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IT Security Engineer

We are seeking an IT Security Engineer to provide security services to GÉANT IT operations and associated activities. You will co-ordinate security tools and improvements across the security portfolio in GÉANT IT systems and networks. This includes the development of security requirements and designing the overall security architecture pertaining to applications, operating systems, and network devices.


You will lead on the development and design of technical solutions to mitigate security vulnerabilities, undertake options analysis and new security tool selection and liaise with vendors and the GÉANT networking community for selecting/maintaining the security toolset.

Our ideal candidate

This is an operational role that would be ideal for someone with experience in a similar or related role, ideally in a Security Operations Centre (SOC) environment.


You should have demonstrable deep knowledge and understanding of network-based events. You will also need knowledge of hardening of operating systems including (*nix flavors and Windows) & knowledge of hardening applications running in the IT Operations realm for e.g., mail servers, Web servers etc. Knowledge of operations, patching and hardening of network devices e.g. VMWare NSX-T firewall, Fortinet (FortiGate firewall and VPNs) plus Splunk, Nessus Scanner and Mimecast email security.


You must be enthusiastic with demonstrable drive and tenacity when faced with any issues and problems.  You should be able to work effectively independently and manage your own time and projects in the most efficient manner.  We need someone who is able to express challenges and complex problems in a clear and effective manner.


Why work for GÉANT?

We offer a blazing-fast, cutting-edge network that connects scientists, researchers and academics across Europe and the world. Thanks to our terabit network, 50 million researchers, scientists, academics and students can share record volumes of data unconstrained by location, solving some of mankind’s biggest challenges.


Work at GÉANT and you’ll be supporting critical research into sustainable energy, deep space, high-energy physics, earth observation, environmental disasters, medicine and more!


Benefits of working for GÉANT

You’ll receive excellent benefits at GÉANT – we offer a generous amount of holiday. Other benefits include a company pension scheme and private medical. We also invest heavily in learning to help our people become the best at what they do.