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Cyber Security Job Description

Not sure what a Cyber Security Engineer is responsible for? There’s more to the role than keeping data safe from potential hackers. These engineers protect the entire organisation from internal and external threats.

See our Cyber Security Engineer job description template below.

What is in a Cyber Security Managers job description?

A Cyber Security Engineer is an expert in protecting the entire organisation from cyber threats and attacks. They work within a team to identify and analyse weaknesses, and work on strengthening defence systems. 

Essential parts of a Cyber Security Engineer’s job description:

  • Responsible for guarding all data across the company from both internal and external threats. 
  • Monitoring for attacks and designing defensive protocols.
  • Planning and implementing security features to better protect data. 
  • A good candidate will have some years of experience or a degree in Cyber Security. 

Cyber Security Engineer Job Description Example

  • Be clear in your description. Know the tasks of the role and ideally who the candidate should be.
  • This means you won’t need to read through too many CVs to find your superstar.
  • You might be tempted to use bullet points in this section, but resist the urge! Tell a story, show off all the cool things they would be responsible for, and get them excited to apply.
  • You should be more focused on your company culture and what your mission is, instead of their daily tasks.

About the role

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Are you a responsible individual with a passion for Cyber Security and Systems Engineering?

We’re currently looking for a Cyber Security Engineer to join our organisation to help support and manage our security systems. You’ll also work on designing improved security solutions to protect our company and staff from attacks, both internally and externally.

If you have some experience working in the area, have an analytical mindset and have great problem-solving skills, we have the next opportunity for you here with us at {company_name}!
Du bist eine verantwortungsbewusste Persönlichkeit mit einer Passion für Cybersicherheit und Systems Engineering? Du hast bereits erste Erfahrungen im Bereich Cyber Security gesammelt, denkst analytisch und bist ein schneller Problemlöser? Dann haben wir die nächste Herausforderung für dich hier bei {Unternehmensname}!

Wir suchen einen Cyber Security Engineer (m/w/d), der unser Unternehmen bei der Verwaltung und Pflege unserer Sicherheitssysteme unterstützt. Du wirst auch an der Entwicklung verbesserter Sicherheitslösungen arbeiten, um unser Unternehmen und unsere Mitarbeiter vor Cyber-Attacken von innen und außen zu schützen.
  • This section is all about your candidate's experience and responsibilities. You should outline very clearly what they should expect from the job role, not from the company itself. 
  • You should use language that speaks to the candidate directly, use of “you”, “we” and “our” are all positives. 
  • Hard skills in this section are important, but don’t overlook the significance of soft skills, like communication and being a team player, these can make a huge difference to the way people work alongside each other and gel professionally. 
  • What do you believe in, and what are your core values?

Cyber Security Engineer Responsibilities

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Remember these are example responsibilities, not all of these will be relevant to your specific job ad. Please edit the text to match your company’s needs.

• Be responsible for guarding all company data against both internal and external sources by designing defence systems against potential threats.
• Troubleshooting security and responding to all network issues and security breaches.
• Plan, implement, manage, maintain, and improve security measures with the aim of protecting the organisation's data, systems, and networks.
• Work closely with other Cyber Security team members to develop new protocols and protection layers.
• Conduct vulnerability testing to identify weaknesses.
• Ensure that our organisation's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the proper, appropriate controls.
• Test and identify network and system vulnerabilities.
• Collect monthly security data and write risk analysis reports.
Denken Sie daran, dass es sich hier um beispielhafte Aufgaben für Cyber Security Engineers handelt, von denen nicht alle für Ihre spezifische Stellenanzeige relevant sind. Bitte passen Sie den Text an die Bedürfnisse Ihres Unternehmens an.

• Du trägst die Verantwortung für den Schutz aller Unternehmensdaten durch die Entwicklung von Abwehrsystemen gegen potenzielle interne und externe Bedrohungen.
• Du behebst Sicherheitsprobleme und reagierst auf alle Netzwerkprobleme und Sicherheitsverstöße.
• Du planst, implementierst, verwaltest, wartest und verbesserst Sicherheitsmaßnahmen mit dem Ziel, die Daten, Systeme und Netzwerke des Unternehmens zu schützen.
• Du entwickelst in enger Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Mitgliedern des Cybersicherheitsteams neue Protokolle und Schutzmechanismen.
• Du führst Schwachstellentests durch, um Sicherheitslücken zu identifizieren.
• Du stellst sicher, dass die Daten und die Infrastruktur unserer Organisation geschützt sind, indem du adäquate Kontrollmechanismen aktivierst.
• Du testest und identifizierst Netzwerk- und Systemschwachstellen.
• Du sammelst monatlich Sicherheitsdaten und erstellst Risikoanalyseberichte.
  • This section is essential to finding the candidate with the skills and qualifications that will help them in their job role.
  • This should be clear and concise and set boundaries for submissions.
  • The more information you add to your skills section, the less candidates you’ll have to sift through to find the right one.
  • This would waste both your time and the potential candidate so avoid being wordy as much as possible. Think about what would be an essential part of this role, and what would the applicant need to be successful in the job?

Cyber Security Engineer Requirements

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Remember these are example requirements, not all of these will be relevant to your specific job ad. Please edit the text to match your company’s needs.

• 2+ years of experience in Cyber Security and incident detection.
• A degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or similar.
• Experience working with firewalls.
• Proficiency in Python, C++, Ruby, Java, Node, and Power Shell.
• A good candidate will have an analytical mindset with excellent problem solving skills.
• You should have the ability to stay calm under pressure with strong attention to detail.
Denken Sie daran, dass es sich hierbei um Beispielanforderungen handelt, die nicht alle auf Ihre spezifische Stellenanzeige für Cyber Security Engineers zutreffen werden. Bitte passen Sie den Text an die Bedürfnisse Ihres Unternehmens an.

• Du bringst mindestens 2 Jahre Erfahrung im Bereich Cybersicherheit und Störfallerkennung mit.
• Du besitzt einen Hochschulabschluss in Cybersicherheit, Informatik, Systemtechnik oder einem ähnlich gelagerten Bereich.
• Du bist erfahren in der Arbeit mit Firewalls.
• Du besitzt gute Kenntnisse in Python, C++, Ruby, Java, Node und Power Shell.
• Du besitzt eine analytische Denkweise und ausgezeichnete Problemlösungsfähigkeiten.
• Du bewahrst auch unter Druck kühlen Kopf.
• Du hegst eine ausgeprägte Liebe zum Detail.

Need inspiration?

Your job description will not attract talent all on its own. So when putting together your job post, be sure to show what it's like working at your company not just textually but visually!

  • Remember, attracting a candidate is just as much about your company culture as the job role itself. Make sure to include points that make you seem desirable too!
  • Add photos that show off your office space, team events and your team having a great time.
  • Maybe you could include a video of some team members explaining why they love coming to work, or why they like their role.
  • Include a grid of attractive perks with some nice illustrations. Maybe you have unlimited holidays, or you have an attractive parental leave cover - show off!
  • Why not embed your company's Instagram feed to give a IRL overview of the day-to-day.

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