsNeverStops
  • Educate and Uplift Capability: Influence and build passions and interests in others for security, reliability, quality and DevOps
  • Automate: Build tools, automate process, implement patterns, define fast paths to make the process of building secure and reliable software fast
  • Innovate and Research: Make sure we keep our controls, education and processes for security, reliability and quality on trend with new Software Engineering tools, approaches and threats


As a Leadership role, you have the opportunity to guide a team, prioritise work, plan product road maps and influence people at all levels.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategy, budgeting, planning and defining product road maps
  • Create, iterate, and optimise internal tooling, leveraging cloud native technologies, to allow software engineering teams across Woodside to build secure and reliable software while moving fast and remaining agile
  • Lead by working collaboratively with your team and others, sharing knowledge and expertise
  • Instil and foster uptake of DevSecOps practices through meaningful engagement with software engineers across Digital

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in program delivery and leading teams and influencing key stakeholders
  • A ‘head for the numbers’ to drive a data driven approach and make pragmatic decisions 
  • Experience in one or more areas of Application Security; red team, pen testing, etc
  • Experience in secure code promotion and education programs and processes and tools
  • Experience working alongside software engineers with a knowledge of their typical hopes and fears and the tools they use


Previous industry experience is not essential as we value diversity of thinking.

Recognition & Reward:


What you can expect from us:


  • Industry-leading 16 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave
  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs and assistance with further education
  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance.
  • Values in action
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Work on world-class operating assets renowned for their safety, reliability and efficiency