Cyber Security Automation Engineer - DevSecOps


Cyber Security Automation Engineer - DevSecOps

Harvey Nash are working with a technology first financial services company to recruit for a Cyber Security Automation Engineer to join a growing Cyber defence and operations team here in Dublin.

This is a newly created role where you will be responsible for supporting a global team to drive, build and maintain the company’s security automation capabilities to help improve their monitoring and response processes.

Some of the Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure simple, repeatable, manual tasks are automated
  • Ensure a "best-practice" program is in place to manage and maintain our security automations
  • Proactively suggest automations to our frontline teams
  • Develop an automation strategy, initially focussing on "quick-wins" that can immediately help free up analyst time
  • Create regular workshops to obtain automation suggestions from our frontline teams
  • Ensure multiple security controls are feeding into automation technologies allowing us to make intelligent correlated decisions
  • Working with other security teams to look at how we can use their data to enhance our own monitoring

The Ideal Candidate will have a combination of the below technical skills:

  • Experience and strong understanding of frontline security operations (SOC, Incident response, Security Engineering) working with - SIEM, NetFlow, IDS/IPS, Anti-Virus etc., explaining risks of security threats, creating mitigations, reporting on findings etc.
  • Experience creating or continually improving an automation program – building automations in a scalable easily maintainable way (preferably in relation to security)
  • An understanding of modern security automation technologies
  • Competent in scripting languages for automation (Ideally with Python or KQL, C, C++, Java, PowerShell, Bash etc.)
  • Experience of general IT infrastructure technologies and principles with an ability to automate tasks
  • Understanding of the underlying protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, SQL.
  • Understanding of Networking Architecture (OSI Model).
  • Experience using data science or analytical tools to solve and report on security incidents – write reports and highlight results to show capacity and efficiency improvements
  • Knowledge and experience dealing with security frameworks such as NIST, SOC or ISO 27001
  • Experience with cloud environments or working in Financial service sector is desirable but not essential.
  • Security Engineering certifications preferred – Security+, Network+, GCIA, GCFA, GMON, GNFA, SSCP, OSCP etc.


In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you will be working in a highly visible Security role working to improve and drive automation strategy within security.

If you are interested in this role or want to learn more, you can contact Aaron for a confidential chat at 01 674 1415 or apply directly.

€65000 - €80000 per annum
  1. Permanent

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