Your Challenge 

This leading trading firm driven by technology with over one thousand employees globally.  They pioneer their own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology, running a global network with thousands of high-performance low-latency applications that solve problems in nanoseconds.

They are currently building a dedicated SecOps team to take ownership of our cybersecurity controls across the business and enable the continuous improvement necessary to stay ahead of emerging threats.

They are seeking experienced Security Operations Engineers to join the Infrastructure team here in Amsterdam to help bootstrap the team.  A successful candidate will collaborate with infrastructure engineers, developers, and risk managers to ensure that our cyber security defense remains up to the task. This is a highly collaborative position, working with individuals in the firm with a variety of technical experience and across different business areas. What will you do:

  • Manage firewalls, proxy rulesets and other similar security controls
  • Proactively carrying out threat hunting, vulnerability scanning, and other operational activities to support the wider cybersecurity objectives
  • Oversee security incident response processes and ensure that Europe’s team response to security incidents are timely and effectively
  • Monitor the threat landscape and work with infrastructure engineers and developers to continuously adapt our systems and maintain protections against emerging potential threats
  • Carry out internal penetration testing to triangulate our existing methods
  • Contribute to building and maintaining in house security controls and monitoring systems

This is you

  • Significant experience working within a SecOps function in a complex, heterogeneous infrastructure
  • Experience with deploying and managing Detection and Response systems for networks and endpoints and conversant in the challenges that come with security monitoring in a complex environment (IDS or IPS)
  • Fluency with at least one platform-neutral scripting language such as Python. Experience with platform specific languages a strong plus
  • Experience managing infrastructure configuration through infrastructure-as-code principles
  • Experience working collaboratively in a shared codebase using git
  • Strong technical understanding of a variety of endpoint operating systems
  • Strong technical understanding of TCP/IP with the ability to perform protocol-level network analysis
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Experience securing workloads which span on-premise and cloud-based systems and conversant in the challenges created by such environments
  • Previous experience with Identity and Access Management tools is preferable
  • OSCP Certification or equivalent offensive security experience or qualifications would be beneficial

This is what they offer

An energetic and collaborative work culture with ambitious, down-to-earth colleagues. Constantly asking how they can do better, which creates a stimulating and fun environment. Competitive remuneration and great secondary benefits such as an attractive profit sharing structure, training opportunities, fully paid commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, weekly chair massages and Friday afternoon drinks. Providing you with the support and tools needed to develop your skills on the job so that you are empowered to perform at your best, both personally and professionally. They will also provide relocation assistance.


Please apply here or contact Ana Cazacu at +31 (0)615 174 027 or at for more information.

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