Principal Cloud Security Engineer

at Backbase (view profile)
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Posted February 11, 2020
Category European Union - EU Blue Card Jobs
Netherlands - GVVA Work Permit Jobs
Job Type java


The Job in short
As a Principal Cloud Security Engineer you’ll get a chance to contribute to building an enterprise-grade SaaS platform (Backbase as a Service) from scratch and maintaining it. As part of the BaaS team (or tribe), you'll be expected to lay down the foundation of a highly secure, robust platform and related processes to ensure our software runs smoothly in production as well as making sure it complies with industry standards.

Meet the job
The Backbase as a Service tribe is continuously busy with improving their product with the motto "You build it, you run it". Striving to have the highest possible uptime, great performance and best in class levels of security. That's quite an ambition and you can't get there without an automation first approach. We pride ourselves on the fact that we don't do manual changes in production and that we automatically validate our environment before deploying. Exactly the same thing should be the case for security, we're not only looking at use cases but also abuse cases. Automated ways of trying to break the system in order to increase security and resiliency.

As a Principal Cloud Security Engineer, you design things but you also build them. You're part of the development team and will help lift the product to the next level. Focusing on preventing security issues before they go live but when you find something you don't mind creating a pull request to fix the issue rather than put it on some backlog where it never gets looked at anymore. Instead of taking on all security-related activities you coach the team to become more aware of all security-related aspects and when needed you chip in on other stories on the backlog as well.

Your development path within Backbase will allow you to grow from the function of Principal Cloud Security Engineer to a function as Cloud Security Architect in which you will help multiple teams improve their security competence. By coaching teams, you'll be able to do your work at a larger scale throughout the Backbase organization improving the overall security of our product.

How about you
You have a background in programming, preferably in Java;
You are proficient in validating and configuring Linux machines;
You don't want to just report the security problems but you want to fix them;
You are experienced with Cloud environments and desired state configuration;
Containerised workloads have no secrets for you;
You have experience working in a SOC2 or ISO27001 compliant environment and preferably in setting up or maintaining the process around this;
You perform vulnerability testing, risk analysis and security assessments;
You analyse security alerts, improve detection capabilities and mitigation capabilities;
You define and support secure continuous delivery approaches including tooling, automated testing and threat modelling;
You have strong technical knowledge of Secure Engineering principles;
You have 3 years of experience in a similar role, Cloud Security Certifications are strongly preferred.

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