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Cyber Security Engineer (Fixed term - 18 months)



Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

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Cyber Security Engineer (Fixed term - 18 months)

Job Description

You will work in the SUSE Cyber Security team as a senior engineer, primarily
focused on designing, improving and maintaining vulnerability management for
SUSE. Contributing to improving the Security Posture of SUSE for both cloud-based and on-premises infrastructures. Overall, the team is organised in an integrated way, so you will also contribute to project-based activities in the lessons learned and continuous improvement mindset.

Please note this is a fixed term contract for 18 months

● Operate, maintain, and improve SUSE Security stack - particularly focusing
on vulnerability assessment etc.
● Working independently on improving and innovating SUSE security stack,
by improving workflows, setting up new detection use-cases or building
automation for repeated tasks
● Act as a subject matter expert for vulnerability assessment
● Develops innovative team solutions to complex problems. Contributes to
strategic direction for the team
● Produce reporting on vulnerability management on a regular basis
● Maintain the penetration test schedule and work with our 3rd party testers
to coordinate activities and understand any risks to the business from the
● Integrates technical expertise and business understanding to create
superior solutions for the company and customers.
● Participate in hardening and continuous improvement of the SUSE
environment including the Root Cause Analysis element of the incident
● Work in a geographically distributed team as a team player in a
collaborative and transparent way
● You will be empowered to make decisions in your area of expertise - and
supported by the team when unsure

● Help to address security requirements of the business functions & users,
provide inputs, assessment and guidance, representing the security team
in the process

Knowledge and Skills:
● Knowledge of Vulnerability Assessment principles and tools
● Ability to design and deploy and operate Vulnerability Assessment
infrastructure on premises and on cloud (network scanners, agents, cloud
● Knowledge of Penetration Test techniques, tools and processes
● Ability to automate repeating tasks within security operations making use
of scripting and APIs
● Knowledge of cloud security principles
● Ability to implement security controls on AWS (Security Groups, S3
permissions, Firewall Manager, …)
● Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies.
● Knowledge of cyber attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning,
enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access,
network exploitation, covering tracks).
● Strong knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and
network security methodologies.
● Knowledge of system administration, network, and operating system
hardening techniques.
● Knowledge of email security principles
● Capability to lead the continuous improvement for SUSE Detection &
Response capabilities

Education and Experience Required:
● Typically 3+ years of relevant experience
● Relevant University degree and/or recognized industry certifications
(CISSP, OSCP, …) are plus, but not required

Please note this is a fixed term contract for 18 months

This position is subject to background checks

This position is subject to a background check(s), including criminal, credit, and/or employment references. The candidate is required to complete the background check(s) once an offer has been accepted. This will be conducted by SUSE’s external provider, where legally permitted.


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SUSE is a dynamic environment that is evolving rapidly, thus requiring agility, strong entrepreneurship and an open mind.

This is a compelling opportunity for the right person to join us as we continue to scale and prosper.

If you’re a big thinker, obsessed by execution and thrive in a dynamic environment in which you can tangibly create a lasting legacy, then please apply now!

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