(Senior) Engineer, Cloud & IT System Security

Where others see barriers, we see opportunities.

Do you enjoy supporting customers realizing breakthrough value? Do you stay attuned to your customers' needs and visions? Do you like to work openly and supportively together with your colleagues and customers? Our work involves many different minds and skills, it can't be done alone.

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SES is the world-leading satellite operator providing end-to-end communication solutions. SES leads across new technologies in video, enterprise, mobility and government

We are a team of people coming from all across the globe who work together to make a real difference in the world.

  • We help to bridge the digital divide by connecting millions of people on the African continent
  • We make it possible for people to stay connected while flying 10km up on a commercial airplane. We provide extensive satellite coverage of all of the world's seas and ocean regions via our dedicated mobility beams
  • We distribute 7,400 channels to more than 1 billion people in 317 million homes
  • We work together with our partners to develop new standards that transform how people consume and enjoy entertainment

(Senior) Engineer, Cloud & IT System Security(based in Luxembourg or Princeton)

LU - Betzdorf / US - Princeton

Your Job

You will be part of an advanced cybersecurity function and help defend a global communications network including the largest fleet of commercial satellites in the world. Join our diverse team of highly skilled and talented security professionals and experience the full diversity of cybersecurity. Seize the opportunity to work with cutting edge security technologies in an agile international team with room to grow.

Your Responsibilities

  • Support the development of a risk management framework for information system related security risks and manage information system related security risks accordingly
  • Assess system and application security requirements, threats, vulnerabilities and security risks in complex, heterogeneous systems and throughout their life cycle
  • Develop, deliver and maintain comprehensive and consistent security solutions to mitigate identified risks to an acceptable level
  • Specify, implement and document information system security concepts and information security controls for new and existing systems
  • Assist architects, system/application engineers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security controls and hardening of systems
  • Define policies, processes, procedures, configuration baselines and guidelines
  • Perform technical security assessments of information systems and applications to identify vulnerabilities and non-compliance
  • Define, maintain and optimize the vulnerability and patch management process
  • Evaluate emerging risks and information security technologies to ensure an up-to-date information security risk register
  • Support security incident response
  • Monitor compliance to the information security policy framework with a focus on information system security
  • Lead information security projects as laid down in SES's information security strategy
  • Support the development and maintenance of SES's information security awareness program and training program
  • Travel and on-call duty as required

Your Profile

  • Degree in Computer Science and a minimum of 4 years industry related experience and 2 years in a system administration role
  • Sound, hands-on knowledge of and experience with:
  • Managing system related security risks, including the assessment of system security risks, specification of security requirements, the definition of security
  • concepts, secure system design, implementation of security controls, specification of secure configuration baselines, assessment of security controls and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge of Cloud Solutions (e.g., Azure, AWS, SalesForce, …)
  • SSO/SAML, JSON, PowerShell, RestAPI, related scripting technologies advantageous
  • Operating Systems (MS Windows and Linux), Citrix/VMWare and applications, including a clear understanding of their vulnerabilities and how to secure them
  • Vulnerability, compliance and patch management for complex, heterogeneous systems
  • Virtualization and Data Center technologies and corresponding security technologies
  • Identity and Access Management and Strong Authentication Systems
  • Public Key Infrastructure (e.g., Public Certificate Management, Internal Certificate Management, …)
  • Anti-Virus and Host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Security Information and Event Management
  • Data Leakage Prevention
  • Security standards, best practices and guidelines (e.g. NIST SP-800 series, DISA STIGs, CIS, etc.)

  • Relevant product and general security certifications (e.g. AWS-CSA, GCWN, MCSE-Cloud, CompTIA Cloud, GCED, GCUX, GCIH, GISP, CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSAP, GPEN, CEH) and knowledge of the satellite industry are a plus
  • Solid knowledge of IT security threats, vulnerabilities, security technologies, controls and best practices
  • NATO/EU SECRET clearances are considered a strong asset. Candidate must be willing to undergo a security clearance procedure as this position might require holding security clearance
  • Sound analytical skills as well as the ability to provide practical solutions
  • Autonomous, innovative mind and good problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to deliver on complex and time critical tasks/projects
  • Good project management skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with organizational stakeholders
  • Understand all stakeholders in the information security process and possess the ability to explain security rationales and controls to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to understand business requirements and work towards solutions, both autonomous and in teams
  • Excellent team player and ability to work in international and interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability to establish well-written, structured documents (e.g. designs and infrastructure documentation)
  • Be fluent in English (any other language being an asset)

We offer you

  • A diverse workplace. For SES, diversity is more than a question of gender or race; we welcome different minds and different skills
  • An exciting job opportunity in a fast moving and fascinating industry. Our technology is launching into space on the next generation of rockets
  • Opportunities to further grow and develop in a global and growing company; we believe life-long learning is key to bring the best of SES worldwide
  • A competitive compensation package linked to your performance and further completed with attractive benefits

SES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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