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Senior IT Security Analyst / Vulnerability Manager (all genders)

Evotec SE

Evotec SE

Hamburg, Germany
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023

At Evotec’s headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, the Global IT Security team is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated

Senior IT Security Analyst / Vulnerability Manager (all genders)

Full time and permanent


  • Monitor and analyze security events using a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, with a focus on Sentinel

  • Detect incidents and lead or participate in the investigation and response activities with the external SOC provider and the Security Engineering team

  • Proactively hunt for threats, identifying emerging risks and vulnerabilities

  • Manage vulnerabilities through scans, assessments, and prioritized remediation efforts

  • Collaborate closely with the Team Lead, SOC, and the external SOC team to ensure effective incident detection and response

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of SOC processes, procedures, and guidelines

  • Stay updated on the latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and best practices.

  • Participate in continuous learning and development activities to enhance cybersecurity knowledge and skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, or an equivalent qualification

  • Professional working experience in cybersecurity roles, with a focus on SOC operations, incident response, vulnerability management, and/or threat hunting

  • Strong knowledge of incident detection, response, and resolution processes.

  • Expertise in utilizing cybersecurity tools, such as:

    • SIEM: Sentinel (must-have)

    • XDR: Defender (must-have), TrendMicro (nice-to-have)

    • Vulnerability Management: Rapid 7, Nessus

    • Firewalls: Fortinet FortiGate and FortiAnalyzer

    • Penetration Testing Tools: Kali Linux, Metasploit, Burp Suite

    • Network Traffic Monitoring: Wireshark, tcpdump, or Cain & Abel

    • Web Vulnerability Scanning Tools: OWASP ZAP, Nikto, Wapiti

    • Ticketing Solutions: Jira Service Management, ServiceNow Incident Management, Zendesk

    • Investigation Tools: The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Autopsy, Encase

  • Proven ability to proactively identify and investigate security threats

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex security incidents

  • Effective coordination with internal and external teams

  • Industry certifications such as CISSP, CEH, CISSM, GCIH, GCIA, Microsoft SZ-200, AZ-900, or equivalent are preferred

  • Strong teamworker with professional communication skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; proficiency in German is strongly preferred, and French would be a plus

Our offer:

  • A position within a vigorous and exciting professional environment promoted by an open culture and a spirit of community

  • A diverse, international workforce with a dynamic working environment that fosters creativity, innovations and teamwork

  • 30 days of annual holiday, flexible working hours, and in-house canteen

  • Capital forming benefits, holiday allowance, annual bonus depending on performance, and monthly allowance for public transportation (Deutschlandticket - JobTicket Premium)

FR : Dans le cadre de sa politique Diversité, Evotec étudie, à compétences égales, toutes les candidatures dont celles des personnes en situation de handicap.

ENG : In the frame of our Diversity policy, Evotec considers, with equal competences, all applications including people with disabilities.