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Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

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Recruiter: The Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Listed on: 18th June
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Our mission is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks.

Established in 1930, the BIS is owned by 62 central banks, representing countries from around the world that together account for about 95% of world GDP. Its head office is in Basel, Switzerland and it has two representative offices: in Hong Kong SAR and in Mexico City.

Principal accountabilities:

As a senior security specialist in the Security Governance and Assurance unit, you will:

  • Design, engineer and operate the Bank's vulnerability management program (security testing, vulnerability scanning...), both for on-premises IT and the cloud
  • Contribute to the definition of security standards (e.g. cryptography standards) and the monitoring of them
  • Procure, run and report on security testing campaign ranging from phishing campaigns to red team exercises
  • Work closely with the Security Engineering team and the cyber operations team for a cohesive implementation of security controls and their monitoring
  • Contribute to security risk assessment of key change initiatives
  • Champion automation of controls with Security Governance and Assurances
  • Promote security by design in software development life-cycle


  • Strong understanding of security concepts both at the policy and the engineering level, in particular in the areas of vulnerability management
  • Solid understanding of virtualisation technologies, next-generation firewalls, Windows server and client environments, Linux and Microsoft Azure
  • Able to automate controls using scripting. Practical experience of PowerShell and/or another major programming language (e.g. Python) are strong assets
  • Good understanding of (sec) DevOps concepts and how to coach software development teams in maturing their understanding of secure coding
  • Ability to frame security controls in broader framework such as NIST CSF
  • Knowledge of SWIFT CSP is an asset
  • Technical professional certifications in cloud technologies, penetration testing and/or security assurance are assets
  • Fluent in English
  • Committed to continuous education and technical learning
  • University degree or equivalent experience

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff