Security Engineer

Location Hanover

The Hornetsecurity Group is the leading cloud security provider in Europe, which protects the IT infrastructure, digital communication and data of companies and organizations of all sizes. Its services are provided worldwide via 11 redundantly secured data centers. The product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption, as well as defense against CEO fraud and ransomware. With more than 350 employees, the Hornetsecurity Group is represented globally at several locations and operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. The premium services are used by approximately 50,000 customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung and CLAAS.

At Hornetsecurity, our security team aims to make sure that Hornetsecurity’s users and engineers are working in the safest possible environment. Our security engineers work closely with our infrastructure team to identify and mitigate risks in our network. They constantly check our systems for attacks and vulnerabilities. At the same time, our security team works closely with our software development and engineering teams to discover and address security issues and vulnerabilities in our services.

For our location in Hanover we are looking for a motivated Security Engineer to work for 40 hours/week to start immediately or as soon as possible!

Job description details

  • You investigate Windows and Linux systems and networks for attack vectors that require automated scanning and constitute a substantial security risk.
  • You design technological solutions to minimize security vulnerabilities and conduct vulnerability management assessments using a risk-based approach.
  • You evaluate, conduct, develop, and implement security scanning and analysis automation.
  • You generate metrics and data to aid in monitoring vulnerability management strategies and initiatives.
  • You offer security advice to internal teams, and you contribute to internal initiatives to improve our security posture.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a similar technical field or comparable work experience.
  • You have worked on vulnerability management, risk assessment, and remediation projects before.
  • You have knowledge of analyzing systems, detecting security issues, and threat modeling.
  • You are an expert in one or more of the following areas: software services, authentication systems, and network security.
  • You are capable of carrying out and completing activities with minimum assistance.
  • You take pride in actively sharing your ideas and visions and helping Hornetsecurity improve its IT security.
  • You speak and write German and English fluently.

• Free space for innovation and independent action.

• Short decision paths and flat hierarchies in an open work atmosphere.

• Personal and professional development opportunities.

• Attractive and performance-related compensation.

• Flexible and trust based working time.

• No dress code – you can come to work as you like.

• Delicious coffee, tea and fresh fruit every day for free.

• Free Book Policy – we will order your reference books.

• Regular pizza meetings for an interdisciplinary exchange.

• Team events like Lasertag, Live Escape Room or LAN parties – let yourself be surprised.

• Unlimited contracts.

• Fast growing international company with a promising future and no limits to growth in your professional career.

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Viktoria Wagner

Any questions?

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