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Senior IT Security Detection Engineer

At a glance

Design the future, innovate the past!

Keeping the bank safe together, that is what matters to us. The need for information security is increasing rapidly. The financial sector is a permanent target for attackers. This is why we continue to search for better ways to make digital banking safer. A big responsibility, because a lot is at stake. For this role you will work in the team that is responsible for making use cases / alerts and automating possible risks away. Do you have an analytical mindset, do you want to be one step ahead of adversaries and can you turn incident handling into code? Then we are looking for you!

Your job

The formal role is Senior Detection Engineer within the Structured Security Monitoring (SSM) team that is part of the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) Operations & Intelligence department. We operate according to the Scrum methodology and are very enthusiastic about this. Our department is the owner of the technology that enables the Security Operations Center (SOC) and makes sure our business applications are well protected. 

This job requires analytical skills that enable you to get into the minds of adversaries based on the information we have to create efficient use cases detecting attacks well before it becomes successful. To implement these use case you must be knowledgeable about modern SIEM environments, how to configure rules in them and how to search for the data you need. Finally you will work together with the SOC to automate their day to day operations in order to make their workflow as efficient as possible. This requires communicative skills and knowledge of things like Python and working with CI/CD pipelines. ’Taking this in mind’ the Senior Detection Engineer is expected to interact with product owners and stakeholders within the organisation of the ABN AMRO Bank to gather information on possible risks and discuss possible solutions.

Working environment

Our role as a driving force for information security for the bank and our customers directly impacts the security and stability of our society. You will work for the CISO department. The CISO department believes it is essential to connect the interests of our clients, society and the bank. CISO employs approximately 400 colleagues who are responsible for the bank's information security worldwide. In short, you will be working in a dynamic and international environment that is constantly evolving and looking for innovative information security solutions for the bank, the customers and society. When working from home is no longer the standard, we are working in an office in Amstelveen, close to Amsterdam. Within the team and organization we mainly speak English. 

There are approximately 150 colleagues working in the Operations & Intelligence (O&I) department within CISO. The O&I department is organised in 5 different sub departments which are split into agile teams of around 10 people each. You will work in the team that supports the CISO Information Security Services department (ISS) SOC. Our multidisciplinary way of working will allow you to learn from everyone. 

Your profile

As a detection engineer, you have extensive knowledge of security and infrastructure. You possess the knowledge and skills to create efficient use cases, you are aware of the threats that ABN AMRO encounters and can contribute to making the bank a more secure environment. An EU working permit is required for this position. Do you think you'll fit in with us? Check your profile:

Need to have skills
•    You have a good understanding of:    
    •    SIEM tooling like QRadar and/or Sentinel
    •    Use Cases for Security
•    Vision on how to reduce threat profile of an ABN AMRO-like organisation
•    Building and using Azure DevOps CICD pipelines 
•    Basic scripting in python

Nice to have skills 
•    Know your way around in Splunk, PowerBI and Big Data
•    Scripting languages like Powershell, Python and bash
•    Basic knowledge of Kubernetes, Jenkins, docker etc 

Other skills
•    Good communications skills, ability to reach an agreement on requirements and solutions in communications with stakeholders at different levels of the organization
•    Able to read, write and speak in English 
•    Experience working in agile projects 
•    Self-organizing and control
•    Just-do-it mentality
•    ‘Getting-things-done’-approach

We are offering

...the chance to become even better at your job within this large organization. Does the combination of security and infrastructure make your heart beat faster and do you want to help optimise the operations  & intelligence of information security? Then CISO is the place where you will never be out of practice. Mistakes happen, and we learn from them!

Our office in Amstelveen is your home office. Of course we are also open to the New Way of Working. This allows you to choose the locations or moments you want to work, in consultation with your manager. ABN AMRO knows that your personal development is important, which is why we offer plenty of opportunities for training and career development. In addition, you will receive a competitive salary and an attractive employee benefits package. The employee benefits package even allows you to set your own terms and conditions regarding certain benefit options.

We offer:
•    The freedom to optimize your performance in a flexible working environment 
•    Tools to stay fit and update your knowledge, with space provided for you to practice and grow your skills.
•    An additional benefit budget of 11%, with which you can buy flexible terms of employment.
•    A personal development budget of € 1.000 per year.
•    A public transportation subscription or personal transportation budget, depending on the position.
•    A good pension scheme.


Interested in this position? Please respond to this vacancy online. For more information you can contact Yasmine de Jeu, responsible for recruiting within CISO Operations & Intelligence at yasmine.de.jeu@nl.abnamro.com. We are looking forward to meeting you!

We do not respond to acquisition enquiries from agencies.

Equal opportunities for all
The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.
Disclaimer external recruitment agencies
External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. In addition, a recruitment agency can only submit a resume when invited by a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the search for a right candidate. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of ABN AMRO BANK N.V. In this case, ABN AMRO will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, NL

Job Posting Date:  11-Jul-2021
Requisition ID:  43424

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