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Madrid, M, ES

Team Lead - Cyber Security Detection Engineering (Hybrid Option)

Join Swiss Re and lead a team of passionate and dedicated professionals – helping Swiss Re to fulfil its mission in making the world more resilient. As the Leader of the Cyber Security Detection, Orchestration & Response Engineering team, you'll establish and lead a high-performing engineering team – delivering high quality automated solutions to enable timely detection, response, containment and eradication of cyber security incidents and enabling our incident responders to optimize their work. What's more, you'll be working in a flexible setup, perfectly balancing work from home and the office premises.


About the team


The Security Team is the focal point for all security activities across Swiss Re. We are responsible for cybersecurity engineering and operations, governance, risk & compliance, group operational resilience, and corporate security. We define and advance the company's security strategy. As a part of the Security Team, the Cyber Security Detection, Orchestration & Response Engineering team's mission is to develop, improve and maintain innovative threat-driven and intelligence-led use cases for the Security Incident Response team to detect, respond and mitigate malicious activity aimed at Swiss Re. We are looking for a highly experienced cyber security professional with a strong background in engineering and team-leading skills. If this sounds like you, don't hesitate and apply for the role!


In your role, you will…


  • Be someone who believes in continuous innovation, is curious and relentless in finding a better way everyday

  • A leader who understands that it takes a diverse set of skills and individuals to form a highly effective team

  • Lead, inspire and develop the Detection, Orchestration & Response Engineering team by establishing an environment which enables autonomy and mastery for all team members

  • Provide a development programme which enables all colleagues to continuously enhance their skills, and create a space for continuous learning and growth for the team

  • Be end-to-end responsible for the delivery of the team's product

  • Take ownership of detection development and maintenance – both in terms of detection quality, as well as adapting them to the ever-evolving threat landscape

  • Be a key stakeholder in regular Purple Team activities, driving the execution of derived actions

  • Foster a close and well-aligned relationship with the Incident Response team

  • Advise on the prioritization of new detections and the onboarding of new log sources

  • Ensure quality standards are met or improved for detections

  • Bring knowledge and expertise to ensure best practices for detection development are adhered to


Your qualifications


What we need from you

  • Passion, drive and a belief in the value of developing, improving, and maintaining innovative, threat-driven, and intelligence-led use cases as an enabler of business performance

  • Experience in leading teams in complex corporate environments

  • The ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of stakeholders

  • A track record of successfully working as a cyber security professional with a strong background in engineering and team-leading skills

  • Demonstrated expertise and a high level of motivation as leader for an international team with the ability to work in a hybrid setting

  • A high level of integrity, result-oriented approach and composure under pressure

  • Strong communication, influencing and collaboration skills   

  • Experience in creating detections aligned with industry-standard frameworks in an enterprise environment

  • Experience working as an incident responder, reverse engineer, or malware analyst

  • Well versed in translating cyber threat intelligence into actual detections

  • Knowledge of Python or other programming languages

  • Knowledge of Kusto, Splunk Query Language or other detection definition language



  • In-depth knowledge of the full technology stack used in enterprise environments

  • Practical experience in agile methodologies and principles

  • Knowledge of DevSecOps practices


About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



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