Cyber Security Detection Engineer (80-100%)

  • Swissgrid AG
  • Aarau, AG, Switzerland
  • 09/11/2023
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Artificial Intelligence Biostatistics Cybersecurity

Job Description

Electricity flows with us. On behalf of Switzerland and in cooperation with international partners, we do our utmost every day to develop the best solutions for the Swiss electricity grid.
As a cyber security detection engineer, you have a significant impact on the security of Switzerland’s most critical infrastructure. You will be a member of the Cyber Defense Center and support this very diverse team to defend the IT and ICS networks and support to keep the lights on in Switzerland.

Cyber Security Detection Engineer (80-100%)

Participate in the power supply in Switzerland

In this very unique role you will be responsible for the operation and improvement of detection tools and identify new threats for Swissgrid. You will also help the analysts and incident responders to act in case of a security incident. You will take on the following tasks:
  • Identify new threats and create detection use cases
  • Actively improve our internal detection framework
  • Analyse incidents and red team engagements to identify blind spots
  • Analyse alerts from our monitoring tools and take action
  • Define new detection as well as preventive measures
  • Exchange views and experience with leading experts of other SOCs and CERTs from national and international critical infrastructure and governments
  • On-call work within the framework of the Analyst on Duty framework

This is how you make the difference

For this position, we are looking for an innovative team player who is focused on finding solutions and who thinks out of the box. You like taking responsibility and act independently. We need a creative and committed person with a passion for the digital world and safeguarding civil infrastructure. You have the following:
  • A degree in Cyber Security or proven experience in this field
  • Sound experience with current detection and protection concepts and technologies
  • Analysing data and dig for the relevant pieces is your passion
  • The ability to remain cool, calm and collected even when things get hectic
  • Experience in Python and automation
  • Experience in the ICS and energy field are a plus
  • You love to tackle big challenges and work on issues
  • While covered with work you don’t forget fun
  • Team spirit is very important for you, and you love to work in a diverse team
  • Sound knowledge of English and German

This is what you can expect

We offer you varied and exciting tasks within a company that is unique in Switzerland. In addition, you can take advantage of the following benefits:
  • Flexible working hours (42 hours a week)
  • 25-30 days of holiday, as well as company holiday between Christmas and New Year
  • A state-of-the-art work environment in the immediate vicinity of Aarau railway station
  • Progressive social benefits and an attractive pension scheme
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Financial support and/or time off for internal or external training courses
  • Competitive remuneration and payment for good performance

About us

The CDC at Swissgrid is a team of seven people, responsible for detection and response of cyber security incidents. The team is part of the Cyber Security department and directly reporting to the head of Cyber Security (CISO). We are a small, close-knit group who support each other in good and tough moments, who live security and technology and who strongly value inclusion and equality. We work together, and together we also enjoy a drink after a hard day - or from time-to-time we leave work behind and engage in leisure activities together.

Your Contact

Marlene Eve
Talent Acquisition
If you are interested, Marlene Eve will be pleased to receive your complete application documents. Please apply online via our career portal.

Swissgrid AG
Bleichemattstrasse 31
PO Box
5001 Aarau
Phone +41 58 580 21 11